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GRAS status for milk protein

A few months after the US Department of Agriculture gave the all clear for processors to use activated lactoferrin, a milk protein, to fight disease-causing...

US calls for GM dispute panel

The United States, Argentina and Canada have asked the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to set up a dispute settlement panel to decide whether or not...

EU, US framework for WTO negotiations

With just three weeks remaining until the Cancun meetings, the EU and the US yesterday presented a joint framework to relaunch agricultural negotiations. Focusing on...

Olestra to shed warning labels

The US Food and Drug Administration has given the Procter & Gamble fat replacer olestra the all-clear, after new scientific evidence found there was no...

Canada pushes through new BSE controls

The Canadian government took a further step towards reducing the risk of Canadians becoming exposed to the agent that may transmit BSE with new rules...

Expanded status for Kemin's lutein

Lutein leader Kemin Foods has earned expanded GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) status for increased amounts of its lutein in the current GRAS food categories...

Yoghurt industry body calls for changes

The US Food and Drug Administration announced that a petition has been filed by The National Yogurt Association (NYA) requesting that the agency revoke a...

Keeping the door open to MPC and casein

"Maintaining unrestricted entry for imports of milk protein concentrates (MPC) and casein," is a top priority for the Consumers for World Trade (CWT), according to...

Inulin gets the GRAS green light

News again today on inulin with Sensus America, a subsidiary of Dutch company Sensus, announcing that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given inulin...

US biotech WTO move knocked by EU

So, they went ahead and did it anyway. Despite imminent changes to the European legislation on genetically modified organisms (GMOs), re-iterated by EU Trade Commissioner...

Natural patents

Last week we reported on a new survey that revealed the growing popularity of natural colours. Good news for ingredients companies such as Danish Chr.Hansen...

Country of origin - the debate continues

New legislation to tighten the 'origin of labelling' for food products in the US continues to incite reactions with a coalition of consumer and agricultural...

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