Fats and oils remained the category most debated in 2020 by European countries trying to tackle food fraud, according to a report.

The EU Agri-Food Fraud Network (FFN) is managed by the Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety (DG Sante) of the European Commission.

The annual report does not measure the number of agri-food fraud incidents in the EU or cover national level operations.

FFN members share information in the Administrative Assistance and Cooperation system — Food Fraud (AAC-FF), which is managed by the EU Commission. The number of cases created per year has more than doubled, from 157 in

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Study regions and farms

Ten European regions from boreal to Mediterranean were selected (Supplementary Table 1). They represented major agricultural land uses such as arable crops including horticulture, mixed farming, grassland and perennial crops (vineyards and olives). Within each region, a pool of ~20–40 farms was selected from which 12–20 farms were randomly selected (169 in total) that belonged to the same farm type, produced under homogeneous climatic and environmental circumstances and fulfilled specific criteria regarding their main production branch. In case the selected farms were not willing to participate, we asked other farms from the pool till the sufficient

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The European Commission is to introduce new rules around a type of mycotoxin in certain food products.

The limits are for ergot alkaloids in barley, wheat, spelt, rye and oats and processed cereal-based food for infants and young children.

There are also changes to the legislation for ergot sclerotia, which contain ergot alkaloids. Lower levels of ergot sclerotia can already be achieved in most cereals by use of good agricultural practices and by sorting and cleaning techniques.

Ingestion of ergot alkaloids can cause ergotism in humans and animals. This was common in humans centuries ago but is rare nowadays. It

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New York, Aug. 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report “Europe Frozen Food Market, Forecast, Impact of COVID-19, Industry Trends, by Product, Category, Growth, Opportunity Company Analysis” – https://www.reportlinker.com/p06130566/?utm_source=GNW

The primary goal of frozen meals is to make cooking easier for consumers while also extending its shelf life. It is regarded as an essential part of the meal preparation or serving in homes or restaurants. According to the research, Europe Frozen Food Market is expected to reach US$ 124.1 Billion by 2027.

Europe Frozen food market is segmented into frozen ready meals, frozen meat, frozen

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Feasts, fairs and festivals in Europe are often celebrations of a local culture that’s very unique to the region. A common theme across some of the longest-running and most bizarre festivals is food. From oranges to truffles and all kinds of fish and fowl, if you can eat it, you can certainly celebrate it.

Here, we’re tucking in to the delights of four of Europe’s most unusual cultural festivals.

1. The Battle of the Oranges, Ivrea, Italy

The carnival of Ivrea is not so much a celebration of the orange for its nutritious qualities, rather, it’s more a recognition of

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It might surprise you to learn that certain food additives found in bread, baked goods, and candy on grocery store shelves in the United States aren’t allowed in Europe. Likewise, European Union regulations prohibit the use of different drugs and hormones given to farm animals to promote growth or increase milk production that are permitted in the United States.

How can a food additive be considered a cancer risk on one continent yet safe on another? Keep reading to find out how the United States’ approach to food safety influences the ingredients in your food, and what you need to

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