Consumer Protection

Liz Moran named as top UK scientist

Time is expensive in food fraud battle

By Joseph James Whitworth

Time can be more expensive than money when it comes to getting the results of potential food fraud tests, according to a scientist named in the Top 100 by the Science Council.

Does 'natural' amount to more than just a list of acceptable or unacceptable ingredients on a food label? What other cues are consumers looking for when deciding if a product is natural and wholesome? Find out on June 26 at Natural & Clean Label Trends 2013

Natural & Clean Label Trends 2013

Where do your products sit in the clean label hierarchy?

By Elaine WATSON

If it sounds like a ‘chemical’, or isn’t in the kitchen cupboard, shoppers may regard it with suspicion. But which ingredients are 'acceptable' to today's consumers, which are to be avoided, and who decides? 

Donkey found in South African burgers

Donkey found in South African burgers

South Africa’s Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies has ordered an urgent inquiry after donkey and goat DNA was found in burgers and sausages.

A consumer group alleges Strauss' Cow Chocolate is more expensive than leading brands in other countries

Strauss faces chocolate price hike accusation in Israel

By Oliver Nieburg

Israel’s antitrust authority has received a complaint alleging that the country’s number two food manufacturer The Strauss Group is exploiting its monopoly on the domestic chocolate market by overcharging consumers.

Tackling regulatory issues and talking flavours with consumer groups

Dispatches from European Flavour Association conference

Tackling regulatory issues and talking flavours with consumer groups

By Jess Halliday in Brussels

At the start of 2010 EFFA adopted a new structure following its split from the fragrance industry association. Sven Ballschmiede, EFFA board member, explains EFFA new focus and matters that are topping its agenda today.

Maximising potential and minimising risks of nanotechnology

Guest article

Maximising potential and minimising risks of nanotechnology

By By Martin Livermore and Ulrich Adam

Nanotechnology holds great potential and is being used increasingly in food and consumer products. So far, the connotations have mostly been positive. However this promising start is now at risk of being reversed. There is a very real danger that a scare...

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