The International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP) has clarified the term ‘postbiotics’ in a statement that responds to the scientific groundswell and growing number of postbiotic applications.
EFSA’s decision-making process may have been biased by ‘conflicts of interest’ and the distribution and sale of aspartame in the EU should be suspended, says the author of a new research dossier calling the safety of the sweetener into question.
The European Food Safety Authority says recent research linking Monsanto’s herbicide and genetically modified maize to an increased risk of cancer and premature death is of ‘insufficient scientific quality to be considered valid.’
October 1 was not a good day for many in the functional foods and food supplements business in the European Union as the meaning of life under a highly restrictive health claims regime came more into focus.
EFSA's evaluation of the Southampton study on food additives and
hyperactivity has drawn a mixed bag of responses, with the food
industry broadly supportive of its findings and anti-additive
campaigners firing strong criticism...
The European Commission insists it is on track with the process of
tabulating the thousands of health claim petitions submitted to it
by member states and European trade organisations, but industry
sources are not so optimistic.
The board of the European Food Standards Authority yesterday said
it plans to carve up the workload of its Additives and Food Contact
(AFC) panel between two new panels - one for food additives and the
other for food contact materials.
EU member countries are concerned about the feasibility of
companies paying fees to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
for vetting ingredients, packaging and food contact materials for
use in the bloc.
EFSA has issued a damning opinion on the safety of food colour Red
2G (E128), the first under its reassessment programme and a strong
indication of a sea-change in the use of additives in processed
Stakeholders in the new European health claims initiative have met
to discuss the technical and scientific aspects the European Food
Safety Authority's (EFSA) draft guidance to applicants on the
submission of health claims.
The European Food Standards Authority has issued opinions on the
likelihood of certain ingredients and additives causing allergic
reactions, underscoring the importance of including full scientific
data in dossiers to allow the panel...
Food companies should divert resources to auditing health claims
for their products and putting in place transitional arrangements
in advance of the new EU legislation becoming applicable on July 1,
advises an Eversheds lawyer.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has revealed that it will review the new data presented by French scientists that revealed toxicity concerns in rats fed the MON863 variety of GM maize from Monsanto.