The hand on the tiller that is food safety in Europe has been left somewhat unsteady by the recent regulatory actions taken by the European Commission on BPA and food colours – moves that are pandering to consumer fear and showing contempt for the food...
Political leadership is crucial to encouraging more sustainable food consumption, attendees at a Kellogg’s Breakfast Club meeting heard this month, with industry and civil society playing important roles too.
Danisco has completed the next phase of its cultures capacity expansion with the opening of modernised and enlarged facilities in Epernon, France, allowing it to reduce response times for DVI cultures.
Manufacturers waiting to find out whether they will be allowed to use terms including ‘no added salt’ and ‘low-Gi’ under the EU health claims Regulation will now have to wait until next year for a decision, it has emerged.
The owners of Unifine Food & Bake Ingredients are seeking a buyer for the pastry ingredients supplier, with Royal Cosun saying it has retained an investment house to conduct a “comprehensive review of all strategic options.”
Significant cost savings and improved consistency and quality, compared with other stabilising starches, are the benefits claimed for Precisa Pulp 01; a new tomato solid replacement product from National Starch.
Nestlé outlined the value of nutritional interventions with protein and vitamin D intake, optimising functionality in the elderly which may ultimately help to reduce the cost burden on healthcare systems.