Food law: friend or foe?
The food industry is in danger of harming itself with its recent
lobbying against the further harmonisation and deepening of EU food
Food industry welcomes tighter self-regulation in obesity battle
New recommendations designed to strengthen self-regulation in
children's advertising and tackle obesity have been welcomed by
Grocery Manufacturers Association.
Consumer group blames business dollars for defeat of COOL
Millions of dollars spent in lobbying and elections has helped
thwart a key food labeling law, claims a US consumer pressure
Trans fats task force backs new labeling regime
An interim report from Canada's Trans Fat Task Force has underlined
the importance of new labeling regulations in reducing trans fat
California acrylamide lawsuit 'contrary to public interest'
The American Council on Science and Health (ACSH) has attacked
California Attorney-General Bill Lockyer's lawsuit against a number
of high-profile food firms as "unfortunate and contrary to the
interest of public health."
California sues food firms over acrylamide
The state of California is suing nine top food manufacturers over
their reluctance to issue warnings that some popular snacks could
contain a potential cancer-causing chemical.
Unpasteurized juice poses serious health risk, says FDA
Untreated juices are still causing serious outbreaks of foodborne
illness across America, according to the US Food and Drug
Administration, warning consumers to be extra careful.
LycoMato approved as color additive in food
The FDA's imminent amendment of its color additive regulations to
provide for the safe use of LycoMato tomato lycopene extract is
good news for the company behind the product.
CAFTA a victory for food makers, says GMA
The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) has hailed the House of
Representatives' passing of the Central American - Dominican
Republic Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) as victory for US food
Food industry joins forces to fight terrorism
A new collaboration between government and private industry has
been initiated in order to protect the nation's food supply from
Sweetener label ruling hits soft drink makers
The FDA has urged the soft drink industry to review the ingredient
statements on their soft drink labels following the withdrawal of a
proposed "and/or" ruling on sweeteners.
Trans-fat deadline pushes healthy oil innovations
The fast-approaching deadline for trans-fat labeling has created
enormous momentum behind the development of trans-free oils,
writes Anthony Fletcher.
Senate CAFTA approval splits ingredients industry
Senate approval of the Central American - Dominican Republic Free
Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) has again divided the ingredients
Organic sector fears decline after ingredients ruling
There are worries that a district court ruling in Maine banning all
synthetic ingredients in products labeled organic could
significantly slow the sector's growth, writes Anthony
Voluntary COOL labeling the answer, says GMA
The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) has welcomed the
introduction of legislation that would establish a voluntary
country-of-origin labeling (COOL) program in place of a mandated