All news articles for November 2017

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News in brief

GM sugar beet given all-clear for EU renewal

By Niamh Michail

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) scientists have cleared a genetically modified sugar beet developed by Monsanto and KWS for reauthorisation in the EU.

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Calcium sorbate to be banned in EU

By Niamh Michail

The preservative calcium sorbate is to be banned in the European Union due to a lack of safety data, the Commission has said.

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EFRA slams accreditation process in 2 Sisters inquiry

By Joseph James Whitworth

A committee looking into alleged lapses at a 2 Sisters poultry site has described the accreditation process as having a ‘patchwork nature’ and said it appears ‘relatively simple’ for someone to hide infractions.

Risk communication must improve before consumers will accept genome editing technology ©Gio_tto/iStock

Consumer understanding of genome editing ‘essential’ – BfR

By Katy Askew

Educating consumers about the nature of emerging genome editing methodology and appropriate risk communication will be “essential” to developing a public discourse around this new technology, according to German research and scientific advisory body BfR.

Unilever, Coop, Spar, Migros and Agropur in recalls

Food Safety Recall round-up 8-16 November 2017

Recalls: Insects, norovirus and Listeria

By Joseph James Whitworth

Recalls and alerts were made by UK, US, Ireland, Canada, Belgium, New Zealand, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Switzerland, Germany, Austria and Croatia.

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