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Europe: RASFF system has helped to ensure food safety in the EU for 35...

Europe is more than ever reliant on its Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) to ensure that food meets some of the...

Americas: Young children, pregnant and breastfeeding women should have more fish, say US authorities

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have on June 10, 2014 issued draft updated advice on...

Americas: Air quality systems are vital to preventing airborne plant pathogenic contaminants in food...

Successfully treating direct surface pathogens is only part of the food safety challenge for processors, according to South Florida-based RGF Environmental. The company recommends a...

Europe: AB SCIEX launches new workflow for improved food safety testing

AB SCIEX has launched the MasterView Food Testing Workflow for QTRAP mass spectrometry systems at the 5th Annual Symposium on Emerging Issues in Food,...

Europe: DuPont receives probiotic health claim in Switzerland

Working with a major Swiss grocer, DuPont Nutrition & Health recently received approval from Switzerland’s Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (FSVO) to market...

Asia Pacific: Singapore eases restrictions on import of food from Japan

The Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) is easing restrictions on food imports from Japan, including Fukushima prefecture with immediate effect, said Singapore...

Americas: GLG receives GRAS letter of no objection from US FDA for stevia extracts

The US FDA has issued Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) letter of no objection covering several high-purity stevia extracts by GLG Life Tech Corporation. The...

Americas: Arboris’ plant sterol ingredients certified non-GMO

Arboris says its plant sterol functional food ingredient, Protanica, has received non-genetically modified organism (GMO) verification from the Non-GMO Project, North America’s independent non-GMO...

Europe: Two events to stimulate action on food security, says FAO

EXPO Milano 2015, with its food security-oriented theme, and an international nutrition conference coming up in Rome in November 2014, will be "emblematic efforts...

Europe: UK releases guidance on glitters, dusts for decorating food

The Food Standards Agency in the UK has issued guidance on the legal requirements on dusts and glitters for food decoration. This follows after EdAble...
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