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Reading Thermal aids with FSMA kill step validation compliance

Reading Thermal has introduced software to help users/bakers comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act’s kill step validation requirements.

ABA calls FDA’s 10-year sodium reduction guidance ‘premature’

The American Bakers Association (ABA) has sent the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) a letter, complaining that the agency’s 10-year sodium reduction targets will negatively impact baked goods.

Industry backs ban of online junk food ads for children

Industry has given its support to a new ruling by the UK's Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) on marketing junk food to children that will increase restrictions to cover non-broadcast media, including...

Irish 'FoodCloud' app aims to end food waste

An app connecting the food industry with charities is attempting to eradicate food waste by redirecting surplus produce.

Milk powder seized due to food safety concerns

US Marshals have seized more than four million pounds of items made by Valley Milk Products due to Salmonella concerns.

Napasol AG acquires licensee Napasol North America

Napasol to start 3 projects in walnut industry

Switzerland-based Napasol AG has acquired its licensee Napasol North America (NNA) which commercializes pasteurization equipment to the nut, seeds, herbs and spices industry.

No grain, no gain: Dutch consumer group fights 'misleading' whole-grain products

Dutch consumer association, Consumentenbond, is fighting for tougher regulations on products claiming to be whole-grain as it says manufacturers are deliberately misleading consumers in their labelling.

Acrylamide levels in Europe are dangerously high, says NGO

Acrylamide levels in Europe are still dangerously high and relying on industry goodwill to lower them is destined to fail, says an NGO following analysis of previously unseen data released...

Chilean watchdog sues Nestlé, Kellogg’s and Masterfoods for violating advertising regulations

The Servicio Nacional del Consumidor (SERNAC) is suing Kellogg’s, Nestle and Masterfoods for disobeying the protocols of Chile’s recently promulgated anti-obesity law.

Made in Switzerland 'Swissness' law to enter in force 1 January 2017

'Unfortunate': Nestlé to lose Swiss cross on 80 brands

Nestlé will be forced to drop the Swiss cross from 80 products manufactured in Switzerland following a new law on 'Swissness' set to come into force in January next year. "This...

Critics hammer Commission's draft acrylamide regulation

Campaigners have challenged the legal basis of the European Commission’s draft regulation on acrylamide.

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Origin labelling: A step towards transparency - or worrying form of ‘gastronationalism’?

Calls for mandatory country of origin labelling (COOL) are growing louder in Europe and supporters say it will restore trust, provide transparency and help consumers support local producers if they...

5-c creator Serge Hercberg on nutrition logos, lobbies and conflicts of interest

France’s ‘five colour’ logo is effective, easily understood and does not discriminate against foods such as cheese or crisps - but the food lobby is determined to block it, says...

News in brief

Wheat Quality Council names Dave Green as new executive vice president

Wheat Quality Council has selected Dave Green as its new executive vice president and he will be responsible for the oversight of all operations starting January 9, 2017, the Council...

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Acrylamide proposals strengthened in new draft

The European Commission has moved to strengthen proposed new regulations on acrylamide, but the amendments are unlikely to be enough to appease campaigners.

Over half kids' food on Spanish TV use health halo claims: Research

Over half of all food products marketed to children on Spanish television make some kind of nutrition or health claim but many of these products are unhealthy, say researchers calling for...

Know how to validate your baking processes

A consortium that includes Kellogg, Buhler and Frito-Lay has published a simplified guide for bakers to fight pathogens such as Salmonella.

Snacking means sodium overload for kids

Children are still consuming too much salt, and bakery and snack foods are among the biggest culprits. So claims a new study published in the Journal of the Academy of...

EC called on to fast-track impact assessment

MEPs vote to limit trans fats in EU

MEPs have overwhelmingly voted to adopt a resolution pushing for a European limit on industrially produced trans fats, something industry has said it supports at 2%.

Under-12s seeing 88% fewer ads for non-nutritious products, says industry

Game over for food marketing to kids, says consumer group

Food and drink companies need to turn their words on marketing to children into action, says European consumer rights group BEUC, as it calls 'game over' on marketing unhealthy food...

Option paralysis: Consumers were confused by 'Choices'

Dutch ditch healthy eating logo for an app

The Dutch government has ordered the industry-led healthy eating logo to be phased out and replaced with an app that allows consumers to scan products for nutrition information.

SIAL, Paris 2016

Tomra vegetable sorter to expand into chips

Tomra Sorting Food unveiled the Tomra 5B reject sorter for vegetables at SIAL 2016 in Paris, (October 16-20).

BPA ban move backed by MEPs

An EU-wide ban of bisphenol A (BPA) in food contact materials (FCMs) has been backed by Members of the European Parliament (MEPs).

Egg firm linked to Salmonella illnesses for second time in a year

Eight people have been sickened by a Salmonella outbreak linked to eggs, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Time to cap trans fats in Europe, ENVI politicians tell Commission

Health and food safety politicians today backed a motion for a resolution to protect the health of Europeans by setting legal limits on the use of artificial trans fats....

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