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  • New Federal Food Agency Proposed

    New Federal Food Agency Proposed
    A bill introduced recently by U.S. Representative Rosa DeLauro who is the Chair of the House Appropriations Committee and Senator Dick Durbin seeks to create a federal agency devoted solely to food safety. The U.S. FDA currently has responsibility for food, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices. For the past thirty years, the Agency has been led …
  • EC Recommends Updated Nanomaterials Definition

    EC Recommends Updated Nanomaterials Definition
    The European Commission (EC) has published recommendations to clarify the definition of nanomaterials often used in delivery systems for nanoenabled foods and beverages. The recommended definition of nanomaterials states that they are “a natural, incidental or manufactured material consisting of solid particles that are present, either on their own or as identifiable constituent particles in …
  • California Poised to Restrict Neonicotinoids

    California Poised to Restrict Neonicotinoids
    Neonicotinoids, which are believed to harm bees and songbirds, could soon face significant restrictions in California based on regulations proposed by the state’s pesticide agency. The new limits would be among the nation’s most extensive for the agricultural use of the potent neonicotinoids which have been shown to harm pollinators. California’s proposed rules would restrict …
  • A Decade of Seafood Fraud – A Comprehensive Report

    A Decade of Seafood Fraud - A Comprehensive Report
    Seafood fraud is one of the most common frauds in the food supply chain. Christopher Elliott et al put together a comprehensive report “The 11 sins of seafood: Assessing a decade of food fraud reports in the global supply chain” which is based on data from the Food Fraud Database, HorizonScan, RASFF and other systems. The …
  • Food Fraud Post of the Week

    Food Fraud Post of the Week