Food safety

The Natasha Allergy Research Foundation was set up by Tanya and Nadim Ednan-Laperouse

Ground-breaking trial promises to ‘make food allergies history’

By Oliver Morrison

The Natasha Allergy Research Foundation, the charity set up by the parents of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse who died aged 15 from a severe food allergic reaction, has set up a clinical trial in the UK that will investigate if commonly-available peanut and milk...

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French nitrates bill: An ‘historic’ moment or delaying the ban?

By Katy Askew

France’s National Assembly backed the principle to ‘lower the trajectory’ of maximum levels of nitrates that can be added to charcuterie meats yesterday in an almost unanimous vote in flavour of the proposal. But are amendments that require a further...

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Robots ‘ready to extend reach’ in food industry

By Oliver Morrison

There’s a strong case for the future growth of robots in food production in Europe, believes Dutch bank ING, as companies look to boost competitiveness, improve product quality and respond to rising labour costs.

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Your brand and customers depend on the strength of your microbiological analysis. So it is important to have complete confidence in your methods and laboratory...