The European Commission (EC) has rejected mandatory country of origin labelling (COOL) for milk and dairy products in a report to be passed to European legislators.
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has published guidance for food companies to ensure consumers are not misled by terms such as ‘natural’, ‘artisan’, ‘traditional’ and ‘farmhouse’.
The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) has called for the creation of a framework for the determine the legitimacy of Geographical Indications (GIs), which it says are "cluttering up" TTIP...
Hollandse geitenkaas, a Dutch goat's cheese, has been granted Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status by the European Commission (EC).
Members of European Parliament (MEPs) have put forward what they describe to be a ‘final offer’ on proposed novel food regulations – warning that they will not compromise any further.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has rejected probiotic dossiers from Canadian firm Lallemand Health Solutions (immunity) and Italian player Synbiotec (defecation) in a batch of opinions published today.
The General Court of the European Union (EGC) has refused to overturn a decision to deny Pomázánkove Máslo, a Czech butter spread, Traditional Speciality Guaranteed (TSG) status....
EU ministers have failed to reach an agreement on proposed changes to EU organic regulation, pushing back a vote until June – a standstill that is welcomed by organic farming associations....
Mérieux NutriSciences has opened a raw milk testing laboratory in Jeffreys Bay, South Africa.
Eurofins Scientific has acquired QC Laboratories (QCL) in the US and Experchem in Canada saying it sees the Americas as an attractive market for all businesses.
New Zealand is treating the sodium monofluoroacetate (1080) infant formula contamination threat - detailed in blackmail letters to Fonterra and Federated Farmers - as "live."
The first reported foodborne listeriosis outbreak in Portugal highlights the need for an effective surveillance system for early detection and prompt submission of isolates for typing, according to researchers.
Russia is likely to extend its ban on EU food imports beyond the August 7 deadline, as the European Union looks set to continue its sanctions against Russian products.
The owner of a dairy farm in North Carolina has been sentenced and fined for violating the Clean Water Act, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The EU’s central science agency has clarified health claim procedures after a furore over a CLA weight management submission BASF and Stepan Lipid Nutrition unsuccessfully attempted to withdraw from the...
Probiotics are yet to win a health claim in the European Union but they continue to receive backing by various bodies for gastrointestinal issues like diarrhoea.
Ireland is expecting a €69m (US$75m) fine for overshooting its last ever European Union (EU) milk deliveries quota.
Blue Bell Ice Cream is recalling all products made at all facilities because they could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Front-of-pack labelling can be useful but health policy-makers are naïve if they think that this alone will result in healthier food choices, say researchers - environment, motivation and psychology must...
China is considering a ban on the advertisement of infant formula, according to reports from the country.
Fonterra has pulled an Australian TV ad for Tamar Valley yoghurt deemed "misleading" in the wake of a Hepatitis A outbreak linked to berries.
The Food and Veterinary Office (FVO) has found ‘significant deficiencies’ in Russian controls for export of dairy products and casings to the European Union (EU).
Yersinia pseudotuberculosis bacteria can multiply in raw milk at refrigeration temperature within a couple of days to a “illness-causing level,” the Finnish Food Safety Authority (Evira) claims.
CDR and Filsorb have launched a benchtop analyser for quality control of raw materials when purchased, stored and during production.
The UK advertising watchdog has muzzled meal replacement, muscle building, metabolism, L-carnitine, CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) and other claims being made by a UK based online manufacturer-retailer as it continues...