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Infographic: Vector-borne diseases

30 July 2014 | By The European Food Safety Authority

What are vector-borne diseases? What does EFSA do in this field? EFSA’s latest infographic answers these questions and others...

EFSA assesses the risk from Salmonella and norovirus in

19 June 2014 | By The European Food Safety Authority

Rainfall, the use of contaminated water for irrigation or for applying pesticides, and contaminated equipment are among the factors that cause contamination of berries with Salmonella and norovirus...

Campylobacter decreases slightly, Salmonella down, Listeria up

21 February 2014 | By The European Food Safety Authority

Human cases of campylobacteriosis decreased slightly in 2012 for the first time in five years, but campylobacteriosis remains the most commonly reported zoonotic disease and it is premature to suggest that this is the beginning of a downward trend...

Can we prevent another horsemeat scandal?

26 April 2013 | By Helen Bahia

Food fraud on an international scale is a reality – current preventive measures are not working and new techniques and tools are needed to address the problem, say experts. The recent revelation of large-scale and criminal food fraud involving the adulteration of processed meat products with horsemeat has cost the…

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