Know How, Food Quality04.08.2017 Editor
According to the Ministry of North Rhine-Westphalia, 2.9 million eggs contaminated with the insecticide Fipronil, including organic eggs, produced on farms in Belgium and Holland arrived in Germany.
Know How, Food Quality06.07.2017 Editor
For 15 years eco monitoring has been carried out in the German federal state of Baden-Württemberg in addition to the annual farm inspections by the organic control agencies. The programme is unique in Germany and Europe as a whole.
Know How, Food Quality20.06.2017 Leo Frühschütz
A Slovak trader sent 2,000 tonnes of what was assumed to be conventional wheat to Germany via Italy. Analysis of the case reveals that the organic control system works, but that things can nevertheless go wrong.
Know How, Food Quality29.05.2017 Editor
Food waste is a huge squandering of resources and money. The European Parliament is advocating financial support for donating food instead of throwing it away and wants to create greater awareness of how long food is safe to eat. The aim is to halve food waste in the EU by 2030.
Know How, Food Quality15.05.2017 Redaktion
LIV, a newly-opened department store for healthy and vegan foods in Liverpool, England, sold cakes bought in cakes from Costco. This is what the Echo can reveal.
Know How, Food Quality28.04.2017 Editor
In the EU significantly fewer pesticide residues are found in organic food than in conventional products.
Know How, Food Quality13.04.2017 Editor
Testbiotech criticises in a recent press release the newly drafted policy on the independence of the European Food Safety Authority
Know How, Food Quality11.04.2017 Editor
In a press release the German-based Gesellschaft für Ressourcenschutz (GfRS) (engl. Resource Protection Ltd) has announced that an IRM-Organic team is going to train Canadian and US-American organic inspectors in risk-oriented organic controls.
Know How, Food Quality09.03.2017 Editor
According to a new research, foods and beverages offering health benefits, such as free-from and organic , drove sales in 2016 with around 7%.
Know How, Food Quality28.02.2017 Editor
"The Good Food" offers waste food in two shops and on the market in Cologne. These are the first shops in Germany that sell only products that would otherwise have been destroyed as waste.
Know How, Food Quality24.01.2017 Editor
Under the motto "We are fed up with the agricultural industry!" 18,000 farmers and citizens demand a change in agricultural and nutrition policy. The alliance calls for a 9-point plan for animal, environment and climate change in agriculture.
Know How, Food Quality22.12.2016 Editor
Carrageenan has been removed from the list of approved ingredients in organic foods, the National Organic Standards Board decided recently. The controversial seaweed-derived substance is commonly used as an emulsifier in some food products.
Know How, Food Quality08.12.2016 Editor
Organic farmers in Europe call for an end to the misguided negotiations on the organic regulation proposal that does not deliver a better regulation.
Know How, Food Quality06.12.2016 Editor
The National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) of Nigeria has warned the public of genetically-modified products that are on offer in some stores. None of the products has yet been approved for local and commercial consumption.
Know How, Food Quality17.11.2016 Editor
The Food and Veterinary Office (FVO) of the EU audited a control organisation authorised to control organic imports from Thailand into the EU - and it was very critical of its work.
Know How, Food Quality15.11.2016 Karin Heinze
Ukraine is an important source of organic raw materials. Even after irregularities in recent years, some of a serious nature, nothing has changed regarding Ukraine as a sourcing country. There is potential and the new Ministry of Agriculture is working on closing gaps in the organic legislation, supporting organic farms and creating a corresponding infrastructure. However, many people feel the guidelines of the EU Commission are a hindrance to trade. The guidelines were issued as a reaction to the scandals and apply until at least the end of this year. The two-day conference “Sourcing Organic from Ukraine” was conducive to constructive dialogue between representatives from Ukraine and representatives from politics and control organisations, importers and processors. (Video interviews)
Know How, Food Quality09.11.2016 Editor
Germans love to drink milk and they do this at an average of 54 liters per year. German consumers are also more willing to spend more money on their milk, with the assumption that quality and price go together.
Know How, Food Quality02.11.2016 Editor
The US pasta and sauce brand Buitoni which is owned by Nestle announced to remove GM ingredients. The move was part of an ongoing effort to provide customers with good quality products they can trust, the company explains.
Know How, Food Quality25.10.2016 Editor
According to a recent poll by YouGov for 71 percent of British consumers, buying their food local is important.
Know How, Food Quality25.10.2016 Editor
Hard discounters like Lidl or Aldi are known for offering cheap products that have been exposed to chemical fertilizer and pesticides. Nonetheless, with the global increase of organic food consumption, these giants also seemed to be forced to switch more and more to sustainable products.
Know How, Food Quality10.10.2016 Editor
The main issue for a farmer during the transitional period is that the land will be farmed according to the organic rules, so at a higher cost, but the harvest is sold at the conventional price. A new concept of “certified transitional” is about to emerge.
Know How, Food Quality31.08.2016 Redaktion
50% of the whole McDonald’s menu consists of chicken and eggs. Steve Easterbrook, CEO at McDonald’s has now launched a 10-year plan to switch the whole production from caged to free-range hens.
Know How, Food Quality21.07.2016 Editor
In a landmark alliance, known as Project TENDR, leaders of various disciplines have come together in a consensus statement to say that many of the chemicals found in everyday products can result in neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism and attention-deficit disorders.
Know How, Food Quality23.06.2016 Editor
The Food and Drug Administration sent a warning letter to Whole Foods co-CEOs John Mackey and Walter Robb about what the FDA called "serious violations" it found after inspecting a Whole Foods food preparation facility in Massachusetts.
Know How, Food Quality25.02.2016 Editor
Food stickers may say “Mexico” or “Colombia,” but those are big places, and labels like this don’t give much insight, says The Tech Crunch.