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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...

GM labelling laws tighten up in Australia

Australian and New Zealand Food Standards Ministers meeting on Wednesday approved stricter labelling for genetically modified foods and a new food standard setting safe levels...

EU to review defenses against food attack

The European Union needs an "urgent review"of its defence mechanisms against any potential bio-terrorism attack on its food chain, EU Food Safety Commissioner David Byrne...

Herbal tinctures and extracts rejected as alcoholic beverages

On October 15, the Superior Court of California threw out lawsuits brought against the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) citing that herbal tinctures and extracts...

Warning over irradiated food supplements

The UK Food Commission on Tuesday issued a warning that two leading UK health food companies are continuing to sell irradiated food supplements. The...

GM labelling bill defeated in Canada

A bill that would have mandated labelling of all foods in Canada containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) was defeated in the Canadian House of Commons...

China to establish official organic regulations

The Chinese capital is to set up official regulations for management of the organic food market, according to government officials. Organic food that does...

Food & Nutrition conference tackles food safety

Food and nutrition experts, registered dietitians, educators and professional chefs from across the country will meet in St. Louis from Oct. 20 to 23 for...

Focus on US and EU food biotech

Biotech developments in American and EU Regulations are under the spotlight next week as food industry professionals gather in Washington to attend "The Future of...

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 &...