Question for written answer to the Commission Giovanni La Via (PPE) - 13th July 2016 Subject: Aflatoxin content of almonds Aflatoxins are mycotoxins produced by fungal species belonging to the class of Ascomycota (Aspergillus, Fusarium), or other moulds. They are highly toxic and are believed to be among the most carcinogenic substances that exist. They are often found … Continue reading QeA to EU Commission – Aflatoxin content of almonds: “aflatoxin free”?
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced a regulation expected to prevent each year approximately 79,000 cases of foodborne illness and 30 deaths caused by consumption of eggs contaminated with the bacterium Salmonella Enteritidis. The regulation requires preventive measures during the production of eggs in poultry houses and requires subsequent refrigeration during storage and transportation. Egg-associated … Continue reading USA – FDA Egg Safety Rule