Norway officials petition EU draft rules on shelf life of eggs

NORWAY – The European Commission has received appeals from Norwegian officials over their proposed draft regulations on setting a 28-day shelf life limit for eggs. Norway is part of the European Economic Area (EEA) but is not an EU member state. The draft from the EU Commission would move a provision on the expiry date for table eggs to hygiene…

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Sakata Seed America appoints new Research and Development Director

U.S –  William (Bill) McCarthy has joined Sakata Seed America, Inc. as its new Director of Research and Development (R&D). Bill takes over the role from Jeff Zischke, who is retiring after 32 years with Sakata in roles as Tomato Breeder, Global Product Manager and Senior Director of R&D. He will assume responsibility for all of Sakata Seed America’s vegetables…

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Listeria contaminated fish leaves three dead in UK

UK – The Food Standards Agency (FSA) together with the UK Health Security Agency, Public Health Scotland and Food Standards Scotland (FSS) are looking into a Listeria monocytogenes outbreak linked to fish, that has led to the death of three people in the United Kingdom. The outbreak was first made public in April and so far, twelve patients across the…

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