Walkers Snack Foods has revised its chemical delivery policy following on from a 2006 incident which resulted in a delivery truck driver being killed from toxic gas and the food manufacturer and chemical distribution company Omnichem being fined a total...
Recently undertaken research has devised a method for developing a global tracing system to rapidly identify the origin of grain in a bulk shipment, enabling trace-back all the way to individual farm fields and adherence to US and EU traceability regulations.
To BPA or not to BPA? While the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) backed the continued use of bisphenol A last week, the real question is whether the verdict was a full-blown reprieve for the controversial chemical or merely a stay of execution.
Once upon a time sugar was sugar, and sugar was most definitely not good for you. So the Corn Refiners Association move to rebrand high fructose corn syrup as corn sugar is a daring move – but should do little to sweeten its reputation.
Food ingredients giant Cargill says there is "extensive" European interest in its natural stevia-based sweetener Truvia Rebiana, ahead of anticipated approval from the EU Commission for use of steviol glycosides as food ingredients.
Imposing the death penalty for the worst offences and the mulling of a ban on a bakery bleaching agent are the latest measures unveiled this week by Chinese authorities as part of its ongoing battle to tackle food safety breaches.
The number of contamination incidents reported through the European Union’s food safety alert system reached record levels last year, with an average of almost 22 logged each day during 2009, said a report from Brussels.
In its safety review of curcumin as a food colouring substance, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) concludes that it agrees with the FAO and WHO findings that the food additive is not carcinogenic.
Are you prepared for the next sudan-1 or melamine scandal? What are the food safety risks threatening the food supply chains of tomorrow, and do you have the technical and financial resources to deal them them?
Big oops. Meat and milk from the offspring of cloned animals has entered the UK food chain. Cue scary headlines and scared consumers. But the leviathan of EU-lawmaking means no-one actually knows if it’s legal or not. And that’s an even bigger oops.
The problem with Kellogg’s tainted packaging has been solved, US federal authorities said yesterday – as the company confirmed the chemical responsible for the huge recall is not used in its European operations.
A federal appeals court has ruled that organic almond growers can challenge a law requiring mandatory pasteurization of almonds intended to reduce risk of salmonella contamination, overturning a previous decision.
Heightened sensitivity of detection, ease of use and reduced downtime thanks to an early warning diagnostic system are benefits claimed by Mettler Toledo Safeline for its new large aperture metal detector for bulk products.
A new joint project between DuPont Qualicon and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) aims to develop testing to detect hard-to-identify strains of E.coli that are not regulated and have been causing increasing instances of food contamination.
European snack producers are set to move towards a single portion size of 30 g for snacks such as crisps and pretzels in all 27 EU member states to ensure dietary recommendations on calorie intake is met, claims the European Snack Association.
Indian basmati rice is one of the products to be removed from an EU list of food imports subject to heightened scrutiny while some herbs and spices from Thailand have been added, said Brussels as it updated the register today.
The United Nations' food standards body, the Codex Alimentarius Commission, has extended its code of practice for the prevention and reduction of aflatoxin in tree nuts to include additional measures for Brazil nuts.
Kellogg’s has pulled its application to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) for approval of a weight health relationship claim under the proprietary and emerging science article 13.5 for generic ready-to-eat breakfast cereals.
Always read the small print. Good advice and nowhere more so than in food labelling with today’s increasingly savvy consumers demanding to know what’s in their food, where it came from and what it’s going to do to them.
Southall-based sandwich maker Bream Foods has been fined £20,000 after pleading guilty to a string of offences from failing to tackle an “uncontrolled mice infestation” to washing salads in sinks lined with grease.
Please: A big round of applause for Jozsef Kapuvári. Who? You might well ask. Kapuvári is the author of an EU report that highlights the importance of realistic food prices – not just to underpin the food supply chain but to maintain the fabric of European...
Following a positive safety opinion from EFSA last month, US hydrocolloids company TIC Gums is expecting its gum acacia modified with n-octenyl succinic anhydride (OSA) to received European clearance in 2011.
UK speciality bread manufacturer Country Style Foods has received a fine and was also ordered to pay costs after a court found that it failed to protect a worker and ruled that the firm has been in breach of equipment regulations during an incident at...
A claim that an advert for Kellogg’s Coco Pops was irresponsible because it directly targeted school children and encouraged them to eat a snack that was high in sugar has been rejected by the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).
Kellogg’s has submitted an application to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) for approval of a weight health relationship claim under the proprietary and emerging science article 13.5 for generic ready- to-eat breakfast cereals.
The long lead time before regulatory changes become applicable means the flavour industry is prepared to support customers, says the president of the European Flavour Association (EFFA), though a few details are still being worked out.
The current EC labelling legislation on complementary food such as processed cereal-based foods for infants are consistent with the recent European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) findings that complementary feeding at four months poses no risk to infants,...