European Food Safety Authority

Acrylamide forms during heating of starchy foods

EU sets new levels for acrylamide investigation

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

The European Union has set new levels for acrylamide in foods, above which companies and governments should investigate ways to cut the potential carcinogen.

Food Supplements Europe (FSE):

EFSA: "Increasing maternal folate status contributes to the reduction of the risk of NTD.”

EFSA (finally) backs folate supplements for neural tube defects

By Shane STARLING

Europe’s head science agency has joined other international authorities in backing B vitamin folate’s ability to reduce neural tube defects (NTDs) like spina bifida and hydrocephalus in early-stage foetuses.

Trend-spotter: The rise of slow-energy

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe 2013

Trend-spotter: The rise of slow-energy

By Shane Starling

There are two speeds when it comes to energy products: Slow and fast, says Mintel trend-spotting guru David Jago.

Most consumers don't know what EFSA is, experts find

Most consumers don't know what EFSA is, experts find

By Nathan Gray

Almost no German consumers know about the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), or understand the role it has in the approval of health claims for functional food products, according to experts.

Food ingredients firms resist rising costs - Euromonitor

Food ingredients firms resist rising costs - Euromonitor

By Rod Addy

Food ingredients firms are resisting the impact of rising costs by switching to less expensive options and delivering added value products, solutions and blends to customers, according to Euromonitor International.

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