All news articles for May 2018

Six events in Q1 2018 involved Listeria monocytogenes. Picture: iStock

News in Brief

Listeria tops INFOSAN cases in Q1 2018

By Joseph James Whitworth

INFOSAN was involved in 16 food safety events involving 106 countries in the first quarter of this year.

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Food Safety Recall round-up 12-18 May 2018

Recalls: E. coli, Hepatitis E and mycotoxins

By Joseph James Whitworth

Recalls and alerts were made by England, Ireland, Scotland, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Slovakia.

Bridging products and ingredients innovation to expand the European market for seaweed ©iStock/marekuliasz

Can seaweed make waves in Europe's food sector?

By Katy Askew

There is a strong nutritional and environmental case for increasing consumption of aquatic plants but consumer understanding represents a significant hurdle. Can edible seaweed manufacturers make seaweed an ‘everyday food’ in Europe?

Could France's new supply chain legislation breach EU law? ©iStock/Droits d'auteur kaisorn

Expert View

French food pricing legislation could be contrary to EU Law

By Katia Merten-Lentz, partner at Keller and Heckman

The government of President Emmanuel Macron is proposing new legislation further restricting resale at loss. Katia Merten-Lentz, partner at Keller and Heckman, warns this legislation might be contrary to EU Directive and to the jurisprudence of the European...

Toxoplasma gondii. Picture: Getty/Dr_Microbe

EU experts rank foodborne parasite importance

By Joseph James Whitworth

Echinococcus multilocularis and Toxoplasma gondii are the most important foodborne parasites (FBP) in terms of public health for Europe, according to a study.

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