China declared this week that most melamine-tainted dairy products have been destroyed over the past three months.
Bravo! The beverage industry has responded enthusiastically to Mrs. Obama’s campaign to tackle childhood obesity - but there’d better be more than froth behind that sparkling rhetoric.
The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization has launched a new tool to help aid agencies and NGOs measure the food security situation in Haiti following last month’s earthquake.
A European plastics industry body has hailed a decision by the French Food Safety Agency (AFSSA) to use scientific rather than political considerations to guide its ongoing evaluation of...
The French Food Safety Agency’s (AFSSA) opinion on bisphenol A is confused and it has been sidetracked by conflicting results from animal studies, said a non-governmental organisation (NGO).
Cargill is piloting the use of video monitoring at its US beef plants in order to reduce the risk of E.coli and salmonella contamination.
Greater collaboration and information sharing could help the food industry tackle food fraud, according to a new report from the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and consulting firm AT Kearney.
Coca-Cola brand Sprite has been caught up in a Chinese investigation into two cases of alleged mercury poisoning.
The Consumers Union (CU) has urged the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to set performance standards for leafy greens after its latest survey revealed some packaged salads contained high...
A group of international experts are to be invited to a top level summit on bisphenol A (BPA) by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
Excess salt can cause hypertension, heart disease, death. That’s the scientific consensus behind public health campaigns to reduce consumption of sodium chloride in the diet. But not everyone reads the...
Campylobacteriosis and Salmonella remained the most common zoonotic diseases in humans in the European Union during 2008 - but incidences of both have fallen, said the region’s food safety watchdog.
Chicken meat could account for almost a third of all human cases of campylobacteriosis in the EU said the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
The US chemical industry said it needs more information on a call by the FDA for plastic manufacturers to submit products containing bisphenol A (BPA) to a different regulatory system.
Dry food containing low amounts of carbohydrates are at risk of increased acrylamide levels, says a new study sponsored by the European Science Foundation.
The Canadian food safety system is a fragmented patchwork of regional structures that has failed to keep pace with advances in knowledge, according to research published this week.
EFSA has asked for feedback on its revised guidelines for the submitting of dossiers on substances to be used in tackling microbial contamination on the surfaces of meat.
Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated, quipped Mark Twain. Predictions of the demise of Cadbury following the approval of Kraft’s offer are premature and are flawed by knee-jerk...
The French Food Safety Agency (AFSSA) said it now has all the tools in place for detecting regulated lipophilic toxins in shellfish using a chemical test instead of the unreliable...
Ferric sodium EDTA can be safely used in food supplements, a European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) panel has found after reviewing the nutrient.
50,000 and counting. We'll probably never know exactly how many perished in the 7.0 earthquake that brought Haiti, quite literally, crashing down last Tuesday, 12th January 2010, just before 5pm....
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) said it would be contacting the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week to discuss its verdict that bisphenol A (BPA) is now...
Trade bodies and environmental groups in the US have delivered widely differing verdicts on the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) update to its position on bisphenol A (BPA).
Meat giant Tyson has agreed to pay $5m to settle a class action law suit brought by US consumers over claims its processed chicken was antibiotic free.
The Obama Administration has filled a key role within the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in its bid to bolster US food safety.