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Taiwan reviews safety of two flour additives

Taiwan’s food safety authorities are evaluating whether regulations governing the use of two additives to flour products should be amended.

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RF Biocidics pasteurization process for raw almonds certified

RF Biocidics has received certification for its system to pasteurize raw almonds.

Aflatoxin, Campylobacter and Salmonella projects get funding boost

A number of food safety projects have been awarded a share of £16m funding through government’s Agri-Tech Catalyst platform.

Betty Crocker and Krusteaz products hit by General Mills E.coli flour recall

General Mills’ recall of millions of pounds of flour linked with an E. coli outbreak has now impacted other retail products – including some of the firm’s own Betty Crocker...

AIB updates standards to help firms shape food safety programs

AIB International has released the 2017 version of Consolidated Standards for Inspection of Prerequisite and Food Safety Programs.

A healthy change: Sweden allows food firms to use dietary advice on labels

Food companies may now add national dietary guidelines to their products packaging and marketing material in order to help boost healthy eating, Livsmedelverket, Sweden’s National Food Agency (NFA), has decided....

General Mills flour recall extended as more consumers fall ill with E.coli

General Mills has extended its recall of flours linked with an E.coli outbreak following further illness among US consumers.

Will Italy also debate a sugar and sat fat tax?

A small group of Italian politicians have presented a bill to the Senate proposing a tax on sugary and diet drinks as well as palm oil and industrial trans fats...

India

Potassium bromate banned following bakery investigation

The long-running potassium bromate in bread affair seems to have reached a conclusion, after India’s food regulator banned the chemical—a common bakery additive.

Grain Craft flour recalls extended to Mondelēz and Snyder’s-Lance in past week

The list of products recalled over fears they may contain undeclared peanut residue from Grain Craft flour has continued to grow in the past week.

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Growth prompts investment in Sesotec metal detector

Rapidly growing export markets was one of the reasons a New Zealand-based firm has installed a Sesotec metal detector.

French MPs drop palm oil tax - but accuse producer countries of blackmail

French politicians have dropped the proposed palm oil tax, leading some politicians to say the country is being blackmailed by producer countries. "We are legislating with a knife at our throats," said one....

Don't give children palm oil, says Italian consumer group

After finding that 12 kids' food products from Nestlé, Barilla, Ferrero and Danone contain high levels of carcinogen 3-MCPD, Italian consumer group Altroconsumo is calling on parents to stop giving products that...

Tate & Lyle Sugars pleads for a Brexit vote as 1,280 firms say 'Stay'

As Britons prepare to vote tomorrow on whether the UK should leave the European Union, industry players are making last minute pleas to either stay or leave.

EU sugar sector must retain strategic importance after reform: report

The liberalisation of the EU sugar market next year must be accompanied by market measures to maintain sugar beet production and allow the sector to retain its strategic importance, according...

EU protected origin is 'high priority' in trade talks: Agriculture commissioner

Eight new products have been given geographical indication (PGI) and protected origin (PDO) status, showing how Europe gives "high priority" to protecting its foods in international trade talks, said the agriculture commissioner last week....

Romania to require supermarkets to sell 51% local food

Romania is set to pass a law requiring supermarkets to sell a minimum of 51% local food, including dairy, bakery and meat products - but will the protectionist law get...

‘Make Europe's food healthier by 2017,’ Council tells member states

The Council of Health Ministers has called on member states to draw up national plans to improve Europe's food composition by the end of 2017.

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'The resources to tackle obesity are there. It's just the will that's lacking': Expert

The global discourse on obesity is full of people saying it's a complex problem but offering simple solutions - it's time we put in place a bottom-up and top-down approach,...

Sugar tax could eat into unhealthy breakfast cereal sales, study finds

A sugar tax of 20% could discourage shoppers from buying unhealthier breakfast cereals, research has shown. 

Peanut residue alert

Kellogg’s Special K and Keebler snacks recalled over peanut residue fears

Another major US manufacturer has voluntarily recalled products over fears they may contain undeclared peanut residue.

It’s official: Manufacturers can make sugar replacement claims

From 20th June, manufacturers will be able to claim a “lower blood glucose rise” when using non-digestible carbohydrates as sugar replacers, following the publication of a new article 13.5 claim in...

Peanut residue: Now Frito-Lay recalls products over allergy fears

Frito-Lay is recalling batches of Rold Gold snacking pretzels over fears they were made with flour containing undeclared peanut residue - just days after Hostess Brands pulled 710,000 cases of...

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Bitten: Long-awaited sugar replacement tooth claim enters EU law books

Almost three years after winning a positive EFSA opinion linking sugar replacement and tooth health, the claim has been written into EU law books.

Listeria alert: Hershey, Atkins and Kashi hit by extended SunOpta recall

The list of products being pulled from shelves over fears they contain sunflower seeds contaminated with a bacteria that that causes listeria continues to grow.

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