The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has admonished Weetabix over a TV campaign that stated its breakfast cereals could boost energy levels because it said the ads were not clear about the role of milk.
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.
Barely a week goes by without another food company being challenged in court over its use of the word ‘natural’ – and it’s just a matter of time before the claim loses its front-and-center on-pack appeal.
The Snack Food Association and other industry bodies have urged the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to communicate in writing the deadlines for enforcement of new provisions in the Food Safety Modernization Act.
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.
Agrifood giant ADM has denied that it has infringed a patent owned by arch rival ConAgra covering technology enabling it to produce high fiber whole wheat flour with the palatability and appeal of refined white flour.
It’s official. Companies have six months – until December – to comply with the controversial European Union article 13, general function health claims register which today won final approval from the European Commission.
In order to have any effect on population health, fat taxes must raise food prices by 20% and should be combined with subsidies on healthy foods, say UK-based experts. However industry leaders have branded the calls as ‘irresponsible.’
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...
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has outlined a raft of key factors needed to assess the hazard posed by pathogens in composite foods after Brussels said it needed to develop harmonised risk-based rules for their import into the region.
US private label firm Glister-Mary Lee has been fined $231,000 by the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for six safety violations following an explosion at a past manufacturing site.
PepsiCo is facing another class action lawsuit in California – this time accusing it of making a nutrient content claim (0 grams trans fat) on Frito-Lay snacks, without adhering to the legal conditions of use for such claims.
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.
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).
Some confectionery, biscuit and cake manufacturers face the threat of closure and are resorting to supermarket supplies amid a “dire and unprecedented” EU-wide egg shortage, according to an industry organisation.
Spanish researchers claim to have developed a cheaper, faster and more accurate method for detecting gluten levels in hydrolysed foods, and found that numerous products tested, including beers, using their new assay showed gliadin levels well in excess...
Europe’s premier food industry body, FoodDrinkEurope (FDE), is backing next week’s European Parliament (EP) vote on the controversial 222-strong health claim register, as opponents rally last-minute veto support.
The European Parliament today gave its consent to the 2010 International Cocoa Agreement and passed a resolution on child labour in the cocoa sector in a move that will benefit manufacturers, according to industry bodies.
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.
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.
Sterol food players Unilever and Raisio are surprised Germany’s food agency has called for a safety review of the cholesterol-lowering ingredient when, they say, the job has already been performed by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).