Food Safety & Quality

BfR has stressed the African Swine Fever virus cannot be transferred to humans. Pic: GettyImages/Teamjackson

Can eating pork from ASF-infected pigs make you sick?

By Flora Southey

How is African Swine Fever transmitted? And can eating foods from infected animals make you sick? BfR has answered a selection of FAQs following the first confirmed case of African Swine Fever in Germany.

Climate change will have a negative impact on food safety and we are unprepared, FAO warns / pic: iStock/f9photos

Climate change is making our food less safe: FAO

By Katy Askew

Climate change is putting food safety at risk and action is needed to prepare the food system for the challenges ahead, according to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). FoodNavigator speaks to the FAO’s Vittorio Fattori, Food Safety and...

Edeka extends trial of produce treated with Apeel

Apeel and Edeka extend tie-up to fight food waste

By Katy Askew

Following on from a successful pilot of Apeel’s food waste reduction technology, Germany retailer Edeka and the US food tech company are extending their ‘joint commitment’ against food waste.

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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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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