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Food safety

UN says food price crisis unlikely but urges action – Huffington Post Food

Although global food prices have stabilized, many fear unrest as seen after a similar food crisis […]

Codex Alimentarius Commission sets new maximum residue limit on ractopamine

A veterinary drug used to increase growth in cattle, swine and turkeys while keeping them lean is subject to a new standard, following a narrow vote by a United Nations regulatory group.

The Codex Alimentarius Commission, which creates international food standards and guidelines, voted 69-67 to set a maximum residue limit (MRL) for the beta […]