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Ireland gets stricter on food safety

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) announced last week that all Irish food businesses who are served Closure Orders, Prohibition Orders, and Improvement Orders...

FSA tackles food poisoning

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) has announced the benchmark against which it will measure the trend of foodborne illness in the UK over the...

GM monitoring preferred - study suggests

According to a new Canadian federal study, a chief safety officer should be appointed to oversee the safety of genetically modified (GM) foods in Canada,...

Committee for the fruit & vegetable industry

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced the creation of a Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee whose responsibility will be to help the...

Helva products contaminated

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) is advising consumers to avoid batches of certain specific helva products following tests that have found them to be...

Ukraine improves food safety standards

Ukraine's food industry has experienced double-digit growth in the past couple of years, but food quality, safety and controls are still not close to international...

Copper keeps the food bugs away

The use of copper surfaces for food preparation in factories, shops, hospitals, restaurants and the home could help reduce the risk of infection by potentially...

NZ goes forward on GMOs

The New Zealand Royal Commission on Genetic Modification has recommended that research on genetically modified (GM) crops and animals "proceed with caution," elating the nation's...

FSA holds meeting in Wales

Food labelling and nutrition will be on the agenda next month when the Food Standards Agency's Advisory Committee for Wales brings its open meeting to...

4th BSE case in Denmark

A cow was found infected with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in Ringsted, Denmark, the Danish Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries said on August 22.   ...

EC allocates money for vineyards restructuring

The European Commission has adopted two decisions on the restructuring and conversion of vineyards.    Following notification by Member States on 30 June 2001 of the...

Thai govt increases food safety measures

The Thai government has stepped up food safety measures and will reward people who detect imported products that fail to meet sanitary standards, reports the...

Meeting over new Chinese GMO rules

According to an industry official, leaders of the American soybean industry will hold talks with government officials in China this week to clear the air...

GM soybean: no evidence of health risk

On August 20, the European Commission said that it had no scientific evidence of health risks from a brand of genetically modified soybeans that the...

Warning about jelly cup candy

The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers of a potential choking hazard posed by conjac (devil's root or konnyakku) jelly cups imported...

Congress on food safety in Finland

The International Congress on Food Safety and Toxicology will be held in Kuopio, Finland on August 24-25.2001. The topics addressed will be food safety, hygiene...

Halal certification board for Philippines

In a bid to improve the Philippine "halal" industry President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has started steps to develop a local "halal" food industry with possible exports...

Ag subsidies to be phased out

According to Lord Whitty, British agriculture minister, subsidies for food production would be removed within a decade, and farmers should adapt to new circumstances if...

Most soy sauces cleared in Australia-New Zealand

The Australia New Zealand Food Authority (ANZFA) said three soy sauces remain barred from supermarket shelves, two under the Golden Mountain brand and one under...

Tighter rules for health claims?

British food producers say they would have serious reservations about any move by Brussels to subject claims they make about their products to tighter scrutiny,...

High cancer causing chemicals in greek oil

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) issued further advice on olive-pomace oil on Wednesday, following notification from the European Commission of unacceptably high levels of...

Mercury-free food sterilisation

Xenon Corp. was granted a contract to partner with Dr. A. Demirci in the US Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University,...

USDA tightens BSE measures

In the latest precautionary move against BSE, the US Department of Agriculture stated this week that it is to amend the regulations to prohibit, with...

Plain talk for allergen labelling

Plain language is the key to future food allergen labelling. This was the resounding message from American food manufacturers speaking at the Food and Drug...

Cornmeal violates JAS law

According to the Japanese ministry of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries, 11 of 59 soybean and corn-processed products subject to a government investigation were found to...

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