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Europe: Anti-food fraud measures are working, says European Commission

A second round of coordinated pan-European testing for horse meat deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) in beef products was launched in April 2014. This testing was a follow-up...

Europe: FSA asked by board to maintain current rules on sale of raw milk

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) Board has on July 23, 2014 asked for the FSA to maintain the current regulations controlling the sale of...

Americas: GLG submits GRAS notification to FDA for high-purity Rebaudioside C

GLG Life Tech Corporation has submitted a Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) notification with the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its...

Europe: No horse meat DNA in meat products found above threshold, says EU

The latest round of industry and European Union (EU) testing published on July 22, 2014 found no horse meat deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) in meat...

Asia Pacific: US parent company of meat scandal-linked Shanghai Husi Food apologises to Chinese...

The Chinese media on July 20, 2014 reported that Shanghai Husi Food Co., Ltd, has been suspected of supplying expired meat to McDonald and...

Americas: Baking institute approves two Menasha Packaging entities in audit

Menasha Packaging’s PrePrint facility and Folding Carton Group have been recognized by the American Institute of Baking (AIB) International after successfully completing its Good...

Asia Pacific: International body celebrates 10 years in China; value, trust needed, finds FNI

The International Alliance of Dietary/ Food Supplement Associations (IADSA) Board met recently in Beijing, China to celebrate 10 years of close cooperation with the...

Europe: Codex Alimentarius Committee sets new food safety standards in infant formula, rice

United Nations (UN) food standards body the Codex Alimentarius Commission has in this week adopted new standards to protect consumer health worldwide, including setting...

Europe: Russia to amend rule to allow product images on packaging

The Federation Council in Russia is set to amend the Civil Code to grant the equal rights to manufacturers who wish to use product...

Europe: FAO names top 10 food-borne parasites, develops guidelines to control them

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has released a "Top Ten" list identifying the food-borne parasites of greatest global concern. FAO...

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