Low-level formaldehyde in gelling agents not a problem, says EFSA
The presence of low-level formaldehyde in gelling agents like
carrageenans and alginates does not pose a threat to human health,
the European Food Standards Authority (EFSA) has reported.
FSA opens consultation over EU additives directive
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has launched its consultation
regarding the implementation of EU directives in England on food
additives other than colours and sweeteners and sweeteners for use
EFSA calls for data on food colours
Europe's food safety authority has called for data on food colours
as part of a systematic re-evaluation of all authorised food
additives in the EU.
How new EU ingredient revisions could impact US firms
New measures adopted by the European Commission designed to
streamline the approval of additives, colors, flavorings and
enzymes, could result in longer approval procedures for US
exporters, with some presently approved ingredients...
FSA scrutinises EC food improvements package
The UK's FSA is holding a formal consultation on four proposals
within the Food Improvement Agents Package that could affect
numerous food makers.
EC comments on Codex food additive standards
The EC has commented on Codex's proposed new food additive
IFT tackles global food regulations
The globalisation of the food industry is driving the harmonisation
of ingredient regulations, though its still a jungle out there, as
IFT conference delegates learnt last week.
CP Kelco uncovers secrets of mouthfeel
CP Kelco claims to have developed new data that sheds more light on
how 'mouthfeel' is developed in beverages.
Law revision lowers permitted nitrite, nitrate levels
Revisions to the EU's food additives and sweeteners legislation
includes stricter requirements on the use of nitrites and nitrates
in meat, and approvals for seven new ingredients.
Codex meeting to debate standards on food additives
Representatives from around the world will meet next week in the
Hague, the Netherlands to hash out a common agreement on
international standards on food additives and contaminants.
Codex launches food additive info service
Codex has launched a searchable web-based version of its standard
General Standard for Food Additives (GSFA) to inform food firms
about the latest developments.
Combining food additives could harm nervous system, study
The combination of common food additives could interfere with the
development of the nervous system, raising new concerns about the
health implications of children's diets, according to a new report
Cargill races into number three pectin position on Citrico deal
Hydrocolloid industry sees competition step up a gear as US
ingredients firm Cargill, for the first time, buys into the pectin
market through the acquisition of Citrico, reports Lindsey
Huber concludes CP Kelco purchase
Family-owned US firm JM Huber completes on the CP Kelco purchase,
buying straight into the number one pectin and xanthan gum slot.
Australian food body reminder for flavour labels
In a bid to help food makers correctly label their food products,
Australia and New Zealand's independent statutory authority this
week underlines the legal requirements for flavours used in foods.