US holds food additive meeting ahead of Codex
US food regulatory agencies are to hold a public meeting to discuss
the nation's draft positions on food additives ahead of a Codex
session due to take place in April.
EFSA issues food additive info ahead of Codex
Europe's food safety authority has issued information on current
food additive laws ahead of the upcoming Codex meeting in China.
EU agency sets food safety agenda for year
Risk assessment research into nanotechnology and marine biotoxins
are some of the areas the European Food Safety Authority plans to
target this year.
Codex additive levels up for debate once more, warns IADSA
The International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplement Associations
(IADSA) is highlighting the need for industry to engage in debate
over levels of additives in supplements under Codex guidelines to
prevent the setting of levels too...
Food safety experts launch battle against E. coli bacteria
Food safety experts are meeting in Dublin, Ireland this week to
discuss international standards they hope will cut back on the
rising number of infections caused by the deadly enterohaemorrhagic
Escherichia coli (EHEC) bacteria.
Codex sets new standards for lead, cadium
The Codex Alimentarius Commission has set new
internationalstandards on maximum allowed levels of contaminants,
including lead, cadmium,and aflatoxins.
Codex meeting to debate standards on food additives
Representatives from around the world will meet next week in the
Hague, the Netherlands to hash out a common agreement on
international standards on food additives and contaminants.
Codex launches food additive info service
Codex has launched a searchable web-based version of its standard
General Standard for Food Additives (GSFA) to inform food firms
about the latest developments.
Commission issues proposals on international food safety standards
The European Commission has issued a series of comments on proposed
changes to the UN's international food safety standards on such
issues as labelling and microbiological risk.
Consumers concerned about food safety
Although food safety is low on the list of European consumer
concerns, about 40 per cent of them believe that their health could
be at risk from the food they eat.
Guidelines update requirements for chilled food processors
The UK's chilled food association has issued new "best practice"
guidelines, reflecting the increased EU requirements on food
Irradiation study shows improvement, says HFMA
The results from an FSA study into the occurrence of irradiated
ingredients in food supplements shows that the industry is tackling
the problem, argues the HFMA.
FSA finds irradiated ingredients in samples
Some 50 per cent of food supplements tested in the UK have been
found to have been irradiated or contain an irradiated ingredient.
Global ISO food safety standard published
A new global standard on managing food safety in plants has been
published by the International Organisation for Standardardisation
Merck offering nature-identical folate in new markets
A chemically produced folate, said to be several times more
bioavailable than folic acid and recently approved for food use in
Europe, gives premium supplement makers a chance to differentiate
from the commonly marketed form of the...