Notification on Food Safety and Standards (Contaminants, Toxins and Residues) Regulation, 2011, on Antibiotics in Honey dated : 23-12-2014. These regulations may be called the Food Safety and Standards (Contaminants, Toxins and Residues) Amendment Regulations, 2014.

The Deep Water Horizon oil spill of 2010, prompted concern about health risks among seafood consumers exposed to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) via consumption of contaminated seafood. The objective of the study was to conduct population-specific probabilistic health risk assessments based on consumption of locally harvested white shrimp (Litopenaeus setiferus) among Vietnamese-Americans in Southeast Louisiana.

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A mobile court yesterday found no formalin in 62 samples of 37 different types of fruits picked randomly from markets in the capital's Uttara.

The release of radioactive materials due to the Fukushima nuclear accident has raised concern regarding the biological impacts of ingesting radioactively contaminated diets on organisms. We previously performed an internal exposure experiment in which contaminated leaves collected from polluted areas were fed to larvae of the pale grass blue butterfly, Zizeeria maha, from Okinawa, which is one of the least polluted localities in Japan. Using the same experimental system, in the present study, we further examined the effects of low-level-contaminated diets on this butterfly.

A total of 24 German beer brands was analysed for the contents of microplastic fibres, fragments and granular material. In all cases contamination was found. Counts ranged from 2 to 79 fibres L–1, from 12 to 109 fragments L–1 and from 2 to 66 granules L–1. The results show a high variability between individual samples and samples from different production dates. Possible sources of this contamination with foreign materials are discussed.

The High Court on Monday asked the government to examine the impugned formalin detection kit, Formaldehyde Meter Z-300, to find out its precision in order to dispel confusion.

In December last year, the government held a weeklong awareness campaign “Pesticides Harm Lives: Eliminate Use of Highly Hazardous Pesticides” to educate people about the harmful use of pesticides