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Unsanitary conditions alleged at Native American Enterprises

A civil complaint has been filed against Native American Enterprises (NAE) seeking to close it due to food safety concerns.

Interpol assists in uncovering illegal fishing investigation

Six people have been arrested and a further 13 are under investigation after a Spanish investigation into illegal fishing.

EBRD and FAO supporting Georgia dairy sector

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) are joining forces to support Georgia’s dairy sector.

Molson Coors fined for river pollution

Molson Coors Brewery (UK) has been fined £100,000 and ordered to pay costs of more than £30,000 for polluting a river.

Stricter and expanded BPA regulation proposed in Europe

Regulation on the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in Europe could be strengthened by 2017.

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Food among most intercepted in WCO operation

Foodstuffs were among the largest categories of products intercepted during a World Customs Organization (WCO) operation in the Asia/ Pacific (A/P) region.

Irish diet shows signs of chemical exposure, warns FSAI

The typical diet in Ireland shows worrying signs that consumers could be at risk from exposure to chemicals such as lead, aflatoxins and acrylamide, according to a study by Food...

EFSA issues food crisis communication guidance

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published recommendations to ensure ‘consistency and coherence’ when communicating with external parties during a crisis.

China first soil pollution law due in 2017

Having declared war on pollution in 2014, Beijing is hoping to pass China’s first law to govern soil contamination next year to curtail damage caused by decades of industrial growth...

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TV sting prompts official investigation into leading food delivery app

China’s most popular food delivery app has found itself at the centre of a television exposé amid claims that its service breaches food safety laws and faces fines pending an...

Viruses, nanomaterials and MALDI-TOF on ANSES agenda

Foodborne viruses, yeasts and moulds, nanomaterials and development of MALDI-TOF are focus areas for the French food safety authority this year.

‘Major deficiencies’ in USDA testing program - Pew

A US Department of Agriculture (USDA) program designed to protect consumer has ‘major deficiencies’, according to The Pew Charitable Trusts.

Malaysian health inspectors to probe bamboo chopsticks for chemicals

Malaysian officials will study disposable chopsticks to determine whether they pose risks to public health.

Food and drink recalls jump, according to RPC research

Food and drink recalls significantly increased in 2014/15, according to a London-based law firm.

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Nestlé recalls products in US and Canada due to glass contamination

Nestlé Canada has recalled two batch codes of Delissio Pizza due to potential glass contamination.

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Constellation Brands recalls Corona Extra due to glass concerns

Constellation Brands has recalled Corona Extra 12-packs and 18-packs of 12 ounce clear bottles in the US and Guam as they may contain particles of glass.

IARC urges action against mycotoxin contamination in developing countries

The problem of mycotoxin contamination in developing countries has been ‘ignored for too long’ and it is time to ‘turn science into action’, according to the director of an organisaton...

EU delays glyphosate decision amid cancer concerns

The European Commission delayed making a decision on glyphosate yesterday as four member states, including the EU Presidency-holding Netherlands, said they would vote against renewing Monsanto's licence, leaving campaigners claiming...

Märkische Faser files EFSA safety request for NGR technology

EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) has received a request from the German Competant Authority for a safety evaluation of Märkische Faser’s recycling process using NGR (Next Generation Recycling) technology....

FDA calls for info on produce treated with BSAAO

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is calling for help to create a risk assessment for foodborne illness associated with pathogens from produce.

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FDA analysing Salmonella contamination in retail packages of spices

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is working through data from a two-year study on the presence of Salmonella in retail packages of spices.

Cheese firms plead guilty in separate cases

Three cheese companies have pleaded guilty to different charges in two separate cases, according to the US Department of Justice (DOJ).

Sprout producer shut due to food safety violations

A Virginia sprout producer has been shut down after a history of food safety violations.

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MPI issues raw milk safety reminder

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has said raw milk is a high risk food and it's important that consumers understand why.

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Food safety chief: FDA struggling to cope with scale of adulteration

China’s food authorities are unable to keep up with cases of chemical and drug adulteration, according to the head of its Food and Drug Administration.

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