Regulation & Safety

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.

Suspect foods include household staples like bread, fried potatoes and coffee as well as potato crisps and biscuits.

Acrylamide limit ‘red tape’ premature, says FDF

By Oliver Nieburg

The added bureaucracy of legal limits for acrylamide in foods is preventable as industry efforts to reduce levels have been sufficient, says the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).