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FDA advisory panel to discuss new labeling for Wyeth-Ayerst's Rapamune

A group of advisors to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will meet on January 24 to provide recommendations to the agency about possible...

France's Glavany hints no early end to UK beef ban

French farm minister Jean Glavany gave another hint on Wednesday that Paris would not rush to remove its ban on British beef over mad cow...

FAO and WHO hold first global forum of food safety regulators

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) are to convene a Global Forum of Food Safety Regulators in Marrakech,...

US and EU banana dispute reaches an end

European Union agriculture ministers adopted regulations for a new banana-import system Wednesday, formally marking an end to a long-running dispute with the United States and...

Food fight continues between Parma and Helsinki

A battle between the Italian city of Parma and Finland's capital Helsinki over who should host a prestigious European food safety agency is rapidly turning...

UK Food Agency draws together discussion group on BSE

The UK Food Standards Agency is to draw together a representative group of consumer and food-industry stakeholders with a specific interest in BSE. The group...

European Food Summit scheduled for April 2002

The next European Food Summit entitled "Quality for a Confident Consumer" will take place at the Palais des Expositions in Brussels on 11 and 12...

Wrangles delay decision on EFSA location

EU leaders, after hours of wrangling, were cited as failing to take a decision on Saturday at their year-end summit on where to locate a...

Blair urges Jospin to resume British beef imports

Prime Minister Tony Blair has urged his French counterpart, Lionel Jospin, to allow British farmers to resume exports of beef to France, officials at a...

Thai food authority moves closer

A plan for the Agriculture Ministry to be the focal point of a new Food Authority of Thailand has been approved in principle by Prime...

BSE in Austria could raise organic stakes

Confirmation of the first BSE case in Austria this week is expected to boost demand for organic foods. However experts warn that any such boom...

Slovakia reports fifth mad cow case

Slovakia's fifth case of mad cow disease surfaced on Friday, three months after the country became the second central European state to discover the brain-wasting...

Food agency warns about choking sweets

The UK Food Standards Agency advised recently that children should not eat certain mini cup fruit jelly products that contain Konjac because of the risk...

Austria reports first BSE case

Austria has announced its first case of BSE. Discovered within the country's routine testing programme, the case was found in a middle-sized farm in Gmuend...

Cure the source, FAO comments on FMD crisis

Effective control of the global threat of Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) requires a concerted international strategy to combat and control it at the source, including in...

France mulls over EU court hearing

France will make sure that it protects consumers as it decides how to respond to a ruling by the EU's top court that it is...

No BSE infectivity in gelatine, more evidence

All commonly used processes in the bovine bone gelatin manufacturing process that have the potential to remove and/or inactivate BSE pathogens, are totally effective, according...

EU court says French ban on British beef is illegal

France is breaking European Union law by banning British beef over fears of mad cow disease, the EU's highest court said on Thursday. The final...

Finland, last minute campaigning for food agency

Finland's prime minister said on Wednesday European Union leaders should agree to base a planned European Union food agency in Helsinki at an upcoming summit....

US urges EU to end GM Foods ban

A senior U.S. official said on Wednesday it was "urgent" for the European Union to find a way to end a three-year-old ban on approvals...

Broad mandate for new European Food Safety Authority

The Europeans new edifice to food safety and stronger principles for EU food law moved closer to existence this week when, at a second reading,...

End in sight for French ban of British beef

Britain's farmers expressed confidence on Tuesday that France's unilateral ban on British beef due to mad cow fears would be ruled as illegal by the...

Hemp as novel food, ANZFA considers

The Australia New Zealand Food Authority (ANZFA) on Wednesday invited public comment on a number of proposed changes to the Food Standards Code, including the...

USDA will not close meat processing plants

The U.S. Agriculture Department has announced it will not close meat processing plants that violate its salmonella safety standard, The Wall Street Journal reported on...

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