A long-awaited report on decisions taken at the latest Codex Alimentarius Commission meeting has finally been published.

The United Nations food standards body met in Rome in November 2022. Codex is an initiative of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

The delay was

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A study by Consumer Reports has found dangerously high levels of heavy metals in chocolate from well-known brands including Hershey’s, Theo, and Trader Joe’s.

Of particular concern are levels in dark chocolate, which many people have come to believe is better for you than milk chocolate, according to the watchdog

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The Codex Alimentarius Commission agreed on a range of standards but had to delay adoption of the final report after running out of time during its latest meeting.

The Commission met online in November across several days and involved more than 800 participants.

Members of the international food standards-setting body
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A plant commonly referred to as female ginseng and used to make soup is being recalled because of excessive levels of heavy metals.

Murray Int’l Trading of Brooklyn, NY, is recalling its Angelicae Sinensis because it may contain elevated levels of lead and cadmium, according to the company’s recall notice
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