New UK research has found supermarkets’ unlabelled in-store bakery bread is generally higher in salt than the supermarkets’ packaged bread, with differences of more than half a gram between similar products.
Tate and Lyle Sugars, one of the main suppliers to the UK food and drink industry is seeking €35m in compensation from the EU Commission, claiming that due to EU sugar policy mismanagement its refinery is not at full capacity, placing upward pressure...
The palm oil labelling bill in Australia is entering its next phase, with the House of Representatives set to vote on whether it becomes law – and the current government saying it intends to oppose it.
Innovia Films said extensive tests have demonstrated its cellulose-based compostable films provide an effective barrier against the migration of mineral oil residues from recycled cardboard packaging into food.
Kraft Foods Europe is “delighted” to have become only the second company to win an article 13.5 health claim but is focusing now on how the opinion will be viewed by the European Commission and member states.
Kraft Foods Europe is the second company to win a positive article 13.5 proprietary and emerging science health claim opinion from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) with a submission linking starch and glycaemic response in baked products.
Two US Senators have sent a letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) urging prompt action on gluten-free labeling laws, after a proposed rule on tolerable gluten thresholds for gluten-free foods has languished for more than four years.
A large number of substances used in non-plastic food contact materials have never been evaluated, said a European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) working group tasked with developing a regulatory framework on the issue.
Albert Schipper, chair of Dutch bakeries association NVB, was recently elected president of the International Association of Plant Bakers (AIBI). We caught up with him to hear about his vision for the sector.
European food makers are beginning to utilise positive article 13, general function health claim opinions issued by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), precipitating a flood of potentially meaningless claims, according to one industry observer.
Europe’s highly contentious new food labelling laws – set for implementation by year’s end – have received broad support from food industry groups, although major concerns over omissions and yet-to-be-resolved details remain.
European salt trade body EUSalt admits the “battle is lost” to prevent mandatory EU-wide salt labelling on food products after Guideline Dietary Allowance (GDA) measures were approved as expected in a European Parliament vote this afternoon.
The long journey to European Union acceptance for the natural, intense sweetener, steviol glycoside, shortened significantly yesterday when the EU’s 27 member states backed its safety at a European Commission (EC) committee meeting.
The European Food Safety Authority last week delivered the fifth batch of article 13, general function health claim opinions bringing the total issued to 2723. There are just 35 to go – to be published next month in a final mini-batch that will conclude...
There is no health risk arising from European consumers' intake levels of the mycotoxin zearalenone, said the EU risk assessor, in an evaluation of dietary exposure to the contaminant associated with grain and bakery products.
Forest fragmentation driven by demand for palm oil is having a catastrophic effect the level of biodiversity, and may be endangering certain species, according to scientists from the Queen Mary University of London.
European Commission measures to open a further 200,000 tonne import quota for raw or refined sugar at zero import duty and the possibility for further imports at reduced import duty via a tendering system have been backed by member states.
Better policies, new agricultural research and techniques, and social investments are crucial to safeguarding global food security as grain prices are expected to rise by 48% on 2000 levels by 2025, says the IFPRI.
A host of major food companies will be among those eagerly watching developments after antitrust officials from the European Commission raided a number of container liner shipping firms over suspicions that competition rules had been breached.
The UK Food Standards Agency is canvassing views on the use of chia seeds after a novel foods application from the Chia Company to market them in baked goods, breakfast cereals, and fruit, nut and seed mixes.
Over 85 per cent of neural tube defects cases caused by folate deficiency in Germany could be prevented by adopting mandatory fortification, according to a review which argues in favour of food fortification.
Industry has time, and must be given the chance, to find solutions to safety concerns posed by the leaching of toxic mineral oils from recycled board and paper packaging into foods, said Pira International.
An industry initiative to cut levels of acrylamide in food continues to have a limited impact, with lower quantities found in just three of the 22 food groups evaluated, according to the latest results of an ongoing European monitoring project.
The Northern European dimension of an industry led EU initiative to restrict snack advertising to children has been further strengthened by the decision of snacks maker Chips Group to sign up, said the European Snacks Association (ESA).
The European Food Safety Authority’s backing for a functional health claim for resistant starch should be good news for bread, biscuit and cereal manufacturers wanting to tap into the functional foods market.
Consumers are less likely to check labels of biscuit, cake, chocolate and confectionery compared to other food categories, according to Harris Interactive, due to the perception that they are indulgence opportunities.