In the wake of terrorist attacks in the US on September 11, 2001
Europe's manufacturing industries have taken a knock but figures
released this week reveal that the food industry is managing the
course, registering a 'light...
Controversial changes over two years ago to Europe's chocolate
rules - that had cocoa puritans and producers up in arms - came
into force in the summer, providing ingredients companies with a
raft of new opportunities.
A joint project between US and Russian scientists to try and
develop healthier means of raising battery hens has produced a
probiotic feed which is said to protect the poultry from various
strains of bacteria.
Using the World Social Forum as a launching pad, consumer rights
group Public Citizen has started a campaign in Brazil to draw
attention to what it calls the "dangers associated with food
irradiation" in the country.
A US food safety inspector has said that a series of listeria-based
food poisoning outbreaks, one of which has been blamed for eight
deaths since July, could have been found sooner if the government
had taken a stronger line.
Consumer groups, keen to a void a repeat of the massive ConAgra
beef recall, have called on the USDA to tighten food safety
controls at meat processing plants, a move branded as unnecessary