October 1 was not a good day for many in the functional foods and food supplements business in the European Union as the meaning of life under a highly restrictive health claims regime came more into focus.
Not again! As if industry is not struggling enough with the severity of the European Food Safety Authority’s nutrition and health claims rulings so far, the situation has not been helped by the kind of articles that appeared in the UK press today and...
A High Court judge has found in favour of Asda in its court battle with Ajinomoto over food and beverage ‘no nasties’ labelling, which listed aspartame as an ingredient not used. Ajinomoto plans to appeal.
Nigel Baldwin is one of Europe’s canniest consultants when it comes to the tricky business of European Union nutrition and health claims. He was at the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) stakeholder’s meeting in Brussels on June 15 and came away with...
Belgium-based BioActor has entered into a collaboration with one raw material supplier to jointly market a new olive polyphenol formulation currently under development to offer possible bone health benefits for food and drink.
The European Food Safety Authority has initiated a consultation on its draft guidelines for evaluating the safety of food enzymes, giving the first insight into the requirements that will be placed on industry.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) said it will not be revising its position on bisphenol A (BPA), following on from the criticism of the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) draft assessment of the chemical, which is used in certain food packaging.
Nanoengineered products for the food sector -- including
a smart RFID nano sensor -- took centre stage at a two day
conference held 20-21 November in Braga, Portugal to discuss the
science of the miniscule.
Attracting top scientists, speed of assessment, and communication
are vital in ensuring EFSA's success as Europe's food risk
assessor, said speakers at the authority's fifth anniversary
conference in Brussels yesterday.