In February 2020, following the outbreak of the zoonotic coronavirus (COVID-19), China introduced a law that banned the consumption of wild animals, and Shenzhen has now expanded this to include pets such as cats and dogs.
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The FAO/WHO assessment revealed that there have been a series of pandemic outbreaks of V. parahaemolyticus foodborne illnesses due to the consumption of seafood and outbreaks have occurred in regions of the world where it was previously unreported.
Food and beverage products are recalled due to reasons ranging from contamination to incorrect labelling, and here is New Food’s roundup of the most recent cases.
The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Trademark, which signals Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO) ingredients in products, is said to have particularly gained momentum in Latin America.
The Close the Glass Loop platform has the objective to achieve a post-consumer glass container collection target of 90 percent, and to ensure that this is recycled into the container glass production loop to come back as a new packaging.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published its annual report on pesticide residues found in EU food, including 'browseable charts and graphs' to make the data more accessible to non-specialists.
A research group is looking at the best valorisation paths for food waste so that restaurant scraps can be re-used and turned into biodiesel, electricity or bioplastics.
The Agenda is comprised of four components: synchronising public and private sector research, integrating innovative technologies, reviewing productivity and conservation data and setting USDA accountable benchmarks.
By treating meat as a network of flexible polymers surrounded by flowing moisture, researchers have used computer models to accurately predict how much it will shrink when cooked.
A special issue of the open-access peer-reviewed Russian Journal of Economics has claimed that although Russia has significantly developed its agri-food sector, the country has been presented with a number of new challenges.
Gen Z, who are still relatively ‘new’ drinkers, are reportedly not bound by traditional flavours - with 31 percent opting for new, trendy options and 30 percent choosing flavours classed as unusual.
The researchers wanted to learn whether eating a small amount of coconut oil could improve metabolism, despite consumption of a Western-style diet in which 49 percent of daily calories come from fat.