All news articles for December 2016

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FQN: Behind the keyboard/pen

By Joseph James Whitworth

This year has not had one dominate theme like some others but it has been no less important for the food safety and quality control landscape.

Food industry bodies fear the trade deal could undermine public health, environment and food industry rights ©iStock

Stop CETA: Trans-continental coalition fights trade agreement

By Louis Gore-Langton

A coalition of over 450 civil society groups from Europe and Canada has signed an open letter pleading legislators to vote against the deal, fearing it will erode public power over the dietary and environmental impact of the food industry.

France reported the largest number of outbreaks. Picture: iStock

Outbreaks down but illnesses up, finds EFSA and ECDC

By Joseph James Whitworth

More than 4,300 foodborne outbreaks were reported in 2015, according to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

EU-wide Salmonella outbreak linked to eggs passes 400 illnesses

Ten countries have reported 183 confirmed and 246 probable cases

Netherlands, UK and Belgium report bulk of new Salmonella cases

By Joseph James Whitworth

Netherlands, the UK and Belgium have reported new cases in the first two weeks of December as part of the ongoing EU-wide Salmonella outbreak linked to eggs.