Food Safety & Quality

EFSA appoints committee

EFSA appoints committee

The European Food Safety Authority's scientific committee says that
its panels have now been appointed, opening the way for the body to
start work on streamlining safety within the European food and
drinks industry.

Safer onions?

Safer onions?

Avure Technologies has supplied a high-pressure processing (HPP)
system to a US-based food company which aims to increase the safety
of processed onion.

OIE rules on UK beef

OIE rules on UK beef

A decision by the OIE, the world organisation for animal health, to
modify BSE risk levels could lead to the UK having the same status
as the rest of Europe.

BSE detection goes live

BSE detection goes live

An American and a German scientist have developed a test that can
detect BSE, or mad cow disease, in live cattle. The innovation
could provide a breakthrough in the fight to eradicate the disease.

EC bans additive

EC bans additive

The European Commission has announced the permanent withdrawal of
the confectionery additive konjac (E425). The move comes after
fears that the additive can potentially cause fatal choking.

FDA food safety statement

FDA food safety statement

The US Food and Drug Administration has released a statement on the
National Academy of Sciences' report, 'Scientific Criteria to
Ensure Safe Food'. The report has been received as a reinforcement
of the FDA's...

Food safety seminar

Food safety seminar

UK-based Food Industry Training - Reading is to organise a seminar
on current key issues affecting food safety, particularly in the
UK. 'Due diligence underpins everything that the UK food
industry does,' said the group...

FSAI embraces transparency

FSAI embraces transparency

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) yesterday made a
further step towards openness and transparency with the launch of a
new tool to improve the flow of information between consumer and
state and to gauge industry views on...

Food safety not a game

Food safety not a game

"Food safety is not a political football," the European
Consumers Organisation BEUC has said in response to reports on a
proposal to divide the location of the EFSA between Finland and
Italy.

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