The UK has confirmed it will ‘consider’ relaxing the European Union’s controversial decision to include gene editing techniques within its regulatory framework that restricts the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the food chain after Brexit.
The Commission's general food law proposal must be significantly amended to prevent companies withholding safety information on chemicals in food in the name of protecting trade secrets, ClientEarth lawyers say.
German biotech company c-LEcta has completed a financing round the proceeds from which, the company reveals, will be used to develop new products for the food industry and to support international expansion.
The European Union has the “most stringent and controlled” food chain in the world, the bloc’s health and food safety chief suggested after food safety regulators found more than 96% of food is within legal limits for pesticide residue.
A staggering 38% of global cocoa is lost each year to disease or pests - and this figure looks set to rise - yet research is scant compared to rice, corn or wheat. Why is this and what is being done to reduce it?
Consumers want clean, healthy food. But are companies providing it and what if demands for clean food are in direct conflict with food safety or sustainability? Four industry stakeholders debated the issue at this week's IFT in Chicago.
Greenyard Foods has estimated that the cost of its massive Listeria recall will total at least €30m after the Belgian vegetable processor was forced to pull frozen vegetables processed at its Hungarian production plant from shelves across Europe.
Undeclared allergens at 'concerning' concentrations in packaged food are causing accidental allergic reactions, according to a study. "There is a perception that food allergens are no longer an issue," says one expert. "This is...
The type of isuglucose currently used in Europe poses no greater health risk than sucrose – but if manufacturers increase its proportion of fructose, the potential risks must be communicated, said the German risk authority.