All news articles for September 2013

EFSA highlights 3-MCPD risk in vegetable fats

EFSA highlights risk from potential carcinogen in vegetable fats

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Very young children and the elderly may be at particular risk from a potentially carcinogenic chemical compound formed in margarines, bread and vegetable oils when heated, according to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

Simon Coveney, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH IRISH AGRICULTURE MINISTER

Irish minister commits to growing dairy production by 50% in 5 years

By Fiona Barry

Enda Kenny, Ireland’s Prime Minister, and Simon Coveney, the Irish Minister for Agriculture said the country will take advantage of changes to Europe’s CAP (Common Agricultural Policy) which will allow increased dairy production.

UK Salmonella Gold-Coast outbreak

Salmonella outbreak sickens 18 in UK

By Joe Whitworth

An outbreak of Salmonella that has sickened at least 18 people is being investigated by the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA).

Indonesia’s plantation war with foreign conglomerates

Special report: Part II

Indonesia’s plantation war with foreign conglomerates

By Rick Beckmann, senior foreign legal counsel, and Aldi Rakhmatillah, associate, of Susandarini & Partners, in association with Norton Rose Fulbright Australia

How should Indonesia and, more to the point, the local community, benefit from foreign investment in plantations?

Twitter, Facebook and other social media outlets can be 'a minefield', warns a leading expert

Social media ‘minefield’ warning for food suppliers

By Rick Pendrous

Social media is a “minefield” and is forcing food manufacturers and retailers to radically change their business systems and the way they manage consumer complaints, according to the boss of a leading food chain traceability and auditing software company.

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