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Has ready-to-cook food packaging gone too far?

There’s no question about it, lifestyles today are more hectic than they’ve ever been before. Many households have dual-income earners, our young children participate in daily sports and extra-curricular activities, and our electronic devices fill in the gaps between work and fun. 1,023 more words


EFSA: No safety concern for the use of modified starches as food additives

Following a request from the European Commission, the EFSA Panel on Food Additives and Nutrient sources added to Food (ANS) was asked to deliver a scientific opinion on the re-evaluation of 12 modified starches (E 1404, E 1410, E 1412, E 1413, E 1414, E 1420, E 1422, E 1440, E 1442, E 1450, E 1451 and E 1452) authorised as food additives in the EU in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 and previously evaluated by JECFA and the SCF. 224 more words

Have you got your hairy crab cravings satisfied yet?

HONG KONG – Almost one-third of the way into the hairy crab season Hong Kong vendors were struggling on Monday with the lack of supplies from traditional sources in China’s Jiangsu province. 536 more words

Hong Kong

States offer training required by produce safety rule

The FDA’s new produce safety rule requires at least one person from each covered farm to attend a approved, one-day training course. Those courses start net month in Idaho, Oregon and Washington and have already begun in California. 37 more words

Capital Press

National School Lunch Week 2017: Communication

Part 3 of the Food-Safe Schools Action Guide encourages communication, which is important in all areas of food service. Communication with local partners, such as, school nutrition managers, school administrators, school nurses, emergency planners, and even students, is very important in cultivating an environment of food safety. 38 more words

Public Health

Petition: Protect People and Animals. Stop Dangerous and Inhumane Products.

Right now two U.S. Representatives are pushing bills that could force states and localities to allow the sale of dangerous and inhumanely produce products like for foie gras, horsemeat and eggs from caged chickens. 6 more words

Animal Protection

How to Improve Your Food Hygiene Rating

The Food Standard Agency (FSA) has recently announced the mandatory display of food hygiene ratings in England. It follows the successful introduction of legislation in Wales and Northern Ireland that requires companies to clearly display their ratings to consumers, resulting in increased business compliance with hygiene standards and a reduction of ‘poorly compliant’ businesses. 903 more words

Food Safety