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Male impotence risk from bisphenol A exposure - Study

High-level exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) in the workplace could increase the risk of male sexual dysfunction, including erectile and ejaculation problems, new research has said.

Study reconfirms bisphenol A safety, says industry

Trade bodies on both sides of the Atlantic have welcomed a recent study sponsored by a US Government agency that bisphenol A (BPA) has no adverse effect on the reproductive...

Fructose sweeteners may promote Syndrome X

‘Moderate’ consumption of fructose-containing sweeteners may produce ‘modest but significant changes’ that may contribute to the development of metabolic syndrome, says a new rat study.

FDA calls meeting to improve food traceability systems

Federal agencies in the United States need to increase the speed and accuracy of traceability systems to combat outbreaks of food-borne illnesses, said the FDA as it called a public...

Move away from Western diet to reduce disease risk, says study

Compounds produced by frying, grilling, or pasteurizing may be driving inflammation and ageing, according to a new study from the US.

Industry backs bisphenol A safety in can linings

The use of bisphenol A (BPA) in can linings is both safe and vital for food protection, a host of industry bodies and companies have said in rejecting the conclusions...

Full fat milk could be linked to low BMI, study

Children who consumed full fat milk regularly had a lower body mass index (BMI) compared to those who seldom or never drank milk, claims a Swedish study.

Global food safety group meets with Chinese envoys

Chinese food safety delegates met with international food safety experts in Minnesota this week to conclude a two-week program discussing individual nations’ role in the development of global standards.

US targets Bangladesh over aquaculture safety fears

US food officials have sent a team to Bangladesh in a bid to boost the safety and quality of its aquaculture - much of which is exported to the west.

Significant bisphenol A levels in canned food - Study

Significant levels of bisphenol A (BPA) have been found in a wide variety of canned food that, for some, could approach levels shown to cause harm in animal studies, according...

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Big gaps in US food-borne illness response

Delays in the public health response to food-borne illness in the US occur because some state health departments cannot efficiently track produce-related illnesses, according to a survey commissioned by the...

New quality claims edging out 'standard' organic and free-range

Newer food quality and ethical claims on foods are grabbing consumers’ attention away from more established claims like ‘organic’ and ‘free range’, says a new survey – but safety claims...

Meat linked to increased diabetes risk: Meta-analysis

High intake of processed meat may increase the risk of developing type-2 diabetes by 40 per cent, according to a new meta-analysis from Norway and the US.

Kellogg's refutes sugar laden cereal claims

Consumers should stick to the facts and look beyond the hype in terms of the salt and sugar content of cereals, claims Kellogg’s as UK cereal manufacturers are taken to...

Meat test rule change would prevent most E.coli, Listeria recalls

More than 80 per cent of this year’s meat recalls for E.coli and listeria could have been avoided if US authorities made companies keep hold of tested products until safety...

No concern over fluorinated chemical levels in food - FSA

There are no human health concerns over current dietary exposure to a range of fluorinated chemicals, such as PFOS and PFOA, the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) has said

Mandatory E.coli tests no magic bullet, says US meat body

Education not legislation is the answer to tackling thousands of illnesses caused annually by E.coli-tainted beef, said the US meat industry as it resisted plans for mandatory testing for the...

FDA and USDA should cooperate for import safety: Report

The federal government needs to take action to close gaps in the US food safety network, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

BPA review waste of money and delaying tactic - Scientists

The US Government’s review of bisphenol A (BPA) is waste of money and perhaps even a ploy to delay making a decision on the chemical, a group of 33 scientific...

US meat industry says beef safer than ever

US companies have made significant progress over the past decade in making meat safer but should not be obliged to publish inspection test results, said the head of a leading...

Heat foreign berries to kill norovirus, urges Finland

As an outbreak of norovirus in southern Finland has been linked to frozen raspberries from Poland, the Finnish food safety authority, Evira, says raspberries must be heated before use.

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Meat partnership forged after E. coli testing agreement

Costco Wholesale Corporation has forged a partnership with food giant Tyson to buy its beef trimmings, after testing to confirm that they are free E. coli infection.

BPA could make girls more aggressive: Study

Two-year old girls whose mothers were exposed to Bisphenol A while pregnant are more likely to show aggressive and hyperactive behaviour, according to a new study published in the journal...

Defence plans needed to combat food terrorism, processors told

US food processors and manufacturers are being urged to implement defence plans to protect products from deliberate contamination by terrorists or disgruntled employees.

Longer shelf life for some RTE foods contributes to Listeria rise, expert

An industry expert has raised concerns about the lengthy shelf-life of some listeria-prone ready-to-eat foods (RTE) in come countries as the EU said it would help fund a pan-regional study...

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