European Food Safety

The EC has yet to authorise recycling processes for food-contact plastics

Plastics recycling suffers from a lack of regulation in the EU

By Paul Gander

European plastics recycling bodies have criticised the European Commission’s (EC’s) delay in conferring legal authorisation on recycling processes for food-contact plastics, nine years on from the initial regulation and despite more than 140 positive...

EFSA's top challenge: helping European consumers develop confidence in food supply chains

Food supply chain confidence is key EFSA aim

By Mike Stones

Rebuilding European consumers’ confidence in the supply chain is a key challenge facing the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), according to its tenth anniversary report, which also set out its achievements over the past decade.

A Europe-wide list of permitted Article 13.1 health claims will “bring certainty to the consumer

Euro food firms welcome health claims vote

By Mike Stones

European food and drink manufacturers have welcomed the vote by the European Parliament to reject an objection tabled against the list of permitted Article 13.1 health claims.

Food and drink industry leaders met at the Institute of Directors this week to compare notes on the prospects for 2012

Food Business Leaders’ Summit – in quotes

By Mike Stones

The health of UK food and drink manufacturing, government intervention in the industry and the struggling organic sector were just three of the hot topics at Food Manufacture’s Business Leaders' Summit. Here is a flavour, captured in quotes, of the...

FIE celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary this year with a strong presence from China

China is key theme at FIE food show

By Rod Addy

One of the food industry’s biggest trade shows, Food Ingredients Europe, opened its doors in Paris last week with a strong presence from China.

Approved food lube

Approved food lube

Food-grade lubricants manufacturer Rocol says it is now the UK’s first ISO 21469:2006 certified lubricants producer, which provides independent assurance that products have been formulated, manufactured and supplied hygienically and safely.

Is there such a thing as a bad food?

Is there such a thing as a bad food?

The process of developing nutrition profiles to restrict nutrition and health claims on foods moved forward a step recently with the publication of...


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