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Sensitive labels reveal food damage

US food safety technology company Cox Technologies, Inc., announced this week a sales alliance with Volk Enterprises, Inc. Cox Technologies and Volk Enterprises, a...

Single food agency, Bush revisits

The potential merger of the dozen or so US federal agencies that monitor food safety, an idea long popular among American Democrats, is getting a...

European Food Authority revision

In November 2000 the European Commission put forward a proposal for a Regulation laying down the general principles of food law and establishing the European...

Race case against Cargill

Twenty-five current and former African-American employees at Cargill, Inc. filed a sweeping, company-wide race discrimination class action case against the food distribution giant, a Business...

WTO farm deal a success, EU hails

Europe's farm chief Franz Fischler last week defended the deal hammered out by trade ministers in Doha to launch a new global trade round, saying...

Illegal food additive recalled

The Australia New Zealand Food Authority (ANZFA) on Thursday, after consultation with State and Territory health authorities, has recommended a nation-wide recall of mini-cup jelly...

WTO closes and EU is upbeat

As the fourth World Trade Organisation drew to a close on Wednesday trade ministers from 142 countries reached a final agreement on a new round...

AFSSA proposes sheep ban

French food safety agency AFSSA on Wednesday proposed toughening a ban on lamb from flocks infected with scrapie because of concern that such meat could...

Food production must evolve, EU warns

At a round table discussion meeting with leading farming representatives, food producers, retailers, consumer experts and scientists in Madrid, EU Commissioner David Byrne for Health...

Canadian canola growers determined

Canada, one of the world's largest agricultural exporters, is planting ever more genetically modified crops, despite worries about a key export market and consumer concerns...

World organisations commit for food safety

At the recent WTO Conference in Doha, Qatar, five international organisations issued a joint statement committing themselves to help developing countries' participate more fully in...

US may tighten guidelines on drug approvals

US regulators are considering tighter guidelines for the approval of some drugs, making some of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies rethink their research efforts. The...

Trehalose gains EU novel food approval

The European Commission has recently approved the use of new food ingredient trehalose as a novel food in the EU. This approval follows authorisation...

Schweppes has clearance for Orangina purchase

The European Commission has granted clearance under the European Union's merger control law to the proposed acquisition by UK soft drinks company Cadbury Schweppes Plc...

Activated lactoferrin achieves GRAS status

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has designated activated lactoferrin as Generally Recognised as Safe (GRAS). This new status brings the new food safety...

Spinal cord found in Dutch imported beef

Spinal cord has been found in beef imported from The Netherlands into the UK, the UK Food Standards Agency reports this week. Bovine spinal...

Greenpeace Canada attacks health minister over GMO labelling

Greenpeace Canada lambasted the country's largest grocery chain and Health Minister Allan Rock on Monday for failing to support mandatory labelling of genetically engineered (GE)...

Consumers and producers drive change in food safety policy

A shift in attitudes of both consumers and producers is required if society's expectations of food and agricultural policy are to be met, EU Commissioner...

Bioterrorism fears inspire food industry regulations

U.S. consumer advocates hoped fears of terrorism would spur the government to impose new regulations on the food industry, an Associated Press report reveals this...

Amino acid sources must be controlled, states advisory panel

Companies that make amino acids used in pharmaceuticals and vaccines should not use cattle and sheep from mad cow-infected countries as a source, a U.S....

Consumer group calls for more food safety funding

Seafood, eggs, fruits and vegetables accounted for the highest number of foodborne illness outbreaks between 1990 and 2001, a consumer group reported on October 24...

US nutrition bars fail label claims

More than 60 per cent of nutrition bars tested in a recent survey failed to live up to their label claims, independent researcher ConsumerLab.com reports...

NZ gov to end GMO trial ban

The New Zealand government will next week end a 16-month ban on new "field" trials of genetically-modified organisms (GMO), despite opposition from a key political...

BSE still possible in sheep and goats, EU scientists warn

To date there is no evidence that BSE is present in sheep and goats under field conditions but BSE cannot be excluded, scientists from the...