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Tchibo's claims on DNA integrity have been thrown out by EFSA

EFSA rejects Tchibo DNA coffee claim

By Michelle Perrett

Attempts to prove that regular consumption of a coffee could contribute to the maintenance of DNA integrity have been rejected by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

The ASA has slammed an ad for Burger King's Rebel Whopper for being misleading

Burger King ad slammed for false vegan claims

By James Ridler

Online ads for Burger King’s Rebel Whopper have been pulled for making misleading vegan- and vegetarian-friendly claims, according to the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA).

Manufacturers have been urged to report the illegal importation of HFC gases

European body tackles illegal HFCs

By Helen Gilbert

Food manufacturers are among businesses being urged to report the illegal importation of HFC (hydrofluorocarbon) gases.

British food standards need to be held as a benchmark for the UK's negotiations post Brexit, said Batters

Industry presses for standards retention post-Brexit

By James Ridler

Pressure on Government to safeguard the UK food and drink supply chain post-Brexit continues to increase, as industry bodies urged negotiators not to sacrifice jobs and standards in pursuit of trade deals outside the EU.

CBD products could prove difficult for local authorities to enforce

CBD ruling major blow to industry

By James Ridler

The novel foods status of cannabidiol (CBD) has been a major blow for the industry, but one that is not so easily enforced, experts have claimed.

Hancock: ‘The FSA already has a statutory duty to provide advice to public bodies, and others, on the wider consumer interest in relation to food’

FSA commitments to trade, strategy and allergens

By James Ridler

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has reiterated its commitment to putting consumer interests at the forefront of any future discussions on trade, the National Food Strategy and work on allergies and intolerances.

A new ruling on balsamic vinegar eschews need for designation of origin

ECJ decision on balsamic vinegar

By Rod Addy

Balsamic vinegar does not have to originate from Modena, according to a 4 December ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ).

New research from Campden BRI suggests consumer fridges are running at too high temperatures

New shelf-life guidance from Campden BRI

By Rod Addy

Campden BRI is researching the shelf-life of meal kits and home-delivered chilled foods, plus how opening products at different times in the run-up to use-by dates can impact shelf-life.

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