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One death linked to Listeria from soft cheese

Two people have been hospitalized and one has died in an ongoing outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes linked to Latin-style soft cheese.  

600 calories, 75 g protein, 30 g carbs: EFSA issues ‘milestone’ diet replacement opinion

EFSA has very specifically refined what a low-calorie diet replacement regime should contain including a minimum of 600 calories and 30 g of carbohydrates per day. One observer said the...

'Need for improved risk communication' to consumers on raw milk: EFSA

The risks associated with drinking raw milk should be better communicated to consumers, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has recommended.

EFSA confirms safety of heat-treated Bacteroides-fermented milk products

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has confirmed the safety of heat-treated milk products fermented with Bacteroides xylanisolvens DSM 23964 - a probiotic strain not previously used in food.

EFSA health claim opinions

EFSA rejects yoghurt weight loss health claims

168 human publications including 48 intervention studies, 20 observational studies, 12 meta-analyses, 13 reviews, and 75 other studies (bioavailability and mechanistic studies) have failed to convince the European Food Safety...

Hong Kong proposes ban on infant formula nutrition claims

Hong Kong has proposed banning nutrition claims on infant formula products over concerns they mislead consumers and discourage breastfeeding.

Probiotic term could reappear on yogurt in UK

The term ‘probiotic’ could make a re-appearance on pots of yogurt on sale in UK supermarkets, if Italy is successful in getting approval for its use as a ‘generic descriptor’.

New Zealand issues labelling regulations for exported infant formula

The New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has issued labelling regulations for exported infant formula products.

SPECIAL EDITION: INFANT NUTRITION

Infant formula industry has 'responsibility to adhere' to WHO Code principles

The infant formula industry has a "responsibility to adhere" to the principles of the WHO Code, manufacturer representatives from all corners of the globe agree.

SPECIAL EDITION: INFANT NUTRITION

Cognitive health and immunity tough for infant formula claims, warns consultant

Infant formula makers are focused on immunity and cognitive health but should turn to essential vitamins and minerals where they could make easier progress with claims, says a consultant.

India

Quarter of all milk adulterated, minister promises more effective laws

More than a quarter of all samples of milk taken across India are adulterated, the country’s health minister has revealed.

Legal US raw milk sales behind 'rapid increase' in outbreaks: CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) blames the legal sale of raw milk in an increasing number of US states for a rise in the number of outbreaks...

Infant formula donations banned at Typhoon Ruby evacuation centres

The Philippine Department of Health has banned donations of infant formula in evacuation centres for those fleeing Typhoon Ruby.

WPC botulism scare a food safety 'watershed moment' for Fonterra

The whey protein concentrate (WPC) botulism scare was a "watershed moment" for Fonterra in terms of food safety, an independent inquiry into the incident has concluded.

INC asks for power to restrict NZ infant formula marketing practices

The Infant Nutrition Council (INC) has asked the New Zealand Commerce Commission to grant it the authority to restrict the infant formula marketing practices of its members. 

EFSA backs vitamin D for reduced risk of falling in elderly

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has delivered a positive opinion on vitamin D based on its ability to lower the risk of falling associated with muscle weakness and postural...

CSPI demands FDA releases data on drug residues in raw milk

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has rubbished suggestions by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) it is hiding data collected on animal drug residues in...

China lifts 2013 ban on Fonterra infant formula ingredients

China has lifted its ban on the import of Fonterra two infant formula ingredients, more than a year after it was implemented in the midst of the 2013 botulism scare.

Death linked to cheese recalled because of Listeria

One person has died and two have been sickened from Listeria linked to recalled cheese.

Dairy Crest recalls fresh milk over possible cleaning fluid contamination

Dairy Crest has recalled two batches of fresh milk from two British retailers over concerns the units may have become contaminated with cleaning fluid.

Massey chosen as site for food safety research centre

Massey University will be the site of the New Zealand Government’s Food Safety Science and Research Centre planned to open in mid-2015.

WHO calls for standardised nutrition labelling

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has called for a more unified approach to front-of-pack nutrition labelling.

FSA promises probe after sheep's milk protein found in UK goats' cheese

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) has promised an investigation after several samples of goats' cheese sold in Britain were found to contain up to 80% sheep's cheese.

Sample that: Dietz & Watson takes up Listeria tech

Dietz & Watson has cut time to result by days by using Sample6 technology to test, find and remediate Listeria before products leave one of its plants.

GSK-MaxiNutrition loses protein health claims appeal

Sir Hayden Phillips, the man tasked with performing ‘independent reviews’ of UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) rulings, has backed a July ruling against GlaxoSmithKline sports brand MaxiNutrition for exaggerated protein-recovery...