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Tate & Lyle launches 17 non-GMO starches

By Niamh Michail

Specialty ingredient supplier Tate & Lyle will launch 17 non-GMO starches in order to meet a growing global demand, particularly in North America and Eastern Europe, it says.

Food price index rises on back of bad weather: FAO

Food price index rises on back of bad weather: FAO

By Nathan Gray

Major food commodity prices rose in October, spurred by weather-driven concerns about sugar and palm oil supplies, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

FoodQualityNews recalls 5-11 December

Food Safety recall round-up 5-11 December

Recalls: Gluten, plastic and pathogens

By Joseph James Whitworth

This week in the recall round-up  gallery the reasons behind food withdrawals takes us to Germany,  Norway, France and the US.

allergens, free-from, Dutch Spices

Dutch Spices claims first with allergen-free range

By Lynda Searby

Dutch Spices claims to have become the first company in Europe to offer a range of dry spice blends, marinades and sauces that are free from the 24 allergens on the Dutch food allergen database (Levensmiddelendatabank).

Maize is among the most common crops found to contain unauthorised GM material

FAO reports rise in GM material in non-GM food trade


Detection of genetically modified (GM) material in internationally traded non-GM food and feed has spiked in the past few years, interrupting trade and adding to food losses, according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

Exposure to low levels of the genetically modified crop could result in a ‘greatly increased’ risk of tumors’ and premature death, say French researchers.

‘Safe’ levels of Monsanto herbicide and GM crop linked to cancer

By Nathan Gray

Long term exposure to even relatively low levels of Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup and a genetically modified resistant crop strain could result in a ‘greatly increased’ risk of tumors’ and premature death, according to new findings in rats.

Maize-based nut substitute targets allergen-free market

Maize-based nut substitute targets allergen-free market

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients (LCI) has introduced a maize-based nut substitute ingredient to add a nutty taste and texture to food products without introducing nut allergens to food facilities.

Sourcing starches from rice that has not been contaminated by GM crops is becoming harder

Ulrick & Short: non-GM sourcing getting tougher

By Rod Addy

UK-based Ulrick & Short is committed to non-genetically modified (GM) ingredients and is redoubling efforts to source them, although that task is becoming tougher, according to director Adrian Short.

Splenda performance: High intensity sweetener volumes were particularly strong, up 17% on the first half of last year

High-value ingredients boost Tate & Lyle results

By Lynda Searby

Tate & Lyle has delivered a solid first-half performance thanks to strong by-product returns, high-volume sucralose sales and performance-focused measures implemented under its new chief executive.


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