Brussels called an emergency meeting of scientific experts
yesterday as the paper trail on the illegal red chemical dye sudan
1 extends to member states; and the recall of food products in the
UK tops 450.
US food safety procedures could be improved if the system was
consolidated suggested a report published on Wednesday by the
Government Accountability Office (GAO), but it failed to define
possible cost savings.
Opportunities are ripe for UK food manufacturers and their
ingredients suppliers to roll out more foods positioned in the food
allergy or intolerance sector, with new research suggesting as many
as one in five British consumers now...
US ingredients supplier SourceOne Global Partners has gained
non-GMO certification for a range of soy-based products that will
meet demand for non-GM health ingredients in Europe, writes
Suppliers of ingredients to the developing ice cream market in
China will welcome news that Nestlé, the world's number one food
maker, will deepen penetration and sharpen competitiveness in this
burgeoning market through new...
Supply problems in Asia - mostly as a result of the political and
economic fallout of December's devastating tidal wave - have not as
yet hit prices for key herbs and spices imported into Russia,
according to the company Vremea....
Flavours and texturants firm Degussa will shrug off its fruit
preparation business to an American equity company in a sale that
prepares the ground for a total divesture of its remaining food
Natural and organic food chain Wild Oats yesterday blamed a greater
than expected take up of its holiday rewards program and ongoing
expenses related to the opening of new stores for a
wider-than-predicted quarterly loss.
Underlying the destructive power of foodborne disease against the
backdrop of the increasingly complex food industry, the head of a
food safety centre warns the rise in demand for food carries an
"invisible price tag".
Food makers are advised to analyse any stocks of chilli and curry
powder, bought in before the EU imposed the ban on sudan red food
colour, to minimise the risk of expensive recalls and harm to brand
reputation, writes Lindsey Partos.