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Vytenis Andriukaitis, at the Ministerial Conference on the follow up to the fipronil incident

Member States and Commission agree on measures following fipronil

Member States could each get ‘food safety officer’

By Joseph James Whitworth

Member States and the Commission have agreed on a raft of measures to reinforce action following the fipronil scandal including the possible creation of a 'food safety officer' in each Member State.

Food safety recall round-up

Food safety recall round-up 25-31 August 2017

Recalls: Listeria, allergens and patulin

By Joseph James Whitworth

Food and beverage alerts were made by USA, Canada, Australia, England, Hong Kong, Singapore, Austria, Belgium, Norway, Germany, Netherlands and Denmark.

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Belgium aware of fipronil in June

By Katy Askew

Belgian authorities were aware that eggs destined to enter the human food chain were contaminated with insecticide fipronil in June, a month before the news broke and a mass recall was initiated across a number of European markets.

Food safety recall round-up

Food safety recall round-up 28 July - 3 August 2017

Recalls: Fipronil, histamine and acrylamide

By Joseph James Whitworth

Food and beverage alerts were made by USA, Ireland, New Zealand, France, Germany, Belgium, Norway, Finland, Netherlands and Denmark. 

Top 3 foreign body materials were pest, glass and metal. Pic: ©iStock/zzcapture

Foreign bodies often found in fruit and veg, nuts and confectionery

RASFF analysis reveals top three foreign bodies

By Joseph James Whitworth

Pests, glass and metals were the foreign bodies most often listed in RASFF, according to an analysis of the portal.