The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has said it is possible that contaminated product related to an outbreak of Hepatitis A which has sickened at least 1,444 people is still circulating in the food chain.
By Katherine Rich, chief executive of the New Zealand Food and Grocery Council
The retraction last week by the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology of the widely criticised anti-GM research paper commonly referred to as “the Séralini paper” no doubt left many in the science community and food industry around the world rightly asking...
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has again urged the researchers behind a recent study linking GM maize to tumours in rats to provide the full research data – after the regulator released its data relating to safety evaluations.
More than 700 scientists and academics have signed a petition urging French researcher Gilles-Eric Séralini to release research data behind a study in which he linked NK603 maize consumption and drinking Roundup-spiked water with increased incidence of...
In the first part of this special on risk communication, FoodNavigator looks at the often highly contradictory and inconclusive data that can surround a single ingredient or food, and how that information is best relayed to the public.
Chemical contamination tops European consumer fears over food related risks, closely followed by antibiotic and hormones in meat, animal cloning and pollutants, according to a new survey commissioned by the region’s top food safety watchdog.
The European Food Safety Authority has established a new, lower acceptable daily intake for the food colouring amaranth after re-evaluating the scientific evidence for its safety, a suggests that new specifications also be set.
Calls to ban the Southampton colours are reverberating around the world, as week campaigners in Australia called on FSANZ to phase out the additives implicated in hyperactivity like its UK counterpart.
A report by the EU's food regulator not only indicates that it is
moving to recommend that table eggs be washed in the bloc, but also
provides insight to the different methods and equipment food plants
use to handle procedure.
Concern over acrylamide levels in foodstuffs arose in April 2002
when scientists in Sweden discovered unexpectedly high levels of
this potentially carcinogenic compound in carbohydrate-rich foods
heated to high temperatures. Scientists...
Speaking this week at the Informal Agriculture Council in Nyborg,
Denmark, David Byrne, Commissioner for Health and Consumer
Protection, said that innovation in the farming and food sector is
a vital issue to which Europe will need...