UK milk chemical free
Levels of mycotoxins in milk are all within the legal limits and
the majority has no detectable levels, a UK Food Standards Agency
Codex initiative to strengthen food safety systems
The Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) has initiated a global
facility on food safety and quality for the least developed
Meal ban forces rise in meat prices
Retail prices of livestock and poultry are expected to increase in
the Philippines as local producers predict a possible rise in the
prices of animal feeds due to the import ban on meat and bone meal
imposed by the Agriculture department.
US states, Aventis into agreement regarding StarLink
17 US states said they have entered into a second agreement with
the French-German biotechnology group Aventis CropScience to
compensate farmers whose corn was tainted by the company's
gene-altered StarLink variety.
China dominant soybean importer
China is the dominant destination for world exports of soybeans and
soybean meal, the American Soybean Association reports this week.
No StarLink traces in pig tests
After a round of tests on the safety of unapproved StarLink corn as
animal feed, the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and
Fisheries has found no evidence of health risks from pigs fed on
the biotech product.
Scrapie triggered BSE suggests new research
U.K. research published on Thursday said that an entrenched sheep
disease, scrapie, could have triggered mad cow disease, whose human
form has killed more than 100 people, primarily in Britain.
Protective measures to protect against BSE
As an effort to keep BSE out of the food chain, a new certification
system to determine the condittions under which beef and beef
products may enter Australia is to take effect on September 16,
Italian and French growers interested in Beghin-Say
Italian farmer's associations and the French sugar beet growers's
group CGB have expressed interest in buying Beghin-Say.
ADM to sell lignin-rich linseed products
ADM will produce and sell flaxseed-derived products for use in
pharmaceuticals, functional foods, animal feed and veterinary
Future sugar substitute under revision
The next generation of low-calorie sugar substitute could be a
linear four-carbon sugar alcohol called erythritol, ...
Codex meeting: food safety and consumer confidence top priorities
Two million children die each year from contaminated food and water
in developing countries, the WHO chief said on Monday, urging them
to upgrade rapidly...
First BSE case hits Greece
Greece said on Monday it had confirmed its first case of mad cow
disease and had destroyed the herd to which the five-year-old dairy
EU agreement on food law legislation reached
A political agreement to establish the European Food Authority and
Community legislation on food was reached by the EU Member States
on 28 June.
S.Korean companies imported banned corn
According to the Korean Food & Drug Administration (KFDA), five
South Korean companies used banned Starlink corn to make edible
corn starch and they...
Eridania Beghin-Say demerger approved
The General Assembly of the Eridania Béghin-Say Group, held on June
25, 2001, under the chairmanship of Stefano Meloni, voted almost
French blame Britain, again, for mad cow
For the second time in as many months, French lawmakers are about
to blame Britain for the spread of mad cow disease, saying French
red tape made it worse,...
BSE measures responsibility of all
An international conference on mad cow disease on Thursday urged
all countries to take preemptive measures to combat the fatal,
ADM swaps stakes with AGP
The American grain processing giant Archer Daniels Midland Co.
claims it is to acquire Ag Processing Inc.'s stake in the U.S. and
EU fuels GM controversy
Food containing genetically modified ingredients banned in Britain
is to go on sale in there with a GM-free label under controversial
proposals to be...
Canada predicts record soy crop
Soybean acreage is expected to climb 4 per cent, opening the door
for a potential record soybean crop, according to U.S. ag attaché
in Canada, Kathleen...
Edible vaccine to combat E coli
Scientists announced this week that they are developing an edible
vaccine that could stop the E. coli bacteria where it starts - in
cattle and other...
Balchem Ingredients expands health portfolio
Microencapsulated ingredients specialists Balchem Corporation
announced on Tuesday that its subsidiary BCP Ingredients, Inc. has
entered into an agreement...
Report criticises French handling of mad cow crisis
A report on the handling of risk factors in the outbreak of mad cow
disease criticices France's Agriculture Ministry for dragging its
feet in forbidding...
Japan and Russia partially lift bans on meat
The Hungarian Government is pushing for a full lifting of the ban
on meat and food product shipments to Russia, according to Péter
Balás, Deputy State...
MBM ban expected to continue
The European Commission has submitted to the Member States a
working paper on the future strategy on the use of meat-and-bone
meal (MBM) in Europe which...
BSE "likely" in Eastern Europe
The Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) advising the European
Commission on BSE related issues published on Monday its opinion on
the risk of Bovine Spongiform...
Aventis nutrition business to go
Franco-German giant Aventis SA (AVEP) is near completetion of its
animal nutrition business. The business is to go for around 300
million euros ($268...
Vitamin E venture for BASF
Chemical giant BASF announced last week that it is to double its
vitamin E production capacity to 20,000 metric tons per year.
The move is part...
EU maintains animal to plant proteins should pose no problem
The European Commission on Monday presented its report on the
supply of plant proteins to satisfy the additional demand for plant
protein in animal feed....
Organic fish farming certificates-the debate continues
A task force composed of members of the organic food and seafood industry representatives last week submitted two long-awaited reports to the National...
Science helps BASF increase Vitamin B2 production
German chemical giant BASF claims to have significantly optimised the
biotechnological production of vitamin...
EU Commission authorises the acquisition of Agribrands International by Cargill
The European Commission has granted regulatory clearance to the
acquisition by Cargill Inc. of Agribrands International, a
U.S.-based producer and marketer...
Eastern Europe to harmonise anti-mad cow efforts
Central and east European agriculture ministers agreed at a meeting
on Thursday to harmonise efforts to keep their countries free of
mad cow disease....
Japan finds banned corn in US imports
Japan is to ask the United States to explain how genetically
modified corn banned in Japan has again been discovered in imports
from America, a Health...
FDA proposes long-awaited biotechnology rule
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday issued a
proposed rule and a draft guidance document concerning food
developed through biotechnology....
Japan confirms Starlink presence in human food products
The Health and Welfare Ministry in Japan confirmed on Wednesday
that U.S.-grown genetically modified corn banned for consumption in
Japan has been mixed...
Animal feed ban across EU would cost billions
Before introducing a total ban on meat and bone meal in animal feed
the European Union must carefully consider the consequences,
European Farm Commissioner...
Cow bred to help calcium absorption in humans
A university research team has succeeded in breeding a cow, which
produces milk containing a substance which stimulates theabsorption
of calcium in...
Commission proposal aims to protect consumer
The European Commission has adopted a proposal to exclude condemned
animal material from the feed chain, EUBusiness reported recently.
The move 'is one...