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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...

Europe: EFSA launches multi-annual program on International Scientific Cooperation 2014–2016

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has launched a multi-annual program on International Scientific Cooperation 2014–2016 that takes stock of the achievements and experience...

Americas: Be transparent, harness digital talk to manage food incidents, says Center for Food...

In today’s hyper-connected, digital communications environment, news of a food safety or fraud incident travels at the speed of social networking site Twitter. If unprepared,...

Americas: ASTM proposes standard to understand consumer preferences on products

US-based ASTM has proposed a standard guide to cover issues considered in product testing on consumers’ making acceptance and preference decisions. ASTM WK22268, Guide for...

Americas: CDC reports findings on antibiotic resistance in foodborne germs

Antibiotic resistance in foodborne germs, an ongoing public health threat, showed both positive and troubling trends, according to data tracked by the Centers for...

Europe: Acrylamide in food potentially increases the risk of developing cancer, says EFSA

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has confirmed previous evaluations that, based on animal studies, acrylamide in food potentially increases the risk of developing...

Americas: Keep incoming items, pathogens out of food processing areas, says Reusable Packaging Association...

Every year, more than 48 million people living in the US are stricken with food borne illness every year, according to the US Centers...

Americas: FDA approves Addivant’s liquid antioxidant for food contact packaging

Addivant’s Weston 705 liquid antioxidant, the next generation of nonylphenol-free phosphite technology, has received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for...
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