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The Brexit effect on food safety regulations

The implications of the Brexit referendum have left many in the food industry uncertain of how future food safety assurance will be influenced. Simon Weaver, red24’s Product Risks Commercial Manager,...

Nestlé baby biscuits exceed EU benchmark levels for acrylamide: French survey

Nestlé biscuits for toddlers contain acrylamide levels over the European benchmark levels and seven times greater than similar products with the lowest concentration, a French market survey has found.

'The exposure of the population has remained high and virtually unchanged'

Acrylamide needs to be regulated at the source, says expert

Manufacturers should favour reduced sugar potatoes, specific storage temperatures and use acrylamide-cutting enzymes to reduce levels of the possible carcinogen, according to one expert.

Expert panel established to drive forward India's national fortification plan

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has set up a panel of doctors and research scientists to prepare the final version of its food fortification laws –...

Commission to set maximum acrylamide levels in ready-to-eat foods

The European Commission plans to set maximum levels for acrylamide in ready-to-eat foods such as baby foods, crisps and breakfast cereals.

Guest article

How to avoid a PR crisis in five easy steps

Sticking to the truth and not shying away from comment are sound strategies when an unexpected crisis like a product recall arises, writes director of Ingredient Communications’ Richard Clarke.

Three dead in Packaging Corporation of America paper mill explosion

Three men died and six workers were injured after an explosion at a paper mill owned by Packaging Corporation of America (PCA) on Wednesday (February 8).

Mesutronic introduces entry level foreign body detector

Mesutronic Gerätebau has released its new X-Ray inspection system for packed food products, called easySCOPE.

Guest article

Prevention is better than cure for bakery recalls

Bakery and snack manufacturers must prepare strategies in advance of a product recall to prevent it damaging the brand, writes product safety director of Stericycle ExpertSOLUTIONS, Josep Tous.

Snack safety

Snack firms need x-ray inspection as metallized film becomes popular

Food inspection equipment supplier, Eagle Product Inspection, has voiced its concern that using only metal inspection method might put snack food safety at risk due to the growing popularity of...

Wageningen University launches task force to fight food waste

A new organisation aimed at reducing food waste has kicked off in the Netherlands, but how will it succeed where a plethora of other initiatives have failed?

European Commission launches public consultation on Common Agricultural Policy

The EU commissioner for agriculture has called for all stakeholders in the European food and agriculture industry, and the public, to collaborate on the future of the Common Agricultural Policy...

Neogen tests Reveal mycotoxins

Neogen Corporation has launched a line of tests for detection of six mycotoxins using a water-based common extraction.

ENVI politicians back stricter rules on marketing junk food to children

Europe's food safety and health politicians have voted in favour to further restrict marketing unhealthy food to children on TV and video platforms in a committee vote.

Outbreak shows raw or undercooked flour could be health risk

An outbreak of E. coli O157 linked to flour serves as a reminder of how raw and undercooked versions might pose a risk to health, according to a study.

Live panel: How to avoid a PR disaster for recalled candy & snacks

BakeryandSnacks presents a live stream of our panel discussion on product recall management from ProSweets in Cologne.

Dealing with Recalls – Prevention and How to Avoid a PR Disaster for Candy and Snacks

UN consultant joins BakeryAndSnacks Product Recall Debate

BakeryAndSnacks is hosting a panel discussion on how snacks and candy makers can best deal with product recalls at ProSweets in Cologne.

Pressure and confusion builds over free range egg labelling

Poultry in Europe is being kept indoors to prevent the spread of bird flu, after 12 weeks all hens will no longer be free range; what, if anything, can the...

A global gluten-free standard is required, says celiac body

Canada’s celiac association has called for a global gluten-free definition following the success of a certification program in the North American nation.

News in brief

Ruparel Foods: Previously, only 1 in 8 rejected nuts were bad

Ruparel Foods has said only one in eight nuts rejected by its previous sorting systems were actually bad, prompting a move to machines from Tomra Sorting Food.

Debate on product recall: How to avoid a PR disaster

BakeryAndSnacks will be hosting a panel discusssion on how snacks and candy makers can best deal with product recalls at ProSweets in Cologne.

Fresh concerns over titanium dioxide safety as study prompts French re-evaluation

The French government has ordered a safety reassessment of white food colouring titanium dioxide after scientists say they have shown "for the first time" that nanoparticles in the food additive are spread around the body....

Fresh thinking: Industry leaders form coalition to unlock trillions through sustainable practices

The Food Reform for Sustainability and Health (FReSH) programme is aiming to bring private and public sector together to achieve the UN's sustainable development goals for 2030, an achievement that...

EU court of auditors attacks Commission for its failures on food waste

EU auditors said the European Commission’s efforts to tackle food waste have lacked effort, coordination, been fragmented and intermittent - and without even a real definition of food waste, in...

Contaminated illegal Nigerian snacks and foodstuffs repeatedly rejected by EU

Numerous Nigerian products, including nuts and seeds used by the snacks and bakery industries, have been refused entry into the EU in the past two years as they’ve been found...

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