Regulation

There’s clearly a commercial benefit to being a free-from manufacturer, but there are lots of controls and verification points that manufacturers need to have in place to make accurate and reliable claims.

New guidance to prevent free-from faux pas

By Lynda Searby

Concern over misuse of the term ‘free-from’ in relation to allergens in food products and a need for greater standardisation of manufacturing practices has led the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) to produce new...

The Association of Food and Drug Officials has changed its review process.

AFDO revamps regulatory review process

By Jenni Spinner

The Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) has introduced its Regulatory Issue Review Form, streamlining the review process and ensuring consistency in handling issues.

Nano- regulation could benefit from two-tier approach, suggests expert

Nano- regulation could benefit from two-tier approach, suggests expert

By Nathan Gray

A new two tier system for the regulation of nano-materials in foods could help to alleviate the strain that suggested new regulations may put on industry, whilst ensuring the safety and control of ingredients and materials that need it, according to one...

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.

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