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  • Thu, 06 Aug 2020 04:05:44 +0000: FDA announces limit on inorganic arsenic in infant rice cereals - Food Safety News
    The Food and Drug Administration has announced the availability of a final guidance for industry entitled “Inorganic Arsenic in Rice Cereals for Infants: Action Level.” “This guidance finalizes FDA’s action level for inorganic arsenic in rice cereals for infants of 100 micrograms per kilogram (μg/kg) or 100 parts per billion (ppb) and identifies FDA’s intended... Continue Reading
  • Thu, 06 Aug 2020 04:03:35 +0000: Record number of notifications on RASFF portal in 2019 - Food Safety News
    A record high of more than 4,000 notifications were exchanged via the European Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) in 2019. This past year, 4,012 messages were posted on the network which was around 10 percent more than the previous year. More than 3,500 concerned human food, 300 animal feed and almost 200... Continue Reading
  • Thu, 06 Aug 2020 04:02:20 +0000: CSPI expands online resource for fact-checked COVID-19 information - Food Safety News
    The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is continuing to expand “Evidence Hub” an online resource that helps clinicians, researchers, journalists and others quickly find vetted sources of information on COVID-19.  In the midst of this COVID-19 pandemic, misinformation has spread rapidly and the need for a place to find fact-checked information has become vital.... Continue Reading
  • Thu, 06 Aug 2020 04:01:40 +0000: Reporting of other diseases falls in Norway during COVID-19 outbreak - Food Safety News
    Norwegian researchers have found a decline in other notifiable infectious diseases during the Coronavirus pandemic. They compared the number of cases reported to the Norwegian Surveillance System for Communicable Diseases (MSIS) during February to April 2020 with the median of cases in corresponding weeks during three previous years. An observed decline in infections other than... Continue Reading
  • Thu, 06 Aug 2020 04:00:43 +0000: International Association for Food Protection cancels live event; goes virtual - Food Safety News
    Because of dangers associated with the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s annual meeting of the International Association for Food Protection is being converted to a virtual event. Organizers specifically said they based their decision on the fact that the virus continues to spread, calling the pandemic “persistent.” The event usually attracts thousands of attendees from around... Continue Reading

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