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We compared grocery shopping at stores in the US and the UK — and it was shockingly clear which country does it better

• <b>The US grocery sector is being disrupted as Lidl ramps up its store count in the US and Amazon takes market share with its acquisition of Whole Foods.</b>• <b><br>We compared two stores in London and New York City to see how the shopping experience differed.</b>• <b><br>We found a big difference in price, quality, and</b> …

eCommerce

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 …

Webinars

Salmonella-Tainted Baby Formula May Hurt France's China Exports

Contaminated baby formula making headlines in France could spell trouble for the country’s sales to China, the world’s biggest market for infant …

Bruno Le Maire

Italian tomatoes: food firm Princes linked to labour abuses inquiry

British company uses supplier currently under investigation for exploiting migrant workers who pick fruit sold in UK and European supermarkets<p>The British food company Princes has become the latest firm linked with an investigation into labour abuses involving migrant workers who pick tomatoes in …

Italy

46 samples of cooking oil on sale in Hong Kong contained cancer-causing substance in tests

Hong Kong’s consumer watchdog has found more than 40 samples of cooking oil to contain contaminants and a cancer-causing substance.<p>The Consumer …

Laxative Coca-Cola is catching on in Japan as a health drink

Japan is famous for some pretty wild foodstuffs, like cheese smoothies, cough drop-flavored Kit Kat bars, and Nicolas Cage corn puffs. So it comes as …

KitKat

I can believe it’s not butter: The rise and fall of margarine

You may not have seen the commercial in years, but you’d recognize the setup instantly. Sweeping chords play and a day-dreaming, bespectacled …

Nutrition

Eataly's truffle ad: Amusing or insulting?

An advertisement in the window of a River North marketplace has garnered some criticism over what some believe is an offensive message about Italians.<p>In one of the storefront windows of Eataly Chicago, a large sign features a photo of white truffles with the slogan: “BRING HOME AN ITALIAN, WORTH …

Mario Batali

A Chinese company is developing facial recognition for organic chickens

If you live in a city but still want to look deep into the eyes of your dinner, you’re in luck. Thanks to blockchain technology being developed by Chinese insurance tech company ZhongAn Online, people will soon be able to use facial-recognition technology to track organically farmed chickens …

Farming

Commission Implementing Regulation on the provision of voluntary indication of origin or place of provenance of foods

About this initiative<p>Reference<p>Ares(2018)34773<p>Type<p>Implementing regulations enable the Commission to set conditions that ensure all national …

European Parliament

Vietnam – New Penal Code provides stricter sanctions for food safety violations

<i>“According to Vietnam’s amended Penal Code which took effect on Jan. 1, the slightest penalty for filthy food producers or traders is a fine of</i> …

Vietnam

Food safety expert warns latest bizarre Silicon Valley 'raw water' trend could quickly turn deadly

• <b>Silicon Valley is developing an obsession with untreated, unfiltered water, according to the New York Times.</b>• <b><br>However, a food poisoning expert says that the trend is dangerous — and could be deadly.</b>• <b><br>"Raw" water can spread bacteria and diseases including cholera, E. coli, Hepatitis A, and Giardia.</b><p>When …

Silicon Valley

EU agricultural outlook: European sugar exports to double, continuous growth of cereal production expected

<b>European sugar production is predicted to rise by 12% by 2030, while steady growth in EU cereals output should see volumes rise by 40 million tonnes</b> …

Economy

Novel food - Food Safety - European Commission

<b>What is Novel Food?</b><p>Novel Food is defined as food that had not been consumed to a significant degree by humans in the EU before 15 May 1997, when the …

Food Safety

Top 10 articles in 2017 – Review

Dear readers and friends,<p>another year passed and I have to thank you everyone for the time spent reading this blog, sharing articles and …

Social Media

Scots pensioners targeted by conmen selling fish door-to-door

<b>GANGS selling dodgy, dangerous seafood door to door are targeting pensioners, according to police.</b><p>Inspector John Graham of Police Scotland’s Safer …

Scotland

Taiwan's second largest egg supplier under scrutiny for selling expired eggs mixed with fresh ones

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- On Dec. 28, officers from Taoyuan District Prosecutors' Office and the Ministry of Justice's Investigation Bureau inspected …

China

From milk to cereals: Food adulteration rampant but monitoring lax

NEW DELHI: Utsav Madan, a West Delhi resident, bought a packet of Moong Dal from a departmental store. As he boiled it the water turned a deep …

Agriculture

50 firms accused of adulteration

<b>Kathmandu, December 28</b><p>The Department of Food Technology and Quality Control (DoFTQC) — the government body authorised to conduct quality checks of …

Nepal

Food packages to carry red labels for excess sugar, salt and saturated fats

Following nearly two years of deliberation, the Knesset Labor, Welfare and Health Committee decided Monday to adopt a Chilean model that stamps …

Sugar

How changing women's fashions gave us the hairnet—and shaped food safety law forever

Flickr / Kate<p>They're required in kitchens everywhere, but hairnets aren't really about human health. What a ubiquitous accessory tells us about our …

Hair

Armenian food safety agency distances itself from passing off margarine as butter for supply to army

YEREVAN, December 26. /ARKA/. Officers of the Armenian agriculture ministry’s food safety agency distance themselves from passing off margarine as …

Food Safety

Country of Origin Labelling: Anything but a COOL policy - Landmark

“<i>The Battle of the Grains means freeing Italy from the slavery of foreign bread</i>”. So spoke Benito Mussolini on 30 July 1925, as he illustrated to a …

Italy

EU blamed for local poultry labelling mistakes

To illustrate how imported EU chicken portions were detrimental to South African consumers, a package of bone-in portions imported from the EU was …

Blockchain can bring supply chain transparency and transform food firms

That’s the view of John Keogh from advisory service Shantalla Inc., who believes technology advances can increase transparency for the benefit of …

Dual quality food products guidance of the EU Commission – Now what?

Consumers from a number of EU countries and several governments (lead by Slovak and Czech representatives) recently complained that the quality of …

Deadly food-borne disease kills 36 people in South Africa, origin unknown

South Africa is battling an outbreak of a bacterium disease which has killed 36 people across the country out of the over 500 cases recorded last …

Global recall of Lactalis baby milk over salmonella fears

<b>French baby milk formula maker Lactalis has ordered a global product recall over fears of salmonella contamination.</b><p>Health authorities in France said 26 infants in the country have become sick since early December.<p>The recall affects exports of products to countries including Britain, China, …

California's Famed Cancer Warnings Imperiled by Federal Push

Seizing on the Trump administration’s deregulation drive, corporate lobbyists are pushing to override state laws on ingredient-disclosure rules and …