• FSAI warns of virus risk in imported frozen berry supply chain

    20 days ago - By Food Safety

    The Food Safety Authority of Ireland has reiterated advice to boil imported frozen berries before eating following multiple alerts across Europe for Hepatitis A and norovirus.
    The agency recommends boiling them for one minute prior to consumption, which will destroy viruses if they are present.
    FSAI said there remains an ongoing risk in the global imported frozen berry supply chain. There is no evidence that fresh Irish, tinned or fresh imported berries pose a risk.
    “Contamination could occur on the farm, through use of sewage-contaminated agricultural water or through contamination by...
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  • Singapore Food Agency to begin food safety oversight in 2019

    Singapore Food Agency to begin food safety oversight in 2019

    20 days ago - By Food Safety

    A new agency has been created in Singapore to oversee food safety beginning in April next year.
    The Singapore Food Agency will be under the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources. It will bring together food-related functions currently handled by the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore , the National Environment Agency and the Health Sciences Authority .
    The AVA will be disbanded while the NEA and HSA will continue to carry out non-food related functions. The SFA will oversee food safety regulations across the supply chain. Lim Kok Thai, CEO of AVA, will be appointed...
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