Cesare Varallo

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Adulterated brands flood market in Kerala as coconut oil prices skyrocket

When the shopkeeper showed reluctance in giving you the branded coconut oil you sought and tried pushing hitherto unheard brands available at low …

Tamil Nadu

EU Study on Food Waste and Date Marking published

The EU Commission is publishing a study which estimates that <b>up to 10% of the 88 million tons of food waste generated annually in the EU are linked to</b> …


FDA Releases 2017 Food Code

Constituent Update<p>February 12, 2018<p>The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today the release of the 2017 edition of the FDA Food Code, a …


House passes bill amending menu labeling law

The legislation offers increased flexibility for supermarkets, according to industry groups, but opponents argue it dilutes the standards put forth …

Angus King

Country of origin food labelling to be voluntary, but not always

Country of origin food labelling will be obligatory only if the main ingredient of a particular food product comes from a different country and the …

Probiotics as novel foods – global regulatory hurdles - Pen & Tec

<b>Probiotics as novel foods – global regulatory hurdles</b><p><i>Posted 29 January, 2018</i><p>The fundamental challenge in any discussion about the regulation of …

World Health Organization

Breaking away from bad science? Mars to leave ILSI in transparency bid

Mars plans to quit industry-funded science group, the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI), and says it will support research regardless of …


Asia 2018 European Food and Feed Law (EFFL) Conference | Register


Sessions clears way for food companies to ignore FDA guidance

Those guidance documents the Food and Drug Administration hands out to food manufacturers and others don’t mean as much as they once did. The …

Veterinary Medicine

Blockchain For Supply Chain - A Must Or A Maybe?

Blockchain For Supply Chain – A Must Or A Maybe?<p>A complex supply chain of unknown parties<p>Produce is a good example of a complex supply chain where, …


SFDA closes down six food factories, water-bottling plants

Okaz/Saudi Gazette<p><b>RIYADH</b> — The Saudi Food and Drugs Authority (SFDA) shut down six water and food factories and 74 production lines in the last two …

Saudi Arabia

Ghosts of illicit ethanol importers return to haunt Kenya

Ghosts of illicit ethanol importers return to haunt the country as smugglers up their game


Date marking and food waste - Food Safety - European Commission

Better understanding and use of date marking on food, i.e. <b>"use by"</b> and <b>"best before"</b> dates, by all actors concerned, can <b>prevent and reduce food waste</b> …

Food Waste

Food Fraud and Nigeria Situation (Part 1 of 3)

Posted 8:09am, Tue 6th February, 2018 by Beyond Profit<p>One of my trips to some of the villages and discussions with farmers, rural market women and …


The Quorn revolution: the rise of ultra-processed fake meat

It was reported last week that Quorn is on course to become a billion-dollar business. It is part of a booming industry of meat alternatives – but many of these products are a far cry from the idea of a natural, plant-based diet<p>What exactly is Quorn? I have been asked that question regularly for …


A California Lawsuit May Bring Cancer Warnings to Coffee Drinks

If your morning coffee came with a label informing you that your state has judged it to contain possibly carcinogenic chemicals, would you rethink …

Coffee Drinks

Clean label’s dirty little secret

In January 2016, kids peering into their bowls of Trix cereal at breakfast found that the thrill was gone. The bright colors—<i>lemony yellows, orangey</i> …

Marie Kondo

In Sweeping War on Obesity, Chile Slays Tony the Tiger

<b>[Leer en español — Sellos para combatir la obesidad: cómo identifican en Chile la comida chatarra]</b><p>SANTIAGO, Chile — They killed Tony the Tiger. They did away with Cheetos’ Chester Cheetah. They banned Kinder Surprise, the chocolate eggs with a hidden toy.<p>The Chilean government, facing skyrocketing …

Michelle Bachelet

The dreaded norovirus has hit the Winter Olympics. At least 199 people are sick.

The stomach virus is highly contagious and could infect many more.<p>Norovirus has popped up in Pyeongchang, South Korea, threatening to wreak havoc on the Winter Olympics. Things could get ugly fast for one simple reason: The dreaded stomach virus is very contagious.<p>Also known as the “winter vomiting …


Why Traceability is not Provenance

The terms ‘traceability’ and ‘provenance’ in the food chain are often used as interchangeable terms but this does a disservice to both areas of …


Kroger is rolling out a new technology to nearly 200 stores that could change grocery shopping as we know it

Kroger is rolling out a new technology to nearly 200 stores, and it could change grocery shopping as we know it.<p>The technology, called Kroger Edge, will be installed on store shelves where paper price tags currently hang. It digitally displays pricing and nutritional information, as well as video …


Food shelf life and its importance for consumers

Shelf-life is the length of time a food can be kept under stated storage conditions while maintaining its optimum safety and quality. Shelf life of a …

Public Consultation on the transparency and sustainability of the EU risk assessment in the food chain

Food Safety


Massive Webinar on USA/FDA labeling rules and upcoming news

Recently I have been asked by several clients in to run a webinar helping them to approach the US market, when it comes to import rules for food and …

Food safety report reveals 99% of samples pass tests

Agricultural products, starch and related products and pastry had the highest substandard rates last year among 32 types of foods, a report on the …

Environmental Health

What is Arak?

Typically the cheapest local spirit available, unregulated arak production has caused the deaths of numerous locals and tourists in Southeast Asia. …


Panera Wants the FDA to Clear up the Confusion over What Constitutes an Egg

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has detailed legal definitions for everything from milk and mayonnaise to macaroni and mozzarella. It’s got one …

F.D.A. issues draft guidance on recalls

The guidance outlines when and how companies should handle recalls

Scott Gottlieb