All news articles for November 2014

Reports described rusty meat hooks, an untiled and unwashed floor, unclean water, and unsanitary slaughtering and packing methods at slaughterhouses

Lebanon rocked by ‘diseased’ food scandal

By Eliot Beer

Lebanon’s food is “dunked in diseases and microbes” the country’s health minister Wael Abu Faour announced this month, sparking a major food safety and political scandal.

Strawberries cause allergic reactions among many European adults

EFSA updates food allergen advice

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has updated its scientific advice on food allergens, taking into account latest published data on food allergy prevalence in Europe.

The UK is 'unsurprisingly' chomping down snacks, driving sales growth 5% higher than the overall food and beverage sector

IRI F&B DATA: Part II on snacks

Snacks scatter UK top 20 F&B showing sturdy growth

By Kacey CULLINEY

Two major snack brands have made it into the UK’s top 20 best-selling food and beverage list with above-market growth, according to IRI data.

Kingsmill, Warburtons and Hovis made the top 20 with white bread products, but every brand saw sales drop between 10-15%

IRI F&B DATA: Part I on bread

White bread chomps into UK top 20 F&B but sales plummet

By Kacey CULLINEY

Three major white bread brands have made it into the UK’s top 20 best-selling food and beverage list, according to IRI data, but every single one has seen sales plummet.

“This decision has opened a new doors for us, for example the supplement market as for example the chia seeds can’t be included in dietary supplements,” said Aurelie Vromaine, product manager at Ingredia.

Benexia chia oil wins EU novel foods approval

By Anna Bonar

The European Commission has approved Benexia chia oil as a novel food for use in food supplements and in place of other plant fats and oils in foods and drink applications.

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