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BSE controls reviewed

Britain's Food Standards Agency (FSA) is to review the Over Thirty Month (OTM) rule, which currently prohibits the sale of meat for human consumption from...

Global unity for food labels?

The International Association of Consumer Food Organisations(IACFO) is calling on a committee of the UN World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation,...

Quorn: a fungus, a mushroom, a mycoprotein?

Producers of the meat alternative Quorn claim it tastes like chicken, while a consumer group is insisting that Americans be told it is a fungus...

Down and out ... in US labs?

Lax security and dilapidated federal laboratories that test animals for deadly diseases like anthrax and mad cow disease are putting the livestock industry at risk,...

EU antifraud arm investigates wine alcohol trade

The European Union's main antifraud office is investigating the wine alcohol trade for possible corruption, the office confirmed to Friday's Wall Street Journal. The EU...

GM labelling: food manufacturers warn MPs

Food retailers and food manufacturers in Canada have warned MPs that mandatory labels on genetically modified food would lead food manufacturers to reject Canadian corn,...

Asda wins European court battle over Parma ham

An adviser to the European Union's highest court has given UK supermarket chain Asda permission to carry on slicing its Parma ham outside of the...

Food manufacturers who mislead consumers are named and shamed

The UK Consumers' Association sought to "name and shame" food manufacturers who use misleading labelling this week when it revealed details of food products which...

Better cattle conditions: better food

In the aftermath of the mad cow and other food scare crises, European consumers are more and more concerned about "farm to fork" food safety....

Support for US government's National Biotechnology Week

Last week's US Senate resolution to declare this week, 21-28 April, 2002, National Biotechnology Week, has been welcomed by The Alliance for Better Foods, an...

Food agency launches safety guide

The Australia New Zealand Food Authority (ANZFA) has developed a new guide to help food businesses understand and comply with the requirements to keep food...

EU upholds hormone decision

The EU Scientific Committee on Veterinary Measures relating to Public Health (SCVPH) confirmed on Tuesday that the use of hormones as growth promoters for cattle...

Codex to mirror growing food safety fears

For the first time in its 40 years of existence, , the international food code, is to be evaluated by the Food and Agriculture Organisation...

Handful of confectioners fall foul of labelling laws

A survey carried out by the UK Food Standards Agency to determine if the legal requirements relating to colours in confectionery were being observed found...

Approval for controversial GM grain ?

US biotechnology company Monsanto said on Monday it was seeking full US regulatory approval for a gene-altered canola variety that sparked a product recall in...

Suspect FMD case in UK

Britain's farmers were back on red alert on Thursday when a farm in northern England was sealed off after a cow was found to be...

Traceability in food chain shows huge variation among sectors

A preliminary study carried out by Britain's Food Standards Agency suggests that systems in the food chain that allow food, ingredients, feed and animals to...

EU criticises French anti-BSE measures

British farmers accused France of hypocrisy this week over its ban on British beef, after a European Union report criticised domestic French measures to control...

Mycotoxins in Britain's rice 'low or non-detectable'

A British survey testing mycotoxins in retail rice has found levels in all the samples tested to be below current or proposed EC limits. Mycotoxins...

Food crops hold potential dangers to immune system

Pesticides developed in the hope that they may be safer than older chemicals known to cause cancer may be only slightly better, researchers said on...

Step closer towards European Food Safety Authority

A further step towards the implementation of the new European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) took place this week when the European Commission announced a short...

Lift on US poultry ban unlikely

The Russian government is sceptical about lifting a ban on US poultry imports by the 10 April deadline because the United States is unlikely to...

China considers new biotechnology law

China is considering a law to regulate the use of biotechnology in agricultural production to protect people's health and the environment, state media said on...

Polish resistance to food liberalisation

Poland, the largest candidate for entry to the European Union, may miss out on liberalisation of farm trade between the bloc and applicant countries unless...

FDA bans more konjac products

US Food and Drug Administration this week announced recalls of mini jelly candies (or mini-cup gel candy) because these products present a choking hazard. These...