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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...

World: Reduce sugar intake for health, WHO urges adults, children

A new World Health Organisation (WHO) guideline recommends adults and children reduce their daily intake of free sugars to less than 10% of their...

Europe: Institute finds most labs can detect, identify food viruses accurately

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark has tested how accurately reference laboratories from around the world are able to determine the identity...

Americas: US releases action plan on seafood traceability into the country

On March 15, 2015, The Presidential Task Force on Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing and Seafood Fraud in the US released its action...

Americas: US to encourage more to eat pulses in 2016

The United Nations says the 2016 International Year of Pulses (IYP) will begin on January 1. To educate consumers about pulses during the year long...

Asia Pacific: FSANZ recalls frozen berries

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has alerted consumers to a food recall of a frozen mixed berries product that is potentially linked to...

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: BPA exposure poses no health risks, finds EFSA

Bisphenol A (BPA) exposure poses no health risk to consumers of any age group (including unborn children, infants and adolescents) at current exposure levels,...

Europe: Authority review BPA effects on the immune system

The European Food Standards Agency (EFSA) is setting up a working group of international experts to evaluate new scientific evidence on the potential effects...

Europe: Corbion receives patent for technology

Corbion's new method for producing aqueous potassium lactate solutions, now patented in Europe, is simpler, and offers flavor, concentration and quality advantages over traditional...