One of the significant areas in which pesticide residue analysis differs significantly from macro-analysis is that of contamination and interference. Trace amounts of contamination in the final samples used for the determination stage of the

Regulatory confusion about nutraceuticals continues

Lawsuit filed in US court demanding warning on labels

A bill to consolidate the laws relating to food and to establish the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India for laying down science based standards for articles of food and to regulate their manufacture, storage, distribution, sale and import, to ensure availability of safe and wholesome food for human consumption and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

A transfer order on May 10, 2005, cut short A Ramakrishnan s crusade against sub standard food and drugs and malpractices by companies like Johnson and Johnson. The outgoing commissioner, Food and Drug Administration

After the Sudan 1 health scare, the uk is witnessing another major withdrawal of food products feared contaminated with Para Red, an illegal dye linked to cancer. On May 9, 2005, the country's Food

What would you consider food: chewing gum or an apple growing on a tree? Halt before choosing the latter. The eu thinks otherwise! The bizarre food classification is part of the eu' s comments

Industry tests using human beings would now be accepted by the us Environmental Protection Agency (epa) in fixing standards for chemicals in food and water. The agency is about to finish

Consumer rights receive a fizzy fillip

Edible oils such as coconut, groundnut, hydrogenated vegetable, linseed, mustard, olive, palm, refined vegetable, rice bran, safflower, sesame, soybean, and sunflower were analyzed for the presence of light and heavy polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) residues using liquid-liquid extraction, cleanup on a silica gel column, and resolution and determination by HPLC using a fluorescence detector. Ten PAH viz. acenaphthene, anthracene, benzo(a)pyrene, benzo(e)pyrene, benz(ghi)perylene, chrysene, coronene, cyclopenta(def)phenanthrene, phenanthrene, and pyrene were monitored.