regulatory news

01 Mar 2022
--- Members of the sugar industry are decrying The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)’s recommendation to keep added and free sugars as low as possible, calling it “misleading” for consumers’ sense of... Read More
20 Aug 2019
--- The UK government has launched a call for consumers, businesses, academics and NGOs to share ideas that will be used to create a new National Food Strategy (NFS). These views will inform the first major UK food system review... Read More
13 Jun 2019
--- The estimated total intake of phosphates from food may be exceeding the safe level set by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). This is the conclusion following a reevaluation of their safety. EFSA’s scientists... Read More
23 May 2019
--- The European Commission’s (EC) is pushing for equal access to and greater clarity about crucial information on how prices are determined as agri-food products move along the food supply chain. The move follows earlier... Read More
29 Apr 2019
--- Few areas of nutritional composition have come under as much scrutiny in recent years as trans fats, which are most prevalent in products containing partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs). Following bans in the US and Canada... Read More
08 Feb 2019
--- Frutarom Natural Solutions Ltd., a division of International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (IFF), has received organic certification for its natural annatto color. The ingredient was granted organic certifications from both... Read More
21 Nov 2018
--- The US and Canada have been shaken by yet another E.coli outbreak; this time for Romaine lettuce. The latest news comes amid a wave of E. coli concerns in the US and only further highlights the growing role for blockchain... Read More
28 Sep 2018
--- The US government is taking a fresh look at labeling by stepping up its review of dairy labels for plant-based foods and asking consumers if they are confused by certain terms and products. As the plant-based alternatives... Read More
27 Sep 2018
--- The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued new draft guidance that will help determine when it is necessary and appropriate for retailers to be publicly identified when a food recall or outbreak is underway. Agency... Read More
28 Aug 2018
--- The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a GRAS No Objection Letter for Parabel USA’s LENTEIN plant protein. LENTEIN is derived from water lentils – Lemnaceae – and has been described as... Read More
02 Mar 2018
--- MEPs are to set out a Pan-European long-term survival strategy that involves potential bans on all harmful pesticides, tightening up checks to eliminate fake honey imports and promoting the health benefits of honey.
01 Mar 2018
--- The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has just updated its risk assessment on the impact neonicotinoid pesticides can have on bee populations and discovered that most uses do in fact pose a risk to wild bees and... Read More
06 Feb 2018
--- The European Union has approved European Dairy Association (EDA) guidance for “cheese as raw material” and the organization for the processed cheese sector, Assifonte’s “Good Manufacturing Practice... Read More
30 Jan 2018
--- A campaign urging President Trump not to roll back progress on school nutrition is underway in the US with 80,000 people officially filing their comments with the Department of Agriculture opposing proposals to weaken... Read More
15 Dec 2017
--- Limagrain Céréales Ingredients (LCI) has recently partnered with Novolyze to reinforce the microbiological control of its proprietary heat process for flours: Farigel. In order to confirm the effectiveness of... Read More
14 Dec 2017
--- A proposal to ban the additive phosphate, a key component in kebabs and gyros, has been narrowly defeated in European Parliament following a vote yesterday (December 13).The legislature fell three votes short of reaching an... Read More
13 Dec 2017
--- US state alcohol excise taxes are typically only a few cents per drink and have not kept pace with inflation, according to a new study. Soon to be published in the January issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and... Read More
12 Dec 2017
--- Following the introduction of plain packaging for tobacco products in some countries and calls to extend the legislation to other sectors, marketing consultancy Brand Finance has analyzed the potential financial impact of... Read More
12 Dec 2017
--- Questions are being raised as to the likelihood of a livestock levy in years to come as part of new analysis examining how meat could follow the same path as tobacco, carbon emissions and sugar and become subject to a... Read More
12 Dec 2017
--- French dairy group Lactalis has recalled its formula milk and baby food following the discovery of salmonella cases in babies and after 26 children under the age of six fell in France earlier this month. The affected... Read More