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.
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.
Lithuanian politician Vytenis Andriukaitis will be the next commissioner for health and food safety, according to an official announcement today which saw several structure changes to the cabinet.
Nestlé UK has said there is no cause for alarm after a prescription drug was found on jelly tot line at Nestlé its plant in Fawdon, Newcastle.
The National Confectioners Association is concerned that added sugar declarations on the Nutrition Facts Panel would force confectioners to give away recipe “trade secrets”.
Europe’s confectionery association Caobisco has backed French chocolatiers in blocking proposals for traffic light labels on food products in France.
The University of Bonn is asking all European Union food sector stakeholders to give input into the effect the EU nutrition and health claim regulation (NHCR) is having on innovation...
A rundown of the number of food safety violators around the globe finds India and China are the countries with the highest number of offenses.
Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $430,000 to settle allegations that it violated the Clean Water Act (CWA) at five large oil storage facilities.
São Paulo’s city assembly has approved a new bill prohibiting the sale of toys coupled with Easter eggs in the city.
Mars in 2012 wrote to the UK’s Department of Health to express concern over the potential impact on branding and intellectual property rights should tobacco plain packaging policy be extended to...