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Europe: Scientists studies ways to prevent germination of Clostridium botulinum bacteria

Scientists from the Institute of Food Research (IFR) have discovered genes that are crucial for the germination of Clostridium (C) botulinum bacteria, which may...

Asia Pacific: India gives product approval for Superba Krill oil

Aker BioMarine Antarctic AS, a supplier of krill-derived phospholipid omega-3 products, has received product approval for Superba Krill oil from Food Safety Standards Authorities...

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...

Asia Pacific: India forms committee to strengthen supply chain of food grains

The Food Corporation of India (FCI) will invite suggestions from the public and stake-holders on restructuring its key functions with a view to further...

Asia Pacific: Chr. Hansen receives Korea’s approval on probiotic health claim

Chr. Hansen’s health claim application related to the probiotic concept Urex, which contains the company’s Probio-Tec strains RC-14 and GR-1, has been reviewed and...

Asia Pacific: India honors FAO Director-General for Zero Hunger Program in Brazil

Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Director-General José Graziano da Silva was named Doctor Honoris Causa by the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) and made...

Europe: UK institute, company develop tool to tell animal species apart in meat

The Institute of Food Research (IFR), working with Oxford Instruments, has developed a new, rapid testing regime based upon benchtop nuclear magnetic resonance that...

Americas: Legal services provider launches guide for international manufacturers on US laws

International manufacturers entering the US market are often tripped up by consumer safety and liability laws that could derail a successful product launch. To help...

Did You Know: How to test organic food for pesticides?

As the saying goes, “You are what you eat”. A high school student in the US recently took this saying to a whole new level,...

World: FAO says Ebola outbreak puts harvests at risk, sends food prices shooting up

Disruptions in food trade and marketing in the three West African countries most affected by Ebola have made food increasingly expensive and hard to...
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