Regulation & Safety

CASH recognises bread industry efforts on salt reduction

CASH recognises bread industry efforts on salt reduction

By Jane Byrne

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.

FDA reopens comments on gluten-free labeling

FDA reopens comments on gluten-free labeling

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reopened comments on its proposed thresholds for gluten traces in products labeled as gluten free – four years after it originally proposed the guidelines.

“Consumption of cereal products high in slowly digestible starch raises blood glucose concentrations less after a meal than cereal products low in slowly digestible starch”.

EFSA health claim opinion

Kraft chews on article 13.5 glycaemic health claim win

By Shane Starling

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.

Senators urge FDA action on gluten-free labeling

Senators urge FDA action on gluten-free labeling

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

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.

Albert Schipper, new AIBI President

60 Second Interview: Albert Schipper, President AIBI

Acrylamide, labelling regs and skills gap: AIBI steps up its game

By Jane Byrne

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.

Salt or sodium? The EU is backing salt labelling

Salt lobby opposes EU's “absurd labelling” measures

By Shane Starling

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.

Desperate times: With EFSA rejecting clinical data en masse, Dr Glenn Gibson dons his magic, technicolour health claim dream labcoat in the hope of winning a claim. The NDA concludes causality has not been demonstrated between magic and dreamcoats

EU researchers revolted as EFSA clears health claims vault

By Shane Starling

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...

Raid on flatbread factory finds illegal immigrants

Raid on flatbread factory finds illegal immigrants

By Graham Holter

Six employees have been arrested at Honeytop Speciality Foods, the naan and flatbreads producer, after a UK Border Agency (UKBA) raid discovered that they were illegal immigrants.

EC calls for new aspartame action

EC calls for new aspartame action

By Ben Bouckley

The European Commission (EC) has asked the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) to conduct a wholesale review of the safety of the world’s most widely used sweetener, aspartame.

palm oil - a complex supply chain

GreenPalm defends palm oil certificate trading

By Jane Byrne

Certificates, mass balance and fully segregated palm oil options are not mutually exclusive, but all serve to ensure flexibility in an extremely complex supply chain, claims GreenPalm.

Give industry time to find mineral oil migration solutions - Pira

Special Edition: Dry Food Packaging

Give industry time to find mineral oil migration solutions - Pira

By Rory Harrington

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.

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