The Codex Alimentarius Commission has set new internationalstandards on maximum allowed levels of contaminants, including lead, cadmium,and aflatoxins.
The National Heart Alliance (NHA) and Irish Heart Foundation (IHF) have joined calls for tougher action on food marketing to kids.
EFSA has launched an open consultation on the approach of its panel on GMOs in assessing hybrid genetically modified (GM) crops.
A coalition of UK food, soft drink and advertising industries have signed and submitted a response to Ofcom's consultation on food marketing to children.
The globalisation of the food industry is driving the harmonisation of ingredient regulations, though its still a jungle out there, as IFT conference delegates learnt last week.
The US is pushing to insert a special clause in trade negotiations in Geneva this week that would make its use of farm subsidies immune from prosecution, according to Oxfam.
Danish company, Chr. Hansen has announced that it has won a patent case to protect its natural LiquidCap colour, a result that protects not only Chr. Hansen but also the...
The EU's approach to GM food regulation has little theoretical basis, and panders to the fears and prejudices of its citizens, according to a US scientist.
British charity, the National Heart Foundation, has announced it is withdrawing its action to sue the communications watchdog Ofcom after the regulator said it would welcome consultation of the proposals...
The European Food Safety Authority has moved to restate it plans for co-operation with member states in the risk assessment of genetically modified (GM) foods, as the EU Environment Council's...
Dairy Crest has criticised Britain's advert watchdog for telling the company to drop claims that its omega-3 milk could improve children's ability to learn.
In the US, the role of court action in defining limits not set by regulators is generating a flood of costly court cases for the food industry: much unnecessary, and...
The UK's FSA has expressed 'disappointment' at Ofcom's proposals on junk food advertising to kids, arguing that they are an insufficient response to the problem posed to children's health.
There was unanimous approval yesterday for a ministerial declaration on the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture.
Cargill Sweetness Solutions has welcomed the change in EU law surrounding the sweetener erythritol, saying it will give food and beverage manufactures across Europe greater flexibility in developing their products.
The UK advertising regulator Ofcom is under pressure to reconsider its rejection of a 9pm watershed ban on junk food advertising, according to a UK newspaper.
The WTO director general explains why he thinks the Doha round of agricultural trade negotiations has been more difficult than expected.
Revisions to the EU's food additives and sweeteners legislation includes stricter requirements on the use of nitrites and nitrates in meat, and approvals for seven new ingredients.
Proposed changes to the EU's regulation on novel foods would boost product innovation in the industry, and make cross-border trading easier, the European Commission says in a consultative document.
Europe's food safety authority has announced the appointment of almost 200 scientists to its scientific committee and panels, yet more new appointments at EFSA following the announcement that a new...
The CIAA has called on the EU to maintain pressure on negotiating partners in order to ensure a balanced and successful outcome to the current round of WTO talks.
There is no reason for the EU to put more agricultural concessions on the table at the WTO, according to current EC president Josef Proll.
Robert Speiser, director of EuSalt, tells FoodNavigator why he strongly disputes the need for salt intake restriction guidelines.
The threshold for the contamination of organic products with genetically modified organisms (GMO) was one of the most controversial issues discussed by EU agriculture ministers this week.
The UK's Food Standards Agency is seeking views and comments on proposed amendments to European colour regulations covering Sunset Yellow FCF (E 110) and Titanium Dioxide (E 171).