Thousands sick in E. coli outbreaks reported in Japan and South Korea Officials in Korea are investigating an E. coli outbreak that has affected 100 people while more than 3,000 students and teachers recently got food poisoning in Japan, according to media reports. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) has been […]
Illegal colors, Salmonella, pesticides among reasons for changes to alerts The Food and Drug Administration uses import alerts to enforce U.S. food safety regulations for food from foreign countries. The agency updates and modifies the alerts as needed. Recent modifications to FDA’s import alerts, as posted by the agency, are listed below. Click […]
Agrifood projects awarded €6.17 million by EIT COVID-19 Innovation Fund The COVID-19 Rapid Response Call for Innovation was launched in May 2020 to find solutions to COVID-19 challenges being experienced in the agrifood sector, and the initiatives have now been selected.
Study reveals scale of illegal soy and beef exports from Brazil to EU A peer-reviewed report has revealed that large quantities of head and up to one-fifth of Brazil’s surging soy exports to the European Union are tainted by illegal deforestation.
Animal farming “single most risky human behaviour,” warns ProVeg report The report has called for urgent changes to the global food system in order to prevent future outbreaks such as COVID-19.
Food waste in the US – what’s on the menu? Food waste expert Shannon Bergstrom reflects on the current state of food loss and waste in the US and discusses some of the recent changes that are predicted to foster positive results.
European Commission mulls classifying CBD foods as narcotics in stance at odds with UK The European Commission is considering whether to label CBD-derived products as narcotics, a proposal that is at odds with the UK stance.
Canada’s The Very Good Food Co. plans to enter US after raising new capital The Very Good Food Co., a meat-alternative start-up in Canada, has raised additional funding just weeks after going public.
EU soy and beef imports from Brazil tainted by deforestation – study A new report from Brazilian academics has estimated how much of the European Union’s soy imports from the South American country originates from illegally-deforested land.