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Americas: Be the first-mover with regulatory approvals, healthy partnerships

Algatech (Algatechnologies) has received Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (Anvisa) approval for its all-natural astaxanthin AstaPure to be used as a food ingredient. This approval makes...

Europe: Report shows link between antibiotic use, resistance

The European Food Safety Authority, the European Medicines Agency and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control are concerned about the impact of...

Americas: Salmonella outbreak linked to hot peppers

A multistate outbreak of Salmonella Anatum infections was detected in the US in June 2016. It involved 32 patients from nine states with illness onset...

Asia Pacific: Lupin added to allergen declaration list

Food Standards Australia and New Zealand has added lupin to the list of nine allergens that must be declared on food labels. Food businesses will...

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...