Germany warned over food scares

Brussells, EU: Germany has been warned to take more care over its food safety announcements in the wake of the E.coli fiasco which caused panic across Europe.

The European Union health chief said it must guard against premature and inaccurate conclusions on the source of contaminated food.

Health Commissioner John Dalli told the EU parliament in Strasbourg that such public information must be scientifically sound and foolproof before it becomes public.

Over the past days Germany first pointed a finger at Spanish cucumbers, then at local beansprouts, before backtracking on both.

EU farm ministers are holding an emergency meeting amid demands from farmers that they be paid back for the losses caused by the E.coli outbreak that has killed 22 and made more than 2,330 ill.

Meanwhile Russia’s chief health official said there was progress toward the easing of his country’s ban on imports of fresh vegetables from EU nations.

Gennady Onishchenko said that European officials had promised to pass on samples of the strain of E.coli, which would help Russia gather information for lifting the ban that was imposed on Thursday.

He singled out Denmark’s cooperation and said exports from there could be resumed soon if officials send more information.

See Global Cold Chain News Comment

WORLD NEWS

Carrier’s NaturaLine cools grocery kiosks

Singapore: Robotic kiosks that provide automated and contactless dispensing of groceries for consumers are being sustainably refrigerated by Carrier Transicold NaturaLine units, the world’s first …

READ THE FULL STORY >

Amarillo Thermo King is 2020 North America Dealer of the Year

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA: Thermo King presented its 2020 North America Dealer of the Year award to Thermo King Amarillo. The award was the culmination of …

READ THE FULL STORY >

Irish freight finds new routes

Dublin, Ireland: The volume of freight shipped across the Irish Sea from the Republic of Ireland to Britain is down significantly despite government claims that …

READ THE FULL STORY >

Leman expands pharma warehouse capacity

Greve, Denmark: International freight forwarding and logistics company Leman is expanding its pharmaceutical warehousing capacity in Greve. In collaboration with two of the company’s pharmaceutical …

READ THE FULL STORY >

WHAT’S ON

Latest Tweets

@MartinSLewis Thought I heard Rishi Sunak say that SEISS 5 would cover May-September (same as furlough?). Might be wrong!

© 2021 Global Cold Chain News | Terms of use | Privacy Policy
Commercial Transport Publishing Limited, registered in England and Wales, Company No: 6453302. Registered Office: 6 Corunna Court, Corunna Road, Warwick CV34 5HQ