Cesare Varallo

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Mass Food Safety Violations Found at 44 Moscow McDonald’s

Russia’s consumer rights watchdog has imposed fines on McDonald’s following a mass inspection revealing widespread health code violations.

Amazon built one of the world's most efficient warehouses by embracing chaos

Robbinsville, NJ<p>When Dave Alperson got his first job at an Amazon warehouse in 1997, as a temporary hourly employee, it involved walking around the warehouse with a list of where to find products—mostly books—that customers had ordered.<p>Twenty years later, as a regional director of operations for …

eCommerce

Gujarat: GUJCOT manager, NAFED employees among 19 arrested in groundnut adulteration case

The case came into light on July 30 when some of the traders who had purchased the groundnut refused to take delivery, alleging adulteration of the …

India

QeA EU Parliament – EU Commission to EU Parliament on Meat Sounding

<b>Question for written answer to the Commission 23rd May 2018</b><p><b>Subject:</b> <i>Fraudulent use of the term ‘meat’</i><p>Such terms as meat, hamburger, beefsteak or …

European Parliament

‘A Practical Guide to the Law Relating to Food’ by Ian Thomas

Description<p>‘A Practical Guide to The Law Relating to Food’ provides something for everyone, from food business owners seeking a general overview of …

Criminal Sentencing

Farm to Cradle: Nestlé Experiments with Tracking Gerber Baby Food on the Blockchain

Nestlé joins nine other food giants in an industry-wide, food-traceability effort<p>By<p>Kim S. Nash<p>Nestlé SA is putting some of its Gerber baby food products on a food-tracking blockchain to test whether the technology can trace the fruits and vegetables that go into its purées and squeezable pouches. …

Agriculture

Bayer, BASF to pursue plant gene editing elsewhere after EU ruling

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Bayer and BASF, among Europe's largest makers of farm supplies, all but ruled out pursuing genetic plant breeding at home after the EU ruled the technology should be regulated like genetically modified organisms (GMO).<p>The European Court of Justice (ECJ) said on Wednesday …

Genetics

A Texas lawsuit, hinges on this question: What, exactly, are “pickles”?

In May, Anita Patton-McHaney and James McHaney, a retired couple living in Hearne, Texas, a city of about 5,000 located in the heart of the Texas …

Entrepreneurship

Canada Dry sued over lack of ginger in ginger ale

Ginger has long been touted as a natural remedy for tummy aches. But drinking a glass of ginger ale, it seems, is not quite the same as chewing on a …

Weight Loss

An unsavory scam? Company accused of diluting Chesapeake blue crab meat with imported crab

By Justin Jouvenal<p>, Reporter<p>Few things say local like the Chesapeake blue crab.<p>It has scuttled its way into Maryland’s tourism slogan and is part of the region’s signature dish, proudly touted on menus and in markets as a taste of the Bay in an era when “eat local” has become the mantra of …

Crabmeat

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The Three Biggest Threats in the Global Food Chain: Provenance, Adulteration & Compliance - Food Safety in a Global Village

<b>By J. Marcelo Gomez and John G. Keogh</b><br>Consumers are increasingly scrutinizing the provenance and authenticity of food, demanding more transparency and …

Ho Chi Minh City

Gottlieb: FDA to crack down on labeling nondairy products as ‘milk’

The head of the FDA said Tuesday that the Trump administration will move to crack down on the use of the term “milk” for nondairy products like soy and almond beverages.<p>The agency will soon issue a guidance document outlining changes to its so-called standards of identity policies for marketing …

Understanding Key USDA and FDA Food Labeling Differences: Part Two

In the United States, two different regulatory organizations oversee food labeling for different product types. The first post in our blog series …

Agriculture

Existential debate in US food industry: What is meat?

Can a hamburger or steak be labeled "meat" if it is plant-based?<p>That question has sparked a debate about US food labels as key US cattle industry …

5,000 kg of formalin-laced fish seized

A Food Safety squad on Friday seized around 5,000 kg of fish preserved in formalin from a lorry at Puthuppanam, near Vadakara, in Kozhikode district. …

Tamil Nadu

FSSAI proposes life imprisonment, Rs 10 lakh fine for food adulteration

New Delhi: Those adulterating food products could face life imprisonment and penalty of up to Rs 10 lakh as per the amendments proposed by the …

India

Economically Motivated Food Fraud and Adulteration in Brazil: Incidents and Alternatives to Minimize Occurrence

The great South African honey puzzle

A few days back I tweeted about honey adulteration issues, which simply means a production of fake honey using sugar or other ingredients. At the …

‘Filthy’ Hove kebab shop owner banned from working with food

The owner of a rat-infested kebab shop in Hove has been banned from running a food business. Muharrem Kartal, 52, of Tumulus Road, Saltdean, was also …

Consumers to FDA: Labeling single ingredient pure honey, maple syrup products, as 'added sugar' is "absolutely ridiculous"

FDA proposals that the sugars in a jar of honey or pure maple syrup should be listed as 'added sugars' on food labels (albeit with an explanatory …

Food safety goes for a toss as adulterated oil trading thrives

The recent raids conducted by the food safety department at food processing units have brought to light the trend of adulterated, inferior quality …

European Union hits back with tariffs on US goods

Economists worry about a trade war between the United States and its most vital trading partners.<p>India and Turkey have already targeted US products, …

MoniQa 2nd conference on food fraud and allergen managemen report, by Michael Walker (UK, Government Chemist)

<b>Government Chemist contributes to international conference on food fraud and allergen management, Vienna 7th & 8th June 2018</b><p>Michael Walker …

Food Law Seminar: Michigan State University College of Law

Global Food Law<br>Current Issues Conference<br>June 19-21, 2018 East Lansing, Michigan<p>Overview<p>JOIN US<br>June 19-21, 2018<p>Kellogg Hotel & Conference …

America’s Largest Private Company Reboots a 153-Year-Old Strategy

William Wallace Cargill pioneered the modern agricultural trading industry in 1865 when he established a string of grain warehouses across the …

McDonald's Is in the Middle of a Dramatic Change That Will Change Fast Food Forever

The new tech is only the surface. It's about reaching people emotionally.<p>In a very short time, this restaurant has transformed into one of the most innovative and modern restaurants in the U.S.<p>I'm speaking, of course, about McDonald's.<p>Don't believe me? McDonald's mobile app is currently ranked #3 …

McDonald's

EFSA – Consumer perceptions of emerging risks in the food chain

The following article, beside examining EFSA report, will offer many insightful hints about how to build an effective crisis management strategy. …

Vienna (7-8th June 2018) 2nd MoniQa Symposium on Food Fraud Prevention and Allergen Management

In this moment I am travelling to Vienna to participate to this high level event on food fraud and allergen management. The 1st edition in Bari was a …

Backlash after state media reveals ‘imported’ salmon in China is rainbow trout farmed in Qinghai

A report by the state broadcaster last week revealing that one-third of the salmon sold in China is actually rainbow trout farmed on the Tibetan …