Food Safety & Quality

'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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CBD industry body looks to lay foundation for standardised testing

By Oliver Morrison

The Association for the Cannabinoid Industry (ACI), which aims to create a safe, legal and well-regulated CBD market in the UK, says it is in high-level discussions with the Laboratory of Government Chemists (LGC) to develop more precise methods for testing...

The HorseMeat Scandal of 2013, or 'Horsegate', is one of the better known examples of food fraud in the last 20 years ©GettyImages/Richard_Pinder

Beef fraud: Counterfeit products the biggest threat to supply chain

By Flora Southey

In a 20-year analysis of reported food fraud in the beef supply chain, researchers have found counterfeiting to be the most common type of fraud. “By better understanding the fraud which is taking place, we can target fraud prevention, detection, and...

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