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Americas: FDA clears Innate potato varieties for consumption

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finds the first generation of Innate potato varieties is as safe and nutritious as conventional potatoes. The J....

Americas: Helping processors comply with FSMA

Fresh fruit and vegetable processors and small food companies are expected to have the most difficulty complying with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA),...

Asia Pacific: FSANZ recalls frozen berries

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has alerted consumers to a food recall of a frozen mixed berries product that is potentially linked to...

Americas: Report finds overweight widespread among children, women

Obesity and overweight are on the rise throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, and are particularly prevalent among women and children, according to a...

Americas: Latin America, the Caribbean have advanced 92% towards World Food Summit goal

Latin America and the Caribbean have achieved 92% progress toward the World Food Summit goal of halving the total number of people suffering hunger...

Europe: Barry Callebaut receives patent on reduced fat chocolate

The European Patent Office has awarded Barry Callebaut Group its patent EP 2 152 091 on reduced fat chocolate, enabling the company to broaden...

Americas: Canadian approval of GE salmon egg production draws sharp criticism

The Center for Food Safety has denounced the Canadian government’s decision to approve commercial production of genetically engineered (GE) salmon eggs on Prince Edward’s...

Asia Pacific: Authority did not find cause for alarm on using nanotechnology in food

FSANZ has published two reports on the use of nanotechnology in food additives and food packaging. The reports have reviewed the evidence on nanoscale silicon...

Americas: USDA has “no questions” for GRAS status of AR yeast

The US Food and Drug Administration has "no questions" in regards to Renaissance’s Generally Regarded as Safe (GRAS) notice for its non-GMO, acrylamide-reducing (AR)...

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...
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