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Raw drinking milk: what are the risks?

13 January 2015 | By The European Food Safety Authority

Raw milk can carry harmful bacteria that can cause serious illness. Implementing current good hygiene practices at farms is essential to reduce raw milk contamination, while maintaining the cold chain is also important to prevent or slow the growth of bacteria in raw milk...

Allergens in food: scientific advice updated

27 November 2014 | By The European Food Safety Authority

EFSA has updated its scientific advice on food allergens. The Authority’s Scientific Opinion looks in detail at all the allergenic products and substances whose presence in food must be indicated on labelling, according to EU law...

Endocrine active substances – EU publicly consults

2 October 2014 | By The European Food Safety Authority

The European Commission has launched an on-line consultation to help define criteria for “endocrine disruptors” as required by EU regulations on biocides and pesticides...

Making EFSA scientific opinions more transparent

24 September 2014 | By The European Food Safety Authority

New guidance from EFSA’s Scientific Committee will help to provide greater transparency in relation to data, methods and assumptions used in the Authority’s scientific assessments...

EFSA and ECDC assess second Salmonella outbreak

8 September 2014 | By The European Food Safety Authority

The 38 human cases of monophasic Salmonella Typhimurium detected recently in six Member States are likely to be part of the same cluster, a joint EFSA/ECDC report has found...

EFSA and ECDC assess Salmonella outbreak

28 August 2014 | By European Food Safety Authority

Outbreaks and sporadic cases of Salmonella Enteritidis in Austria, France, Germany and the United Kingdom, as well as one case reported in Luxembourg, appear to be linked by the time of symptom onset and microbiological characteristics of isolates...

Molecular typing for food-borne pathogens

4 August 2014 | By The European Food Safety Authority

EFSA has evaluated the requirements for the design of surveillance activities for food-borne pathogens in animals, feed and food when molecular typing methods are applied...

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