The evolving characteristics of food, technology, pathogens and
consumers make it unlikely that the consumer marketplace will ever
be entirely free of dangerous organisms, according to a new report
by the Institute of Food Technologists.
Food safety regulators participating in a global food forum said
authorities should be completely open in assessing the risks during
food scares to avoid misunderstanding and public panic, reported
The chairman of Anglo-Dutch food company Unilever has called on the
new European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) to take the lead in the
matter of food safety and to simplify the licensing of novel foods,
in order to encourage innovation.
Member enlargement is the biggest political priority for the
European Commission and a desire to ensure that EU food safety
standards are safeguarded and that the health of present and future
citizens is protected remains a top priority.
The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health
Organisation (WHO) are to convene a Global Forum of Food Safety
Regulators in Marrakech, Morocco on 28-30 January 2002, the two
agencies announced on Thursday.
The incapacity of European leaders at the Laeken summit this
weekend to make a decision on the location of the new European Food
Safety Authority (EFSA) means that the new food safety edifice
will, for the moment, be based in Brussels.
The Europeans new edifice to food safety and stronger principles
for EU food law moved closer to existence this week when, at a
second reading, the European Parliament (EP) established a clearer
Food technology company aLF Ventures, LLC, a partnership between
Farmland National Beef Packing Company L.P. and ingredients
specialists DMV USA, this week opened N-terminus, a new
multi-million dollar food safety research and development...
Speaking in a testimony before the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, C.
Manly Molpus, president and CEO of the Grocery Manufacturers of
America(GMA) outlined a four-point plan that strengthened and
favoured the current US food safety regulatory...
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) announced last week
that all Irish food businesses who are served Closure Orders,
Prohibition Orders, and Improvement Orders will now be listed on
the FSAI's website.