Daily Archives: June 11, 2011

EFSA Panel Clears Flavour Usage

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The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has said that two artificial flavours, a sulphur substituted pyrimidin-derivative and its hydrochloride salt (FL-no 16.116 and 16.120), can be used in food and drink products as they do not give rise to any safety concerns.

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Guild-Wide Bakery Open House

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Fifty-five bakeries – including Canada’s own Beyond Bread Artisan Bakery (Vancouver), Utopia Bakery Café (Chemainus, BC) and Orange Boot Bakery (Regina) – will participate. Bakeries in 26 different states, and even a bakery in Ireland will also open their doors for the event.

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Asian teams of Louis Lesaffre Cup

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The two teams clinched their spots during the Louis Lesaffre Cup competition, held at the China Bakery Exhibition in May. Japan and South Korea beat out teams from China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Australia to secure their spots in the competition.

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The Disney film was presented in Spain with a giant, 21 meters long braid made of bread and chocolate

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The long braid of princess Rapunzel in Disney’s film TANGLED was exhibited on June 1, 2011, in the Plaza de Colon in Madrid (Spain) – in it’s sweetest form. The Walt Disney Company organized a charity event with a giant, 21 meter long braid made of bread and chocolate, at the launch of the film TANGLED on DVD, Blu-Ray Combo, 3D Combo.

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EFSA defends aspartame work, denies dossier loss

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The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has denied a suggestion by two MEPs that it may have lost data relating to a previous safety evaluation of the high intensity sweetener aspartame (E951) and that it failed to examine it properly in the first place.

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