Food safety

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Ground-breaking trial gives new hope for peanut allergies

By Oliver Morrison

A trial suggests that oral immunotherapy treatment, which involves repeated exposure over time to gradually increase doses of the allergen, could allow sufferers to increase their tolerance to peanuts. They would not be able to eat nuts at will, but their...

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...

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Anti-E171 group claims small battle in long war

By Oliver Morrison

Food safety campaigners are hopeful the European Commission will rethink its stance on titanium dioxide (or E171) after a committee voted down new specifications for E171 and instead passed a resolution calling on the EC to remove E171 from the list of...

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Gen Z not ready to eat lab-grown meat: study

By Oliver Morrison

Australian research claims consumers aged between 18 and 25 view cultured meat “with disgust”, despite concerns about the environment and animal welfare being rife within the cohort.

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Italy ups ante in NutriScore battle

By Oliver Morrison

Italy has again raised its opposition to the NutriScore food labelling scheme, which it says unfairly discriminates against traditional Italian delicacies.

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New campaign champions environmental benefits of meat

By Oliver Morrison

With livestock ‘getting blamed for everything from cancer to climate change’, the British Meat Processors Association has launched a new website to promote the environmental benefits of eating beef and other animals.