The market for dairy permeate powder will “explode into life” once a Codex Alimenatarius standard is adopted, says Arla Foods Ingredients.
dispatches from codex alimentarius, geneva
Bolivia and the US have been given the go ahead to work on an international standard for quinoa by the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC).
The European Union has set new levels for acrylamide in foods, above which companies and governments should investigate ways to cut the potential carcinogen.
A Spanish study has called for European rules on mercury and arsenic in infant cereal in light of high - in some cases ‘risk’ - levels found, particularly in organic and gluten-free products.
Iron (II) modified bentonite does not raise a safety concern when used as an oxygen absorber in food packaging, according to EFSA.
Spanish researchers claim to have developed a cheaper, faster and more accurate method for detecting gluten levels in hydrolysed foods, and found that numerous products tested, including beers, using their new assay showed gliadin levels well in excess...
Codex fiber nutrient claims unlikely to promote consistency
Fiber nutrient content claims recommended last week by Codex are unlikely to generate consistency in product labeling due to widely varying national differences in serving sizes.
EFSA reviews guidance on transport of edible fats and oils
The European Food Safety Authority has reviewed the criteria for the bulk transport of edible oils and fats and made two recommendations for change.
UN bodies call for tougher food safety legislation
Tougher legislation and more inspections are needed to prevent the
up to 200 food safety incidents reported internationally, according
to two UN bodies.
Wild develops 'natural' blue colour
Wild has developed a blue colour from nature that it claims is
ideal for confectionery applications.
EFSA issues food additive info ahead of Codex
Europe's food safety authority has issued information on current
food additive laws ahead of the upcoming Codex meeting in China.
Irradiated foods highlighted during week of protest
A new report into irradiation finds conflicting and inconsistent
regulatory approaches to the use of the technology worldwide, a
problem for multinational processors who are using the technique as
a food safety measure.
Codex meeting to set international standards on lead
About 500 food safety experts from about 100 countries are this
week meeting to set international standards on reducing a number of
disease-causing organisms and substances, such as lead and
Codex launches food additive info service
Codex has launched a searchable web-based version of its standard
General Standard for Food Additives (GSFA) to inform food firms
about the latest developments.
Regulations to usher in new hygiene rules
A series of final regulations and implementing procedures published
by the European Commission yesterday will bring into force the
bloc's new hygiene rules for food companies on 1 January 2005.
ISO food safety certification underway in EU
SGS says it has issued the first ISO 22000 certification to a food
processor in Spain, marking one of the first general uses of the
supply chain standard in the EU.
EU risk analysis takes accession countries on board
Risk analysis is on the table at an upcoming European Codex session
next week in Bratislava, with the EU 25 offering its support to a
proposal for new principles on the issue, while calling for
flexibility in an effort to accommodate...
Members show support for Codex
A recently published joint report from the FAO and WHO that set out
to evaluate the Codex Alimentarius Commission reveals the
overwhelming belief in the value of the Codex food standards.
Six food parks planned in India
The Indian state of Karnataka aims to increase its food processing
exports threefold within five years by setting up six exclusive
food parks in different parts of the state.