The International Conference on Development of Organic Agriculture was held on August 22-24, 2017, in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, with the participation of 120 scientists, agriculture and extension specialists, farmers and policy makers from more than 20 countries of North Africa, Europe, Middle East, Central and South Asia.
Book your Space for GulFood 2018! Early Bird Ends October 1
Dubai will be hosting from February 18 to 22, 2018, a new edition of GulFood, the world’s largest annual food event. After the successful experience at GulFood 2017, the Nut and Dried Fruit Pavilion will be present again at the show and, moreover, this time will be featured in a larger format.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) completed the review of Qualified Health Claim Petition for Macadamia Nuts and the Risk of Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) submitted by Royal Hawaiian Macadamia Nut, Inc.
According to a USDA GAIN Report, on July 6, 2017, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan announced changes to Japan’s Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs) for 7 agrochemicals and the withdrawal of MRLs for 25 agricultural and veterinary chemicals.
India: Food Safety and Standards (Import) Regulations
The European Commission notified the World Trade Organization of the Draft Commission Implementing Regulation as regards the conditions of approval of the active substances: clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has launched an open consultation on its draft scientific opinion on Listeria monocytogenes contamination of ready-to-eat (RTE) foods and the risk for human health.