Day: October 9, 2014

EFSA assesses risks from Salmonella in melons and tomatoes

EFSA: Environmental factors (such as heavy rainfall), the use of contaminated water for irrigation or contaminated equipment are among the factors that cause contamination of melons with Salmonella and contamination of tomatoes with Norovirus and Salmonella.
These are some of the findings of a scientific opinion on risk factors that contribute to the contamination of melons and tomatoes at different stages of the food chain.
To read the full article and to source the reports on melons and tomatoes, please visit the EFSA website.
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Day: October 9, 2014

“So, why don’t we have a food safety regulation for Australian growers?” asks Richard Bennett

I haven’t found many growers who like regulation. The very thought of another regulation conjures up responses around more red or green tape, if it has to be regulated then it must be something I wouldn’t do voluntarily, it can’t have any commercial benefit, more bureaucracy wanting more of my…
New food safety & technology post by Richard Bennett on the PMA A-NZ Blog. Click here to view the full post.
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