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NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, Feb. 26, the 57th day of 2021. There are 308 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 26,...

Henkel unveils upgraded Innovation and Application Lab in Sydney

New facility targets growth sectors in Australia and New Zealand SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - Media OutReach - 17 February 2021 - Henkel Australia has officially opened the upgraded Innovation and Applicatio...

Ractopamine spells trouble for DPP

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's "ractopamine pig" issue "has triggered a political storm," according to a South China Morning Post story on Friday (Jan. 12). The issue...

WHO says coronavirus unlikely to have leaked from China lab

WUHAN, China (AP) — A World Health Organization expert said Tuesday the coronavirus is unlikely to have leaked from a Chinese lab and most probably jumped to humans via an intermediary species. ...

WHO teams visits Wuhan food market in search of virus clues

WUHAN, China (AP) — A World Health Organization team looking into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic on Sunday visited a market known to be the food distribution center for the Chinese city of Wu...

WHO team visits 2nd Wuhan hospital in virus investigation

WUHAN, China (AP) — Members of a World Health Organization team investigating the origins of the coronavirus pandemic visited another Wuhan hospital that had treated early COVID-19 patients on their s...

Hungary first in EU to approve Chinese COVID-19 vaccine

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary’s medicine and food safety regulator on Friday approved China's Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, making it the first country in the European Union to do s...

Coronavirus: EU introduces tighter rules on vaccine exports

The European Commission launched a new mechanism on Friday to monitor and in some cases block coronavirus vaccine exports out of the bloc. The move comes amid a row with the British-Swedish pharmaceu...

China’s new ban on Taiwan pork has actually been in place since 2014

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Executive Yuan Secretary-General Li Meng-yen (李孟諺) on Thursday (Jan. 28) criticized China's Taiwan Affairs Office’s announcement that it was banning Taiwa...

Vaccine factory inspected amid EU dispute with AstraZeneca

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian health authorities announced Thursday they have inspected a pharmaceutical factory in Belgium to find out whether expected delays in the deliveries of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus...

Nestlé recalls 762,000 pounds of pepperoni Hot Pockets

MOUNT STERLING, Ky. (AP) — Nestlé Prepared Foods is recalling more than 762,000 pounds of pepperoni Hot Pockets, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said. ...

Global Industry Leaders Highlighted Food Safety Issues in Times of Pandemic at the 6th Food Safety Forum

GS1 HK Launches Trusted FoodNet to Promote Information Visibility HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 15 January 2021 - The 6th Food Safety Forum organised by GS1 Hong Kong (GS1 HK) concluded its online ...

Cafe, croissant, worms: EU agency says worms safe to eat

ROME (AP) — The vaunted Mediterranean diet and the French “bon gout” are getting some competition: The European food safety agency says worms are safe to eat. The Parma-based agency ...

EU food agency approves mealworms as human food

Mealworms got approval for EU plates Wednesday from the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA), based in Italy's city of Parma — better known for its tasty pasta, tomatoes, ham and cheese. Act...