The words 'food safety' are on the lips of manufacturers,
politicians and consumers across the world. In response to a
seemingly increasing preoccupation with this issue scientists are
constantly under pressure to come up...
Yesterday we reported on new research that suggests the dairy
ingredient casein could be used in the packaging and coating of
foods. Today we learn that food scientists at the University of
Arkansas have created an edible film that...
As Europe looks set to tighten regulations on the labelling of GM
foods there are signs to suggest that the US, despite being a
severe critic of the proposed European regulations, could be moving
in the same direction.
The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) reported this week
that the Senate Health, Education, Labour and Pensions Committee
has postponed its review of a bill (S. 2499) that the IDFA and
other food groups feel could impose...
On the same day that we report that the US could be moving towards
firmer rules on genetically modified foods, the American
Association for Laboratory Accreditation has accredited ISO-17025
standards to GeneScan USA, a network of...
The US Agriculture Department, trying to repair its image after the
second-largest recall in history, is considering new regulations
that would require meat companies to implement more food safety
safeguards, consumer groups said...
A recent survey in the UK has concluded that it is very unlikely
that paper and board packaging is a source of acrylamide, a
chemical with the potential to cause cancer, in food - according to
a report from the Food Standards Agency.
Just when the Japanese food industry appeared to be settling down
after a period dogged with food scares and consumer fears, the
industry was stung on Friday by another quality-control scandal
when the government accused a company...