Regulation

End to GM ban imminent?

End to GM ban imminent?

European scientists will meet today to decide the fate of a
genetically modified corn developed by US biotech giant Monsanto. A
positive outcome from the committee would end Europe's five year
ban on GM crops, attacked by a host...

Healthy developments in feed

Healthy developments in feed

Research at the University of Leeds into herbal remedies in the
farmyard could soon see pigswill garnished with garlic and cows
chewing on cinnamon-flavoured cud. With an EU ban on antibiotic
growth promoters in animal feed from 2006,...

USDA: BSE is under control

USDA: BSE is under control

DNA evidence suggests - to a high degree of certainty - that the
BSE-positive cow found in Washington State originated from a dairy
farm in Alberta, Canada, according to the USDA. The department also
believes that the safeguards put...

Chewing the GM cud

Chewing the GM cud

If nothing else, the opening decade of the 21st century will go
down in the annals of time as the period the world went to war over
GMOs. When it comes to genetically modified organisms, passions run
deep and the path to reconciling...

EU crack down on salmonella

EU crack down on salmonella

European Commissioner David Byrne welcomed the Agriculture
Council's decision this week on new rules to cut the incidence of
foodborne diseases in the European Union. Salmonella alone costs
the EU an estimated €2.8bn.

GMO road show

GMO road show

A European road show will hit the trail next month in an effort to
help food companies understand tough new EU legislation on GMO
foods and ingredients.

Non-GMOs take to the road

Non-GMOs take to the road

The full impact of new European regulations on genetically modified
foods has yet to be felt by the food industry. A EU-wide road show
next month could help companies get to grips with the tough new
legislation.

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...

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...

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...

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...