Regulation & Safety

Beware of gummy bears found under the influence...

Beware of gummy bears found under the influence...

By Ben Bouckley

The US-based Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board (ABC) has warned parents of children involved in trick-or-treat to be wary of potential adulteration of gummy bears or other confectionery with alcoholic drinks such as vodka.

Mars follows Cadbury and Nestle in Fairtrade branding

Mars goes Fairtrade with Maltesers

By Jane Byrne

Mars has announced that Maltesers will be its first brand to carry the Fairtrade mark from June 2012, the commitment follows similar moves from Cadbury and Nestle.

UK children could exceed ADI levels for Sunset Yellow, finds EFSA

UK children could exceed ADI levels for Sunset Yellow, finds EFSA

By Jane Byrne

A decision is awaited from the Commission on the use of Sunset Yellow FCF (E 110) in non-alcoholic flavoured drinks following a revised exposure assessment from EFSA showing some children in the UK could still be over the ADI levels for the additive.

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