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Asia Pacific: Packaging chemicals-food risk is low, states study

A three-year project looking at the risk of chemicals migrating from packaging into food has determined that the chemicals investigated are not a concern...

Americas: Hygiena launches dairy testing system

Hygiena releases ZymoSnap ALP, an alkaline phosphatase (ALP) testing system that verifies pasteurisation efficiency in short shelf life dairy products within five minutes. It offers...

Europe: Lawmakers urged to make nutrition commitments

Lawmakers from around the world meeting in Rome, Italy, should to play their part in transforming into positive results the commitments to provide healthier...

Europe: FAO reports stable food prices

Global food commodity markets are on a stable path for the year ahead, with solid production prospects and abundant stocks pointing to a broadly...

Americas: Researchers create sensors to detect gases, pollutants

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) chemists have devised a new way to wirelessly detect hazardous gases and environmental pollutants, using a simple sensor that...

Europe: Institute finds EFSA’s BPA safe level high

After having examined the European Food Safety Authority's (EFSA's) new health assessment of bisphenol A (BPA), the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark,...

Americas: Antibiotic resistance in foodborne germs is an ongoing threat, says CDC

Antibiotic resistance in foodborne germs, an ongoing public health threat, continued to show both positive and challenging trends in 2013, according to human illness...

Americas: Concerns over deforestation with US FDA’s trans fat ban

With the US Food and Drug Administration's mandate for food manufacturers to remove artificial trans fats from the US food supply within three years,...

Europe: Infants can eat peanuts safely, finds allergen study

An introduction of peanut products into the diets of infants at high risk of developing peanut allergy was safe and led to an 81%...

Americas: Paper, analysis to enhance food safety on fresh produce

Scientists report in Analytical Chemistry that they are closing in on a way to use a combination of color-changing paper and electrochemical analysis to...