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World: China brings dip in FAO Food Price Index

International food commodity prices continued to decline in August as ample supplies, a slump in energy prices and concerns over China's economic slowdown all...

Americas: US to encourage more to eat pulses in 2016

The United Nations says the 2016 International Year of Pulses (IYP) will begin on January 1. To educate consumers about pulses during the year long...

Europe: Authority review BPA effects on the immune system

The European Food Standards Agency (EFSA) is setting up a working group of international experts to evaluate new scientific evidence on the potential effects...

Asia Pacific: Ingredion gets GLHC claim in Australia for resistant starch

Ingredion has a self-substantiated General Level Health Claim (GLHC) for Hi-Maize resistant starch based on digestive health. A systematic literature review was undertaken and updated...

Europe: Corbion receives patent for technology

Corbion's new method for producing aqueous potassium lactate solutions, now patented in Europe, is simpler, and offers flavor, concentration and quality advantages over traditional...

Asia Pacific: Biothera gains approval for immune booster, names distributor in South Korea

Biothera has selected Naturalendo Tech as its exclusive distribution partner in South Korea, following Naturalendo’s successful effort to secure regulatory approval for Wellmune. Wellmune WGP...

Europe: FAO food price index drops to four-year low

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations’ (FAO's) monthly food price index registered another drop in August, continuing a five-month downward run...

Americas: USP proposes documents into Food Chemicals Codex, introduces guidance on food fraud

The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) is proposing new monographs and introducing the Guidance on Food Fraud Mitigation to be included in its Food Chemicals...

World: Agencies hold forum to boost agricultural production in the Mediterranean

Boosting sustainable agricultural production and trade is one of the main priorities for the southern and eastern rim of the Mediterranean, where most countries...

Europe: FSA says restrictions on raw milk should stay

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) Board says the current restrictions on the sale of raw milk should remain in place, following the conclusion of...

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