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UK: sudan recall continues

UK food watchdog pinpoints the potentially carcinogenic red dye Sudan IV in more palm oil products this week as the roll call of recalled food products tips the 250 mark.

First case of soybean rust in US

The US Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service yesterday confirmed the presence of the country's first case of soybean rust, found on soybean leaf samples taken from...

Sudan food recall grows

Red, potentially carcinogenic, dyes continue to dog the UK food chain with the food watchdog last week highlighting a further batch of products for recall.

Dioxin scare highlights value of EU tracking system

EU health commissioner David Byrne has expressed his confidence in the food chain as a contamination scare highlights the value of traceability and the progress made in reducing risks to...

Be careful with unpasturized juices, says FDA

Consumers were this week reminded of the dangers associated with drinking unpasteurized fruit and vegetable juices after a foodborne disease outbreak in New York was potentially linked to the consumption...

Key Hungarian ingredient pulled from shelves

Hungary has banned sales of its ubiquitous national spice paprika after high levels of potential carcinogenic aflatoxins were found in warehouse stocks, writes Lindsey Partos.

More palm oil pulled from UK shelves

The list of palm oil products to be pulled from the UK supermarket shelves is growing on a weekly basis. The country's food watchdog has identified the illegal carcinogen Sudan...

Nitrofuran poultry discovery raises production concerns

The UK's Food Standards Agency (FSA) is advising people not to eat certain batches of fresh organic free-range chicken found to contain traces of a nitrofuran, a banned veterinary medicine.

Sudan recalls continue in UK

A popular food oil used extensively in food formulations is the latest product-type to be pulled from the UK supermarket shelves as the country's food watchdog identifies the illegal carcinogen...

Ochratoxin A: barrier levels for coffee and grape juice

Food makers alert to the levels of a potentially carcinogenic mould commonly found on crops as scientists back an extension barrier levels for ochratoxin A to grape juice, coffee and...

US beef industry reacts to Canadian BSE scare stories

Recent North American media reports claiming that parts of the BSE-positive cow discovered in Canada in May 2003 may have been turned into feed and mistakenly fed to cattle have...

Manufacturers, retailers implicated in latest Russian food fraud

The discovery by Russia's State Trade Inspectorate of tons of fake condensed milk on the supermarket shelves in Moscow and St. Petersburg has once again highlighted the enormity of the...

US meat packer launches voluntary recall

US meat packing firm Packerland is conducting a voluntary recall of 59,000 pounds of ground beef that may be contaminated with E. coli 0157:H7 bacteria.

Quercetin levels high in Mauritian vegetables

Further evidence to support the antioxidant power of broccoli and cabbage revealed this week following a small investigation into the phenol and flavonoid levels of ten common vegetables.

German food agency warns about Shiitake mushroom

An Asian mushroom savoured by Japanese emperors for centuries and increasingly used by European consumers in cooking could cause a skin reaction in people sensitive to the polysaccharide.

European food body investigates harmful furan

Europe's food watchdog calls on the €600 billion food and drink industry to find out more about the presence of a potentially harmful carcinogen - furan - in foods after...

'No proof' of potential citrus aurantium dangers

A review article suggested earlier this week that the use of citrus aurantium, or seville orange, as a substitute to ephedra may do more harm than good to help people...

FSA issues erucic acid warning

The UK's Food Standards Agency (FSA) is advising people not to eat a limited number of jars and packets of pickles, sauces and preserved vegetables imported from Bangladesh, China, Pakistan...

EFSA risk opinion on jelly mini-cup additives could equate to full ban

Europe's food safety body has concluded that jelly mini-cups made with a range of food additives derived from seaweed and certain gums, from xanthan gum to calcium alginate, could constitute...

Illegal red colour identified in palm oil

A popular food oil used extensively in food formulations is the latest product-type to be pulled from the UK supermarket shelves as the country's food watchdog identifies the illegal carcinogen...

Illegal food colour tracked in UK

Warnings over food products entering the EU zone containing the potentially carcinogenic food colour Sudan 1 continue with the UK's watchdog recalling fresh batches of bean products.

Food authority issues warning over low-cal sweetener

The Australian food watchdog has issued a warning over a low-cal sweetener that could harm consumers who are intolerant to the fruit sugar fructose, advising these people to avoid the...

Harmful, illegal colour in UK food products

The list grows of food products containing the illegal carcinogenic red dye sudan I. The UK food watchdog has given two separate food hazard warnings this week about food contaminations.

Seafood allergies on the up

Food manufacturers will have to watch the seafood content of food products as new findings show that allergies to seafood and fish are much more prevalent than once thought, with...

Acrylamide angle in gingerbread

Food scientists continue in their quest to investigate the presence of the potential carcinogen acrylamide in everyday food products with Swiss researchers calling for further research into the processing conditions...

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