Finland's National Food Agency is to test the PAH levels in
margarine products, following a Swedish report suggesting that a
sample of Becel pro.activ contained twice the legal level of the
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland is advising the industry to
remove 10 herbal supplement products from sale, after a survey
found them to contain irradiated components not highlighted in the
The National Association of Health Stores in the UK says it has
been granted leave by the High Court to bring a case against the UK
government and the National Assembly for Wales to overturn the
recent ban on the sale of kava products.
The Food Standards Agency held an open board meeting on 8 May 2003
in Cardiff, Wales - also broadcast live on the Agency's website -
to discuss the recent reports on vitamins and minerals,
phytoestrogens and GM foods.
Members of the health foods industry have voiced the need for
greater global consensus on safety limits for nutrients after last
week's EVM report released by the UK's Food Standards Agency (FSA)
revealed yet another different...
The UK's National Association of Health Stores is hoping to hear
this week that it can start its High Court action against the
Medicines Control Agency and the Food Standards Agency concerning
the ban on the herbal remedy kava-kava.