Thank God it’s Friday! Quick news from the food world (Week 39)

Here's my selection of article for the week: - WHO Study Measures Global Burden of Listeria, by James Andrews on foodsafetynews.com: in 2010, Listeria monocytogenes was estimated to infect 23,150 people worldwide. It killed 5,463 of them, or 23.6 percent, according to a new study by European researchers in the World Health Organization (WHO) published in The … Continue reading Thank God it’s Friday! Quick news from the food world (Week 39)

Food recalls in EU/Week 38

This week on the RASFF database (Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed) we have two recalls from consumers in EU in the alert notifications: - Pathogenic micro-organisms: Salmonella Rissen in chlorella powder, following company's own check. Origin China (via United Kingdom), notified by Netherlands; - Foreign bodies: plastic fragments in chocolate bars, following a consumer complaint. Origin Finland, notified by Finland, distributed also … Continue reading Food recalls in EU/Week 38