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Nov 02, 2007 | 10:05 AM CDT

WTO Food Safety Database

The World Trade Organization has launched an online food safety database.

Nov 01, 2007 | 10:20 AM CDT

UK Food Standards Agency Seeks to Define 'Natural'

The UK's Food Standards Agency is revising its best practices guidance for food labeling terms, particularly natural, fresh, pure, farmhouse and traditional. In addition, the scope of the guidance will now encompass terms such as handmade, quality, selected, premium, finest and best.

Nov 01, 2007 | 09:32 AM CDT

Reportable Food Registry Guidance

The entirety of H.R. 3580, the Food and Drug Administration Act Amendments of 2007, is available here.

Nov 01, 2007 | 09:25 AM CDT

Chinese Report on Food Safety Posted

China's State Council Information Office has launched a report titled "The Quality and Safety of Food in China."

Oct 30, 2007 | 07:06 PM CDT

New EU Flavoring Legislation Seems Open for Interpretation

While flavorings in the European Union currently fall under directive 88/388, established in 1988, this is set to change in 2008 with the adoption of FIAP (Food Improvement Agent Package)

Oct 30, 2007 | 04:01 PM CDT

Toxicogenomics: the Future of Toxicology?

Though it can still be considered an emerging analytical method, the concept of toxicogenomics as the future of toxicology was recently raised at the 38th Annual Flavor and Extract Manufacturers Association Fall Symposium.

Oct 30, 2007 | 03:43 PM CDT

Supply Chain Integrity: Who Will Pay?

The United States has long enjoyed a reputation for a safe foodway. However, recent scares—particularly Chinese melamine contamination—have highlighted the complications of an ever-lengthening global supply chain.

Oct 30, 2007 | 09:05 AM CDT

REACH Exemption Details

Details for determining which chemicals are exempt from REACH are now available from the European Commission...

Oct 29, 2007 | 02:18 PM CDT

Japan OKs Butyraldehyde for Food

Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare has designated butyraldehyde as legal for use in flavors in Japan.

Oct 29, 2007 | 10:24 AM CDT

Diacetyl FFIDS Update

The flavor or fragrance ingredient data sheet (FFIDS) for diacetyl has been updated, including updates to the human health section as well as added Occupational Safety and Health Administration guidance.