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Occurrence of pyrrolizidine alkaloids in animal- and plant-derived food: results of a survey across Europe
(Taylor & Francis, 2017-09-25)
Pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PAs) are secondary metabolites of plant families such as Asteraceae or Boraginaceae and are suspected to be genotoxic carcinogens. Recent investigations revealed their frequent occurrence in honey ...
Evaluation of the safety and efficacy of the organic acids lactic and acetic acids to reduce microbiological surface contamination on pork carcasses and pork cuts
(EFSA Journal, 2018-12-12)
Studies evaluating the safety and efficacy of lactic and acetic acids to reduce microbiological surface contamination on pork carcasses pre-chill and pork meat cuts post-chill were assessed. Lactic acid treatments consisted ...
MLVA subtyping of Listeria monocytogenes isolates from meat products and meat processing plants
Listeria monocytogenes is widely distributed in meat products and the meat-processing industry thus posing a risk to consumers. The aim of this study was to evaluate the suitability of the multilocus variable-number ...
Fermented meats (and the symptomatic case of the Flemish food pyramid): Are we heading towards the vilification of a valuable food group?
(International Journal of Food Microbiology, 2018-02-05)
Update of the list of QPS-recommended biological agents intentionally added to food or feed as notified to EFSA 9: suitability of taxonomic units notified to EFSA until September 2018
(EFSA Journal, 2019-01-24)
The qualified presumption of safety (QPS) procedure was developed to provide a harmonised generic pre‐evaluation to support safety risk assessments of biological agents performed by EFSA's Scientific Panels. The taxonomic ...
Salmonella control in poultry ﬂocks and its public health impact
An increase in confirmed human salmonellosis cases in the EU after 2014 triggered investigation of contributory factors and control options in poultry production. Reconsideration of the five current target serovars for ...
Hazard analysis approaches for certain small retail establishments and food donations: second scientific opinion
(EFSA Journal, 2018-11-07)
In 2017, EFSA published a ‘simplified’ food safety management system (FSMS) for certain small retail establishments (butcher, grocer, baker, fish and ice cream shop) based on the application of prerequisite programme (PRP) ...
Public health risks associated with food‐borne parasites
Parasites are important food‐borne pathogens. Their complex lifecycles, varied transmission routes, and prolonged periods between infection and symptoms mean that the public health burden and relative importance of different ...
Assessment of the bioprotective potential of lactic acid bacteria against Listeria monocytogenes on vacuum-packed cold-smoked salmon stored at 8 °C
(Food Microbiology, 2019-04-26)
Smoked salmon is a highly appreciated delicatessen product. Nevertheless, this ready-to-eat (RTE) product is considered at risk for Listeria monocytogenes, due to both the prevalence and growth potential of this bacteria ...
New insights on Listeria monocytogenes growth in pressurised cooked ham: A piezo-stimulation effect enhanced by organic acids during storage
(International Journal of Food Microbiology, 2018-10-06)
The aim of the present study was to understand growth and survival responses of Listeria monocytogenes during the storage of high pressure processed (HPP) cooked ham formulated with organic acids to inhibit growth of the ...