Among six hairy crab samples — three collected at the import level and three from retail sales — Hong Kong’s Center for Food Safety recently found one with levels of dioxin and dioxin-like polychlorinated biphenyls or PCBs that exceeded the maximum allowed by law.

The finding promoted further review and caused Hong Kong to suspend…

Texans have received a warning from the state department of health about six species of fish caught in portions of the Neches River Basin due to fish testing for heightened levels of mercury and dioxins. The area of concern is a portion of the Neches River Basin that includes Sam Rayburn Reservoir and B.A. Steinhagen…

After decades of consideration, the Environmental Protection Agency has released a final assessment on the health impact of dioxins, for the first time setting a toxicological threshold for non-cancer risks posed by exposure to the chemicals.

The food industry had been concerned that EPA would set exposure recommendations below what some Americans are already exposed …

The Environmental Protection Agency missed a deadline this week to release part of an analysis on the public health impact of dioxins, a lapse that angered public health and environmental advocates.

After many years of delays, the agency said in August it would complete the first part of the dioxin reassessment, which would have set …

Congressman Ed Markey, D-MA — who serves as Ranking Member of the Natural Resources Committee and is a senior member of the Energy and Commerce Committee — is urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to finalize the long-delayed health assessment of dioxins.

Citing the recent government data that showed air releases of dioxin rose 10 …

The food industry is worried a new Environmental Protection Agency proposal on dioxin, a group of toxic chemicals, could deem the average American diet dangerous.

After several years of deliberation, and a draft proposal, the EPA is expected to release a final guidance on dioxin exposure sometime this month.

Last month, the Food Industry Dioxin …

Hong Kong ceased testing all German food products for dioxin, switching Feb. 1 to sample checks after more than 100 tests for the chemical were negative.

The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department for the special administrative district that governs Hong Kong reported Jan. 26 on a batch of 17 samples that went through dioxin testing …

For the second time in less than a week, multiple foods imported from German have passed dioxin tests by Hong Kong’s Center for Food Safety, known for its ability to sniff out chemicals in edibles.

Getting its food products back into Hong Kong is a sign the German dioxin scandal may be on the wane. …

Member nations in the European Union oversee food safety within their own territories, but the European Commission coordinates among the EU states when problems arise that cross borders.

So the EU announced Monday that it will send a team to Germany to examine how animal feed became tainted with the dioxin, and the subsequent steps …