African swine fever (ASF) is continuing to spread across Asia at a worrying rate and in September 2019 the disease was confirmed for the first time in South Korea, where six cases were reported within a two-week period. The fever also spread to the Southeast...
Companies will tackle food safety and supply chain quality in the future through cross functional teams that use specialist knowledge and integrate risk identification and management across operations, according to Deloitte.
A government research institute in The Netherlands says that setting critical limits for the presence of Campylobacter bacteria on chicken meat of 1000 cfu per gram would reduce human disease cases by two thirds, although it may cost the poultry industry...
A new risk management tool for flavouring substances, additives and food contact materials is due to be completed in the coming weeks, drawing together data on food chemical occurrence, concentration and food intake, says Dr Tracy McCrorie of the University...
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has recommended use of the threshold of toxicological concern (TTC) chemical screening tool in the risk assessment of food - paving the way for its use in policy making.
Categorising nano-based materials into hazard bands is the core of a new risk assessment technique put forward by French authorities as regulatory bodies continue to explore ways to manage possible threats from the ground-breaking technology.
The new Management Board of the European Food Safety Authority held its first meeting late last week, re-electing Diána Bánáti as Chair – and restated its rejection of conflict of interest claims against her.
Specialist bakery and food processing equipment supplier European Process Plant has won a leading safety accreditation standard underlining the company’s commitment to implementing top health and safety standards.
Advice on assessing cancerous agents from the scientific committee
of the European food regulator could allow food makers to be more
flexible in what ingredients or food contact materials they can use
in making products.
Mad cow disease, bird flu and a poor US soybean harvest failed to
rock quarterly profits for the world's largest oilseed processor
Bunge. But the company held back from rising future earnings
outlook because of market volatility.
After a series of food safety scares in Europe the issue of exactly
how to effectively deal with risk in the food chain is an ongoing
debate between politicians, industry and consumer alike. One widely
favoured opinion is that risk...
Agribusiness giant Cargill said on Tuesday that strong results from
its food ingredient and grain and oilseed businesses worldwide had
helped the company boost earnings from continuing operations by 25
per cent in the first quarter.