EU: EFSA sees more non-animal origin food borne illnesses
E. coli in leafy veg presents greatest risk - EFSA
The European Food Safety Authority has reported a rise in the number of cases of food borne illnesses originating from foods of a non-animal origin.
Between 2007 and 2011, the EFSA charted a rise in the number of outbreaks, cases, hospitalisations or deaths resulting from pathogens carried on non-animal foods. This compares to a decrease from foods of animal origin.
Presenting its findings, the EFSA suggested that leafy greens presented the greatest risk, highlighting last year's large-scale outbreak of E.coli in sprouts that originated in Germany. These were followed by salmonella and bulb and stem vegetables (such as asparagus, onion, garlic,); Salmonella and tomatoes, Salmonella and melons; and pathogenic E. coli and fresh pods, legumes or grains.
During the period, foods on non-animal origin were associated with 10% of outbreaks, 26% of human cases, 35% of hospitalisations and 46% of deaths,
The consumer outlook toward food products has changed significantly in recent years. Many consumers associate food with health and wellness. This perception has led to the evolution of functional food...
- Premier Foods CEO expects UK supermarket rebound
- Briefing: The risks and rewards of e-tail in China
- Unilever must "speed" response to consumer trends
- Why US diet guidelines should consider environment
- Global factors hold sway over UK milk prices
- Post Holdings strikes deal to acquire MOM Brands
- Food industry news of week: Unilever, PepsiCo
- Chobani launches Tots infant range
- Premier Foods hails "improving" sales trends
- PepsiCo rolls out "sweet" Cheetos
- 10 Key Trends in Food, Health and Nutrition 2015
- The Sugar Backlash and its Effects on Global Consumer Markets
- The Future of Retailing in the UK to 2017
- Global Consumer Trend Framework: Understanding Attitudes and Behaviors that Influence Global Consumption Habits
- Unilever - Strategy and SWOT Report