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A New Year's resolution

Global drinks company Diageo has responded to consumer demands for better labelling of alcoholic drinks. The group says that it will begin providing consumers in the US with important product...

FSANZ, changes to food code

Infant formula to alpha-cyclodextrin via enzyme processing are all on the table as the nascent food authority in Oceania calls for comments on its food standards code.

Ginger remedy probably safe

Ginger, taken by pregnant women to ease morning sickness, appears to be safe for the foetus, report researchers, but they found it only had a mild effect on sickness.

Training opportunity

They say technology never stays still. As if to prove this adage, Vivid Learning Systems, a provider of web and intranet-based compliance and regulatory training programmes, has just announced its...

BOC acquires safety portfolio

BOC, a developer of engineered solutions for the food processing industry, has acquired the food safety product portfolio of RGF Environmental Group. Those assets include a full line of food...

Norwegian salmon in the pink

The issue of food labelling, which has been a hot topic of late, has arrived in the ice cold waters of Norway. In the near future, salmon raised in certain...

Dutch and Slovakians team up on safety

The Slovakian Ministry of Agriculture has announced a project to team up with the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality in an effort to help meet food safety...

Ireland hosts European food safety event

Italian leader Silvio Berlusconi will soon hand over the reins of the European Presidency to Ireland's prime minister Bertie Ahern. Food safety should remain high on the agenda, and who...

European hurdles begin to clear for cholesterol-lowering foods

Marketing of cholesterol-lowering foods looks set to become easier with European bodies publishing favourable opinions on two plant sterol manufacturers last week.

Food scientists, strength in numbers

Nurturing tighter relations across the globe in the domain of food science has motivated the UK's Institute of Food Science & Technology to link up with a range of national...

Food poisoning bacteria focus

More than 40 per cent of bacteria found in chicken on sale in Switzerland is resistant to at least one antibiotic, say researchers publishing their findings this week in BMC...

Byrne cuts through the fear factor

Our response to food safety is often inconsistent and completely irrational. This was the message of European Commissioner for health and consumer protection David Byrne at yesterday's public debate and...

Farmers to control GM contamination, say MEPs

The Agriculture Committee of the European Parliament has adopted an own initiative report calling on the Commission to make farmers of genetically modified (GM) crops liable for the contamination of...

Round up ready safe, say EFSA scientists

After months of risk assessment scientists at Europe's first food safety agency have given the green light to Monsanto's herbicide-tolerant GM maize. NK 60 is as safe as conventional maize,...

EFSA to open up

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) announced yesterday that it is to open up its work to public scrutiny. The most significant development will be the involvement of consumers and...

Bioterrorism, 8 days to go

As countdown begins, Natural Products Expo Asia, opening in Hong Kong this week, will run a free seminar focusing on the new bioterrorism regulations, set to impact all companies exporting...

Hormone-charged debate

The European Community, Canada and the US have taken the controversial case of hormone-treated beef to the World Trade Organisation's (WTO) Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) this month.

Salmonella in sprouts and safety in Europe

Six cases of salmonella in sprouts were reported in the US this week. The news comes but a few days after US agriculture secretary reports on a dramatic fall in...

The ripple effect of food legislation

Tighter health and safety legislation in the EU and in the US is being felt around the world. For example, the Filipino government this week urged food processors in the...

Independence, openness, excellence - the lifeblood of the EFSA

If traceability is at the heart of new food labelling rules in Europe then the life blood keeping it beating must be risk management. On the eve of the first...

High glycemic foods, sucrose linked to birth defects

New research finds that a mother's diet rich in certain sugars could be strongly associated with risk of birth defects in offspring, even among non-diabetic women.

Kava regains shelf space in Wales

Health food stores and kava suppliers are celebrating a recent decision by the Welsh government to revoke legislation that banned the herb in the UK last year.

Is irradiation rational?

In the US, consumer bodies the Public Citizen and the Center for Food Safety have petitioned the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ban irradiated ground beef.

Ireland, vCJD at bay

Only one more person from the Republic of Ireland (ROI) is likely to die from variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) as a consequence of eating BSE infected meat, scientists claim this...

Health body slammed

The UK's food safety watchdog has come under heavy criticism from a group of politicians. A parliamentary public accounts committee said that the Food Standards Agency (FSA) had to worker...

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