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FSA summit plans UK food terror response

Plans to deal with widespread contamination of the UK food supply caused by a terrorist attack have been discussed by industry, food safety and security officials amid concerns at the...

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Why climate change cannot be ignored

Ignoring climate change will cost countries billions and lead to food scarcity.

One in 20 EU pesticides fake, claims study

More than one in 20 pesticides sold in the EU could be fake, potentially endangering food safety and human health, according to the Society of Chemical Industry.

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Transparency is the key to the science kingdom

In the food and nutrition world, science is king. So when journals do not force scientists to fully disclose financial support and potential conflicts of interest, they are not helping...

Supermarkets cut out trans fats

British supermarkets are reacting to mounting fears over trans fats in foods, pledging to remove them from own branded products by the end of the year.

KFC cuts trans fats as heart health battle wages on

A nationwide campaign to remove artery-clogging trans fatty acids from the US food chain received another significant boost today, after popular fast food franchise Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) announced it...

Study finds UK radioactivity levels below EU limit

Except for the sheep in the uplands of Cumbria, Scotland and Wales, radioactivity levels in UKfoods are below EU guidance levels, according to an annual study by the country's food...

Germany's consumers 'well informed' about acrylamide

Reducing acrylamide might be a major issue in the food industry right now, but to consumers inGermany it is one that has not led a majority to change their behaviour,...

Metal levels in baby foods within safe limits, says regulator

The levels of metals found UK baby foods do not pose a health problem, according to the country's food safety regulator.

Voluntary nanotechnology reporting launched in UK

UK food manufacturers and others are been asked to provide any information on nanotechnologies they are working on, under a programme launched this week by the government.

Nutrition labels may confuse public

If formulators are worried verbose FDA-approved health claims fog the message they are trying to get across to consumers, they should maybe question one of the basic foundations of nutrition...

Carbon monoxide in meat products 'deceptive', say consumers

Most consumers are concerned about the use of carbon monoxide to meats, according to a new survey, which rekindles an ongoing debate between industry and consumer groups.

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When vegetables become victims

The demonisation of spinach following last week's E.coli outbreak could give salad-dodgers the excuse they have been looking for to skimp on their recommended five to nine portions of fruit...

FDF slams 'scare tactics' over fat levels in crisps

The FDF has accused the British Heart Foundation of 'scare tactics' over its newly launched Food4Thought campaign.

Fears mount over possible rice contamination in the Philippines

Environmental campaign group Greenpeace is warning that the food supply in the Philippines could be at risk from illegal GM rice contamination originating in the US and China, with potentially...

Reduced snack variety could cut obesity

Reducing the variety of snack foods available to consumers could reduce the pleasure associated with them, cut consumption, and help fight obesity, suggests a study.

Predicting the future of the world's food supply

The emergence of new agricultural production areas and changing diets will have deep consequences for the supply and demand of global food.

Use technology to tackle obesity, urges food industry insider

We desperately need to change the corrosive debate over obesity by looking for innovative solutions rather than just scapegoats, says a Danisco business development manager.

Lupin detection made easier

A new method of screening for the potentially hazardous plant substance Lupin will allow bakers to use the soya-alternative without running the risk of contravening EU law.

New ingredients driving sugar-free development

The use of ingredients to improve the nutritional status of food products by replacing sugar is one of the major driving forces for new product development, according to Roquette.

Soft drinks industry to hold benzene summit

Soft drinks industry officials will meet this September to discuss progress on cutting benzene residues out of their drinks, six months after revealed there was still a problem.

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Some home-eating truths

As food manufacturers inch closer to the holy grail of low-calorie, trans-fat free flavor-fantastic products one has to ask how we veered so far from the common sense of fresh...

Experts and consumers convene on nano risks

The most inclusive assessment of the potential dangers of nanotechnology in the food industry is underway and could impact the technology's wider integration into the common market.

The obesity blame game- reader feedback

Last week's comment on the food industry's role in the rising obesity epidemic has generated a flood of responses from readers agreeing with or disputing our position that the industry...

Temperture changes and the threat of E. coli growth

A new report indicates that temperature fluctuations during fresh ground beef production do not increase the presence of E. coli.

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