The list of regulated chemical substances is different, the maxium allowed concentrations are sometimes different and in each country or Federation there are often changes in the regulation. In a few cases such differences can represent a trade barrier.Abbreviations:Codex • Codex Alimentarius CommissionCU • Customs UnionML • Maximum LevelMRL [...]
China and Russia are on a fast track to ramp up food trade, but several food safety issues must be solved first.Russia is eager to partially replace US products in the Chinese food market, but ongoing food safety disagreements remain a stumbling block for export growth. During the first ten months of 2020, Russia exported 3.7 million tonnes of foo [...]
The complexities of food fraud require an understanding of criminology to remove incentives for criminals and to create more resilient food supply chains. IntroductionToday, food fraud is regarded mainly as a food regulatory/quality issue and it is addressed with the typical approach well known to the food business: risk analysis followed by mitig [...]
While consumers around the globe have gradually lost trust in poorly-applied precautionary allergen labelling (PAL) schemes, the UK food industry appears to be willing to embrace the new allergen approach utilising allergen thresholds. IntroductionFood allergies are a significant problem, with an estimated 20 million sufferers in Europe alone, the [...]
Product labeling is uneven in different countries and, even at the European level, legislation has gaps both for food producers and for consumers. Some countries, such as the UK, are moving to implement new national legislation.Introduction According to the final RASFF (Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed) report for 2018 (European Commission 201 [...]
Affidia is a Benefit Company (Società Benefit for the italian law), founded in April 2019. Founder and CEO is Maurizio Paleologo.