The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations are working to help improve the food safety system in Belarus.

Governmental representatives met for five days of talks in Minsk earlier this month to conclude a previous project and set priorities for future work. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is attempting to understand the…

Leaders of the European Union are looking at changing regulations around unpasteurized juices and Listeria monocytogenes in sprouted seeds.

The draft legislation states that because the European Committee for Standardization and the International Organization for Standardization revised a number of reference methods and a protocol to verify compliance with microbiological criteria, regulation (EC) No 2073/2005…

Germany and the United Kingdom accounted for almost half of STEC/VTEC cases in 2016, according to European statistics. The two countries also reported the most number of cases in 2015.

A total of 6,619 confirmed cases of infections with Shiga-toxin/verocytotoxin-producing E. coli (STEC/VTEC) were recorded in Europe in 2016, the most recent year for which…

Analysis

Atlantic magazine’s Sarah Zhang may have best captured what went on last month at the Food and Drug Administration’s public meeting on animal cell culture technology.

“This is a war of words, with each one chosen to evoke specific associations.” Zhang wrote. “And it is a war to define lab-grown meat as either the…

A Hawaiian fruit leather manufacturer is on notice from the FDA after inspectors determined the claims on the company’s product labels, product brochures and website established that its products are drugs.

The Food and Drug Administration reported the drug designation is accurate for the products “because they are intended for use in the cure, mitigation,…

A House of Lords sub-committee in the United Kingdom has called for clarity on post-Brexit food safety decisions.

The EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee wrote to Steve Brine, the minister responsible for the Food Standards Agency, following an inquiry in July.

It invited answers to whether the government supports a model by the FSA for…

The IAFP program committee has scheduled a webinar about the criteria and review process used for submissions on proposed symposia, roundtables, workshops and abstract sessions for the association’s 2019 conference. The technical content for the annual event is determined from this.

Four members of the program committee are scheduled to present information during the webinar,…

A company that provides a variety of goods and services to the food industry — including coatings that are used on breakfast cereals — is on notice from the FDA for failure to control Salmonella bacteria in its Gridley, IL, production plant.

Although the Food and Drug Administration blacked out key details in a warning…

Arrow Reliance Inc., dba Darwin’s Natural Pet Products, is taking steps to correct multiple violations of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act discovered during an investigation of Darwin’s raw pet food manufacturing facility in December 2017 and January 2018.

The Food and Drug Administration detailed the problems in a warning letter April 2.

A…