High sensitivity X-ray inspection

High sensitivity X-ray inspection

The latest ultra-sensitive X-ray technology from Anritsu is said to offer peace of mind to the meat and poultry processors by detecting the most minuscule contaminant, whether bone, metal or other foreign bodies.

A simpler licencing system is needed to stimulate innovation

Better veterinary medicines regulations needed

By Michael Stones

Improved veterinary medicine regulations are needed urgently to help the EU safeguard food supplies and protect human health, according to a recent conference.

2 Sisters said it wanted to deliver a strategy that protected animal and human interests

2 Sisters cracks down on antibiotics use

By Rod Addy

2 Sisters Food Group is scrapping from its poultry production all antibiotics prioritised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as critically important to human health.

The EU has banned horsemeat imports from Mexico, including from animals of US origin, on food safety fears

EU bans Mexican horsemeat imports on safety fears

By Michael Stones

The EU has banned horsemeat imports from Mexico, including meat from horses of US origin, after fears they may threaten food safety, according the Humane Society International (HSI).

The FSA has made a number of appointments to its Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Food

FSA restructures microbiology committee

By Laurence Gibbons

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has made a number of appointments to its Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Food (ACMSF).

Cancer risk could be reduced by blackberries

Extract chronic disease risk

By Nicholas Robinson

Risk of chronic disease and cancer could be reduced following new research to extract important compounds – such as ellagitannins – from fruits like blackberries.

Loma Systems and Lock Inspection to show their metal

Two companies show their metal

Two of industry's detection specialists: Loma Systems which focuses on the food sector and Lock Inspection, on pharmaceuticals, will debut their new collaboration at the Total show.

Two new salt studies highlight the need for government to force the food industry to gradually reduce salt levels, claimed CASH

New studies show need for salt reduction: CASH

By Mike Stones

Two studies published in the British Medical Journal today (March 5) reveal the need for government to force the food industry to lower salt targets, claims the pressure group Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH).

GSK said regulators verified the science behind Lucozade benefits

Sports drinks benefits are not bad science, say manufacturers

By Paul Gander

After high-profile scientific papers and a July Panorama documentary criticised the allegedly poor science behind claims made for a range of sports products, regulators, brands and nutrition experts have defended current research criteria.

Salmonella inspections are not 'good enough': EFSA

Salmonella checks 'not good enough': food safety watchdog

By Mike Stones

Traditional poultry meat inspection may not be good enough to protect against threats to food safety such as campylobacter, salmonella and ESBL/AmpC gene-carrying bacteria, warns the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

People not exposed to sufficient sunshine are among those at risk of a vitamin D deficiancy

BDA supports government vitamin D review

By Dan Colombini

The government’s decision to review the advice issued on vitamin D after research identified large deficiencies among high risk groups has been backed by the British Dietetic Association (BDA).

Dropping salt targets would be dangerous, warned  shadow public health minister Diane Abbott

Department of Health to ditch tougher salt targets

By Rick Pendrous

Further evidence has emerged that the Department of Health (DoH) will not implement tougher salt reduction targets after 2012, despite denials that it planned to “ditch” them entirely.

Food or medicine?

Food or medicine?

Vitafoods, held in Geneva last month, is the annual event where just about every plant extract, new ingredient and health claim can be found within...


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