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Can vertical farming feed the world and change the agriculture industry?

Year after year, cities expand and pristine natural habitats are turned into farms and pastures to support the world’s growing population. But …

Aquaponics

Is your honey pure enough? FSSAI to ensure purity with 20 parameter test

<b>By Suman Agrawal</b><p>To ensure purity of honey that reaches the consumers in the market, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has …

Honey

Sugar tax: what you need to know

If you like swigging sugary drinks, you might get a bit of a surprise next time you go to buy one, as a so-called sugar tax has now come into force …

Food fraud update at EU level and Interpol/Europol Opson VII operation preliminary findings

On 25 April 2018, Europol/Interpol published the results of the OPSON VII operation to which the EU Food Fraud Network contributed in particular in …

Trading

Alternative meat industry hits back at beef business in labelling row

A group of ‘clean’ and and alternative meat companies has returned fire in a row over how lab-grown meats should be labelled.The consortium, the …

Agriculture

Canadians Have A 'Troubling' Lack Of Knowledge About Food Recalls, Safety, Research Shows

We are more concerned about food safety, but don't see ourselves as responsible for it.<p>MONTREAL — While Canadians are overwhelmingly concerned about …

FDA Issues First Mandatory Recall for Food Product

News | April 4, 2018<p>FDA Issues First Mandatory Recall for Food Product<p>By Staff<p>Yesterday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a …

Supermarkets remove meat products over food safety breaches

Colruyt and Delhaize supermarket chains have pulled hundreds of fresh and frozen beef and pork products from their shelves as a precautionary measure …

French fraud body unveils huge Cotes-du-Rhone wine scam

PARIS (AP) — France's anti-fraud body says it has uncovered a huge scam in which a merchant tried to sell more than 48 million liters (some 12.7 …

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb wants to define “healthy” and “natural”

Washington, D.C.—At the National Food Policy Conference on Thursday, politicians, lobbyists, and representatives from various factions of the food …

FDA

Sales of fake goods in Southeast Asia hits alarming level

By Kang Siew Li and Wong Ee Lin<p>Counterfeiting has reached an alarming level, causing huge revenue losses to governments across Southeast Asia, says …

USDA's Food and Nutrition Service focuses on fraud prevention

USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service is enhancing its focus on program integrity, which will include renewed attention on transparency, payment …

Coca-Cola defeats U.S. lawsuit over Diet Coke ads

(Reuters) - A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit claiming that Coca-Cola Co's advertising for Diet Coke misleads people into thinking that consuming the soft drink assists in weight loss, and that it actually causes weight gain.<p>The plaintiff, Shana Becerra, claimed that she and others would not …

Weight Loss

Not just elections? Russia meddles in GMO debate, too

English-language Russian news outlets are publishing high volumes of articles that portray genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, in a negative …

Breitbart News

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on effort to help bolster U.S. shellfish market by taking mutually beneficial steps to resume shellfish trade with the EU

FDA announces proposed shellfish equivalence determination with the EU that will create new market access for U.S. exporters as well as make a wider …

Aquaculture

Fake processed food is becoming an epidemic in African urban life

In late February, 14-year-olds Nahima and Yayaya, died after eating tainted biscuits at a classmate’s birthday celebration in their school, located just outside Nigeria’s capital Abuja. Several other children in their class were hospitalized. Panic and threats from angry parents forced a temporary …

Agriculture

Carrefour extend Blockchain use to dairy and meat product ranges

The technology, already used for its free-range Quality Line Auvergne chickens, will be applied to eight more product lines, such as eggs, cheese, …

Ex-CEO of Brazil's BRF arrested in 'Weak Flesh' food safety probe

RIO DE JANEIRO/SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian police arrested the former chief executive of major food processor BRF SA <BRFS3.SA> on Monday on charges that he and other executives knew the company, the world's largest poultry exporter, engaged in fraud to evade food safety checks.<p>Shares in BRF …

Brazil

Adulterated supplements use ‘resold’ barcodes to avoid enforcement

A link has been established between recalled men’s supplements and the use of fraudulent “resold” UPC barcodes that are intended for other products, …

NICD situation update on listeriosis outbreak, South Africa 27 Feb

A total of 945 cases have been reported since 1 January 2017, with 30 additional cases recorded since the last update (20 February 2018).<p>Outcome at …

Court Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging Dannon’s “Natural” Label

If yogurt is made from milk that came from cows who ate feed that included genetically modified corn, can it be labeled as “natural?” This was the …

Agriculture

Armenia food safety service seizes 50 tons of Brazilian salmonella-contaminated chicken meat

YEREVAN, MARCH 2, ARMENPRESS. Armenia’s state service for food safety (SSFS) has banned the import of 50 tons chicken breast meat from Brazil. As …

Graphene burnt into food could act as edible RFID tags

University researchers have found a way to brand food with edible electronics, paving the way for a new class of identification tags that could help …

“Without sucrose” claim turns out bitter…

On February 2017, Mr. Yang bought 55 packages of dairy products from an Inner-Mongolia retailer.<p>The package of thse products bore a claim “without …

Iron – best in moderation

You can eat fruit and vegetables to your heart’s content.<p>I like to promote a varied and balanced diet – all in moderation. But no, I get criticised …

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

Is It ‘Natural’? Consumers, and Lawyers, Want to Know

In recent years, one bright spot in an otherwise lackluster market for packaged foods, beverages and consumer products has been merchandise promoted as “natural.”<p>Consumers, increasingly wary of products that are overly processed or full of manufactured chemicals, are paying premium prices for …

Agriculture

Canada's Proposed Front-Of-Package Nutrition Labels Take Aim At Saturated Fat, Sugar And Sodium

In hopes of encouraging Canadians to make healthier choices in the supermarket aisle, the government of Canada is seeking public feedback on its proposal for mandatory front-of-package labelling on packaged food products through April 26, 2018. With the exception of milk, packaged foods under this …

Nutrition

Adulterated brands flood market in Kerala as coconut oil prices skyrocket

By Express News Service<p>When the shopkeeper showed reluctance in giving you the branded coconut oil you sought and tried pushing hitherto unheard …

Coconut