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What are the next steps in acrylamide mitigation?

By Gill Hyslop

While the introduction of the EU’s acrylamide regulation was a suitable first step, various regulatory bodies are calling for more to be done to make food safer. Man-Yee Chung, global business manager, Fine Baking & PreventASe, at DSM, ponders the...

A retrospective look at acrylamide busting since the introductions of the Regulation last year. Pic: ©GettyImages/MAIKA 777

A year in review

How far has the industry come since the introduction of (EU) 2017/2158?

By Gill Hyslop

It has been a year since the European Commission Regulation came into force on April 11 2018, obliging food business operators (FBOs) to apply acrylamide mitigation measures. Despite calls for the EU to take a tougher stance, manufacturers are stepping...

MPs are trying to amend EU law to protect 'free-range' poultry from the bird flu crisis ©iStock

Bird flu could halt free range egg production, warn MEPs

By Louis Gore-Langton

Outbreaks of bird flu throughout Europe could put a stop to free range eggs as safety precautions make meeting the labelling requirements impossible, Dutch members of the EU parliament have warned.

Once the transaction is completed, Olam will have 700,000 metric tons of cocoa pressing capabilities.

Olam’s ‘complex’ ADM cocoa deal hits delay

By Hal Conick

Singapore-based Olam’s $1.3bn acquisition of Archer Daniels Midland’s global cocoa business has hit a bump in the road, according to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings.

Safety of insects considered by new report

First EU edible insect food safety guide published

By Nicholas Robinson

Food safety guidelines for insects destined for human consumption have been created for the first time in response to their likelihood of becoming widely consumed in Europe.

A new EU report suggests taxes on fat, sugar, or other unhealthy foods can help to reduce consumption levels. However the report also warns that the issues are complex and that such levies can have unexpected effects

'Sin taxes' on unhealthy foods will work, says EU report

By Nathan Gray

Taxes imposed on sugary, salty or fatty foods do lead to reductions in consumption, says the European Commission in a new report. But higher taxes could also encourage consumers to simply go for cheaper products, it warns.

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