Food safety

Staph found in school meals linked to mass food poisoning

Strains of the staphylococcus bacteria have been detected in samples of school lunches that allegedly caused mass food poisoning among dozens of primary schoolchildren in the city of Lamia last week.

According to state broadcaster ERT, staph was identified in ten food samples sent to the regional National Public Health Organization laboratory in Thessaly.

Ministry launches major food inspection campaign

Officials from the Agriculture Ministry will conduct food inspections at restaurants, hotels, cafes and other eateries until Sept. 8 to ensure that products offered at those venues comply with health regulations.

The inspections, which started on Aug. 21, will be carried out simultaneously in all 81 provinces of the country.

Fuel adulteration: Large price discrepancies at gas stations should make consumers suspicious

"Fuel adulteration is not a new phenomenon, but today the smugglers and those who adulterate fuel have become experts in this game, so it is very difficult to catch them" Athanasios Papadopoulos, vice-president of the Federation of Gasoline Dealers of Greece, pointed out.

Podgoršek presents priorities of EU presidency to Kyriakides

Ljubljana/Brussels – Agriculture Minister Jože Podgoršek discussed Slovenia’s EU presidency priorities concerning food safety, and animals and plants with European Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides via videoconference on Tuesday. The minister said Slovenia would devote utmost attention to the safety of consumers, and food traceability.