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Govt, farmers failed in Dutch egg scandal: report

Den Haag - Poultry farmers, the Dutch food safety board and the government all failed in their duties during a tainted egg scandal which spread to 45 countries causing millions in damage, a scathing report found Monday.

Supermarkets must help end 'brutal conditions' for farmers: Oxfam

Paris - Supermarkets in the West are using their purchasing power to force suppliers to cut their prices, contributing to exploitation and even forced labour of millions of farmers worldwide, a global charity said Thursday.

Supermarkets must help end 'brutal conditions' for farmers: Oxfam

Paris - Supermarkets in the West are using their purchasing power to force suppliers to cut their prices, contributing to exploitation and even forced labour of millions of farmers worldwide, a global charity said Thursday.

Killing dogs for meat illegal, rules S. Korean court

Seoul - A South Korean court has outlawed the killing of dogs for meat, in a landmark ruling that animal rights activists said Thursday could pave the way to making eating canines illegal.

How digital technology can help secure the food chain

Food safety and security are of paramount importance. Digital technology promises a new series of safeguards, such as the use of smart sensors to assess changes in storage environments to the use of blockchain.

Salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon and backyard chickens

It's unimaginable, but there are two Salmonella outbreaks being monitored by federal and local health officials across multiple states. One outbreak is linked to pre-cut melons, while the other is linked to backyard chickens.

Celebrity chef, food critic Anthony Bourdain dead at 61: CNN

New York - Celebrity chef and food critic Anthony Bourdain has committed suicide, according to the television network CNN for which he took viewers around the world for the "Parts Unknown" series. He was 61.

Starbucks chief Schultz retiring, may run for president

Washington - Howard Schultz, who built a small Seattle coffee chain into the global powerhouse Starbucks, announced Monday he was retiring from the company, fueling speculation he may seek the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020.

Muslim animal slaughter must occur in approved abattoirs: EU court

Luxembourg - The EU's top court ruled Tuesday that animal slaughter without stunning can only occur in approved abattoirs, saying a ban on temporary slaughter houses does not violate Muslim religious freedom.

Celebrity chef Mario Batali accused of sexual assault: report

New York - Already accused of sexual harassment and groping, US celebrity chef Mario Batali now faces allegations that he sexually assaulted impaired women at a New York restaurant, CBS television's "60 Minutes" reported Sunday.

Venezuela seizes Kellogg unit after company halts operations: Maduro

Caracas - Venezuela's government seized control Tuesday of the South American country's Kellogg subsidiary after it halted operations, President Nicolas Maduro announced.

WFP chief urges North Korea to grant more access

Seoul - North Korea needs to allow more access and monitoring for international aid, the head of the UN's World Food Programme said Tuesday following a four-day visit to the country.

WFP chief senses North Korea 'turning a new page'

London - The head of the UN's World Food Programme said Saturday it appeared North Korea was "turning a new page in history", following a four-day visit to the country.

London mayor wants fast-food ad ban on transport network

London - London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Friday proposed to ban adverts for foods high in fat, salt and sugar from the city's transport network in a bid to tackle childhood obesity.

First US death in romaine lettuce E.coli outbreak

Los Angeles - US health authorities on Wednesday reported the first death in an outbreak of E.coli bacteria in romaine lettuce that has sickened 121 people across the United States.

Symbolism on menu at Koreas summit dinner

Seoul - Symbolism will be the main course of a banquet at Friday's inter-Korean summit, Seoul revealed Tuesday, with a menu featuring Pyongyang's signature dish and food from the home towns of the South's leaders at previous meetings.

Spotlight on the recent U.S. E.coli outbreak: Interview Special

On Friday, April 13th, the Center for Disease Control confirmed the cause of a multi-state E.coli O157-H7 related to chopped Romaine lettuce. This was the second major incident in the U.S. his year. A leading researcher provides some insights.

Interview: How concerned should consumers be about Salmonella? Special

In the U.S., more than 200 million cartons of eggs have been recalled across nine states over concerns of Salmonella, with contaminated produce linked to at least 22 illnesses. How concerned should consumers be? Dr. Joseph Galati provides some answers.

Another trade war looms with US... on Spanish olives

La Roda De Andaluc - The US flag still flutters next to others in front of the AgroSevilla factory, the world's biggest exporter of black olives based in southern Spain.

Rome's Jews reject Israel artichoke dictat

Rome - Rome's Jewish community is embroiled in a standoff with Israel's top religious authority after it declared the Eternal City's cherished dish of "carciofi alla giudia" (deep-fried whole artichoke) not kosher.

UK rolls out sugar tax in battle against obesity

London - Britain on Friday joined France, Norway and Mexico in rolling out a sugar tax on soft drinks in an attempt to tackle obesity and tooth decay in children.Drinks containing five grammes of sugar per 100 ml will face a lower rate of 18 pence ($0.25, 0.

In Cambodia, fears tarantula may go off the menu

- While a plate piled high with hairy, palm-sized tarantulas is the stuff of nightmares for some, these garlic fried spiders are a coveted treat in Cambodia, where the only fear is that they may soon vanish due to deforestation and unchecked hunting.

UK Masterchef judges spark rendang ding dong

Jakarta - Indonesians and Malaysians have their feathers in a flap over MasterChef UK's decision to eliminate a contestant from the popular cooking show because her chicken rendang wasn't crispy.

Two degrees no longer seen as global warming guardrail

Paris - Limiting global warming to two degrees Celsius will not prevent destructive and deadly climate impacts, as once hoped, dozens of experts concluded in a score of scientific studies released Monday.A world that heats up by 2C (3.

Cancer risk from chemicals used to cure processed meats

A new study has added to the body evidence about cancer risks from certain chemicals used in the processed food industry. This time the focus is with chemicals used to cure processed meats.

Technology designed to track what you eat

Scientists have developed tiny tooth-mounted sensors that can track what a person eats. The aim is to use wireless real-time monitoring to increase medical understanding between diet and health.

Truffle-addicted Kuwaitis flock to specialty souk

Kuwait City - White or beige, but never black, the "desert truffle" is a rare delicacy with a dedicated marketplace in Kuwait, where remnants of the Iraqi invasion and changing weather patterns have decimated local production.

Mexican regional cuisine drives booming food scene

Mexico - Sure, every foodie loves tacos and enchiladas.But what about lesser-known Mexican classics like cochinita pibil, the impossibly flavorful, slow-roasted pork dish from the Yucatan peninsula?

KFC returns to UK supplier after chicken fiasco

London - US fast-food chain KFC has re-employed its former delivery supplier in Britain after an embarrassing shortage of chicken forced the closure of hundreds of restaurants.

French baker wins fight over fake Facebook page

Lyon - A French baker won his day in court against Facebook on Tuesday after a user created a fake page about his bakery.
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