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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...

Twinkies and Palmer Candy recall products due to possible Salmonella

Twinkies and Palmer Candy products have been drawn into the Salmonella scare linked to milk powder made by Valley Milk Products.

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Poindexter Nut Company adds second Napasol pasteurization line

Poindexter Nut Company has increased its walnut pasteurization capacity with a second Napasol pasteurization line.

Protect Britain’s bees: ban pesticides on wheat, calls environmental group

Friends of the Earth is appealing to DEFRA to cut pesticide use on wheat as part of its post-Brexit farming policy.

ConAgra dealt blow by ninth circuit in '100% natural' case, but its wider significance is less clear, say experts

A hotly-anticipated opinion by the US court of appeals for the ninth circuit in a high-profile false advertising case, contains bad news for defendant ConAgra Foods (now ConAgra Brands), but...

‘A call to arms’: Infant nutrition cereals failing to meet standards in low income countries

An analysis of more than 100 locally-manufactured premixed infant cereals from low and middle income countries, including Indonesia, China and Nepal, has revealed widespread variation in nutritional content, sparking concerns...

Braskem in $957m penalty over illicit bribes to Brazilian government officials

Brazilian-based petrochemical manufacturer Braskem has agreed to pay $957m to settle charges it created false books and records to conceal millions of dollars in illicit bribes to Brazilian government officials...

Consumers assume food must be expensive to be healthy: Study

The price of food heavily influences assumptions about nutritious quality and even effects the health issues consumers worry about, a series of experiments at Ohio State University has found

ConAgra Foods enters final plea deal for salmonella peanut butter transgression

ConAgra has entered a final plea deal in a criminal misdemeanour charge of violating the US Food Drug and Cosmetic Act.

Dawn Food Products recalls bakery items after salmonella alert

Albertsons and Safeway stores in the US are recalling bakery products supplied by Dawn Food Products made with Valley Milk Product's High Heat Nonfat Dry Milk Powder due to possible...

‘Best If Used By’ should stem food wastage, recommends USDA

While product dating may assist consumers pinpoint shelf life, the plethora of descriptors used has caused confusion and led to shameful food wastage, said the Department of Agriculture (USDA).

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Beyond Brexit: Five legal issues UK food firms need to protect against in 2017

The year ahead will present UK food companies with a range of major legal challenges over and above the fallout from Brexit, according to leading food industry lawyer Peter Cusick.

Norwegian food industry agrees to aid government in promoting healthy food

A coalition of major food industry bodies have made a pact with the Norwegian government to help improve public health by reducing high fat, sugary and salty foods (HFFS).

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Nutrition declaration on prepacked foods now mandatory

Today is the first day that nutritional information must become mandatory on packaging, according to the EU Food Information to Consumers (FIC) Regulation No 1169/2011.

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Man jailed for smuggling cigarettes hidden under baguettes

A lorry driver has been jailed after being caught smuggling cigarettes into the UK hidden under half-baked mouldy baguettes.

Post Holdings proposes settlement to put egg antitrust class action to bed

Post Holdings has agreed to pay $75m to settle all class claims against its subsidiary Michael Foods, accused of fixing egg prices.

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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.

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