Is New Food Really Safe?

The world's population is growing, and is expected to reach 9.7 billion by 2050. Correspondingly, the demand for food, particularly for meat, is also likely to increase rapidly.1 It is predicted that both meat and seafood consumption in an increasingly urbanised Asia will increase by another 78 percent between 2017…

Hidden “Flavours” In Your Herbal Health Products

It’s been about 10 years since authorities found the industrial chemical melamine1  in milk products that sickened many children in China. Since then, the country’s food industry has responded with national crackdowns to stop dangerous illegal additives from making their way into the nation, and into the global food market.…

The Role Of Non-Intentionally Added Substances In The Safety Of Plastic Packaging

Non-intentionally added substances (NIAS) refer to substances that are unintentionally incorporated into plastic packaging through a variety of processes such as the interaction between ingredients, degradation of material components or from impurities within the raw materials. And when researchers from SCIEX and the University of Almeria used non-targeted screening and…
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