SUBSCRIBE

Breaking News on Industrial Baking & Snacks

TTIP – a nail in the coffin for EU food producers?

The big winners of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) deal will be the corporate food giants and US factory farms with European producers set to lose the most, according...

Almost one fifth of children are over tolerable levels for potential carcinogen 3-MCPD

Almost one fifth of young children exceed the tolerable daily intake for potential carcinogen 3-MCPD, says the Dutch food safety authority, as EFSA prepares to release an assessment on the...

Cheap food or no pesticides: Consumers can’t have it both ways, says ECPA

The European Crop Protection Association has said Europeans don’t understand the harsh realities of food production or appreciate the potential magnitude of the world’s food supply problem - pesticides are important in...

Danish fat tax had a ‘small but positive impact’ on the nation’s health

Denmark’s short-lived tax on saturated fat had a small but positive impact on the nation’s health, cutting consumption of total fat and boosting vegetable and fibre intake – although it also...

Dutch industry-backed nutrition label ticked off with mounting criticism

The industry group behind the Dutch healthy eating label, known as the tick, has come under fire from a consumer watchdog which says it is confusing, biased and should be...

Special edition: Gender-specific nutrition

Folic acid fortification: The current global state of play

To date 75 countries globally have implemented mandatory fortification programmes for folic acid with the aim of preventing neural tube defects (NTDs) in babies. Yet despite growing calls from NGOs, health...

Danish researchers develop new method to test arsenic in food

A new analytical method to determine the content of inorganic arsenic in foods can help industry make food safer and meet European monitoring targets, say the Danish researchers who developed it....

MEPs give glyphosate green light – with caveats

The European Parliament has voted in favour of re-authorising the use of glyphosate – the weedkiller that almost two thirds of consumers want to see banned - but have limited...

Manufacturer apologizes over pest contamination product recall

Manufacturer Baketime has apologized for pest contamination that prompted the recall of baked and snacking products sold by UK businesses including retailer Aldi and wholesaler Booker

Inaugural meeting of micronutrients and health group

UK MP to lobby for folic acid action

A UK member of parliament (MP) will lobby for folic acid strategies including supplementation and/or fortification of flour following the inaugural meeting of a parliamentary group on micronutrients and health....

Salt, damned lies and statistics? UK's reformulation success challenged

The UK’s food industry is congratulating itself on the success of voluntary salt reduction after a government survey shows average salt intake has fallen, but the figures are being questioned...

Industry united in condemning Brussels terrorist attacks

Terrorist attacks in the Belgian capital of Brussels today have left at least 34 people dead, in a series of coordinated attacks that have been condemned by industry and world...

News in brief

Kellogg unveils nationwide GMO labeling plan: 'A special label for Vermont would be costly for us and our consumers'

Kellogg has joined CPG giants Mars, General Mills, and Campbell Soup in opting to roll out GMO labeling nationwide in order to comply with a GMO labeling law that comes...

Sugar tax: could bakery products be next in the government firing line?

A ‘sugar tax’ on soft drinks announced by the UK government this week might eventually be extended to baked goods, industry experts have warned.

Salmonella outbreak sickens 11 with link to pistachios

Wonderful Pistachios has been linked to a multistate outbreak in the US of Salmonella Montevideo that has sickened 11 people.

EU delays glyphosate decision amid cancer concerns

The European Commission delayed making a decision on glyphosate yesterday as four member states, including the EU Presidency-holding Netherlands, said they would vote against renewing Monsanto's licence, leaving campaigners claiming...

News in brief

AIB helps crisp cookie producers validate preventative controls

AIB International has unveiled a baking process kill step calculator for crisp cookies.

The future of biofortification: Democratic, patent free and multidisciplinary

The biofortification movement has succeeded in bringing the nutrition and agriculture communities under one roof – but there is more to be done to democratise the results of these efforts,...

UK spotlight falls on mandatory vitamin D fortification

The re-emergence of the Victorian-era condition rickets in the UK has put the spotlight back on vitamin D intakes, and a recent advisory committee report will likely spur debate on...

Kellogg on Australia packaging row: design was changing before complaints

Kellogg has said it was in the process of changing its Australian breakfast cereal packaging before a row broke out over its use of the country’s health labeling system.

House passes bill that gives grocery stores wiggle room on menu labeling regulations

Legislation passed in the House Feb. 12 would give grocers wiggle room to comply with FDA’s menu-labeling requirements, which they and others complain is overly burdensome and unrealistic for how...

MEPs clash with the Commission over GM crops – again

Members of the European Parliament have once again clashed with the European Commission over its stance on genetically modified (GM) crops.

German researchers claim plasticisers in food packaging causes weight gain

Researchers at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) and the Integrated Research and Treatment Centre (IFB) at the University Hospital of Leipzig, Germany, claim plasticisers (phthalates) can cause weight gain....

Mondelēz to pay $750k to settle excessive lead in cookies claim

Mondelēz International has agreed to pay a $750,000 settlement to the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) California Department of Justice in a probe against excessive levels of lead in...

Allied Bakeries and Sainsbury's investigate metal contamination scare

Manufacturer Allied Bakeries and UK supermarket chain Sainsbury’s have launched an investigation into how metal may have contaminated a batch of the retailer’s own-label bread.

Key Industry Events