US food regulatory agencies are to hold a public meeting to discuss the nation's draft positions on food additives ahead of a Codex session due to take place in April.
Obtaining a GRAS opinion for products containing added caffeine, as well as clearly labeling the substance, could help protect food and beverage manufacturers from future regulatory concerns, according to lawyers...
Meat processors with poor food safety standards will face tougher and more frequent inspections under proposals made by a regulatory arm of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Enzyme firm Danisco is set to pay out over $8m in damages over a patent infringement battle between its subsidiary Genencor and competitor Novozymes.
An effort to consolidate food safety oversight in the US last week gathered momentum after the reintroduction of the Safe Food Act.
A senior official fought back at suggestions that talks to establish a new international agreement to promote coffee consumption and sustainable production have hit problems.
Reports from Canada indicate that country's ministry of health has reopened its evaluation of the ban on saccharin, the artificial sweetener linked to bladder cancer.
A Federal Court has ruled that the USDA failed to abide by federal environmental laws when it approved a genetically engineered crop without conducting a full Environment Impact Statement (EIS).
A higher-yielding variety of genetically modified soybeans from Monsanto could be introduced commercially within the next few years, according to the leading biotechnology firm.
A new collaboration between Australian and New Zealand food safety authorities is to target high levels of unhealthy saturated fats within their national diets.
US senators have introduced legislation designed to prevent milk and meat products from cloned livestock from receiving an organic label under the USDA's National Organic Program (NOP).
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a guidance letter to remind food and beverage manufacturers of the different types of labeling claims available for use, and to...
The current federal system for food safety regulation is fragmented, ineffective and inefficient and needs to be fixed, according to a report by the General Accounting Office (GAO).
America's dairy industry has ripped into the Bush administration's 'ineffective' spending plans for the sector, warning the proposals will not help domestic farmers or improve prospects of a world trade...
A Canadian industry association has singled out functional foods as a potentional savior of the country's manufacturing sector. However, it insists Canada will miss out on this unless its heavy...
Oat products with a higher fat content could be eligible to carry a heart health claim, according to a new proposal by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Stung by a labor board ruling against it and a $1.1m settlement, Smithfield Foods has been forced to announce it will allow workers to hold a new vote on unionisation...
Constructive discussions at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos have given the stalled Doha round of agriculture negotiations a new impetus.
Improving nutrition in schools and fighting trade barriers are two priorities of the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) 2007 farm bill proposal, unveiled yesterday by Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns.
Drinks giants Coca-Cola and Nestlé were today slapped with a lawsuit for claiming that their new Enviga energy drink can help consumers burn off calories.
Manufacturers of flavor products formulated with significant levels of meat or poultry ingredients must have these approved by the US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA/FSIS), the...
Legislation has been introduced in California to require the clear labeling of all products derived from cloned animals if these are approved for human consumption.
The federal food safety inspection unit has approved an additional batch of additives, antimicrobals and agents for use as processing aids directly on meat and poultry products.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published a proposed rule to define the term 'gluten-free' for use on food labels.
Manufacturers of certain uncooked chicken products must revise their labeling to ensure that consumers understand how these should be prepared, said the USDA last week in an updated guidance document...