Codex Alimentarius

Codex Alimentarius Commission adopts food safety guidelines

Codex agrees on Salmonella and parasite control guidelines

By Joseph James Whitworth

Guidelines for the control of Salmonella in beef and pork and on hygiene to control foodborne parasites were among the decisions taken during the first day of the Codex Alimentarius Commission meeting.

Romer Labs targets soy detection with AgraStrip

Romer Labs targets soy detection

By Joseph James Whitworth

Romer Labs has launched a soy test kit to protect brands and consumers from accidental soy contamination.

Navigating global differences in food regulation

Navigating global differences in food regulation

By Niamh Michail

The EU's work to help countries benchmark and harmonise regulation is worth its weight in gold, says regulatory attorney Kevin Kenny, but it's still a confusing landscape for food manufacturers.

Spanish watchdog upholds 'questionable' sugar claim

By Niamh Michail

A Spanish advertising watchdog has upheld a ‘no added sugar’ claim for a dessert containing sweetened chocolate – a questionable interpretation and clear breach of EU law, warn food lawyers.

The work was approved at the 38th CAC meeting

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Codex backs work on international standard for quinoa

By Joseph James Whitworth

Bolivia and the US have been given the go ahead to work on an international standard for quinoa by the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC).

No health risks from Sunset Yellow at current usage levels, says EFSA

EFSA declares Sunset Yellow safe and ups ADI

By Oliver Nieburg

Current industry uses of food additive Sunset Yellow FCF (E 110) are not a safety concern, according to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), which has upped the acceptable daily intake for the color.

The FoodIntegrity project aims to unite scientists worldwide to combat food fraud

UK spearheads €12M EU food fraud project

By Rod Addy

An EU-wide initiative targeting food fraud, costing €12M, has been announced, spearheaded by the UK’s Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA).

Acrylamide forms during heating of starchy foods

EU sets new levels for acrylamide investigation

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

The European Union has set new levels for acrylamide in foods, above which companies and governments should investigate ways to cut the potential carcinogen.

Russia to ban US turkey over ractopamine fears

Russia set to ban US turkey meat

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russia is preparing to ban the import of turkey meat from the US over ractopamine fears, and could also ban broiler meat imports, the veterinary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor has revealed.

International row brews over Codex draft melamine limit

International row brews over Codex draft melamine limit

By Ben Bouckley

Costa Rica has suggested that a note attached to a proposed Codex draft seeking to set maximum limits (MLs) on melamine in liquid formula risks undermining the ‘spirit of international standard setting’.

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