Europe’s Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has set a safe level for glutamate food additives, but given many Europeans are over this level, it is urging the Commission to revise the current maximum levels permitted in food.
If in-vitro meat is to be successful it must be marketed as a natural meat substitute, because the negative perception of synthetic foods are too great to overcome the potential benefits for the environment, say Swiss researchers.
Whether pectin will ever be more than a gelling agent and
stabiliser and be labelled as a health ingredient depends on
science and money. In the second part of an in-depth special
series, FoodNavigator examines the health claims for...
This comment was amended to correct a statement about bans
of additives in other countries. Some of the chemicals were
previously banned by Norway, Austria and Australia but those bans
have since been removed. Allura red AC, tartrazine...
The European Food Safety Authority's review of additive safety
could have a bigger effect on the ingredients industry than the
ejection of certain colours and flavours with a suspect safety
record. It could give the natural ingredients...
The International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplement Associations
(IADSA) is claiming a victory in securing higher levels for nine
additives used in food supplements into Codex's draft risk analysis
standards for safety.
Europe's food safety body has concluded that jelly mini-cups made
with a range of food additives derived from seaweed and certain
gums, from xanthan gum to calcium alginate, could constitute a
choking risk, reports Lindsey Partos.
Holland Sweetener company, DSM's joint venture with Japan-based
company Tosoh has finally launched its high intensity sweetener
Twinsweet on to the European market after years of waiting for
approval from Brussels.