Study warns of future threats to food safety (en)

Freitag 19 Februar 2010

Experts from Unilever, the Food Standards Authority (FSA), National Center for Food Safety and Technology (NCFST) have mapped out future threats to food safety and strategies to tackle them in a new study.

Writing in the International Journal of Food Microbiology, scientists from both sides of the Atlantic pulled together their expertise to give an overview of the trends in technology, consumption, and trade that are likely to affect the prevalence of food-borne illness in the coming year.

The researchers concluded that the most important factors set to increase the burden of food-borne disease in the next few decades are increased global demand for food, international trade, and greater consumption of high-value foods like meat and poultry and fresh produce.

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