Food Safety & Quality

African swine fever (ASF) is continuing to spread at a worrying rate. Photo: AJG

Farmers need to be better protected against the risk of ASF

By Jenny Eagle

African swine fever (ASF) is continuing to spread across Asia at a worrying rate and in September 2019 the disease was confirmed for the first time in South Korea, where six cases were reported within a two-week period. The fever also spread to the Southeast...

'Many people' have raised the question if coronaviruses can be transmitted via meat products, says BfR. Pic: GettyImages/ake1150sb

Can coronavirus be transmitted via meat products?

By Flora Southey

Outbreaks of COVID-19 at abattoirs and meat cutting facilities in Germany over the last few weeks has prompted concerns that the virus can be transmitted via meat products.

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