News from FDA about allergens and E.coli outbreak in lettuce management

Today the US FDA published two important updates. The one about allergens is of particular interest in light of recent parallels publications from FAO/WHO Committees: FDA and USDA Scientists Research Seasonal Effects Linked to E.coli Outbreaks in Bagged Romaine Scientists from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition and … Continue reading News from FDA about allergens and E.coli outbreak in lettuce management

FVO report – India – Microbiological contamination in seeds for human consumption

This report describes the outcome of an audit carried out by the Food and Veterinary Office (FVO) in India from 9 to 17 December 2014. The objectives of the audit were to evaluate the control systems in place to control microbiological contamination in seeds for human consumption (in particular Salmonella contamination of sesame seeds as … Continue reading FVO report – India – Microbiological contamination in seeds for human consumption