High levels of polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants found in a butter sample were most likely caused by tainted packaging, said scientists as they called for stricter regulatory scrutiny of the chemical in the food chain.
A novel milk containing significantly reduced levels of saturated fat could offer fresh hope to manufacturers under pressure to improve the nutritional profile of butter, cheese and cream, FoodManufacture.co.uk has learnt.
Unilever has announced that it will cut the trans fats from its soft spreads, while keeping levels of saturated fat below two grams per serving – even though it could already claim ‘zero trans fats’ on labels.
Two French dairy managers face suspended prison sentences and €23m
in fines for their alleged role in a Europe-wide scheme to produce
and distribute adulterated butter, the European Anti Fraud Office
(OLAF) has said.