New blockchain technology – HalalChain – has been launched to enable consumers trace and track halal products, in an attempt to overcome difficulties posed by scores of accreditation schemes and regulatory uncertainty.
Cochineal dye - which produces red colour in food, drinks and cosmetics - has been found to cause allergic actions such as redness, itching, swelling and anaphylaxis in a small number of cases, Japan researchers say.
From traces of trans-fatty acids found in spreads labelled as containing "zero" trans-fatty acids to margarine claiming to contain vitamins not evident on the nutrition label...the consumer council of Hong Kong has revealed rampant labelling...
Philippine activists opposing the cultivation of Golden Rice — which is biofortified to address vitamin A deficiency — have been accused of ‘shameful’ behaviour in trying to halt a ‘life-changing’ innovation.
Seven years after a tsunami wiped out a nuclear reactor in Fukushima, causing widespread radiation contamination in a largely agricultural region, the prefecture continues to struggle in getting crucial overseas markets to accept its produce.
‘Don’t talk about creating a food safety culture, do it’: That’s the advice from one of the senior leaders overseeing food safety at Walmart’s 12,000 stores, in 28 countries, with 2.3 million employees.