A research project on the safety of edible insects involving Germany and Kenya is entering its final year.

The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) and Jomo Kenyatta University in Nairobi, Kenya, are leading the ContamInsect research project, which started in 2020.

It focuses on the safety of the
Continue Reading Project in Kenya looks at edible insect safety; EU approves house crickets

Cannabidiol (CBD) oil has been recalled in Ireland after being made in an unregistered establishment.

Hugold CBD Oils were recalled after they were processed at a site were operations had not been reported to authorities.

Also, the products contain concentrated CBD which is an unauthorized novel food. A novel food
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A report has shown how the regulation of novel foods and genetically modified organisms is different around the world.

Research published by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) looked at international regulations on genetically modified and novel foods and how they differ from requirements in the United Kingdom.

Novel foods and
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Antimicrobial resistance (AMR), novel foods and emerging risks are some of the main topics facing the food system, according to EFSA’s chief scientist.

Marta Hugas, from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), said regulatory agencies face challenges ranging from current priorities, such as tackling AMR and food waste, to identifying
Continue Reading EFSA scientist highlights key issues at IAFP Europe

There is a “striking” lack of safety data on wild flowers used at restaurants, according to a review in Denmark.

Of 23 flowers reviewed, nine contained compounds with toxic or potentially toxic effects if eaten, two had unidentified toxic compound(s) and four were flowers from plants with potentially toxic compounds
Continue Reading ‘Striking’ lack of safety data on flowers in food