Food Safety & Quality

ANSES: ‘We have questions about nanomaterials'

ANSES: ‘We have questions about nanomaterials'

By Will Chu

In light of the recent ruling concerning titanium dioxide, French authorities have cast the net wider and urged caution over the use of nanomaterials in food as well as in antibacterial products.

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More evidence links screen time with childhood obesity

By Oliver Morrison

With the food industry under increased pressure to promote healthier diets, address obesity and reduce diet-related diseases, more evidence emerges to suggest environmental factors, specifically screen time and poor sleep, may go hand-in-hand with overconsumption.

NIZO shares insight into the latest advances in maintaining protein functionality / Pic: GettyImages-Christoph Burgstedt

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Industry insights from NIZO: The latest innovation maintaining protein functionality

By René Floris, NIZO Food Research Division Manager

The need to preserve protein functionality is prompting food makers to explore ‘milder processing’ than traditional heat treatment. In his second monthly column, René Floris, NIZO Food Research Division Manager and member of the FoodNavigator expert advisory...

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French butchers reject calls for ban on nitrates in food products

By Oliver Morrison

With the French Assembly set to vote on 28 January on legislation aiming to ban the use of nitrates in food products, the Federation of Industrial Charcutiers (FICT) claims there are no health risks associated with the use of nitrites at the current recommended...

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How safe is your sage? Study uncovers high levels of adulteration

By Katy Askew

A fresh study looking at the authenticity of popular herb sage finds that more than a quarter of products sampled in the UK are adulterated. The results, the researchers say, emphasise that global herb supply chains are susceptible to food fraud.

Albert Heijn initially used DNA traceability to confirm its chicken was slow-growth and has extended this approach to beef and pork / Pic: GettyImages-leischkadesign

Meat transparency: The answer could be in the DNA

By Katy Askew

Today’s consumers expect heightened levels of traceability – particularly when it comes to meat. Dutch retailer Albert Heijn is working with its suppliers and DNA testing expert IdentiGEN to provide shoppers with certainty around the meat they eat.

BfR has stressed the African Swine Fever virus cannot be transferred to humans. Pic: GettyImages/Teamjackson

Can eating pork from ASF-infected pigs make you sick?

By Flora Southey

How is African Swine Fever transmitted? And can eating foods from infected animals make you sick? BfR has answered a selection of FAQs following the first confirmed case of African Swine Fever in Germany.

Climate change will have a negative impact on food safety and we are unprepared, FAO warns / pic: iStock/f9photos

Climate change is making our food less safe: FAO

By Katy Askew

Climate change is putting food safety at risk and action is needed to prepare the food system for the challenges ahead, according to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). FoodNavigator speaks to the FAO’s Vittorio Fattori, Food Safety and...

Edeka extends trial of produce treated with Apeel

Apeel and Edeka extend tie-up to fight food waste

By Katy Askew

Following on from a successful pilot of Apeel’s food waste reduction technology, Germany retailer Edeka and the US food tech company are extending their ‘joint commitment’ against food waste.

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