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Americas: CDC affirms poultry supplier Foster Farms’ in reducing Salmonella in production

Foster Farms has invested US$75 million to develop and implement a program designed to reduce Salmonella at each stage of the production process. The Centers...

Europe: EFSA confirms most food in EU is within legal limits of pesticide residues

More than 97% of all samples analyzed as part of the latest Europe-wide monitoring program of pesticides in foods contain residue levels that fall...

Europe: Barry Callebaut receives patent on reduced fat chocolate

The European Patent Office has awarded Barry Callebaut Group its patent EP 2 152 091 on reduced fat chocolate, enabling the company to broaden...

Americas: US consumers concerned about GMOs, says report

Over half of US consumers express some level of concern about genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), but when asked to describe GMOs, according to a report...

Asia Pacific: Maggi Noodles are safe, says Nestlé India

Nestlé India has decided to take Maggi Noodles off the shelves nationwide in view of recent developments and concerns around the product that may...

Europe: France deems biobased bags necessary for green growth

29The French parliament has adopted the law on energy transition and green growth proposed by Ségolène Royal, Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy. European...

Americas: 1,000 nonprofits honored in food guide

The James Beard Foundation, Food Tank and an advisory group of more than 70 food system experts, developed the second annual Good Food Org...

Americas: Mixed definition on ‘natural’ on food labels, finds report

'Natural' foods convey a sense of wholesomeness, without additives, chemicals, and preservatives, to consumers, finds The NPD Group. On the surface, 'natural' and 'all natural'...

Americas: Corbion Purac launches natural cured meat solution

Corbion Purac launches Verdad Avanta C100, an optimized powder formulation that provides 90-120 days of Listeria control and extends shelf life for natural uncured...

Americas: 3M releases UHT, ESL beverage test kit

3M launches the 3M Microbial Luminescence System UHT Beverage Screen Kit, a rapid test for ultra high temperature (UHT) and extended shelf life (ESL)...