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Europe: Carbon price tags needed on bioplastics, says association

European Bioplastics is supporting initiatives to develop global carbon-pricing mechanisms and implement them effectively. It says these measures would be needed to incorporate the external...

Europe: Coordinate to remain competitive, 3M Food Safety says

Food businesses and markets in Europe continued to experience disjointed supply chains and the use of different technologies last year. As in the past,...

Europe: Food bacteria show resistance to antimicrobial drugs, finds EFSA-ECDC report

Treatment options for some of the most common food-borne infections are decreasing, as types of bacteria (called ‘isolates’) continue to show resistance to antimicrobial...

Asia Pacific: Australia approves Life Technologies’ food pathogen detection methods

The Australian Government, Department of Agriculture has approved Life Technologies’ MicroSEQ Real-Time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) workflow as an approved test method to detect...

Europe: FSA publishes guide for meat processors

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has published a revised and improved version of its Meat Industry Guidance, following a review by the FSA and...

Europe: Energy drink, alcohol combo worries Irish body

There is a massive increase in the number of products on sale compared with 2002 and some brands containing up to 16 teaspoons of...

Europe: Sidel certified for being energy efficient

TÜV SÜD has awarded Sidel a certification for the energy consumption efficiency of the Sidel Matrix blower. It provides objective validation of the blower’s performance...

Asia Pacific: Australia to export US$4M worth of wine to China

On the completion of his first trade mission to Asia, Australia's Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events Stuart Ayres saw the demand for...

Europe: Testing finds 17% potato crisp products are high in acrylamide

About 17% of potato crisp varieties sampled from major retail food outlets in the UK have high levels of acrylamide, a known carcinogen, reveals...

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...

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