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NZ Herald: Seeing red over food colours

Peter Griffin posted in on July 26th, 2010.

Rachel Grunwell writes in the New Zealand Herald about experts who are considering whether they should move to ban artificial food colourings from some foods. A recent US report has suggested they could raise the risk for cancer, and also contribute to behavioural issues in some children. FSANZ has said they are looking into the […]

ODT/NZPA: Residues in food “pose no safety concerns”

Peter Griffin posted in on April 21st, 2010.

The New Zealand Food Safety Authority has released its report into the chemical residues and contaminants found in common kiwi foods, and found no levels which posed safety concerns. More than 250,000 analyses were carried out on 123 commonly eaten foods. An excerpt: (read in full here) “It is part of a project to estimate […]

The Press: Europe balks at GE corn in NZ

Peter Griffin posted in on November 2nd, 2009.

Paul Gorman of The Press reports that a type of GE corn which was certified as safe for New Zealanders to eat, has been withdrawn from development for the European market following questions about its safety. Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) says that the corn’s withdrawal from application in Europe was due to commercial […]

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