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Sudan: top scientists remind UK food industry on rules

Lessons will have to be drawn. So concludes an emergency meeting of scientists in Brussels last week to assess the fall out after the arrival of the illegal food colour...

Israel to impose trans fat labels?

Opportunities continue to open up for trans fat alternatives as Israel communicates plans to become the world's third country to impose labelling rules on artery-clogging trans fats.

Sudan 1: EU commissioner criticises food industry over 'old stocks'

Brussels called an emergency meeting of scientific experts yesterday as the paper trail on the illegal red chemical dye sudan 1 extends to member states; and the recall of food...

Deadline today on sudan recall, or food firms face prosecution

The UK food maker that last week triggered the country's largest product recall to date identifies two further foods contaminated with the carcinogenic red food dye sudan 1, reports Lindsey Partos.

Paper trail extended for UK food colour recall

One single ingredient continues to create havoc in the UK's food market as the country's food safety agency this week extends the recall roll call for food products potentially contaminated...

Codex role in global food safety rules underlined

Underlying the destructive power of foodborne disease against the backdrop of the increasingly complex food industry, the head of a food safety centre warns the rise in demand for food...

Sudan testing to cut risk and minimise costs

Food makers are advised to analyse any stocks of chilli and curry powder, bought in before the EU imposed the ban on sudan red food colour, to minimise the risk...

Neotame on EFSA's agenda

Non-nutritive sweetener neotame is on the agenda in Europe as scientific experts meet today in Brussels to discuss the food additive up to 13,000 times sweeter than sugar.

Illegal red colour sparks massive recall in UK

Pressure on food makers to more frequently track ingredients for contaminants intensifies as the UK's food watchdog on Friday pulls over 350 food products from the shelves after detecting the...

Non-drip ice cream leads wave of Russian innovation

A Russian dairy company has created a new ice cream brand called UFO whose extra-terrestrial name reflects its 'unearthly' ability to avoid melting. But this is just one of a...

FCAN joins call for Splenda to drop ad campaign

The Florida Consumer Action Network (FCAN) on Wednesday added its voice to the chorus calling for the FTC to examine the McNeil Nutritionals led advertising campaign for the artificial sweetener...

Feta labelling row reaches European high court

A legal action brought by a northern English cheese producer against the European Commission over the right to use the label feta on its products has finally reached the European...

Food technologist heads new Irish advisory body

Chemical contaminants in the diet and additional risks to the food chain will be the focus of Ireland's new scientific committee, nominated this week.

Food traceability focus for UK watchdog

Against the backdrop of tighter traceability rules the UK's food watchdog will focus on the relationship between food ingredients and the final food label, at an upcoming seminar between stakeholders...

Greenpeace says Monsanto GM crop needs fresh data

GM food ingredients under attack, again, this week as environmental group accuses Brussels of 'exposing EU states' to risk from genetically modified corn.

NFU sets outs goals for food labels

Calls for food makers to place the country of origin on more food labels hail from the UK's leading farming lobbying group.

Codex focus on fats and oils standards

Speciality oil firms will have the chance to voice their concerns on global food codes as 100 government delegates meet to discuss the fats and oil industry at a week-long...

EU backs proposals on flavouring agents for Codex

Europe tells international food body it welcomes the opening of discussions on options to integrate flavouring agents into the global code system, and puts its weight behind the fourth option...

Scotland and Wales to influence CAP?

Recently devolved Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have already established a strong bargaining position in the development of EU policy, particularly in agriculture, likely to affect how the UK handles...

Food labels with '3D' power bring new knowledge to consumer

Food labels that mirror the 'three-dimensional' power of food could soon reach the food industry, should rule-makers and industry take on board a new concept designed by a New Zealand...

UK sugar acquisition given clearance

The Competition Commission (CC) today announced it has provisionally cleared the completed acquisition by Napier Brown Foods (NBF) of James Budgett Sugars (JBS), but voiced concerns about the lack of...

Easier access for EU/CH agricultural exports

European and Swiss manufacturers of processed agricultural products can from today sell their products to each other with less expense and hassle than before, writes Philippa Nuttall.

EU: unified version for food labels across all states?

The European food industry could see a unified version of labels on foodstuffs, and accompanying cost-savings, as Europe's executive arm calls for standardised labels across the EU, writes Lindsey Partos.

EU: GM Monsanto corn vote delayed

Divisions in Europe over allowing imports of genetically modified food ingredients clearly in evidence earlier this week when an EU regulatory committee postponed a vote on the entry of a...

Indian pickle joins sudan scare

Chilli pickles join the growing list of products on UK supermarket shelves contaminated by the harmful, and illegal, red food dye, Sudan I. Potentially carcinogenic, presence of this food colour,...

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