EU agency sets maximum limit for bisphenol A
The EU's food agency today set a maximum limit for human daily
intakes of bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical implicated as a potential
carcinogen and widely used in plastic food packaging and cans.
Food firms to get traffic light risk rating
Suppliers of private label food and drink to multiple retailers may
be given 'traffic light' ratings to show their attention to food
safety and risk management, under a new project, a
DairyReporter.com sister site can reveal.
Association issues warning about toxic imports into UK
Cuts in funding and a plan by UK regulators to publish details of
its testing regime for imports, could lead to toxic foods ending up
on the shelves, an organic industry association claimed yesterday.
EU to review food hygiene laws
The European Commission plans to review the EU's new hygiene laws
to determine whether further amendments are needed to strengthen
provisions related to meat inspection, gelatine, good food safety
practices and cold stores.
EU, New Zealand agree food safety deal
Officials in the EU and New Zealand have agreed on a common
strategy for maintaining meat and dairy exports in the event of a
serious animal disease outbreak.
Antimicrobial paper extends shelf life, claims manufacturer
MicrobeGuard today announced the launch of a lining paper liner
that will feature AgION antimicrobial technology.
Pasteurisation guide provides practical advice on standards
An updated guide on pasteurisation aims to help processors set
manufacturing standards that allow for the consistent production of
UK regulator reviews inspection, enforcement policies
Local authorities in the UK will get new inspection and regulatory
powers in the future, thecountry's food agency said yesterday in
announcing a review of the current system.
Parliament passes chemicals law
The EU Parliament yesterday voted for a tougher regulatory regime
for chemicals, requiring producers and users to replace some of the
current chemicals in use with safer alternatives, if they exist.
National Foods recalls milk with E.coli risk
Australian dairy National Foods has recalled several thousand
litres of its Pura brand milk, citing fears that it could be
contaminated with the E.coli bacteria.
Lactalis stops Roquefort shipments in safety row
A dispute over Roquefort cheese has again erupted in Australia
after authorities there rejected a recent shipment, prompting
French dairy group Lactalis to cancel exports to the country in
EU hygiene legislation extended to farms
The EU completes the food safety link from farm to fork on 1
January 2007, when new hygiene legislation is extended to farms, in
most cases for the first time.
EU proposes fees for food safety authorisations
A proposal to charge companies fees for assessments by the European
Food Safety Agency (EFSA) would impose too heavy of a financial
burden on companies, says an industry consultant.
Business call for regulator to scrap recall guidance
The Forum on Private Business has called for a proposed UK guidance
document on EU food law to be scrapped, criticising it for not
further clarifying provisions of the bloc's regulations.
Cleaning blamed for Jersey milk scare
Routine cleaning may have been to blame for the contamination of up
to 2,000 packs of milk with excessive levels of bacteria in Jersey,
the manufacturer has announced.