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Regulations and authorities

A very useful site is that of the World Health Organisation (WHO) which can be accessed and gives the microbiological criteria, etc. information for a very large number of countries (WHO).

Other sources of information are:

Extra Information

One topic which I have not covered is the need for more data scientists in food safety and risk assessment. These days there are a plethora of databases and predictive software. These need to be combined with our increasing knowledge of the 'gut microbiome - brain - immune system' axis in order to predict the affect of what we eat on our health, in particular pre- and probiotics and other 'functional foods'.

Society for Applied Microbiology (SfAM) Food safety in the future.Food Safety Summit