There is no evidence that food is a source or transmission route of Coronavirus, says EFSA

EUROPE – Based on experience from previous outbreaks of related coronaviruses, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) says that there is currently no evidence that food is a likely source or route of transmission of […]

FDA launches campaign to increase awareness of the new nutrition facts label

USA – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has launched a new education campaign aimed at increasing consumer awareness of the new Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods. The campaign with the tagline “What’s […]

New initiative launches to increase understanding of genetically engineered foods

USA – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), have launched a new initiative to help consumers better understand […]

Costco approved as first participant in FSMA Voluntary Qualified Importer Program

USA – The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Costco Wholesale Corporation as the first participant in the FDA’s Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP) under the FDA Food Safety Modernisation Act (FSMA).  […]

FDA reopens comment period related to food standards of identity modernization

USA – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reopening the comment period on a 2005 proposed rule to establish a set of general principles for food standards of identity modernization. The proposed rule […]

FDA approves first drug for treatment of peanut allergy for children

USA – Peanut allergy, a condition in which the body’s immune system mistakenly identifies even small amounts of peanut as harmful, is known to affect approximately 1 million children in the United States. Out of […]

Barry Callebaut gets FDA’s approval to market ruby as chocolate in the US

USA – Barry Callebaut has been granted a Temporary Marketing Permit (TMP) by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), clearing the way to market Ruby as chocolate in the United States. Ruby chocolate is made […]

Vietnamese yellowfin tuna supplier to recall products linked to scombrotoxin fish poisoning

USA – Truong Phu Xanh, a Vietnamese firm supplying yellowfin tuna fish is to initiate a voluntary recall of all its yellowfin tuna sold in the US after investigations linked scombrotoxin fish poisoning to the […]

Rwanda, Uganda ban seven suspended Kenyan peanut butter brands

EAST AFRICA – In the wake of suspension of seven peanut butter brands from the Kenyan market by Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) on 4th November 2019, the Rwanda Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) and […]