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The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) said on 19 July that it had just added a further 321 substances to its OpenFoodTox database on chemical hazards, bringing the total listed up to over 4,750, as part of the latest overhaul.
DSM Nutritional Products Ltd’s hen egg white lysozyme hydrolysate has been authorised in the EU as a novel food for use in supplements.
FDA is the right agency to assess the safety and quality of lab-grown meat, say several representatives from the emerging lab-grown meat, poultry and seafood industry, despite a push from many in the traditionally raised meat and poultry industry for USDA to regulate these products when they become commercially available.
One of Europe’s largest meat companies is making a significant investment in Mosa Meat - a Dutch start-up that claims to be the world's leading company for cultured beef.
Pressure is on for the EU to extend a future ban on four phthalates to food contact materials after member states in the REACH (chemicals regulation) committee on 11 July unanimously backed a proposal restricting them in other uses, but with a controversial waiver for agriculture.
Amendments that German centre right MEP Renate Sommer has drafted on the proposal to revamp the EU’s risk assessment system would see the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) publish industry studies used to assess applications only after the final scientific opinion.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is considering whether to recommend that the EU set a limit on the contaminant kaurenoic acid in the artificial sweetener stevia – steviol glycosides (E 960) – while producers say the move is unnecessary.
Pan-European regulations on the formulation of lubricants used in food processing facilities are currently lacking, a specialist machinery company points out, with most lubricant manufacturers relying on rules set by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Despite Brexit looming at the end of March 2019, British experts were elected Vice Chairs on three out of the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA’s) 10 scientific panels during constituent meetings the first week in July.
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