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Salmonella cases in humans: assessing current EU reduction targets


After several years of decline, salmonellosis cases in the EU have flattened out. EFSA scientists say that setting stricter targets forSalmonellain laying hens at farm level could help reduce cases of this origin by a half. EU countries are currently required to reduce the proportion of laying ...


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Healthier nutrition could greatly reduce agricultural water consumption


The abandonment of meat could reduce water consumption for food production by about half in some cases. Even without a fundamental renunciation of meat, water consumption in Germany, Great Britain and France could fall by up to a third if all inhabitants were to switch to a healthier diet. This ...


Barilla invests EUR 1.0 billion over five years to follow the 'good for you, good for the planet' mission


Barilla presents its 'Good for You, Good for the Planet' Sustainability Report. Raw materials from responsible supply chains and products with less sugar and salt - and more fibers. A commitment that has reaped good economic results, with 2017 revenues at EUR 3.47M (+3% vs 2016). In 2017, Barilla ...


Sanpellegrino turns to Sidel to increase performance, hygiene and production capacity


Sidel has supplied two Sidel Matrix™ Combis to the Sanpellegrino plant in Ruspino, Italy, to help increase production capacity of its famous sparkling mineral water. Sidel Matrix is the most powerful solution to date in terms of performance, flexibility, cost savings and sustainability. A ...


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Italy says cheese as Neapolitan pizza gains UN world heritage status


Pizza-making as practised in Naples has been added to the UNESCO list of"intangible" world heritage traditions, the Italian government said Thursday. "The art of the Neapolitan pizza-maker is [part of] UNESCOworld heritage. Victory!" Agriculture Minister Maurizio Martina wrote on Twitter. The ...


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Prickly but tasty? UN agency says cactus have 'much to offer' as food


Cactus plants could become a very important crop in the 21st century, according to the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO). The FAO said on Thursday it published a book with the International Centre for Agricultural Research in Dry Areas (ICARDA) advocating the large-scale ...


Italian police seize more than 90,000 eggs contaminated with fipronil


More than 90,000 eggs contaminated by the insecticide fipronil have been requisitioned by police in Italy. Some 6,000 eggs were found at a producer near Ancona, on the Adriatic coast, while 85,000 - including 32,000 to be used as animal feed - were located at another producer in Viterbo, north ...


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Hepatitis E: raw pork is main cause of infection in EU


Consumption of raw or undercooked pork meat and liver is the most common cause of hepatitis E infection in the EU, said EFSA. More than 21,000 cases of hepatitis E infections have been reported in humans over the last 10 years, with an overall 10-fold increase in this period. Rosina Girones, ...


Pesticide residues in food: risk to consumers remains low


Food consumed in the European Union continues to be largely free of pesticide residues or to contain residues that fall within legal limits, new figures show. The latest monitoring report published by EFSA reveals that more than 97% of food samples collected across the EU in 2015 were within ...




The Italian premiere aims to provide knowledge acquisition and dialogue between the various players in the craft beer supply chain • Italy's only B2B event • Sponsor of ITALY BEER WEEK • Exhibitor numbers grow with Italian and foreign firms CRAFT BEER ITALY, the event organised by NürnbergMesse ...


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