A centre for food ingredient research and innovation at Denmark's Technical University (DTU) set to open in September this year already counts Chr Hansen and Arla as partners, and will look to tackle the biggest issues industry faces.
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.
Ferrero has launched a TV advertising campaign defending its use of palm oil in its flagship product Nutella, saying palm oil is currently suffering "an unfair smear campaign" in Italy.
Fortified foods and supplements designed for infants could have significantly less – or more – actual vitamin D than the amounts labelled, however most products do fall within acceptable EU ranges, say Dutch researchers.
The UK's Department for food, the environment and rural affairs (DEFRA) has updated guidance on food product naming to make the complex and potentially hazardous field more user-friendly for manufacturers.
UK food firms have created the Gluten Free Industry Association (GFIA) to promote best practice manufacturing tips, gluten testing and ingredient sourcing for the free-from sector's most lucrative category.
FSSC 22000 has revealed version 4 of its international food safety and quality management system certification scheme.
Coca-Cola, Nestlé, Unilever and Delta have withdrawn products in a region of Greece after a group threatened to contaminate them with chlorine and hydrochloric acid.
The year ahead will present UK food companies with a range of major legal challenges over and above the fallout from Brexit, according to leading food industry lawyer Peter Cusick.
Nuts and seeds recalls have fallen in Q3, after leading the pack in the number of food and beverage recalls in Europe in H1.
Fraunhofer IVV is helping to develop processes for the surface sterilization of packaged meat and sausage products.
Members of European Parliament (MEPs) have called on the European Commission to reduce legal limits or ban nitrites in meat products due to the link with cancer, and to support research into alternatives.
Counterfeiting is predicted to increase 3% per year worldwide leading to a rise in the anti-counterfeiting market over the next five years with CAGRs ranging from 12.8% to 16%, says PMMI (Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies).
Campaigners have challenged the legal basis of the European Commission’s draft regulation on acrylamide.
Europe will become a best practice region in tackling antimicrobial resistance with a new Commission action plan in 2017, said food and health commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis today on European Antibiotic Awareness Day.
Calls for mandatory country of origin labelling (COOL) are growing louder in Europe and supporters say it will restore trust, provide transparency and help consumers support local producers if they wish. But one political scientist sees it as "a nonsensical and worrying" form of 'gastronationalism'.
Selling wonky vegetables or a dented tin on tomatoes at a discount can help reduce food waste - but the price reduction must be aligned with the product and its flaw, say researchers.
FoodQualityNews went to Amsterdam to look at the posters that presented a sample of the latest research and work in food safety and quality.
Swiss start-up incubator MassChallenge has dished out almost €1.4m in funding to food based start-ups that are offering the industry a new approach to fair trade coffee; a device to fight food fraud; and a probiotic to boost the meat sector.
A possible ban of Bisphenol A in Europe highlights the importance of clean label claims, according to a Euromonitor analyst.