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Americas: CDC reports findings on antibiotic resistance in foodborne germs

Antibiotic resistance in foodborne germs, an ongoing public health threat, showed both positive and troubling trends, according to data tracked by the Centers for...

Europe: Acrylamide in food potentially increases the risk of developing cancer, says EFSA

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has confirmed previous evaluations that, based on animal studies, acrylamide in food potentially increases the risk of developing...

Americas: Keep incoming items, pathogens out of food processing areas, says Reusable Packaging Association...

Every year, more than 48 million people living in the US are stricken with food borne illness every year, according to the US Centers...

Americas: FDA approves Addivant’s liquid antioxidant for food contact packaging

Addivant’s Weston 705 liquid antioxidant, the next generation of nonylphenol-free phosphite technology, has received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for...

Asia Pacific: Victoria Honey producer fined US$29,000 for product, origin misrepresentation on labels

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has issued three infringement notices to Basfoods (Aust) Pty Ltd for the sale of “Victoria Honey”. The company...

Europe: Denmark reports low number of people infected with salmonella, finds institute

The number of people living Denmark who contracted a salmonella infection reached a historic low level in 2013, according to the National Food Institute...

Europe: Researcher studies two Clostridium perfringens strains in cooked beef for food safety in...

The control points that are critical to prevent foodborne outbreaks by Clostridium (C.) perfringens differ between two main groups of this bacterium, according to...

World: Probiotic ingredient obtains regulatory approvals in 60 countries with hard work and patience,...

Ganeden Biotech’s patented probiotic ingredient GanedenBC30 has obtained regulatory approvals in more than sixty countries throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, North and South America and...

Europe: RASFF system has helped to ensure food safety in the EU for 35...

Europe is more than ever reliant on its Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) to ensure that food meets some of the...

Americas: Young children, pregnant and breastfeeding women should have more fish, say US authorities

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have on June 10, 2014 issued draft updated advice on...
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