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GM crop contamination disrupts global food trade

Rome - Increased production of genetically modified crops worldwide has caused a sharp rise in the number of incidents where low levels of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have been found in food and feedstuffs traded between nations, disrupting trade.
In the Media by Robert Myles

Hot Pockets recalled over diseased meat

Multinational food giant Nestlé announced Tuesday that it was issuing a voluntary recall of hundreds of thousands of cases of its popular Hot Pockets snack sandwiches because they contain diseased meat.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 2 comments

FDA warns about dangerous vitamin supplement

The U S Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers not to purchase or use Ortiga, an unapproved product promoted for a variety of health conditions and sold on multiple websites, including eBay, and in some retail stores.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

U.S. government 'safe' sugar level harms mice

A high-sugar diet, comparable to one consumed by up to a quarter of U.S. citizens, renders mice less able to compete for territory and reproduce, according to some new research.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Producers of fake condiment detained in China

Shanghai - Producers of a fake chicken and gourmet condiment have been seized in Shanghai, China, in the latest food safety scandal in the country.
In the Media by Valerie Benguiat

Op-Ed: Processed chicken free of human body parts says factory worker

The confessions of a chicken processing plant worker caused much clucking on a Reddit thread but when it comes to chicken nuggets, the insider gave re-assurance that processed chicken products contain nothing in the way of human body parts.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 10 comments

Food: EU to relax rules on animal protein in animal feed

Lost amongst the Europe-wide furore concerning the discovery of horsemeat in processed foods, on February 14 the European Union quietly announced a partial lifting of the ban on animal proteins in feedstuffs.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 3 comments

Call for food safety testing to be expanded

Scientists in the U.S. have raised concern that food safety testing does not include screening of toxins produced by certain types of fungi.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

UK: Horsemeat scandal romps home as police raid two meat plants

The scandal involving horsemeat in foodstuffs and ready-made meals was portrayed by the UK government as a fraud involving criminal gangs outside the UK but yesterday, events took a new turn as food inspectors and police raided two UK based meat plants.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 10 comments

UK: Some frozen lasagne may have contained '100% horsemeat'

The UK’s horsemeat in food scandal took a new twist last night as a government body, Britain’s Food Standards Agency, the FSA, reported that tests on Findus brand frozen beef lasagne ready meals showed they may have contained 100 per cent horsemeat.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 6 comments
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