Researchers from the Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) have proposed a new procedure for the detection of illegal colour additives in green olives.
UK health safety authorities have been criticised for their handling of an unpublicised eight month E.coli outbreak which infected 250 and killed one.
More research is needed to reveal the risks of the carcinogen furan – particularly with regard to the health of infants and coffee drinkers, warns a new report from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
Food safety authorities are calling for public comment on changes that would allow raw milk (non-pasteurised) products to be processed and sold in Australia.
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is investigating reports of bitter tasting pine nuts imported from China after consumers complained of unpleasant, metallic notes sometimes lasting up to two weeks after consumption.
A former member of the government committee charged with assessing the safety of the first genetically engineered (GE) fish for human consumption says “few, if any technologies could survive” the flawed review process.
A study that found 75% of herbal products on sale in the UK were not adequately labelled with safety information has been criticised for mischaracterising the majority of products it assessed like ginseng, ginkgo and St John's wort.
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is investigating how a letter to its Scottish Food Advisory Committee (SFAC) chair and board member informing him of his suspension was leaked to the press.
A troop of beverage companies in the US, including Coca-Cola, Del Monte and Dole, have made a move to dismiss allegations that their fruit juices contain harmful lead traces.
The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has published three methods to detect an illegal clouding agent that was found earlier this year in sports drinks imported from Taiwan.
Taiwan has said it would intensify checks on imported products into the country after a batch of concentrate for a Coca-Cola product was found to contain a preservative banned in the country.
Recalls of chocolate products could be significantly lower if there was more rigorous traceability in the chocolate supply chain and if brand owners adopted processing techniques that relied on reduced batch dispersion, find a new study.
The boss of a Massachusetts-based firm attempting to commercialize genetically engineered farmed salmon has accused a small group of senators opposing the move of “willfully ignoring science-based research” and spreading “misinformed paranoia”.
High quality chromium picolinate, the blood glucose controlling mineral form last year approved for use in foods in the European Union by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), is benefitting from the approval that backed high quality forms of the synthetically produced substance, a supplier has said.
Food manufacturers face extra costs and the potential risk of GMOs entering the food chain as new GMO rules for imported feed come into force on Friday, warns Cert ID Europe.
Allergen advice boxes on labels should be mandatory, a new study suggests, as most consumers look at this rather than the ingredients list.
EFSA’s enzymes panel has now spelt out in more detail exactly what food companies and other applicants need to do to show that a particular food enzyme is worthy of EU safety approval.
A new detection method could provide an effective way of detecting contaminants in milk, according to new research.
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.