The approval of measures to boost dioxin monitoring by Germany last week has so far failed to stem the unease sparked by the situation as thousand protested in Berlin over the weekend and Russia announced a ban on German pork imports.
The complacency being exhibited by Brussels over the ongoing dioxin contamination incident is every bit as concerning as the carcinogenic chemical that has found its way into the food and feed chains since the end of last year.
The first discovery of dioxin-tainted pork, a move by the Chinese to suspend German imports and proposals from the animal feed sector to boost controls on the toxic chemical were just some of the developments yesterday in the contamination scandal that...
The European Commission is exploring ways to boost dioxin monitoring procedures after it was confirmed that products containing the toxic substance had reached the food chain and been sold to UK consumers.
German authorities have said up to 3,000 tonnes of dioxin-contaminated animal feed additive may have been sold – almost six times more than previously estimated - as more details about the crisis emerged yesterday.
German prosecutors have opened an investigation following the discovery of dioxin in eggs and meat in the country in the past week, with the contamination reported to have stemmed from feed contaminated with industrial fats.
Europe’s food import controls are fit for purpose but their fragmented and complicated nature means they are inconsistently applied across the economic bloc, according to a report from the European Commission (EC).
Dutch ingredients giant Royal DSM met growth targets in four of the past five years and its transition from chemicals to life sciences multinational is on track, board member Stephan Tanda told NutraIngredients this morning.