Allanblackia seed oil can now be used in greater quantities in margarines, spreads and dairy alternatives as the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has okayed a novel food application submitted by Unilever.
The first four months of the UK’s sugar tax has failed to create any significant change in consumer behaviour; but it has encouraged widespread reformulation and the proliferation of lower sugar options, according to Nielsen.
The UK would run out of food today (7 August) if the nation was unable to import any food products from the start of the year, the National Farmers Union warned as it called for the Government to back British food production.
Spain’s National Commission of Markets and Competition (CNMC) has warned regulators that a mandatory requirement to label the origin of milk in dairy products could “compartmentalise” the Spanish market and hinder competition.
The flavour of a food product cannot be copyrighted, the European Court of Justice was advised last week. Two intellectual property and food law experts weigh in on the opinion and suggest what companies can do to protect their products.