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Food Safety Recall round-up 8-15 December 2017

Recalls: Plastic, norovirus and wood

By Joseph James Whitworth

Recalls and alerts were made by UK, US, Ireland, Netherlands, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Germany and Austria.

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Orkla to snap up Norway's ABC

By Niamh Michail

Nordic bakery giant Orkla Food Ingredients is to expand into meat ingredients, starter cultures and other functional ingredients by acquiring Norwegian supplier Arne B. Corneliussen (ABC).

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Food safety recall round-up 1-6 April 2017

Recalls: Listeria, allergens and GMOs

By Joseph James Whitworth

Food recalls have been made by USA, England, Ireland, Scotland, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Austria, Norway, Germany and Denmark.

The Norwegian government said it would take EFTA's criticism seriously

Norway meat labelling too weak says EU surveillance body

By Keith Nuthall

The Norwegian government must improve its labelling controls for meat products, foodstuffs containing meat and additives used in such products, the European Free Trade Area (EFTA) Surveillance Authority has claimed.

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Food safety recall round-up 18-24 November 2016

Recalls: Metal, plastic and Listeria

By Joseph James Whitworth

Food recalls for this week have been notified by the UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia, Norway, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, USA, Iceland, Sweden, Croatia and Denmark.

Aspen Hills, Elivia, HiPP, EcoFinia, Axfood in recalls

Food safety recall round-up 7-13 October 2016

Recalls: Listeria in rullepølse and peanut in cumin

By Joseph James Whitworth

Food recalls and alerts for a week in October have been notified by England, Ireland, USA, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Austria, Germany, France, Belgium and Denmark.

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Food safety recall round-up 19-25 August 2016

Recalls: Salmonella, Listeria and metal

By Joseph James Whitworth

Food recalls and alerts for a week in August come from USA, Canada, Iceland, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Belgium, Netherlands and Denmark.

Import duty on meat products in Norway is one of the highest in the world

Norway under pressure from TTIP to lower meat tax

By Poorna Rodrigo

Norway could face pressure to lower its meat import tariffs should it seek a trade agreement with the US to compete with the planned EU-US Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP), experts warn.

Farmers in Norway oppose carbon tax proposals

Farmers in Norway oppose carbon tax proposals

By Poorna Rodrigo

Norwegian farmers are opposing a host of proposals from a government-appointed ‘green tax committee’, which are designed to cut emissions. These include introducing a carbon tax on red meat consumption and reducing government subsidies for the industry,...

The Norwegian Food Safety Authority is responsible for official controls of LBMs

Norway fish product controls unsatisfactory – EFTA

By Joseph James Whitworth

Controls on live bivalve molluscs (LBMs) in Norway are not fully in line with regulation with limited progress since the last audit, according to the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) surveillance authority.

Wholegrain consumption may prevent early death

Wholegrain consumption may prevent early death

By Niamh Michail

A high wholegrain intake may lower the mortality rate regardless of wholegrain type or cause of death, say researchers in a 120,000-strong Scandinavian cohort study.

FSA would follow up with more supervision campaigns to check the labels

Norway warns companies against improper halal labelling

By Joyeeta Basu

The Norwegian Food Safety Authority (FSA) said some companies risked losing their credibility after an annual audit found 12 of 40 businesses had “dishonestly” labelled their products as halal.

Poultry producer Nortura is leading the fight-back against negative publicity

Chicken sales fall amid consumer health concerns

By Gerard O’Dwyer, in Helsinki

Negative media publicity surrounding infections in poultry flocks and farming practices in Norway has sparked a 15% to 20% drop in domestic chicken meat sales in the last six months, to mid-February.

PFOA-based coatings are used to repel grease on fast food packages

ECHA has launched a public consultation on the report running until June

Germany and Norway propose PFOA restriction

By Joseph James Whitworth

Germany and Norway have proposed a restriction on Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and its salts in concentrations equal to or greater than 2 parts per billion (PPB).

The decision has been made to address the rising problem of cardiovascular disease in the country

Norwegian government strikes deal with food vendors on salt in meat

By Gerard O’Dwyer, in Helsinki

Negotiations between grocery food chains in Norway and the country’s ministry of health have resulted in a landmark voluntary agreement under which food retailers will remove salt from ground beef and other minced meat products.

Norway has seen an sharp rise in the retail costs of red and white meat products

Norwegian government to investigate sharp rise in meat prices

By Gerard O’Dwyer, in Helsinki

The Norwegian government will decide in October whether or not to adopt new measures requiring meat manufacturers and retailers to be more transparent about their base production costs and pricing systems.

Norwegian agriculture minister pushes for international trade

Norwegian minister pushes for international trade

By Line Svanevik

Norwegian Minister of Agriculture and Food Sylvi Listhaug is pushing for more international trade and export, despite warnings that it could compromise animal welfare standards.

Norway due to abolish controversial meat tariffs on EU imports

Norwegian government to tackle meat tariffs

By Gerard O’Dwyer

The newly installed centre-right Norwegian government has stressed its determination to reduce or abolish controversial tariffs on meat imports from the European Union (EU), despite vocal opposition.