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