Food safety

EFSA believes cucumbers may be the source of a multi-country Salmonella outbreak ©iStock

EU multi-country Salmonella outbreak linked to cucumbers

By Katy Askew

European food safety regulators have linked a multi-country outbreak of Salmonella enterica, subspecies S. Agona, to ready-to-eat foods containing cucumbers but have been unable to nail down the precise source of contamination.

A healthy cocoa pod. © GettyImages/dwart

Cocoa crop losses are 38% and rising - so what can be done?

By Niamh Michail

A staggering 38% of global cocoa is lost each year to disease or pests - and this figure looks set to rise - yet research is scant compared to rice, corn or wheat. Why is this and what is being done to reduce it?

Recalls from around Europe

Food safety recall round-up, 14-20 July

Unilever, Findus, Green Yard recalls

By Katy Askew

Additional products continued to be pulled from the shelves as part of Green Yard Food's pan-European recall of frozen vegetables produced at its Hungarian facility.

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MEPs push for a dual quality on-pack logo

By Niamh Michail

Manufacturers could add a logo to food and drink packaging that tells consumers the product's content and quality is the same in all EU countries, consumer protection politicions said yesterday.