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Europe: UK consumers found to have low awareness of acrylamide risk, finds FSA report

The levels of acrylamide that people consume are usually estimated using dietary survey data and laboratory-cooked samples. These often fail to fully take account of...

Asia Pacific: Vietnam sells state-owned beer companies, report

The Vietnamese government’s sale of a majority share in the two largest state-run breweries offers foreign brewers to take a stake in the country's...

Americas: Cornell University, institute create anti-bacteria nanoscale surface

Just as the invention of nonstick pans was a boon for chefs, a new type of nanoscale surface that bacteria cannot stick to holds...

Americas: Carrier Transicold reports brisk sales for CO2 container refrigerant systems

Carrier Transicold, which last year celebrated production of its one millionth container refrigeration system, reports that total global sales of its PrimeLINE unit, introduced...

Asia Pacific: Ingredion’s resistant starch obtains health claim in Australia

Ingredion has obtained a General Level Digestive Health Claim for Hi-Maize resistant starch from Food Standards Australia New Zealand, a statutory agency which is...

Europe: Finland validates DSM’s antibiotic residue test for milk

A report by Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira has validated DSM Food Specialties’ Delvotest T antibiotic residue test for milk. Based on tests in the...

Americas: DSM lauded for halal excellence

The Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America has named DSM the Company of the Year, recognizing the company's halal compliance, implementation and program...

Asia Pacific: Scientists find way to prevent frankfurter fraud

Scientists have devised a method that could help prevent frankfurter fraud, which is especially important for those who can't eat certain types of meats....

Americas: USDA grants US$3M for improved plant health

The US Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced US$3 million in grants to mitigate crop losses by arthropods and...

Europe: Listeria infections increase in vulnerable groups, EFSA

Listeria cases have increased among two groups of the population: people over 75 and women aged 25-44 (believed to be mainly pregnancy-related). This is...