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Meal replacement regulation should consider consumers not just science: SNE

Any new regulation on total meal replacements should consider consumer expectations of taste and cost, not just science, says trade group Specialised Nutrition Europe (SNE).

Russia to extend ban on EU food imports until Jan 2016

Russia has confirmed it plans to extend a ban on Western food imports until early 2016 and may add new products to the list of banned goods, officials have said.

Saputo recalling French Roquefort cheese over Staphylococcus contamination fear

Saputo is recalling almost a tonne of French Roquefort cheese in Canada over concerns it contains the toxin produced by Staphylococcus bacteria.

MEPs back ban on meat and milk from cloned animals

The European Environment and Agriculture committees backed a draft law to ban meat and milk from cloned animals and their descendants on Wednesday, citing animal welfare and ethical concerns.

Going public with 1080 infant formula threat initially considered 'undesirable'

The New Zealand Government initially considered it "undesirable" for details of the sodium monofluoroacetate (1080) infant formula contamination threat to be made public.

Dairy food labelling: shoppers have right to know, says DEFRA

Consumers deserve the right to know the cheese and milk they buy is British, farm minister George Eustice will tell fellow agriculture ministers in Brussels today (June 16).

Judge to FDA: When are you going to make a decision on evaporated cane juice labeling?

A federal judge in California has asked the FDA whether it is planning to clarify its position on evaporated cane juice (ECJ) labeling any time soon as confusion over whether...

News in brief

Blue Bell Creameries: We are reassessing everything

Blue Bell Creameries has provided the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with corrective actions in response to the agency’s inspection reports.

Insect claim consumers declined to provide NAN follow-on formula for analysis: Nestlé India

The Indian consumers behind claims insect larvae were found in a pack of NAN PRO-3 follow-on formula “declined” to provide the product for analysis, says Nestlé India.

10 new faces as EFSA names health claims panel for 2015-2018

The NDA panel will feature 10 new faces for the health claims panel’s next three years as the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) announced changes today.

Technology 'excludes the possibility' of insects surviving in NAN follow-on formula: Nestlé India

Technology used to produce NAN PRO-3 follow-on formula "excludes the possibility" of insects surviving in packaging, says Nestlé India. 

CFIA urges Canadian consumers to check infant formula for 'tampering'

Canadian consumers that purchase infant formula are being urged to check packs for signs of tampering and product substitution.

Blue Bell expands agreement as it moves towards resuming production

Blue Bell Creameries has expanded its agreements with US public health agencies to tackle Listeria as it takes steps to resume production.

More than half Similac Organic ingredients 'not allowed in organic foods': US lawsuit

Three US consumers have filed a class action lawsuit against Abbott Laboratories, claiming its Similac Advance Organic infant formula contains 26 ingredients not permitted in organic food.

Extending Lisbon System to GIs done 'at the expense of generic users': USDEC

Extending the Lisbon System for the International Registration of Appellations of Origin to Geographical Indications (GIs) was done "at the expense of generic users," say US dairy sector representatives....

Sweden to expand mandatory vitamin D fortification

The Swedish National Food Agency (NFA) has proposed an extension of the products subject to mandatory vitamin D fortification.

Novel food legislation faces hold-up as Member States reject Parliament’s ‘right to veto’

The long running process to develop a new centralised legislative procedure for novel food approvals has hit the rocks again – meaning major delays and backlogs are now on the...

EU celebrates boosted protection for foods after PGI negotiations

Well-known international food names, such as Parmigiano, Roquefort and Tequila, will have more protection as negotiators adopt changes to Protected Geographical Indications (PGIs) following six years of negotiations.

EC rejects mandatory country of origin labelling for milk and dairy products

The European Commission (EC) has rejected mandatory country of origin labelling (COOL) for milk and dairy products in a report to be passed to European legislators.

FSAI cracks down on ‘misleading’ marketing terms

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has published guidance for food companies to ensure consumers are not misled by terms such as ‘natural’, ‘artisan’, ‘traditional’ and ‘farmhouse’.

NMPF calls for framework to determine 'legitimate' European GIs in TTIP talks

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) has called for the creation of a framework for the determine the legitimacy of Geographical Indications (GIs), which it says are "cluttering up" TTIP...

Dutch goat's cheese Hollandse geitenkaas granted EU protected name status

Hollandse geitenkaas, a Dutch goat's cheese, has been granted Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status by the European Commission (EC).

MEPs make final offer over novel foods regulation as EU draws ‘close to an agreement’

Members of European Parliament (MEPs) have put forward what they describe to be a ‘final offer’ on proposed novel food regulations – warning that they will not compromise any further. 

EFSA opinion wrap: Pomegranate, carob, coffee rejected. Vitamin D approved

Claim chill: EFSA rejects probiotics for immunity, defecation

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has rejected probiotic dossiers from Canadian firm Lallemand Health Solutions (immunity) and Italian player Synbiotec (defecation) in a batch of opinions published today.

EC dismisses Czech appeal against rejected Pomázánkove Máslo TSG application

The General Court of the European Union (EGC) has refused to overturn a decision to deny Pomázánkove Máslo, a Czech butter spread, Traditional Speciality Guaranteed (TSG) status....

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