Regulation & Safety

The FDA is yet to define 'natural' in food labeling. Pic: tiffany terry

Snack Attack 2018

US food and health experts take ‘natural’ labeling down a notch

By Douglas Yu

Just as the FDA decided to take more time to define what ‘natural’ labeling means, a new bunch of naturally positioned snacks once again stormed the market, even though some of them doubt the term itself will ever be regulated.

The CSB re-enacts fatal video of PCA explosion. Photo: CSB.

CSB video re-enacts PCA explosion, which killed 3

By Jenny Eagle

The US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has posted an investigation report and video on Packaging Corporation of America’s (PCA) explosion on February 8, 2017, which killed three and injured seven.

New EU regulation on acrylamide will become effective in April. Pic: ©GettyImages/Zerbor

Guest article

New European regulation on acrylamide: What manufacturers should know

By Gill Hyslop

A new EU regulation on acrylamide is setting benchmark values in several categories that will affect the bakery and snacks sectors. Peter Müller, technical service manager, Food, at Novozymes examines the upcoming challenges facing manufacturers.

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