Food Allergy

Possible Salmonella contamination has led to product recalls, including Great Value Macaroni Original Cups.

Contamination reports prompt consecutive macaroni and cheese recalls

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Illinois-based TreeHouse Foods and Walmart’s Great Value have issued voluntary recalls on their macaroni and cheese products after learning of possible traces of Salmonella found in the milk powder. Similarly, Colorado-based Earth Balance is recalling...

Allergen-free: time for clarity

Weekly comment

Allergen-free: time for clarity

Claiming 'free from' is not a light statement to make. Lives depend
on it. As scientific progress questions the validity of such
claims, it is time to establish exact guidelines and communicate
these to people for whom ingredients...

Allergens: no room for mistakes

Weekly Comment

Allergens: no room for mistakes

It would be a mistake for governments and industry to misinterpret
the recent progress in food allergen labeling as a final solution:
there is much that yet remains to be done, for the well-being of
both consumers and manufacturers.