Concern Over Illegal Use and Disposal of Catering Waste
Wednesday, 11 March 2015
The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine is concerned that there may be illegal use and disposal of catering waste (swill). The feeding of food waste to animals can cause disease and it is an offence to supply food waste outside of the correct disposal channels.
Update on Undeclared Almond and Peanut in Spices and Spice Mix Products
Friday, 20 February 2015
In February 2015, the US Food and Drug Administration issued advice to consumers who are allergic to peanuts to consider avoiding products that contain ground cumin or cumin powder because some shipments to the USA of these products tested positive for peanut protein which was not declared on the product label.
No consumer health risk from bisphenol A exposure
Wednesday, 21 January 2015
A comprehensive re-evaluation of bisphenol A (BPA) exposure and toxicity, carried out by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), concludes that BPA poses no health risk to consumers at current exposure levels.