October 1 was not a good day for many in the functional foods and food supplements business in the European Union as the meaning of life under a highly restrictive health claims regime came more into focus.
New guidelines on how to submit applications for the safety assessment of active and intelligent substances in materials which come into contact with food have been released by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
Not again! As if industry is not struggling enough with the severity of the European Food Safety Authority’s nutrition and health claims rulings so far, the situation has not been helped by the kind of articles that appeared in the UK press today and...
A High Court judge has found in favour of Asda in its court battle with Ajinomoto over food and beverage ‘no nasties’ labelling, which listed aspartame as an ingredient not used. Ajinomoto plans to appeal.
Restrictions on packaging may apply following a European Commission meeting tomorrow, which is in response to advice issued by EFSA on the hazards associated with the use of 4-methylbenzophenone (4MBP) in packaging ink.