DSM Food Specialties has acquired CMT Srl, the company behind the
Copan Milk Test for the detection of antibiotic residues in milk,
strengthening its position in the market at a time when European
controls are tightening.
The food industry has a window to research ways to reduce saturated
fat in products before the UK's FSA starts its consumer awareness
campaign at the end of this year, says an expert from ADM who is
anticipating a swell of interest...
A new bill on milk labelling standards up for consideration in the
Indiana House of Representatives has come under criticism this week
by some organisations and producers, which claim it would prevent
informed consumer choice if passed.
The European Food Safety Authority is expecting to complete its
evaluation of the safety of 2,800 flavouring substances by April to
allow for a positive list to be established, but is seeking for
more information from industry.
The US arm of Danone could be forced to make a multi-million dollar
refund to its customers over allegations that it has used
fraudulent health claims to sell some of its Activia and DanActive
Europe's food safety watchdog has issued updated advice on reducing
the risk of the food-borne bacteria listeria, urging food
manufacturers to watch out for contamination during packaging,
preparation and storage of food.
The majority of consumers do not think that nanotechnology should
be used in food applications, according to a survey from German
risk assessor BfR, and they are more likely to trust information
from consumer groups than politicians...
Lactose intolerant Brits may be missing the high calcium health benefits of dairy goods due to the misapprehension that they cannot eat cheese, according to a new survey conducted by the British Cheese Board (BCB).
Bisphenol A (BPA), known as the 'gender bender' chemical, leaches
into liquid baby formula from the linings of cans at levels
dangerous to infant health, according to new research published
yesterday by a US environmental...
Debate has been stirred in the UK over a future that could see GM
foods on supermarket shelves, as the government's outgoing chief
scientific advisor said he believes GM food to be safer than
New UK-wide directives designed to set out new standards for dried
and condensed milk, in line with wider European and international
standards, have been unveiled by the country's Food Standards
Public perception of food risk is the important factor in
determining need for state intervention even if the scientific
point of view says the risk is low, according to the BfR, a view
that has a strong bearing on current issues...
Experts at a Nestle-sponsored symposium on probiotics and
children's health have urged paediatricians to pay attention to
emerging research on so-called good bacteria, although more
research is needed on the mechanisms behind...
The amount of fake foods, drinks and agricultural products being
traded worldwide is on the increase according to a new report on
counterfeiting released today by the Organisation for Economic
Co-operation and Development (OECD).
The New Zealand Food Safety Authority (NZFSA) has called for
further testing on two different proteins used in milk production,
just one month after claiming there was no danger in consuming
either of the products.
Morinaga Milk Industry announced this week that it has obtained
self-affirmed generally recognized as safe (GRAS) certification for
one of its probiotic ingredients to tap growing demand in the US
for functional benefits in products.
The European Commission has now banned all UK exports of live
animals, as well as meat and dairy products, after Foot and Mouth
Disease (FMD) was found on a UK farm last Friday, according to
Unilever's plans to adopt a new protein for ice cream production
that uses a genetically modified (GM) ingredient came a step closer
to fruition today after receiving provisional approval from the
UK's Food Standards Agency...
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the nation's dairy
industry are putting a stop to claims in their advertising that
dairy products cause weight loss following a petition from the
Physicians Committee for Responsible...