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FDA to update rules on vitamin D fortification of plant-based dairy alternatives

The FDA is amending the food additive regulations to allow manufacturers to fortify a wider range of plant-based dairy milk alternatives and yogurt alternatives with vitamin D2, and to increase...

Tufts study suggests butter is ‘back' but Harvard researchers say not quite

A recent PLoS ONE review of butter consumption and its impact on total mortality has met some criticism as health organizations and academia say it is misleading to the public...

EC: Conditions not met to aid Romanian dairy farmers after E. coli outbreak

Conditions to put in place support measures for Romanian dairy farmers after an Italian alert of E. coli in cheese have not been met, according to the EU Commission.

Pilot projects planned as FOSS partners with Mérieux NutriSciences

FOSS has entered into a strategic partnership with Mérieux NutriSciences to tackle food safety.

A healthy change: Sweden allows food firms to use dietary advice on labels

Food companies may now add national dietary guidelines to their products packaging and marketing material in order to help boost healthy eating, Livsmedelverket, Sweden’s National Food Agency (NFA), has decided....

France will trial mandatory country of origin labelling for two years

France will be trialling mandatory country of origin labelling for meat and dairy in prepared foods for two years, a move which has split industry. 

EU increases dairy intervention ceilings again

The European Commission has further increased the public intervention ceiling for skimmed milk powder (SMP) from 218,000 tonnes to 350,000 tonnes.

JRC develops CRMs to detect enterotoxin A in cheese

Certified reference materials (CRMs) to detect enterotoxin A (SEA) in cheese have been developed by the Joint Research Centre (JRC).

Tate & Lyle Sugars pleads for a Brexit vote as 1,280 firms say 'Stay'

As Britons prepare to vote tomorrow on whether the UK should leave the European Union, industry players are making last minute pleas to either stay or leave.

EU sugar sector must retain strategic importance after reform: report

The liberalisation of the EU sugar market next year must be accompanied by market measures to maintain sugar beet production and allow the sector to retain its strategic importance, according...

EU protected origin is 'high priority' in trade talks: Agriculture commissioner

Eight new products have been given geographical indication (PGI) and protected origin (PDO) status, showing how Europe gives "high priority" to protecting its foods in international trade talks, said the agriculture commissioner last week....

Romania to require supermarkets to sell 51% local food

Romania is set to pass a law requiring supermarkets to sell a minimum of 51% local food, including dairy, bakery and meat products - but will the protectionist law get...

‘Make Europe's food healthier by 2017,’ Council tells member states

The Council of Health Ministers has called on member states to draw up national plans to improve Europe's food composition by the end of 2017.

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'The resources to tackle obesity are there. It's just the will that's lacking': Expert

The global discourse on obesity is full of people saying it's a complex problem but offering simple solutions - it's time we put in place a bottom-up and top-down approach,...

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Saputo recalls chocolate milk linked to Listeria outbreak

Saputo has recalled chocolate milk after it was linked to Listeria monocytogenes illnesses.

Should soy milk really be called ‘milk’? Food group seeks clarity from FDA

Advocacy group Good Food Institute (GFI) has filed a lawsuit against the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to disclose records “related to the FDA’s regulatory treatment of the common...

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Bright Dairy must rebuild reputation after three incidents in May

Having been singled out three times in May alone by China’s food inspectors, Bright Dairy risks significant harm to its corporate image as consumers continue to doubt the safety and...

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Bitten: Long-awaited sugar replacement tooth claim enters EU law books

Almost three years after winning a positive EFSA opinion linking sugar replacement and tooth health, the claim has been written into EU law books.

World Animal Protection says UK intensive indoor dairy farms on the rise

A report published by World Animal Protection UK says the number of intensive indoor dairy farms in the country is on the rise.

IFA: THE FARMER IS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE FOOD CHAIN'

End the power imbalance in Europe's food supply chain, say MEPs

The Commission must end income and power imbalances in the food chain by taking action to tackle unfair trading practices and fostering fair and transparent relations between food producers, suppliers and...

Ice cream maker Florida Eis partners with Ishida on quality control

German ice cream manufacturer Florida Eis has installed an Ishida X-ray inspection and checkweigher machine for quality control (QC) on its luxury brand, König Ludwig Glace Royale....

Italy to bring in mandatory country of origin labelling for dairy

Italy will introduce mandatory country of origin labelling for dairy products and has notified Brussels of its draft decree, the Prime Minister Matteo Renzi announced this week.

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Companies must act now to prepare for new Chinese rules in spite of grace period

The Chinese government has announced the introduction of a one-year grace period for Cross-border Ecommerce (CBEC), which includes imported infant formula and dairy products. 

NUTRITION LABELLING IN THE US AND EUROPE

Should Europeans be told how much sugar is added to their food?

Nutrition labels in the US will now have to tell consumers how much sugar has been added by manufacturers and how much is naturally occurring. Is it time Europe introduced...

Germany backs proposal for legal definition of vegetarian and vegan food

Germany has formally adopted a proposal for a legally binding definition of vegan and vegetarian food - but will it spur the Commission into finally drawing up an EU-wide definition or...

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