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Asia Pacific: Eating apricot kernels could pose safety risk, says FSANZ

​Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has released findings showing that eating raw apricot kernels could pose a public health and safety risk to...

Americas: Sample6’s pathogen diagnostic for Listeria species receives certification

Sample6 says its enrichment-free, single-shift pathogen diagnostic for Listeria species, has been awarded AOAC Certification from the AOAC Research Institute's Performance Tested Methods Program. According to...

Americas: ADL, SafetyChain Software to automate food safety, quality assurance programs

Canadian dairy producer Amalgamated Dairies Limited (ADL) has selected SafetyChain Software, a food safety chain management systems (FSCMS) company, as its partner for a...

Americas: Audit readiness highly critical, finds TraceGains survey

The 2014 Annual TraceGains’ Food Safety & Quality Assurance (FSQA) Professional Survey polled professionals from food manufacturing, processing, and distribution in the US, which...

Asia Pacific: Hong Kong’s Center for Food Safety reduces certain fees for small volume...

Hong Kong has reduced the fees for applications for small volume exemption (SVE) from Nutrition Labelling, if they have been submitted through electronic means...

Europe: FSAI advises against any further folic acid food fortification

At the International Conference on Homocysteine at Trinity College Dublin (TCD), a representative from the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) said there would...

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: 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...

Asia Pacific: Singapore holds conference on food safety

More than 70 countries, private companies, international organizations, trade associations, academic institutions, and non-governmental groups met in Singapore on December 11, 2013, for the...

Europe: EFSA’s assessment on aspartame concludes sweetener is safe at current levels of exposure

Aspartame and its breakdown products are safe for human consumption at current levels of exposure, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) concludes in its...

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