The report presents the first global and regional estimates of the burden of foodborne diseases. The large disease burden from food highlights the importance of food safety, particularly in Africa, South-East Asia and other regions.

Swiss consumer giant Nestle has said it plans to resume sales in its Maggi noodles in November, after a food scare saw them taken off shelves.

Growing food in unconventional systems such as those using irrigation with domestic wastewater and the use of potentially toxic waste has generated resistance from producers and consumers. Here, we evaluate the possible physical and biochemical damage to Swiss mice fed for 13 weeks with corn produced in soil containing tannery sludge vermicompost and irrigated with wastewater from domestic sewage.

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With increasing change of traditional diets and the emergence of new supply and marketing chains, urban food consumers in low-income countries are faced with multiple food safety challenges, among which microbial contamination and pesticides are key concerns for vegetables sold on urban markets in West Africa.

Nigeria’s National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has warned Nigerians to be careful of the distribution and sales of a particular brand of Maggi noodles produced by N

Judgement of the Bombay High Court in the matter of The Association Of The Traders & Others Vs Union Of India & Others dated 16/09/2015 regarding the constitutional validity of the provisions of Food Safety and Standard Act, 2006 as also to the rules and regulations framed thereunder.

China’s top court has demanded heavy penalties for companies and individuals who violate the country’s food safety laws, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported late on Wednesday.

BEIJING - China's top court has demanded heavy penalties for people breaking food safety laws that enter effect on Oct 1.

The FSSAI has recently issued a draft of Food Safety and Standards (Food or Health Supplements, Nutraceuticals, Foods for Special Dietary uses, Foods for Special Medical Purposes, Functional Foods, and Novel Foods) Regulations, 2015 (Draft Regulations).

Public concern about adulterants such as formalin in food, underlies the growing number of enforcement drives we are witnessing to make the food we eat safer.

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