The Swedish Food Agency's sampling of pesticide residues in food during 2021 has shown that, similarly to previous years, the majority of foods tested did not contain pesticides that exceeded EU maximum residue limits (MRLs), although rice was the biggest offender.
The number of cases has returned to pre-pandemic levels, reports Livsmedelsverket (known as the Swedish Food Agency in English). Vegetables and buffet food are the most common causes of food poisoning.
The Swedish Food Agency (Livsmedelsverket) and the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare have proposed, based on the findings of a preliminary study, concrete measures to improve food safety in relation to food allergens, which includes the development of a national strategy.
Researchers from Livsmedelsverket, known as the Swedish Food Agency in English, have developed a new approach for ranking and classifying strains of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) based on potential public health burden.
Livsmedelsverket, known in English as The Swedish Food Agency, has commenced its 2022 Food Basket Survey, which will assess the presence of nutritive and harmful substances in the Swedish food supply. Per- and Polyfluorinated Substances (PFAS) will be one focus of the survey.