Toxoplasma gondii tops risk ranking list in Norway

Toxoplasma gondii is at the top of a risk ranking report of 20 pathogens in Norway. It was followed by Campylobacter, Echinococcus multilocularis, enterohaemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC), Listeria monocytogenes, and non-typhoidal Salmonella, according to the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food and Environment (VKM). The Norwegian Food Safety Authority (Mattilsynet) commissioned the report, which will be…

Association contends aquaponics offer a solution to some food safety issues

The Annandale, VA-based Aquaponics Association is out with an article touting its growing methods as “solutions to foodborne illness outbreaks.” The Aquaponics Association is a nonprofit organization that cultivates aquaponics through “education, advocacy, and connection.”  Written by the Aquaponics Association’s Victoria Mirowsky, the article notes that there are more than 250 identified foodborne diseases that…