Food Administration

Food safety agencies join to promote scientific cooperation

EFSA and FSCJ renew cooperation

By Joseph James Whitworth

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the Food Safety Commission of Japan (FSCJ) have renewed their memorandum of cooperation.

How could Séralini's GM study have made suckers of so many people?


How could Séralini's GM study have made suckers of so many people?

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...

EFSA chief resigns after 7 years

EFSA chief resigns after 7 years

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is looking for a new chief after executive director Catherine Geslain-Lanéelle resigned to work in the French public service.

GM cancer study: Show us the data, says EFSA

Show us the data: EFSA urges Séralini

By Nathan Gray

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.

Hear this: Defining and communicating food risk is far from clear-cut

Special edition: Risk communication

Communicating when the data are not clear-cut

By Shane Starling

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.

Eggs: washed or unwashed?

Eggs: washed or unwashed?

By Ahmed ElAmin

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.

Acrylamide tests continue

Acrylamide tests continue

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...


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