Switzerland – Swiss checks show Listeria controls could be better

Food Safety News

An assessment of Listeria controls at food companies in Switzerland has shown room for improvement, according to the Swiss Association of Cantonal Chemists (ACCS).

As part of a nationwide inspection, more than 100 food businesses were checked to see whether they were meeting their legal obligations. This led to three companies being reported to the authorities due to identified problems.

Raw and ready-to-eat (RTE) foods such as dairy products, cold meats, smoked fish or RTE salads are most frequently contaminated with Listeria.

Food companies must take steps to ensure that items sold are safe and do not pose a health risk. This can include laboratory testing of products and sampling of the production environment.

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