All news articles for August 2013

ECHA consultation on possible BPA reclassification

France pushes for bisphenol A reclassification

By Joseph James Whitworth

France has called for revised harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) of bisphenol A (BPA) based on reproductive toxicity, prompting the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) to launch a public consultation.

Recalls: Allergens, listeria and glass contamination concerns

food safety recall round-up 23-29 August

Allergens, listeria and glass prompt recalls

By Joseph James Whitworth

Our quest to search out the reasons behind food recalls this week takes us to UK, USA, Germany, Australia and Canada where we find allergens, listeria and glass contamination concerns leading to market withdrawals.

AOAC International strives to bring about science-based solutions to food industry challenges.

AOAC meeting cracks down on hard food issues

At its annual meeting, AOAC International has set a stage for food scientists, testing suppliers, and brand owners like Pepsico and Kraft Foods to tackle crucial topics.

Allergy fears after ConAgra packing mistake

ConAgra packing error prompts recall

By Joe Whitworth

ConAgra Foods has recalled a variety of cookie dough after it was put into a package that does not say the product may contain peanuts.