While claims about Listeria and contaminants in a food production facility should be taken seriously, the allegations made in a Bloomberg article alleging “dirty conditions” at Beyond Meat’s production facility in Pennsylvania lack vital context, says...
The US Juice Products Association (JPA) has moved to allay consumer concerns that orange juice produced in the country is unsafe, after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it was blocking some Brazilian imports found to contain the substance.
No race should have rules that favour the strongest competitors. But unless the capabilities and interests of SMEs are taken into consideration before the starting gun is fired for new food regulations, they will struggle to keep up and may have to drop...
A new review of studies on the nutritional content of organic and conventional produce has broadly concluded that there are no differences – but the investigators raise big concerns over standard of the science.
The 31st session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission in
Geneva this week will discuss over 30 texts concerning
international food standards for subjects including the use of
flavourings and product labelling.
Leatherhead Food International is conducting research into how to
reduce saturated fat levels in bakery products, initially in short
crust pastry, to help its members take action to help meet FSA
The salt level in UK ready meals is 45 per cent lower than four
years ago, according to a new survey from the Consensus Action on
Salt and Health (CASH) highlighting the food industry's progress to
UK food manufacturers and retailers presented thoughts on the
practical implications of the EU review of food labelling
legislation this week, stressing the need for simple food labels
and efforts to stem demands for more and more...
Food safety authorities in the UK and Ireland have issued guidance
to industry on the use of suspect food colour Red 2G (E128),
strongly urging reformulation in the light of EFSA's damning
opinion on safety.
Four days after announcing the recall of twenty-five chocolate
products due to salmonella contamination, Hershey's and the
Canadian food inspection agency (CFIA) still refuse to reveal the
exact source and cause of the contamination.
Against the backdrop of tighter traceability rules the UK's food
watchdog will focus on the relationship between food ingredients
and the final food label, at an upcoming seminar between
stakeholders next month.
Speciality oil firms will have the chance to voice their concerns
on global food codes as 100 government delegates meet to discuss
the fats and oil industry at a week-long session, kicking off in
the UK next week.
Tightening up traceability rules to slice away risk to the food
chain, with the entry of 2005 food industry firms are now required
to notify local authorities, suggesting food alerts may rise this
Pushed by a UK minister, food makers handed in plans at the weekend
to slash the salt content in processed foods but the industry has
criticised the government move, suspecting political
spin,reports Lindsey Partos.
Consumers in the UK can eat their porridge safe in the knowledge
that their oat products are free from harmful toxins - mycotoxins -
after an extensive survey in the UK found very low traces, if none
at all, of the contaminant in...
Calcium sulphate as a source of calcium, and the amino acid salts,
N-acetyl-L-cysteine and N-acetyl-L-methionine, may be included in
draft regulations amending the PARNUTS directive, which will allow
them to continue to be marketed...