Regulation & Safety

Filipino legislator seeks trans fats law rewrite

Filipino legislator seeks trans fats law rewrite

By Ankush Chibber

A Philippines lawmaker has introduced a new bill in the country’s Congress that would make it mandatory for food makers to label food products containing industrial trans-fatty acids (TFAs).

Kellogg settlement on attention cereal claims rejected

Kellogg settlement on attention cereal claims rejected

By Oliver Nieburg

Kellogg will need to negotiate a new deal in a class action dispute over advertising claims for its Frosted Mini-Wheats cereal after a US federal appeals court rejected a $10.7m settlement.

Nutrient profiling debate reignites

Nutrient profiling debate reignites

By Rod Addy

DG Sanco has reignited the nutrient profiling debate by initiating a consultation with other parts of the European Commission to test support for it to set nutrient profiles under health claims legislation.

Canadian government invests in controls for gluten-free foods

Canadian government invests in controls for gluten-free foods

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The Canadian Celiac Association has received a C$245,000 investment from the Canadian government to help enhance food safety systems and develop specific controls for gluten-free foods, in an effort to boost supply of gluten-free foods.

EFSA: Highest mineral oil exposure in bread and rolls

EFSA: Highest mineral oil exposure in bread and rolls

By Oliver Nieburg

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has found the highest levels of exposure to mineral oil hydrocarbons (MOH), a possible health hazard, in bread and rolls in an opinion issued yesterday.

Frito Lay will use its own gluten-free 'GF' icon as seen in the bottom right of this bag of chips

Frito-Lay plans its own gluten-free symbol

By Oliver Nieburg

The world’s largest snack firm Frito-Lay has announced plans to use its own gluten-free symbol on labels in North America after validating products as gluten-free through two celiac organisations.

What kind of health claims will be made on the Vitafoods show floor this year?

Vitafoods: EU nutra space wriggles into new health claims clothes

By Shane Starling

Vitafoods celebrates its 15th birthday next week. It’ll be my 11th consecutive May visit to Geneva for the jamboree and promises to be one of the most intriguing chapters with the (partial and belated) resolution of years of ambiguity regarding health...

Mislabeled milk allergen sparks US cream puff recall

Mislabeled milk allergen sparks US cream puff recall

US firm Crème Curls Bakery has recalled some of its vanilla cream puff products because the source of sodium caseinate, a milk derivative, is not labelled on the product, putting people with milk allergies at risk.

Ireland's broadcasting authority is proposing banning commercials during kids' programmes that promote high fat and high sugar products

75% of breakfast cereals face kids TV ad ban in Ireland, says IBCA

By Oliver Nieburg

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) is considering implementing rules that will see three quarters of breakfast cereals banned from advertising on children’s television programmes, according to the Irish Breakfast Cereal Association (IBCA).

Franco-German millers penalised for flour cartel

French flour millers fined over €149m for price fixing

By Jane Byrne

As a probe continues into the practices of French flour mills supplying commercial bakeries, France's anti-trust watchdog has this week hit those producers with a €149.4m fine over price fixing on packaged flour sold in supermarkets.

Kellogg ordered to revise misleading sugar claims

Kellogg ordered to revise misleading sugar claims

By Oliver Nieburg

The UK’s Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has told Kellogg to revise claims on its Coco Pops website that suggested sugar was unconnected to obesity, disease development and behavioural problems in children.

A consumer disputes that Quaker's labeling claim that products contain zero trans-fats

Quaker Oats motion to dismiss trans-fat lawsuit rejected

By Oliver Nieburg

A court in Illinois, USA has rejected Quaker Oats’ motion to have a deceptive advertising case against it dismissed and has halted proceedings until four similar actions in California are resolved.

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