There could be what in my parmesan cheese?

The latest case of food fraud has made headlines as a recent article investigates the use of wood shavings—among other substitutes and fillers—in what is claimed to be 100% real parmesan cheese.

Known as cellulose, the common anti-clumping agent is made from wood pulp, and while it is a safe additive in the food industry, […]

Food fraud cases growing; becoming more serious

Over the past few years, food fraud is gaining interest as an emerging risk for consumers as the food supply chain becomes increasingly global and more complex. Defined as the deliberate and intentional substitution, addition, tampering, or misrepresentation of food, food ingredients, or food packaging; or false or misleading statements made about a product for […]

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Agriculture

There’s a new sustainable ag technique in town, and it’s cleaning up – Grist The farming technique known as push-pull — which involves planting grasses with special properties to protect crops — […]

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Food Safety

Report: Food Recalls Have Nearly Doubled Since 2002 – Food Safety News The number of U.S. food products recalled — and the costs associated with those recalls — have nearly doubled […]

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Animal Science

States killing the most animals for food – USA Today The United States consumes the most meat per capita of any nation in the world. As of 2009, Americans consumed an […]

Elliott Report aims to tackle food crime in the UK

Triggered by the horsemeat scandal of 2013 and other growing concerns about the systems used to deter, identify and prosecute food adulteration in Europe, The Elliot Report was published earlier this month. The Report reviews the current integrity of the food supply network, discusses the issues impacting consumers’ confidence pertaining to the food they purchase, […]

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Food safety

Food fraud: MEPs call for measures to fix weak links in the production chain – European Parliament News

The European Parliament plans to review its food production […]

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Food safety

Oceana study: “Fish fraud” ripping off American consumers – Food Safety News

Following up on its earlier fish fraud study, a new Oceana report found consumers can lose a […]

FSA reviews horse meat response

The United Kingdom’s (U.K.) Food Standards Agency (FSA) hopes to learn from the horse meat scandal that hit the nation earlier this year, according to a statement.

In January, officials found horse and swine DNA in beef products in the U.K. during routine monitoring. Of the 27 beef burgers tested, 10 contained horse DNA and […]

EU report: Less than 5 percent of samples contain horse meat

Less than 5 percent of food samples tested in a European Union (EU)-wide program contained traces of horse meat, the EU reported today.

About 0.5 percent of the horse samples tested contained phenylbutazone, or bute, an anti-inflammatory drug used to treat pain. Its use is not permitted in animals destined for human consumption because of […]