European Food Safety Authority

Naked Bacon will be available in UK supermarkets from January 10

Nitrite-free bacon set for UK launch

By Noli Dinkovski

A bacon product free of cancer-causing nitrites is to launch in the UK following a £14M investment by Northern Irish meat processor Finnebrogue.

A sugar-reduced yogurt made from Beneo’s chicory root fibre was on show at HiE

EU health claims process comes under fire

By Noli Dinkovski

A lack of transparency behind the EU health claims approval process is stifling innovation and proving costly to businesses, the director of a global ingredients firm has claimed.

Yacon is a natural source of fructooligosaccharides

Business Leaders’ Forum

Alara Wholefoods aims to create 17 new jobs

By Rod Addy

Alara Wholefoods aims to create 17 jobs over the course of this year off the back of strong demand for its organic and gluten-free muesli and other food lines.

Low calorie sweeteners of use

No danger from low calorie sweeteners

By Nicholas Robinson

Low calorie sweeteners do not increase appetite, have no discernible effect on satiety and can enhance weight-loss, leading food scientists have claimed.

Experts have slammed a moratorium blocking proposals simplify the authorisation procedure for nanotechnology

MEPs block plans to ease nanotech approvals

By Nicholas Robinson

A moratorium blocking a proposal to simplify the authorisation procedure for nanotechnology in foods has been slammed by industry experts as “ridiculous”.

Winning novel foods approval is more difficult within the EU than in the US

Novel foods rules are a barrier to innovation

By Nicholas Robinson

Europe’s strict novel foods approval system is preventing businesses from bringing new novel ingredients into their home markets and driving them to countries such as the US instead, industry leaders have warned.

Food and drink industry people on the move

People on the move in the food and drink industry

By Laurence Gibbons

The European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) appointment of a new executive director leads our selection of the latest people on the move in the food and drink industry.

Advantame has been approved for use in the EU

New sweetener Advantame approved for use in EU

By Nicholas Robinson

A new aspartame-derived sweetener has been approved for use in Europe by the European Commission (EC) and touted as a means for manufacturers to cut sugar content.

Algatechnologies has invested £12M into production facilities in the Avara Desert

Double the astaxanthin production

By Nicholas Robinson

Israel-based Algatechnologies will double its astaxanthin production capacity by pumping more than £12M into its Arava Desert facility.

The FSA's Committee on Toxicity stated the study raised no public health concerns

Sweetener backed by research before EFSA verdict

By Rod Addy

Controversial sweetener aspartame has sparked no health concerns in a study reviewed by the Food Standards Agency’s Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer products and the Environment (COT).

Labelling could be based on allergic reaction to thresholds

Voluntary allergen labelling could be allowed by law

By Rick Pendrous

Controversial provisions for voluntary allergen labelling could become legally incorporated within the Food Information for Consumers Regulations (FIC), according to a leading expert in the field.

Lemon balm recives EFSA approval

EFSA approves lemon balm

Activ'Inside claims to have produced the only natural lemon balm extract titrated in magnesium with European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) approval that enables manufacturers to communicate a message of naturalness, tradition, history of use and safety....

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