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Meeting over new Chinese GMO rules

According to an industry official, leaders of the American soybean industry will hold talks with government officials in China this week to clear the air...

GM soybean: no evidence of health risk

On August 20, the European Commission said that it had no scientific evidence of health risks from a brand of genetically modified soybeans that the...

Halal certification board for Philippines

In a bid to improve the Philippine "halal" industry President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has started steps to develop a local "halal" food industry with possible exports...

Tighter rules for health claims?

British food producers say they would have serious reservations about any move by Brussels to subject claims they make about their products to tighter scrutiny,...

Cornmeal violates JAS law

According to the Japanese ministry of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries, 11 of 59 soybean and corn-processed products subject to a government investigation were found to...

GM crop sites will be revealed

The location of genetically modified (GM) crop trials in Australia will be published on the Internet after a regulator on August 10 rejected applications to...

Standards for energy drinks, artifical sweeteners and icon foods in Australia

A new standard for energy drinks was just one measure among many food issues agreed last week by ministers meeting for the first time at...

ConAgra fights Danone over product name

ConAgra Foods Inc., the second-biggest U.S. food company, is to sue French company, Groupe Danone SA's Dannon to block it from using the name "Snack...

Clarification required on China's GMO regulations

American agriculture industry officials complained on August 2 that China's new regulations governing the import of biotech products are hindering bilateral trade, especially for soybeans,...

Foodborne diseases are top priority for EU

The European Commission is tackling salmonella poisoning as the number one priority in a new food safety crackdown, reports Irish Independent . The objective is to...

Jordan on track to fight iron deficiency

The Health Ministry of Jordan will start fortifying flour with iron and folic acid to combat iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) in cooperation with the World...

The regulatory situation in China

Based on the concept of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), foods have the following functions: to maintain and improve health status; to prevent disease and help...

Greater regulatory control required for dietary supplements - Part Two

To the growing alarm of medical experts, dietary supplements companies have begun marketing their products aggressively to children and their parents, writes Henry Miller. They...

Greater regulatory control required for dietary supplements - Part One

Herbal dietary supplements, or botanicals as they are correctly called, are very big business. In the United States the retail market is about $5 billion...