Legislation reintroduced yesterday could add another layer of oversight – and office – for food safety at FDA as the agency reimagines and tries to repair what many consider a broken review system for the nation’s food supply.
Maker of essential oils and oleoresins Arjuna Natural Extracts is ramping up its US operations and opened a new sales office in Dallas earlier this month, making its line of products more readily available stateside. It will also be exhibiting at this...
Think clean label just means no artificial ingredients? Think again
Think 'clean label' just means ditching ‘artificial’ ingredients and avoiding anything attracting negative press (warranted or otherwise)? Think again. Today, brands are also questioning whether ‘natural’ flavors, preservatives and sweeteners...
FDA is reopening the comment period for its draft guidance on the use of fruit and vegetable juice as color additives after several industry stakeholders complained about a lack of transparency into the basis of the guidance.
Food blogger Vani Hari (a,k.a. the ‘Food Babe’) claimed victory on Wednesday after Kellogg said it was “actively testing natural alternatives” to the antioxidant BHT in cereal packaging liners and General Mills said it was “already well down the path...
As US consumers have fallen out of love with artificial additives and long, unpronounceable ingredient lists, the food additive industry is undergoing a considerable shift, according to a study by Packaged Facts.
The second paper from researchers at Pew Health published this month to argue that the system governing the safety of food additives is deeply flawed, fails to provide any evidence that it has allowed harmful substances to ‘slip through the net’, say...
US consumer group SumOfUs has plastered its new “Got Aspartame in your kids’ milk?” poster on buses destined for Food and Drug Administration (FDA) HQ, in a last-ditch attempt to convince the authority not to approve a proposed amendment to the standard...
While brominated vegetable oil (BVO) has been sitting on a list of food additives “permitted on an interim basis pending further study” for decades, it is not in ‘regulatory limbo’ and is safe to use in fruit-flavored beverages, insists the Food and Drug...
There are serious weaknesses in a system that allows firms to self-affirm the safety of food ingredients without the approval or knowledge of regulators, according to researchers conducting a probe into the nation’s food additives law.
The potential of food colors approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to promote attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms is not supported by the literature, says a new meta-analysis.
NutraSweet has welcomed a recently announced Chinese crackdown on food additive counterfeiters, amid fears that substandard versions of its patented neotame sweetener are being sold on the Chinese market.
Sethness Products Company has introduced a new darker liquid class one caramel color for use in a variety of applications in response to higher demand from food and beverage manufacturers, the company said.
US Pharmacopeia has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Chinese food safety agency, the National Institute of Nutrition and Food Safety – Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (NINFS).
US specialty chemical firm Lubrizol Advanced Materials has filed a
petition to the FDA proposing that food additive regulations be
amended to provide for the safe use of cassia gum as a stabilizer
in frozen dairy desserts.
Cutting out the junk will be a major for manufacturers in 2008 said
Mintel in its prediction of trends to shape food for the next 12
months, as consumers buy into natural and environmentally-friendly
Proposals on the suggested amounts of artificial colourings in food
supplements are being drawn up for Codex because the current limits
are too low, according to the International Alliance for
Dietary/Food Supplement Associations...
European ingredients firm Danisco is introducing a new range of
lactitol-based sweeteners for bakery products in the Brazilian
market - a strategic decision that indicates an on-going commitment
to milk-derived lactitol.
The trend towards reducing the fat content in food products is
contributing to growth in the emulsifiers market, as R&D
produces new ingredients that can help healthier products taste as
good as the original full fat versions.