by AgroWeb on January 31, 2017

Food control labs - Vital to consumers

Monitoring farm health is crucial for farmers and vital to customers. Oftentimes, in Albania due to the lack of appropriate labs the agriculture industry suffers from different diseases diagnosed too late causing food safety scandals. Albanian consumers often complain saying that Government institutions should play a major role in helping farmers and all government labs have to be updated top face...

by AgroWeb on November 9, 2016

7 Hidden Dangers of Artificial Sweeteners

Satisfy your sweet tooth without calories? Artificial sweeteners give you all the benefits of sugar without the gut-busting consequences. It's the perfect win-win. Except when it's not. Artificial sweeteners have been shrouded in controversy ever since saccharin, the first no-cal sweetener, was discovered in 1878. Even then, public health advocates questioned whether these lab-created sweeteners ...

by AgroWeb on September 7, 2016

Plastic Rice, an emerging risk to consumers

China is one of the biggest countries in the world, and its vast population has become an increasing economic problem. Apparently, their natural resources are slowly running out, and cannot fully sustain the entire nation. This is the reason why counterfeits are very rampant in the country. Although there have been numerous reports of product counterfeits coming from China, we did not expect that ...

by AgroWeb on November 26, 2016

Food Safety in Albania - Myths and Truths

Shopping in Albania is not safe, at least in terms of the food safety guarantees. The market suffers from lack of information, disinformation and disregard for the truth. Traders are keen to increase profits, benefiting of legal gaps. When it comes to healthy food and food safety, we appear to be lost in translation and pay no attention to our self-care. Ignoring all sings, we buy and consume with...

by AgroWeb on April 12, 2016

Albanians – Eyes Wide Open on Food Safety

There are at least five phone calls and three emails sent daily to the National Food Authority on issues related to food safety. Citizens usually can call the toll free line 08007575, but apparently not all of the consumers are familiar with it. Albania’s National Food Authority presented today the findings of its annual work for 2015. Minister of Agriculture Edmond Panariti said that the ...