EFSA confirms safety of Unilever GM ice protein
Low-fat ice cream made with GM yeast to ensure a creamy consistency may soon be possible in Europe following the European Food Standards Authority’s (EFSA) opinion on Unilever’s novel technology.
Allergen-free: time for clarity
Claiming 'free from' is not a light statement to make. Lives depend
on it. As scientific progress questions the validity of such
claims, it is time to establish exact guidelines and communicate
these to people for whom ingredients...
Med diet helps kids breathe easier - study
Getting children to consume a Mediterranean-style diet may reduce
their risk of asthma by up to 80 per cent, suggests new research.
Researchers develop new nut allergen test
A research laboratory has developed new tests that enable
processors to identify pine nuts and chestnuts in food, which could
help protect consumers with allergies.
EFSA issues barley glucose allergenicity opinion
EFSA has issued an opinion on the production of glucose syrups from
barley starch following a request from the EC.
Ozone may cut wine allergies
Using Ozone to preserve grapes could replace the need for
allergy-causing sulphites, possibly leading to healthier and less
allergenic wine, scientists have found.
Fish and whole grains linked to asthma protection
An increased consumption of whole grains and fish could reduce the
risk of developing asthma by about 50 per cent, suggests a new
study from The Netherlands.
Latex threat - it's all hype, says group
The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) is pushing ahead with product
testing methods after scientists found new ways to detect latex
allergens in food packaging.
Latex used in one-third of food packaging, study finds
About one-third of the UK's food packaging has been found to
contain hidden latex, leading to calls for processors to note the
presence of the known allergen on their products.
Reducing risk, food allergen testing on the up
As countdown to new rules on allergen labelling begins, UK food
laboratories gear up for growth in testing procedures.
Food makers can do more to avert food allergy risk, says UK group
With a European crackdown on food labels for nuts and other
allergens imminent, food makers have their work cut out, says UK
UK confectionery recalls
The UK's Food Standards Agency has been forced to issue two
confectionery food alerts in as many days for unwanted ingredients
Food formulations to use new allergen-free apple?
Food makers looking to slice potential allergens from their food
formulations will benefit from a new allergen-free apple designed
by researchers in The Netherlands, reports Lindsey Partos.
Fermentation method cuts peanut allergens?
As Europe prepares for tougher rules on allergen labelling, a new
study could help food makers by slicing away the allergenicity of
peanut products, reports Lindsey Partos.
Study urges food industry to multiply peanut testing
With the US food allergy bill deadline approaching, a new study has
found that food industry peanut testing kits are around 95 per cent
accurate when used together.