US food irradiation specialists Surebeam and Food Technology have
both announced quarterly results which indicate that, despite the
recent E. coli outbreaks, uptake of irradiation is still not widely
accepted in the US.
Since the recent trial launch of its square soup cans in two of its
UK stores, the packaging industry has been keenly observing
proceedings at supermarket group J. Sainsbury's. The retailer made
the bold move to trial the new...
The UK-based Silsoe Research Institute has developed a power saw
that can more efficiently strip the spines out of cattle and sheep
carcasses, claiming to further cut the risk of infecting people
with the agent that causes the fatal...
Shares of Surebeam, the US provider of electronic beam food safety
systems, yesterday soared more than 30 per cent after the company
won its latest grocery contract amid concern over meat safety
following several US outbreaks of food-borne...
European Commissioner for Research Philippe Busquin has issued a
thinly veiled attack on opponents to 'new technologies' in Europe,
warning that European competitiveness in agriculture could be
harmed through 'through...
All Member States must fully and swiftly implement the 1998
European Directive on the legal protection of biotechnological
inventions or Europe will fall behind its competitors in this
crucial sector - so the European Commission warned...
The European Commission releases results of an investigative report
into the use and labelling of food irradiation in Europe today.
Findings reveal that out of more than 6500 food samples checked for
irradiation, 1.5 per cent were...
US food companies can seek federal approval to avoid using the word
"irradiation" on labels of foods treated with the disease-killing
process, and instead use language such as "cold pasteurisation,"
the US Food...
The UK's fears about GM foods, and the insistence of the government
that GM trials should continue - highlighted by the publication of
the Consumers' Association report which we also report on today -
are shared by the Swiss...