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Biotech foods safe, EU report declares

Fears over genetically modified foods may prevail in the minds of the European consumer but recent research from the European Commission suggests that they are...

Europe reacts to bio-terrorism fear

European nations stepped up efforts on Wednesday to avert the threat of a biological attack, as a United Nations expert warned that devastating animal diseases...

EU looks to protect parmesan status

The EU Advocate General Léger proposed this week that the Court should allow the Italian Republic to prohibit the production in Italy of "Parmesan" cheese...

Bill to create single food safety agency for the US

A US senator introduced a bill last week to consolidate into one single independent agency the responsibilities regarding food safety, labelling and inspection currently divided...

Biosecurity measures to ease food safety fears

Following the terrorist attacks on the US in September biosecurity has become a primary issue for the country. In response to fears over food safety...

Japan checks all cattle for consumption

Japan's Health Ministry said on Tuesday that it planned to inspect all cattle due to be processed into food, tightening up its checks for mad...

Canada warns consumers about functional food margarine

Health Canada advised consumers that the recently released functional food margarine product, Becel™ Pro-activ™, is not in compliance with the Canadian Food and Drugs Act...

ANZFA invites comment on plant sterols and lipase

The Australia New Zealand Food Authority (ANZFA) on Wednesday released for public comment a number of proposals to amend the Food Standards Code, including standards...

MEP accuses Blair of betrayal over GM labelling

Welsh MEP Jill Evans recently accused UK Prime Minister Tony Blair of betraying the public's interests by rejecting EU plans to introduce stricter labelling rules...

Plant sterol heart health claim - FDA reopens comments

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is to reopen for 45 days the comment period for the interim final rule authorising a health claim...

EU investigates e-Health information

The European commission is preparing two Communications on e-Health that will provide quality criteria for health related websites and clarify the legal aspects of e-Health,...

Fear of BSE leads to Japanese food recalls

Japan's Health Ministry said on Friday it asked domestic food makers to recall processed food products if they could not confirm that the products were...

ANZFA recalls more soy sauce

The Australia New Zealand Food Authority (ANZFA) on Monday initiated a recall of twelve imported soy sauce products after tests showed that they contained unsafe...

Novartis confirms GMO soy presence in baby food

Swiss healthcare group Novartis AG confirmed on Thursday allegations from environmental group Greenpeace that some samples of baby food it sold in the Philippines contained...

GMO labelling urged for the Philippines

Environmental group Greenpeace urged the Philippines on Wednesday to impose mandatory labelling on food products containing genetically modified organisms, saying recent tests showed massive levels...

FDA awards food safety grants

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced this week that it is to support 13 new programs that address the risks of foodborne disease...

Commission clears Degussa acquisition

The European Commission this week gave the go-ahead for German-based chemical company Degussa AG to acquire sole control of the British company Laporte PLC.    Both...

Commission fines firms over sodium gluconate price fixing

The European Commission on Tuesday fined six firms 57.53 million euros for fixing the price and allocating the market for sodium gluconate.    The Commission said...

New food additives proposed for Codex

The European Community has proposed two new food additives, zinc acetate and hydrogen, to be included in the Codex International Numbering System for Food Additives.   ...

Britain could face 40m sheep slaughter

Britain might face the destruction of its entire flock of 40 million sheep if "mad cow'' disease was found to be capable of jumping species...

Food Safety president installed

In the United States, James Dickson, associate professor and chair of the Department of Microbiology at Iowa State University, has been named president of the...

Undeclared dairy ingredient leads to product recall

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued the first public notice of a Class 1 recall stating that ConAgra Dairy Foods is to...

Total ban on MBM in Japan

The Japanese government is to temporarily place a total ban on the distribution of imported and domestically produced meat and bone meal (MBM), an animal...

Olive-pomace products withdrawn

The UK Food Standards Agency has acted to ensure that certain Greek olive-pomace oil products with unacceptably high levels of potentially cancer-causing chemicals have been...

Coca-Cola welcomes EC's approval

The European Commission (EC) has cleared the proposed restructuring of Coca-Cola Nestlé Refreshment Company (CCNR), an existing beverages joint venture in the field of iced...

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