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WHO-FAO infant formula carrageenan review carries regulatory 'weight': Marinalg

WHO-FAO infant formula carrageenan review carries regulatory 'weight'

The Joint FAO-WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives' (JECFA) backing of the use of red algae ingredient carrageenan in liquid infant formula will carry a "a great deal of weight" in regulatory circles, says seaweed industry representative, Marinalg International.

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'Commercial appetite' for photopurification growing with data: SurePure

The “commercial appetite” for SurePure’s Turbulator photopurification technology will increase as the data supporting its safety and benefits grows, says the South African company.

Meta-analysis confirms calcium doesn't raise heart disease risk for older women, CRN says

A new meta-analysis has found that current evidence does not support the notion that calcium supplements increase the risk of heart disease in elderly women. The study reaffirms the safety and importance of the nutrient, says the Council for Responsible Nutrition. 

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Amcor LiquiForm to be commercialised in two years

Amcor’s LiquiForm, which uses consumable liquid instead of compressed air to hydraulically form and fill a container on one machine simultaneously will be commercialized in two to three years’ time.

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Dannon to be official yogurt sponsor of the NFL

Dannon has struck a multi-year deal with the National Football League (NFL) to become its official yogurt sponsor, starting in 2015.

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Hindus outraged by beef and alcohol use in Heinz juice manufacturing from FoodNavigator-Asia.com

A prominent Hindu leader has demanded an apology from Heinz Australia, which he claims concealed its use of alcohol and beef-derived gelatine in some of its juice drinks.

spotlight on poultry processing after guardian investigation

How do you ensure food safety with tight margins and changing demand? from FoodProductionDaily.com

Poultry processing plants are not just talking about food safety: they are proactively looking to enhance measures throughout operations, says CMS Technology. 

'A MIXED YEAR AND A TOUGHER ONE THAN WE ANTICIPATED AT THE START': CFO DEIRDRE MAHLAN

Diageo’s top line takes a hammering: 2014 results show Chinese dragon bites from BeverageDaily.com

Diageo said today that foreign exchange movements ‘severely impacted’ its 2014 top line while Chinese anti-extravagance measures also hit hard – our slideshow dissects the Johnnie Walker distiller's performance.

Food Safety recall round-up 25-31 July

Recalls: E.coli O111, Listeria and iron filings from FoodQualityNews.com

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

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Chobani request to appeal UK Greek yogurt injunction rejected

Chobani request to appeal UK Greek yogurt injunction rejected

Chobani's long-running legal battle with rival Fage over its use of the term 'Greek yogurt' in the...

Nestlé patent outlines 'standard' process for 14% protein Greek yogurt

Nestlé patent outlines straining-free process for 14% protein Greek yogurt

Nestlé has applied to patent a method it says will produce reduced-lactose skim milk-based Greek yogurt with...

RGHL confirms 'approach' to buy SIG Combibloc: $5bn price tag rumored

RGHL confirms 'approach' to buy SIG Combibloc: $5bn price tag rumored

Reynolds Group says it will perform a strategic review of the world’s second-largest carton producer SIG Combibloc...

Not ‘normal’ enough, ASA tells ‘disappointed’ Danone Nutricia over infant formula claims
“It was not our intention to make any unauthorised health claims in this mailing."

Not ‘normal’ enough, ASA tells ‘disappointed’ Danone Nutricia over infant formula claims

Danone’s Nutricia division has been rapped again for exaggerated infant follow-on formula claims, this time in conjunction...

EFSA’s live culture: Help agency revise its gut and immune health claim guidance

EFSA’s live culture: Help agency revise its gut and immune health claim guidance

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is calling for input from all stakeholders as it goes about...

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