New European Union legislation comes into force concerning the amount of acrylamide in foods with “benchmark” levels being set for various products. Passed by the EU last year, today marks the beginning of the law which limits the amount of acrylamide allowed in packaged foods and forces manufacturers to closely examine and reduce acrylamide levels in products. The legislation describes practical… Read more »
The Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) was specifically formed to help facilities comply with the new changing regulations. The rule requires registered food facilities that manufacture, process, pack or hold food for human consumption to take these steps: Maintain a food-safety plan; Analyze where hazards pertaining to food safety exist in their operations; and Put preventive controls into place… Read more »
The global journey continues for the stevia industry, but it comes with obstacles. Companies must navigate regulatory issues country by country. Formulators must climb steep learning curves formulation by formulation.
More readily identifying food-safety hazards and influencing consumers to make healthier choices in their diet are among five strategic goals the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has identified under a plan that is intended to protect public health and modernize the country’s food-safety system.
It has been reported that a consignment of Fitness Chocolate Hazelnut cereal bars was destroyed late last year by the customs authorities in Shanghai.
Safety decisions concerning one-third of the more than 10,000 substances that may be added to human food were made by food manufacturers and a trade association without review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), according to an analysis spearheaded by the Pew Health Group.
The European Union has started the long process of introducing tighter food packaging regulations. Chris Lo examines how the new requirements could affect industry, and when they could come into force.
EU ministers have reached agreement on a range of proposals to be included in a draft regulation on food labelling for the region.
Confectionery Production looks at the latest regulatory developments in the EU and the World Trade Organisation