Vomiting, diarrhoea and cold pain after eating fish
As a rule, the first symptoms experienced are nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea. Most people suffering from ciguatoxin poisoning later also suffer from extremely unpleasant sensations such as burning, tingling, and pain on contact with cold. These symptoms can continue for weeks or even months ... more
Pathogens in food: Progress and new challenges for zoonosis control
In early summer 2011, EHEC in raw sprouts made headlines in Germany, followed by headlines about a norovirus found on frozen strawberries in autumn 2012. These two major outbreaks again alerted the public to the significance of illnesses transmitted via food. "Although we are observing a de ... more
Where in Europe do users ingest the highest quantities of unwanted substances via food?
How much dioxin or acrylamide do we ingest from food on average? Are consumers in Portugal or Iceland exposed to the same amounts as consumers in Germany? Are the substance contents in foods similar and the risks therefore comparable across Europe? Answers to these questions form the basis ... more