The Food and Drug Administration continues using import alerts to enforce U.S. food safety regulations for food from foreign countries. The agency updates and modifies the alerts as needed.

Recent modifications to FDA’s import alerts, as posted by the agency, are listed below.

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The Food and Drug Administration continues using import alerts to enforce U.S. food safety regulations for food from foreign countries. The agency updates and modifies the alerts as needed.

Recent modifications to FDA’s import alerts, as posted by the agency, are listed below. 

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Continue Reading FDA tightens warnings on imported foods because of mycotoxins and illegal colors

The latest data showing levels of residues from veterinary drugs and other substances in animals and animal-derived food in 2022 in Europe has been published.

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) report looks at hormones, antibacterials, environmental contaminants, prohibited substances, and other veterinary drugs. It includes data reported by EU

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Several European-funded food safety projects have officially started.

The Food Safety for Africa (FS4Africa) project is designed to address traceability, authenticity, and food safety issues in the continent.

Challenges aiming to be tackled include mycotoxin contamination in multiple food crops, pesticide residues in grains and vegetables, microbial contamination, particularly E.

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Recent cases requiring the Government Chemist’s help have ranged from genetically modified rice from China to pesticides and mycotoxins in different foods, according to a referee analyst.

Paul Hancock told attendees at the Government Chemist Conference that a variety of technically complex cases are being received with the workload returning

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The number of notifications in European networks monitoring food fraud increased in 2022, according to a report.

The Alert and Cooperation Network (ACN) includes the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed Network (RASFF), the Administrative Assistance and Cooperation Network (AAC), and the Agri-Food Fraud Network (FFN).

The AAC and

Continue Reading EU networks see fraud alerts rise but safety notices decline

Voluntary approaches to tackle certain mycotoxins in dried figs and pistachios in Turkiye don’t seem to be working, according to the European Commission’s health and safety agency.

A remote DG Sante audit, in May and June 2022, included authorities, laboratories, producers, and exporters.

The assessment followed regular Rapid Alert System

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