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.
Helping small-scale farmers and producers in developing countries to access the global marketplace can help to boost nutrition and development, say the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
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.
An EU wide report on pesticides in food has found that more than 53% of the samples tested had no measurable trace of pesticide residues, while 1.1% of those tested were found to be above the legal limits for pesticide levels.
Preschool children may have the highest exposure to food additives, but researchers should take a more holistic approach to assessing risk, according to a new paper published in Proceedings of the Nutrition Society.
The Codex Alimentarius Commission has set new maximum limits for melamine in liquid infant milk in an effort to ‘bolt-up’ regulations and prevent a repeat of the 2008 Chinese scandal caused by the chemical.
Spanish researchers claim to have developed a cheaper, faster and more accurate method for detecting gluten levels in hydrolysed foods, and found that numerous products tested, including beers, using their new assay showed gliadin levels well in excess...
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’.
The latest version of the Dutch HACCP scheme will not be submitted for GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) benchmarking –becoming a national rather international system, said the foundation for food safety certification SCV.
After years of debate around the issue of labelling of genetically modified or engineered foods the Codex Committee on Food Labelling has decided to abandon work on a definition of the term biotechnology.
Danisco is planning a major increase in capacity of Litesse polydextrose in response to demand for fibre-rich foods, and following a new definition of fibre that confirms the specialty sweetener’s classification.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has signed a co-operation agreement with its Japanese counterpart as part of a strategy to boost its knowledge pool and ability to track food across the globe.
The European Food Safety Authority has published a draft report on ways to strengthen existing methods for assessing allergenicity of genetically-modified organisms, and is seeking comments from stakeholders.