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Europe: More knowledge needed to ensure safe use of botanicals in food

The challenges related to assessing the safety of botanicals in foods and food supplements and regulating their use were highlighted at a conference held...

Americas: Arrayit, USDA partner on food safety detection system

Arrayit Corporation has signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement or CRADA with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), where the company and the...

Europe: EFSA mulls over ways to reduce acrylamide in food

Scientists from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) met this month to discuss 100 comments with the contributors on acrylamide in food, a contaminant...

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: Danish fruit, vegetables found to contain fewer pesticide residues than imports

Danish fruits and vegetables continue to contain fewer pesticide residues than imported produce. The residues from more than one pesticide in the same sample are...

Europe: EU rolls out new labeling rules

The new EU food labeling rules that came into effect this month will ensure that consumers receive clearer, more comprehensive and accurate information on...

Americas: Latin America, the Caribbean have advanced 92% towards World Food Summit goal

Latin America and the Caribbean have achieved 92% progress toward the World Food Summit goal of halving the total number of people suffering hunger...

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 ranks three foodborne diseases impacting Denmark

Campylobacter is the foodborne bacteria that contributes most to the burden of disease in Denmark, according to a study from the National Food Institute...

World: Croda’s sites in Brazil, India receive RSPO certification

Global speciality chemical company Croda says its manufacturing sites in Brazil and India have received certification from the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO),...
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