From government led calorie caps, crackdowns on gum litter and sugar consumption to safety concerns from mineral oils, heavy metals and contaminants. This section tracks changes in EFSA and FDA rules and amendments in national and state legislation to food labeling and maximum limits for ingredients.
Mars and IBM Research have created a consortium which will use advances in genomics to boost food safety.
The World Health Organisation has outlined potential strategies to reduce premature deaths from non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including junk food taxes and cutting salt intakes.
The French food agency failed to take on the full health picture and missed a good opportunity for public health change with its dismissal of sweetener benefits, according to the...
UK based confectioner Pecan Deluxe Candy has been fined after an employee’s thumb was severed by an unguarded chocolate hopper at the company’s factory.
The chocolates contaminated by salmonella, which Aldi recalled at the end of last week, came from a German manufacturer, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has confirmed.
Listeria from prepacked caramel apples has been linked to the deaths of four people, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Sugary sweets laced with LSD may be being sold in the Greater Manchester area of the UK, according to the National Crime Agency (NCA).
Food Information for Consumers (FIC) legislation should allow manufacturers to choose whether to label ingredient origins to avoid costly, complicated and unnecessary changes, say suppliers.
Food manufacturers and palm oil producers could have a legal case against companies labelling products ‘palm oil free’, according to Paris-based lawyer Anne Bourdu.
The European Cocoa Association (ECA) says mandatory origin labeling of cocoa products is pointless and could even lead to a 30% price hike in consumer chocolate prices.
Hungary’s confectionery association Hunbisco says that the national tax on sugar puts a financial strain on confectioners to explore sugar alternatives.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has reassessed exposure to curcumin and found consumption is lower than previously thought – although some children consume close to the acceptable daily intake (ADI).
All new UK government policies should be considered in the context of rising obesity rates in an effort to reverse the trend, urges a report from independent think tank 2020health.
Japan’s innovative but restricted €25bn functional foods and food supplements sector is about to be handed a set of game-changing marketing keys by the government, industry players told us at...
The food industry should provide facts if it expects EU decision makers to consider dismantling the controversial novel foods regulation it has long-argued discourages innovation, a UK member of the...
Confectioners’ products are at a greater risk of fungal spoilage when using clean label or alcohol free chocolate confectionery fillings, according to researchers.
The European Commission has formally opened infraction proceedings against the UK for its 'traffic light' food labelling system, giving the state two months to defend itself against business complaints.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has introduced an ‘e-service’ to speed applications for health claims and food and feed additives.
Mars Chocolate North America has recalled some M&M’s branded products because of undeclared peanut butter.
An application to the European Commission for protected geographical indication (PGI) status for ‘cacao arriba’ from Ecuador is now open for public consultation.
British Sugar owner AB Sugar is fighting back against anti-sugar campaigners with the launch of a campaign informing people about sugar’s role in a healthy balanced diet.
Intakes of free dietary sugars should make up no more than 3% of total energy intake in order to battle the ‘significant’ financial and social burdens of tooth decay, warn researchers.
Understanding at what points Salmonella is a risk in the cocoa supply chain is vital to give protection to the brand and consumers, according to the head of UK quality...
A study says regular dark chocolate consumption raises children's exposure to cadmium but they would have to eat over 100 regular sized bars a month to exceed health guidelines....
Local contacts are vital for food safety when expanding into new markets, according to Ferrero.