US and EU scientists researching how to crack through hard formations of bacteria on surfaces say their discoveries could lead to new cleaning methods for fruit, vegetables and other foods
A survey of the effects of bird flu on the Spanish poultry market demonstrates the complex interplay between government intervention, consumer concerns and industry reaction to a disease that has...
Northern Ireland's coldstores are all due to get a visit from Meat Hygiene Service (MHS) auditors, as the investigation into Euro Freeze and the use of illicit health certifications continues.
With the implementation of EU allergen labelling regulations, more and more companies are producing testing kits to meet the demand from food processors.
Tuna processors are back in the ring again over mercury, fighting back against more claims that canned products contain dangerously high levels of the contaminant.
Two devices that harness the power of cold plasma could be used to wipe out foodborne pathogens in processing plants, according to the inventor.
The EU proposed law regulating chemicals underwent another transformation yesterday in the hands of the EUs ministers, with consumer groups condemning the changes as a further watering down of the...
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) needs to crack down on labelling and the use of water retention agents by poultry processors, EU inspectors reported yesterday.
The controversy surrounding the leaking of a printing chemical into baby milk will likely result in a new EU law aimed at preventing such contamination from happening, the European Commission...
Two UK companies have teamed up to offer a wireless system that will allow managers to monitor food safety procedures via the Internet.
Eurofins Scientific has launched what it calls the first test available for determining whether food has been infected with the avian flu virus.
Ireland's food regulator yesterday announced its inspectors had discovered "illicit" health labels at a meat company operating in the country.
Scientific evidence indicates that the presence of the ink chemical isopropylthioxanthone (ITX) in packaged foods does not pose a health risk, an EU regulator said today.
Australian poultry processors will need to meet new safety standards under proposals designed to decrease levels of harmful bacteria like salmonella and campylobacter.
Food makers have until 1 January to implement procedures for testing their processing plants and products for dangerous bacteria such as listeria and E. coli.
The EU's food regulator has chided Nestlé and Tetra Pak for what it says are their misinterpretations of its preliminary advice about the safety of using the chemical ITX (isopropylthioxanthone)...
Low doses of Bisphenol A (BPA), a packaging chemical, can damage the development of young brains, according to new scientific study.
After an evaluation of a special class of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB),the EU's food safety regulator has issued a call for a continued effort to lower their levels in foods.
Statistics from Finland indicate that a high level of plant pesticides in fruit, vegetables, cereals and processed foods continues to pose a problem for the EU's importers.
A set of laboratory instruments can measure egg quality within minutes, allowing plant managers to save time on the processing line.
A EU food safety committee is meeting in Brussels today to discuss the contamination of milk and other products with a chemical used by Tetra Pak in its packaging process.
EU processors will have to wait longer to find out if they can continue to use aspartame, after the EU's food safety regulator said it had still not received evidence...
Under a rule change food makers can add more vitamin D3 to their cheese products, allowing them to make the claim they are 'good' or 'excellent' sources of vitamin D.
The UK food standards agency has launched an EU-wide hunt for beef,poultry and pork, on suspicions of illegal health labeling.
With an EU scientific study recommending that the European Commission set up a system to track deadly listeria infections in the bloc, processors will be under the gun to prevent...