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Bacteria-battling milk

The US Food and Drug Administration has said that it is safe to spray lactoferrin, a milk protein, on to beef carcasses to fight disease-causing...

EU regrets panel request

The European Commission has expressed regret over the request for a WTO panel on GMOs from Argentina, Canada and the US for a WTO panel...

UK sceptical over EC proposals

Pragmatism with a hint of cynicism permeates the British Nutrition Foundation's analysis of the European Commission's proposal for a regulation on nutrition and health claims...

Getting to grips with the GM issue

As European and US politicians fail to see eye to eye on the issue of genetically modified foods, one country in the southern hemisphere is...

Schott gets the nod

The American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given Schott HiCotec approval for its innovative PICVD process for barrier coating in food and beverage packaging...

Battle over GM continues

Europe's dispute with the US over genetically modified (GM) food reached new levels of animosity yesterday following an official request from Washington that the EU...

Fighting food pathogens

Despite improved measures in the area of food hygiene and food control, pathogens are still increasing throughout Europe with over 60 per cent of outbreaks...

All-clear for Finnish foods

The recently published results of the Finnish national residue control programme for 2002 indicate thatfoodstuffs of animal origin produced in Finland contain very low levels...

US food processors audit for excellence

The $500 billion (€440bn) US food processing industry says it is ready to focus its attention on suppliers in Europe, Asia and Africa, from whom...

Olestra to shed warning labels

The US Food and Drug Administration has given the Procter & Gamble fat replacer olestra the all-clear, after new scientific evidence found there was no...

New safety law passed

The Food Safety (Ships and Aircraft) (England and Scotland) Order 2003 has been passed and is due to come into force 18 August 2003. The...

Harmful dye found in UK food

Despite emergency measures by the EU last month to block imports of chilli powder contaminated with the red dye Sudan I, the UK food safety...

Packaging Automation exports to Africa

Packaging Automation has won a contract to supply heat sealing machines to Africa, where they will be used to ensure fruit exported back to Europe...

Irish hook up with new fish labels

New labelling rules from Europe that aim to tighten fish traceability have hit the Irish marketplace, the food safety authority confirmed yesterday. For the first...

Fishing out the truth

Radioactivity checks on farmed salmon from Scotland and Northern Ireland exposed to Sellafield radiation show that there is no cause for concern from eating these...

China moves to new GM evaluation

The Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) in China has asked the Brazilian government to renew its safety evaluation for the genetically modified soybeans it exports to...

EU safety agency reviews food gaskets

Further proof that risk assessment is underway at the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) arrived this week with an expert meeting on semicarbazide. The industry...

Organics sponsored conference says 'no' to GMO

A recent UK conference which questioned the future of GMO foods in the UK has returned a resounding 90 per cent of its attendees voting...

EFSA Expert Group probes semicarbazide

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has said that scientific analysis indicates that semicarbazide (SEM) may have been found in some plastic sealing gaskets used...

Health claims, getting it right

By all accounts, the new European proposals on nutrition and health claims have provoked a mixed reaction across the board. Raymond O'Rourke, a food lawyer...

Spotlight on food safety agencies

Italy will hand over the EU Presidency to Ireland at the start of 2004. Food safety, close to the heart of the Commission and Europe,...

Safety first

European Union farm ministers have agreed stricter rules aimed at improving food safety, on testing for contamination of meat, milk and shellfish. The legislation, approved...

Hard work ahead

EU commissioner for health and consumer protection David Byrne believes that there is much still to be done in bringing Hungarian food safety standards in...

Consultation for EU regulations

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has said that it is about to undertake a consultation period for the European Community's proposed new regulation...

Link programme evaluated

Findings from the UK's food quality and safety Link programme will come under the spotlight at an upcoming event organised by the Government. The Food...

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