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End to OTM rule?

End to OTM rule?

Cost-cutting measures could mean an end to current BSE controls,
with the over 30 months (OTM) rule replaced by BSE testing.

Tackling food safety

Tackling food safety

Representatives from 169 countries gathered in Rome yesterday for a
week of talks led by the Codex Alimentarius Commission. High on the
agenda, food safety, biotechnology, food irradiation and an
overhaul of the Codex structure.

Tightening feed rules

Tightening feed rules

The Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health at the
European Commission has adopted a series of transitional and
permanent implementing measures in preparation for the application
of the Animal By-Products Regulation...

Omega on the farm...

Omega on the farm...

As the questioning consumer continues to show concern over the
safety of food products and notably the use of antibiotics in farm
animals, new research could offer a healthy alternative to boost
the immunity system of pigs - fish...

Finding the GMOs

Finding the GMOs

Testimony to the increasing use of GMO detection equipment, four
laboratories across the world have licensed Genetic ID's
proprietary technology to detect genetically modified organisms
(GMOs) in agricultural and food products,...

GM foods: the way forward?

GM foods: the way forward?

As the GM debate takes to the road in the UK this week with
promises of consumer feedback via conferences and meetings, here
below we have selected an article by Lyndsey Greig of market
analysts Frost & Sullivan that takes a closer...

Acrylamide movements

Acrylamide movements

As research in laboratories across the globe continues into the
presence of potential carcinogen acrylamide in a variety of foods,
the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) emphasised last week that
consumers should continue to eat...

Record results for Balchem

Record results for Balchem

Encapsulates company Balchem reported a 30 per cent increase in
sales for 2002 this week, up to $60.2 million. Growth in both its
core units also brought a 45 per cent increase in its net income to
$7.4 million, the Baltimore-based...

EFSA calls for scientists

EFSA calls for scientists

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is slowly taking form -
several months behind schedule - with the announcement this week
that it is currently on the look out for scientists to join its
scientific committee and scientific...

Feeding European science

Feeding European science

With the aim of improving scientific understanding in the European
Union, in November this year Brussels witnessed the launch of one
of the biggest research programmes in the world - the Sixth
Framework Programme (FP6). A slice of...

Food safety testing gets smart

Food safety testing gets smart

Swedish company Biacore is currently leading the way in global food
safety testing solutions. FoodProductionDaily.com spoke to
company vice-president Esa Stenberg to find out about the
latest developments in its food safety testing...

Food recycling

Food recycling

Unsold bakery products in the US may well become the animal feed of
tomorrow, following moves by a US company to recycle foods more
efficiently.