Codex Alimentarius

The work was approved at the 38th CAC meeting

dispatches from codex alimentarius, geneva

Codex backs work on international standard for quinoa

By Joseph James Whitworth

Bolivia and the US have been given the go ahead to work on an international standard for quinoa by the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC).

No health risks from Sunset Yellow at current usage levels, says EFSA

EFSA declares Sunset Yellow safe and ups ADI

By Oliver Nieburg

Current industry uses of food additive Sunset Yellow FCF (E 110) are not a safety concern, according to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), which has upped the acceptable daily intake for the color.

The FoodIntegrity project aims to unite scientists worldwide to combat food fraud

UK spearheads €12M EU food fraud project

By Rod Addy

An EU-wide initiative targeting food fraud, costing €12M, has been announced, spearheaded by the UK’s Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA).

Acrylamide forms during heating of starchy foods

EU sets new levels for acrylamide investigation

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

The European Union has set new levels for acrylamide in foods, above which companies and governments should investigate ways to cut the potential carcinogen.

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