Regulation & Safety

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.

Novel foods progress may mean removing clones

By Jess Halliday

All is not well down on the novel foods farm. If food innovation in Europe is to thrive anew, MEPs and the Council need to get past the recriminations over the failed talks and remove the troublesome question of cloned foods from the negotiating table.

Jan Weide has been working in the food industry for over 20 years


Profile of an auditor

By Helen Glaberson

Food audits are a day-to-day reality in the modern food processing industry, as consumer and regulatory expectations become ever-more demanding. But what is it like for the people who spend their lives inspecting plants?

Fons Schmid, chairman of FSSC board of stakeholders


FSSC 22000 poised for explosive growth, predicts chief

By Rory Harrington

The food safety management scheme FSSC 22000 is set for explosive growth over the next three years as increasing numbers of major food processors and retailers switch to using the system, said the organisation’s chief Fons Schmid.

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