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Europe: EFSA updates claim guidance for clarity

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has updated its advice for applicants seeking approval of health claims made on food products. As well as revising...

Europe: UK Council announces food safety qualifications

The British Safety Council rolls out new regulated food safety qualifications that enable workers, supervisors and managers in the catering, food retail and food...

Asia: FOA releases labeling scheme for mountain products

FAO's Mountain Partnership and Slow Food have launched a voluntary product label for mountain goods that is meant to improve market access for small...

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...

Europe: Most food samples containing pesticide residue are within legal limits, says EFSA

More than 97% of food samples evaluated by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) contain pesticide residue levels that fall within legal limits, with...

Europe: The food systems of the future need to be smarter, more efficient, says...

Increasing competition for natural resource and emerging resource bottlenecks mean that global agriculture can no longer operate using a 'business as usual' approach –...

Africa: Authorities approve large soft drink operation

The South African Competition Tribunal has given the green light for The Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) merger parties - SABMiller plc, The Coca-Cola Company,...

Americas: Association ‘not surprised’ at report findings on bacteria, antibiotic residues in frozen shrimp

The Consumer Reports study tested 342 samples of frozen shrimp and found harmful bacteria and illegal antibiotic residues in a small percentage. All samples were...

Americas: FAO Food Price Index down slightly in July

The international prices for major food commodities saw a modest decline in July 2016, following five consecutive months of increases. The FAO Food Price...

Europe: Verifying health claims, Tüv Süd

Pineapple stimulates circulation in the legs. Green tea helps the body to burn fat. Vitamins added to pumpkin-seed oil encourage hair growth. Before the Health...

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