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 […]

Kenyan standards body orders withdrawal of 17 maize meal brands

KENYA – The Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) on Wednesday, January 29 ordered the withdrawal of 17 brands of maize flour from the shelves after tests confirmed the brands as unfit for human consumption, with […]

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 […]

Food Safety and Standards Authority of India bans sale of junk food in schools

INDIA – The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has framed Food Safety and Standards (Safe food and healthy diets for Schoolchildren regulations 2019) to clamp down on consumption of unhealthy food by […]

FDA launches updated Food Defense Plan Builder to control food adulteration

USA – The US Food and Drug Administration has launched an updated version of the Food Defense Plan Builder (FDPB) to help companies meet the requirements of the Intentional Adulteration (IA) rule. The rule, entitled […]

FDA plans stakeholder engagement to discuss the ‘New Era of Smarter Food Safety’

USA – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that it will hold a public meeting that seeks to engage stakeholders in the formulation of a modern food approach called ‘A New Era […]

FDA announces corporate agreement to implement produce safety rule

USA – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) have announced a new corporate agreement for the implementation of the produce safety rule. The Produce […]

Denmark becomes first country to ban use of PFAS in food packaging

DENMARK – Denmark will be the first country to ban PFAS chemicals which have been linked to cancer, elevated cholesterol and decreased fertility, from food packaging, starting next year. PFAS (perfluoroalky and polyfluoroalkyl substances) chemicals […]