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Americas: Canada recognizes GFSI-recognized certification program

The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) says CanadaGAP has achieved full government recognition. CanadaGAP is a food safety program for companies that produce, handle and...

Europe: Russia invests in FAO’s work on antimicrobial resistance

Russia is backing an FAO-led effort to promote food safety and prevent the spread of medicine-resistant 'superbugs' in food and on farms in five...

Europe: Nutrition companies worry over health claims regulation, survey finds

Nutrition companies view stricter EU regulation as a greater challenge than the state of the global economy, new research has shown. Meanwhile, Brexit is...

Europe: Antimicrobial resistance remains high, finds EU report

Bacteria found in humans, animals and food continue to show resistance to widely used antimicrobials, states the latest report on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in...

Europe: Verifying health claims, Tüv Süd

Pineapple stimulates circulation in the legs. Green tea helps the body to burn fat. Vitamins added to pumpkin-seed oil encourage hair growth. Before the Health...

Europe: Region reports Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak

Seven countries have reported human cases of Salmonella Enteritidis between May 1 and October 12, 2016 (112 confirmed and 148 probable). Cases have been reported...

Europe: Samples show pesticide residues in food in legal limits

inety-seven percent of food samples collected in the European Union are free of pesticide residues or contain traces that are within legal limits. The...

Asia Pacific: DSM seeks approval on alternative source of DHA

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has called for submissions on an alternative source of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) for use in infant formula products...

Americas: US releases action plan on seafood traceability into the country

On March 15, 2015, The Presidential Task Force on Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing and Seafood Fraud in the US released its action...

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

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...