McCormick responds to Queen’s University Belfast sage findings McCormick’s VP welcomes investigation into sage fraud and celebrates its own clean results whilst reminding consumers that not all sage is equal.
Recall roundup: several allergen alerts and recalls issued, plus more… New Food’s global roundup of food recalls includes a number of allergen recalls, as well as Salmonella and foreign matter contamination, and the presence of mould in food products.
Antibiotic claims vs vet drug sales – something’s not adding up Jackie Bowen highlights an interesting disconnect between the rise of veterinary antibiotic sales and an increase in free-from antibiotics claims on food products; is there a scandal is on the…
Coronavirus dominates public concern in Germany Coronavirus is the main issue concerning Germans, according to a survey by the country’s risk assessment agency. The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR)’s Consumer Monitor found more than a quarter of the public perceive the virus as the greatest health risk. Only 5 percent mentioned […]
EPA gives dicamba five more years with additional restrictions Dicamba, the broad-spectrum herbicide first registered for farm use in 1967, will be back for the 2021 growing season under new label restrictions from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This past spring, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit did an immediate […]
USDA survey finds fast-growing organic food sales at nearly $10 billion USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) has released the results of the 2019 Organic Survey. It reports total sales of $9.93 billion in organic products, an increase of $2.37 billion, or 31 percent, from 2016. There were 16,585 certified organic farms, a 17 […]
EU toughens rules for sesame seeds from India The European Commission has strengthened checks on sesame seeds from India as recalls due to pesticide residue contamination continue. The move was prompted by food safety incidents notified through the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) portal and information from official controls by […]
Defense: Felony charges against ex-Blue Bell president should go away for being “time-barred” Paul Kruse, former President of Blue Bell Creameries, remains free on a $50,000 appearance bond that restricts his travel to Texas. His “arraignment by a video” is set for 9 a.m. Nov. 12 on seven federal felony charges related to […]