Regulatory news

EFSA provides an update on “Schmallenberg” virus in EU

22.11.2012
The European Food Safety Authority has published a report analysing the latest epidemiological data available on the incidence of the “Schmallenberg” virus (SBV) in Europe”...

EFSA reviews work on bees

20.11.2012
EFSA has completed a full review of all its risk assessment activities and scientific outputs related to bees and bee health...

Europe needs a stronger EFSA and a stronger risk assessment community

16.11.2012
Today we are agreed that we need a stronger EFSA and a stronger risk assessment community in Europe”...

Acrylamide levels in food largely unchanged states EFSA’s latest report

23.10.2012
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published its annual update report on acrylamide levels in food in 25 European countries”...

EFSA Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes, Flavourings and Processing Aids (CEF)

18.10.2012
EFSA Panel on  Food Contact Materials, Enzymes, Flavourings and Processing Aids (CEF) was asked to deliver a scientific opinion on sodium carboxymethylcellulose, bentonite and aluminium potassium sulphate dodecahydrate, with the respective  CAS No 9004-32-4, 1302-78-9 and 7784-24-9, for use as a moisture and liquid absorber in food packaging”...

Canadian Food Inspection Agency tests fruit spreads for sulphites

16.08.2012
“As part of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) routine testing of various food products, a study released today found that 94% of fruit spread samples tested did not contain undeclared sulphites”...

Price, taste & brand overrule nutrition labelling

15.08.2012
"In the face of continuing high rates of obesity across Europe, can nutrition labelling help consumers manage their dietary intakes to achieve a healthy body weight?"...

CFIA tests pre-packaged ground spices for gluten

15.08.2012

"As part of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) routine testing of various food products, a study released today found that more than 99% of pre-packaged ground spice samples tested for gluten would not pose a risk to gluten-sensitive consumers"...

Consumer warning on clay reissued

13.08.2012
"The Food Standards Agency is reminding consumers, especially pregnant women, about the dangers of ingesting clay, clay-based ‘detox’ drinks and supplements"...

PET recycling processes for food contact materials: EFSA adopts first opinions

02.08.2012
“The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has adopted its first three scientific opinions on the safety of processes to recycle polyethylene terephthalate (PET) for use in food contact materials”...

USDA and FDA partner on food safety booklets to help those with compromised immune systems prevent foodborne illness

01.08.2012
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and the Department of Health and Human Services' Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have partnered to create six booklets with food safety advice for populations that are most susceptible to foodborne illness”...

Aspartame: EFSA launches additional call for data

26.07.2012
"In May 2011, EFSA was asked by the European Commission to bring forward the full re-evaluation of the safety of aspartame (E 951) to 2012"...

Professor Anthony Hardy appointed Chair of EFSA’s

24.07.2012
"EFSA’s Scientific Committee have appointed Professor Anthony Hardy Chair and professors Jan Alexander and Robert Luttik as Vice-Chairs"...
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