EFSA confirms GM antibiotic-related gene safety
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has reaffirmed that two antibiotic resistance marker genes, nptII and aadA, pose no threat to humans or the environment.
Irish food safety system condemned after pork dioxin scandal
The current system for monitoring and tracing Irish pork is inadequate and should be overhauled urgently, a highly critical report from the country’s Parliament has said.
Organic conversion label could enable price premiums
Developing an official ‘label’ for organic conversion-grade produce would let farmers secure price premiums while they are going through the organic conversion process, claims a new European study.
Monsanto files suit against Germany over GM ban
Monsanto has filed a lawsuit against the German government after the EU member state banned planting of its genetically modified MON810 maize last week.
Irish pork: Bringing home the bacon on food safety
The Irish pork crisis has consumers staring at the prospect of an empty table at Christmas, and industry doing sums on how much the so-called ‘biggest meat crisis since BSE’ is going to cost. It’s no wonder new questions are being asked of food safety...
Transformer oils linked to tainted pork meat, says FSAI
The profile of dioxins found in the tainted Irish pork meat is similar to those found in electronic transformer oils, claims the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI).
EFSA opinion discounts French GM maize fears
French claims that a genetically modified maize product poses a potential health risk have been disputed by a newly published scientific report by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
EU seeks further safety advice on GMOs
The European Commission remains cautious over genetically modified
organisms (GMOs), returning to its safety advisors for a third time
for a verdict on three biotech products.
Brussels hosts long anticipated GM debate
The approval process of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and
the future of three GM products are up for discussion today by the
Cargill cranks up European operations with Polish expansion
Ingredients firm Cargill yesterday completed the expansion of its
Polish wheat processing facility, designed to meet consumer demand
across the European bloc.
EFSA calls for caution on bacterial resistance
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) says that the growing use
of antimicrobial agents in food could be damaging human resistance
to bacteria and other microbes.
DSM hikes vitamin A price
Dutch ingredients supplier DSM has jacked up the price of
vitamin A by 10 per cent in response to "sharp" energy,
raw materials and transportation cost increases.
EFSA says GM oilseed rape unlikely to cause harm
EFSA has issued its opinion that Bayer's GM oilseed rape is
unlikely to have a detrimental effect on human or animal health or
the environment when used for food and feed uses.
Lesaffre boosts attention on yeast's healthy profile
Yeast manufacturer Lesaffre has created a nutrition and health
division which will oversee development of yeast and yeast derived
ingredients for the supplement and functional food markets.
States ask EFSA for more guidance on GM assessment
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is working with member
states to update risk assessment guidance for genetically modified
organisms (GMOs) to bring it in line with scientific progress and
provide more in-depth advice.