The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) has described a decision from the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) to approve recommendations to work on a new standard for processed cheese as “disheartening”.
More melamine tainted dairy materials have been seized by Chinese food safety authorities, raising suspicions that it may be from the same batch that should have been destroyed following the 2008 scandal.
New Zealand’s Food Safety Authority has received a dozen responses supporting a proposal to allow the manufacture, sale and import and export of unpasteurised dairy products, and which would open up a new global market.
A new report into irradiation finds conflicting and inconsistent
regulatory approaches to the use of the technology worldwide, a
problem for multinational processors who are using the technique as
a food safety measure.
While debates on ingredient labelling and on Parmesan cheese are
among the main issues at this week's meeting of the Codex
Alimentarius, other items on the agenda include codes of practice
for handling quick frozen foods, cadmium...