Food manufacturers are likely to ask for an extension to the 60-day comment period set by the FDA to consider its proposal to revoke the GRAS status of partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), a food law attorney has predicted.
The complexity of measuring the impact of food taxes on health and a call for a reduction in taxes on healthier food groups was raised at the recent plenary session of the EU Platform for Action on Diet, Physical Activity and Health.
Consumption of ‘junk food diets’ containing high levels of trans fats may lead to brain shrinkage associated with Alzheimer’s, whilst consumption of foods high in vitamins may offer protection, says new research.
Industry federation the CIAA has branded MEP’s desire for mandatory labelling of trans fats on food and beverage products as ‘a step too far’, supporting the council view that trans fats info should be voluntary.
The labelling of trans fats on foods sold in the UK is a human rights issue that must not be withheld from consumers, but it should not be the primary consideration, according to a member of the panel that prepared the recent NICE report.
An assertion in new guidance from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) that firms making progressive reductions in salt can simply carry on indefinitely without any technical or commercial consequences has baffled industry...