Breaking News on Food & Beverage Development - EuropeUS edition | Asian edition

Headlines > Legislation

Recall of French corned beef

The Australia New Zealand Food Authority (ANZFA) said that it had advised State and Territory health authorities to ensure the removal of a brand of...

Aflatoxins found in curry mixes

High levels of aflatoxins, chemicals that have the potential to cause cancer in humans, have been found in a batch of "Kashmira Basar mixed spices...

FMD-free status for 3 European countries

The OIE (Office International des Epizooties) Foot and Mouth Diseases (FMD) and Other Epizootics Commission meeting on September 18-19 in Paris, replaced France, Ireland and...

FDA allows antimicrobial agent on poultry

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has amended the food additive regulations to provide for the safe use of anti-microbial agent on poultry carcasses,...

Postponement of workshop on GM allergy potential

Food allergy and genetically modified (GM) crops experts as well as other scientists, physicians, and government regulators will meet at a later date for a...

EU encourages rational biotech food debate

"There is no doubt about the enormous potential of biotechnology," declared David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection, speaking on Tuesday at an...

Mung bean root of Salmonella outbreak

Nearly one hundred cases of Salmonella enteritidis phage type 913 (SE PT 913) were reported in the Canadian provinces of British Columbia and Saskatchewan this...

US gov urges rules on trans-fat labelling

The Bush administration is asking health regulators to complete proposed rules, which, according to the administration, could save thousands from heart disease through better labelling...

Tagatose - status of voluntary review

On September 17, Spherix Incorporated, formerly known as Biospherics Inc., the technology innovation firm, last week reported several discussions with officials of the US Food...

FSA plan to control chicken in food chain

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) announced on Monday stricter measures, in the form of a seven point plan, to tighten the laws preventing unfit...

Fischler declares innovation key to sustainable agriculture

Consumers across Europe want safer food produced under quality standards for taste and agricultural production methods, European agriculture commissioner Franz Fischler told the agriculture and...

Improved health for India

India's health minister, Dr C P Thakur, last week unveiled the draft of a new proposed national health policy - the first in 18 years,...

No delay 'tactics' - ANZFA claims

On September 13, the Australia New Zealand Food Authority (ANZFA) rejected recent criticisms from some groups of the proposed stock-in-trade provision, as it applies to...

Irradiation to replace chemical in food disinfection

Australia's and New Zealand's food ministers agreed to phase out ethylene oxide (used to disinfect certain foods) and to permit the limited use of food...

FMD in the UK: restrictions extended

The Standing Veterinary Committee (SVC) voted in favour of a European Commission proposal to prolong the restrictions still applying to the United Kingdom with regard...

BSE: Japan faces public fears

On September 12, Japan's farm ministry began checking feed plants and asked local authorities for a nationwide inspection in an attempt to ease public concern...

Australia bans Japanese beef

Following news of a possible mad cow outbreak last week in Japan Australia has banned imports of Japanese beef.    A dairy cow in Japan's Chiba...

Spanish swine fever restrictions lifted

The Standing Veterinary Committee (SVC) today voted in favour of a European Commission proposal to reduce the area in Spain from which the export of...

Marine nutraceutical gets GRAS status

Marine-based nutraceuticals company Ocean Nutrition Canada Ltd. (ONC) announced this week that it had achieved GRAS (generally recognised as safe) status for its omega-3 concentrated...

Latin labelling for fish?

Claims that the EU is planning to ban the English names of fish and force retailers to replace them with Latin names on food packaging...

1st case of mad cow in Japan

A cow suspected of having mad cow disease has been found in Shiroi, Chiba Prefecture, east of Tokyo, the Chiba prefecture government said on September...

Request for ban on ephedra

The Public Health Research Group, a consumer advocacy group based in Washington, and the pharmacologist Raymond Woosley have written to the US Food and Drug...

Monitoring the food safety

The Steritech Group, Inc., a provider of food safety and environmental hygiene audits, has launched PracticeFoodSafety™, a comprehensive food safety management system for the hospitality...

S. Korea bans Japanese beef

On September 10, South Korea announced that it will ban the import of beef and processed beef products from Japan where a dairy cow suspected...

Greenpeace denounced patent of 'living beings'

On September 10, the Ecologist group Greenpeace condemned the granting of a European patent for a genetic tweak that can make salmon grow eight times...

On demand Supplier Webinars

Colouring Foods: Market trends and technical challenges
DIANA, FOOD DIVISION
All supplier webinars