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No BSE in sheep, British vets confirm

Tests on Britain's current sheep flock have so far yielded no evidence of mad cow disease, but officials said earlier research on samples taken in...

Opportunities in Australia for ingredients companies

New flavours, baking inclusions, and functional food ingredients may be the answer to increased exports to Australia for food ingredient companies, market analysts Frost &...

Member states demand stricter GM labelling

A number of European Union member states want stricter labelling and traceability rules in place before a ban on approvals for new strains of genetically...

SCF guidelines on vitamins and minerals

The European Commission recently added to the EC Health and Consumer Protection web site opinions and guidelines from the Scientific Committee on Food (SCF).    This...

ANZFA helps consumer to understand new food labelling

Australian consumers will be able find their way around the new food labelling standards thanks to an information poster campaign launched by the Australia New...

Success of new European Food Authority rests on harmonisation of food laws

The European Union's new food regulatory regime can be understood as a political, rather than science-based solution to the problem of recurrent food crises that...

European consumer focus of October meeting

The consumer is the prime focus of an annual meeting to take place this month within the walls of the European Commission and food, no...

New service for food packaging industry

EFSIS, the leading independent third party inspection and certification specialist, has introduced a new service for the packaging industry, following the launch of the Standard...

France creates organic food agency

France on Monday created a new agency dedicated to promote and develop organic food and agriculture in the country, officials said.    The semi-public "Agence Bio",...

ANZFA imposes strict limits for soy sauce additive

In response to recent concerns raised in relation to possible contamination of soy and oyster sauce products the Australian and New Zealand Food Authority (ANZFA)...

China to improve food safety before WTO entry

China has succeeded in providing enough food for most of its populaion of 1.3 billion, but food safety has emerged as a new national concern,...

EU states agree on label rules for animal feed

European Union countries on Thursday agreed on new rules on labelling animal feed, in a move to tighten existing laws after a series of food...

Live debate on EU and US GM food issues

The US-based Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology announced this week that it is to host a debate on issues facing Europe and the US...

FSAI aims for 100 per cent food safety compliance

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) this week announced details of three Closure Orders served on Irish food companies. The Orders are served in...

US food safety system to be strengthened, not restructured

Speaking in a testimony before the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, C. Manly Molpus, president and CEO of the Grocery Manufacturers of America(GMA) outlined a four-point...

FSA warns of salmonella infected peanuts

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) advised consumers on Wednesday to avoid a particular batch of Farmer Brand Garlic Flavoured Peanuts (in shells) following tests...

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...