The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), the University of Parma, the School of Advanced Studies on Food and Nutrition, and the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart are organising a Summer School for early-career researchers to discuss the relevance of food safety and food security in the transformation of food systems.

The increased complexity of food systems requires multi-scale governance mechanisms, which must involve a range of actors from public, private and civil society.

The complex issues and interactions between food systems and outcomes need to be addressed from different non-linear perspectives. Multi-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder approaches, combining resources

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As risk managers at the European Commission and in EU Member States consider appropriate regulatory action, the FDA told FoodNavigator-USA that it is now reviewing EFSA’s evaluation “to better understand the data and findings of the studies included in their review” ​in order to “determine what the implications may be for FDA’s safety assessment of titanium dioxide” ​in the US, where it is currently approved as a color additive exempt from certification ​(see box below).  

Suppliers of food colors, meanwhile, have seen a sharp uptick in inquiries about how best to replace the

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The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has reclassified food coloring E171 (titanium dioxide) after an expert panel concluded it “can no longer be considered safe as a food additive.” The announcement comes after years of research suggesting the additive may be unsafe.

In 2016, the EFSA re-evaluated the safety of E171 and controversially concluded there was no clear evidence confirming the food additive was carcinogenic or genotoxic. At that point in time a small, but growing, body of research was beginning to indicate the possible health dangers of titanium dioxide may be amplified when it enters a human body in

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The term organic is not a guarantee of food safety, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

Organic is a way to grow food following specific rules and guidelines, according to a document published by the FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific. Organic certification refers to a product made in line with certain standards throughout the production, handling, processing and marketing stages; it does not cover the characteristics of the finished item.

Such standards and regulations may differ between and among countries’ supply chains for regulating chemical use and other requirements for

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(MENAFN – GetNews) The Global Food Safety Testing System Market size was valued at USD 19.94 billion in 2019 and is expected to reach USD 33.78 billion by 2027 at a CAGR of 6.5%.

The increased chemical contamination outbreaks and growing awareness of food safety in food processing industries are driving the demand for the market.

The Global Food Safety Testing System Market is projected to reach USD 33.78 billion in 2027. A higher outbreak of foodborne diseases and the implementation of strict regulatory rules on the optimal quality of foodstuffs are expected to boost market demand for product safety

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The World Bank has approved a $400 million loan to help China improve food safety management and reduce food safety risks.

The cost of foodborne diseases in terms of human capital productivity loss in China is estimated at more than $30 billion per year, almost 50 percent of the total economic burden of foodborne infections in Asia, according to the World Bank.

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated food safety challenges in processing, packaging, and transporting agricultural products. Improvements in food safety standards are important for China’s trading partners and agricultural export competitiveness.

The China Food Safety Improvement Project will strengthen

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