The Fresh Produce Consortium (FPC) has criticised “UK government plc” for what it describes as a damaging and misleading response to the deadly European E.coli crisis that has left this country's fresh produce industry in turmoil.
Exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) demasculinizes male deer mice, makes them less attractive to females of the species and hampers their navigational abilities, according to new US research.
Questions have been raised about the quality of the cocoa crop in the Ivory Coast following heavy rainfall in the region.
The limited nature of many toxicity studies into engineered nanoparticles used in the food and dietary supplements industry makes it very difficult to draw firm conclusions about their safety, according to one expert in the field.
American consumers are more accepting of cloned animal products than their European counterparts, according to new research from Kansas State University.
Dark chocolate and salt are among the foods covered by draft new rules that aim to speed up quality labelling of agricultural products in the EU.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has outlined its strategy for ensuring the safety of imported foods in an effort to move away from seizing harmful goods to preventing their arrival, the agency said.
The UK campaign to change in European law to allow smoked skin-on sheep meat for human consumption was dealt a blow when the region’s top food safety body rejected its production proposals as insufficient, incomplete and inadequate.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) said it has no safety concerns for 3H-perfluoro-3, ammonium salt, for use in food contact materials under specific conditions.
High temperatures applied during the manufacture of corrugated packaging mean that bacteria such as E.coli are unable to survive in the material, said a European trade body.
A new cottage cheese preservative from Danisco offers manufacturers a natural alternative to its chemical predecessor, says the firm.
Cinnamon-based active packaging is a suitable alternative to modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) for gluten-free bread on both a microbiological and sensory basis, finds new research.
Germany has indicated it will conduct a review into the effectiveness of its response to the huge outbreak of E.coli as it sought to rebut growing unease that it appeared no nearer confirming the source of the deadly bacteria.
The European Food Safety Authority has rejected an article 13.5 health claim that sought to link consumption of the probiotic strain, Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG, with gastrointestinal benefits.
The European Commission (EC) has asked the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) to conduct a wholesale review of the safety of the world’s most widely used sweetener, aspartame.
Nestlé says its infant and follow-on formula marketing policies are compliant with international guidelines, after the food giant was criticised by a baby milk lobby group.
An Italian cured meat company is at the centre of a health scare in Canada after authorities warned that two of its products could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The European Commission has asked EFSA to conduct a full re-evaluation of the safety of aspartame by July 2012, due to MEPs’ concerns and EFSA’s decision to look more closely at two recent studies on carcinogenicity and pregnancy effects.
The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has said it is suspending testing of dry and semi-dry fermented sausages for E. coli O157:H7 after not finding a single positive result for nine years.
Learning from current salt reduction strategies may help to produce a better framework for developing future initiatives, according to a global review of current methods.
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