QeA to EU Commission – Allergy to apples ?!

In EU, as well as in USA and other countries with different allergens requirements (e.g. Japan), the choice of the legislator is to specifically consider as "allergens" - for labeling purposes - only the so called "major allergens": substances which account for the major % of food allergies found in the local population.  It could … Continue reading QeA to EU Commission – Allergy to apples ?!

EFSA report on emerging risk – Plastic rice frauds listed

Last week the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published its annual report on emerging risks. The top 10 risks were defined as follows: Outbreak related to the consumption of raw beetroot in France; Growth of Vibrio spp in Northern waters and TTX detection in European bivalve shellfish in UK; Putative new influenza virus that has … Continue reading EFSA report on emerging risk – Plastic rice frauds listed