From contaminated infant formula, to fake rice, edible glitter cakes and the Horsemeat scandal, attendees at the recent FSAI Conference (Food Safety Authority Ireland) in Dublin (August 21-22) were told challenging times lie ahead.
The European Food Standards Authority has clarified its stance on ground flaxseed after UK media reports suggested that the safety watchdog was warning that too much of it could expose people to toxic levels of cyanide.
Microbial detection company Hygiena says cannabis is rapidly expanding as an ingredient in foods such as baked goods, oils, drinks and butter, but due to its popularity companies run a higher risk of producing contaminated and unsafe products.
EFSA’s decision-making process may have been biased by ‘conflicts of interest’ and the distribution and sale of aspartame in the EU should be suspended, says the author of a new research dossier calling the safety of the sweetener into question.
The profit-driven focus of the food sector places pressure on employees and the food chain to deliver products at the lowest possible cost. Ultimately, this increases the risk of food fraud, according to Arun Chauhan, fraud expert and founder of Tenet...
Systech, primarily known for its serialization, traceability, anti-counterfeiting, pharmaceutical regulations and supply chain technology, has expanded into Food & Beverages introducing its UniSecure platform at AIPIA.