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Europe: Hydroxyanthracene derivatives in food concerning, EFSA

Some substances belonging to a group of plant ingredients known as hydroxyanthracene derivatives can damage DNA and may cause cancer, said European Food Safety...

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: Build infrastructure, transfer knowledge for food safety, 3M

Each day, food safety issues gain more relevance and importance throughout Latin American countries. Meanwhile, global markets and international trade bodies are pushing standards and...

Americas: Cactus pear a viable food, water source, FAO

During the recent intense drought in southern Madagascar, cactus proved a crucial supply of food, forage and water for local people and their animals....

Europe: UK rolls out labeling advice on fresh produce

Apples can last two weeks longer if consumers follow new official advice recommending the fruit is kept refrigerated. New logos are to appear on...

Asia Pacific: Improve diets urgently for undernourished people, report

The Asia-Pacific region, home to most of the world's undernourished people, needs urgent action to improve diets and reset its food systems which are...

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: FDA nods claim on peanut allergy

The FDA has responded to a petition for a new qualified health claim that relates to peanut allergy. The claim states "for most infants with...

Asia Pacific: China approves Kemin’s zeaxanthin for eye health

The National Health and Family Planning Commission of China has approved Kemin Industries' zeaxanthin as a New Food Material. The announcement offers manufacturers an exciting...

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...
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