MSU and UNMC research team suggest French government-funded study that claims common food additive to be unsafe lacked appropriate research.
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Researchers have published a paper that questions the safety of the artificial sweetener, Nutrasweet.
Scientists at the Catalonian research institute IRTA have demonstrated the effectiveness of a Lactobacillus sakei CTC494 strain as a biopreservation agent against Listeria monocytogenes in smoked salmon.
MEPs want the European Food Safety Agency to publish safety studies before a product is authorised to go on to the market.
The European Commission has decided on a set of rules to follow in order to prevent avian influenza outbreaks as has previously been the case.
Authorities say there will likely be a resurgence of cases in early 2019.
Of the labs that did not use WGS, the main reason given was that they lacked the budget and expertise.
The same strains of Listeria monocytogenes were found in Austria, Denmark, Finland, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
The chemical has toxic effects on humans when eaten in large quantities.
The database will give the EFSA greater power to evaluate risks related to possible hazards in food and a clearer picture of the nutrition of the bloc.
A House of Commons has said the Government should prioritise striking a free trade agreement with the European Union to protect the processed food and drink sector's competitiveness.
The pilot assessments – looking at the cumulative effects of exposure to pesticides in food on the human nervous and thyroid systems – are expected to be finalised by the end of the year.
Rules that require food manufacturers to both identify sources of a common, potentially carcinogenic byproduct of the cooking process in their wares and show how they are working on cutting it down have come into force.