Swine fever - France bans all Spanish pig imports
France has decided to ban all imports of live pigs and pork
products from Spain after new cases of swine fever were detected
New cases of foot-and-mouth in Brazil
Nine new cattle showed clinical signs of foot-and-mouth disease in
Brazil's Rio Grande do Sul state, over two months since the virus
hit state farms in May.
ANZFA reviews first irradiation application
The Australia New Zealand Food Authority (ANZFA) called for a
second round of public consultation for the irradiation of herbs,
spices, herbal infusions, peanuts, almond, cashews and pistachio
Radioactivity in foodstuffs, FSA calls for comments
The UK Food Standards Agency is currently seeking views from the
food industry on the European Commission's proposal to introduce
legislation controlling radioactivity in foodstuffs.
Protective measures to protect against BSE
As an effort to keep BSE out of the food chain, a new certification
system to determine the condittions under which beef and beef
products may enter Australia is to take effect on September 16,
Beef industry supports nutrition labels for meat
The National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) announced that it
supports the federal government's proposed fresh meat nutrition
Philippine gov hunts out harmful soy sauce
Philippine Trade and Industry Secretary Manuel Roxas sent
government teams to grocery stores nationwide to search for
imported sauces, which British health authorities say contain high
levels of chemicals that cause cancer if taken...
Strict soy labelling from September
The Chinese government's new standards on soy sauce, designed to
give Chinese consumers information about a potential cancer-causing
compound, will be officially implemented Sept. 1, 2001.
National Food Administration warns about "energy" drinks
The Swedish National Food Administration reported that "energy"
drinks containing caffeine and taurine should not be used as
thirst-quenchers or mixed with alcohol.
Food to Cuba, US clears the way
The Bush administration on Thursday published new regulations
clearing the way for U.S. sales to Cuba of food, soft drinks,
tobacco, cotton and other agricultural commodities.
EU claims livestock bans unfair
The European Union has complained at World Trade Organisation talks
about countries keeping wide bans on EU livestock and other goods
despite the curbing of foot-and-mouth.
New EU quota for Brazil's soluble coffee
On July 11, the European Union said it was creating a new duty-free
import quota for soluble coffee, ending a trade row with Brazil.
Ban on UK meat and milk products prolonged by EU
In a statement released on July 11, the European Commission said
that the ban on exports of live animals susceptible to
foot-and-mouth disease and the ban on untreated fresh meat and
fresh milk and milk products from Britain, due...
Expert in foodborne illnesses chosen for top US food safety position
Elsa Murano, an expert on foodborne illnesses and microbiologist at
Texas A&M University has been nominated to oversee the USDA
Food Safety & Inspection Service.
Gulf Arab states withdraw Spanish olive oil
Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain have taken steps to
withdraw all Spanish olive oil from the market following the
discovery of benzopyrene in olive-pomace oil.