A number of European Union member states want stricter labelling
and traceability rules in place before a ban on approvals for new
strains of genetically modified (GM) crops can be lifted, EU
Fears over genetically modified foods may prevail in the minds of
the European consumer but recent research from the European
Commission suggests that they are as safe as their non-gmo
neighbours, and even safer.
The Australia New Zealand Food Authority (ANZFA) on Wednesday
released for public comment a number of proposals to amend the Food
Standards Code, including standards on medical foods, residue
levels for antibiotics and the use of...
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is to reopen for 45 days
the comment period for the interim final rule authorising a health
claim on the association between plant sterol/stanol esters and
reduced risk of coronary heart disease...
The European commission is preparing two Communications on e-Health
that will provide quality criteria for health related websites and
clarify the legal aspects of e-Health, Euractiv.com reports this
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced this week that
it is to support 13 new programs that address the risks of
foodborne disease in settings as varied as elementary schools,
shellfish inspections to river boating and...
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued the first
public notice of a Class 1 recall stating that ConAgra Dairy Foods
is to recall less than 3,000 pounds of Fleischmann's Unsalted Stick
Margarine because the...
According to Victor Manuel Villalobos Arambula, Under Secretary for
Agriculture at the Mexican Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and
Food, Mexico's government will promote the production of GM
Food allergy and genetically modified (GM) crops experts as well as
other scientists, physicians, and government regulators will meet
at a later date for a workshop, "Assessment of the Allergenic
Potential of Genetically Modified...
Marine-based nutraceuticals company Ocean Nutrition Canada Ltd.
(ONC) announced this week that it had achieved GRAS (generally
recognised as safe) status for its omega-3 concentrated 30:20 EE
complex derived from fish oil.
The European Union (EU) farm ministers will hear expert views on
the benefits and pitfalls of biotech next week including a call
that developing countries be given a chance to grow their own
genetically modified crops.
Consumer and interest groups criticised the Thai Food and Drug
Administration's draft regulations on the labelling of food
products containing genetically modified organisms for benefiting
manufacturers over consumers.
According to the NNFA Coalition for Informative Carbohydrate
Labelling, American consumers are increasingly aware of the
relationship between consumption of dietary carbohydrates and
increased blood sugar levels.