Titanium dioxide (E171) - a popular additive that confers a bright white shade to frosting and cake decorations - has been banned as a food additive in the EU, with a six-month phasing out period coming into force this month (January 2022) after which...
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.
Trimagnesium dicitrate anhydrous (TMDC) is a safe stabiliser and anticaking agent in solid and chewable food supplements, but consuming too much may take adults over safe upper limits set for magnesium, warns the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
After a protracted period of development, Hawaii-based Cardax Inc. is nearing market phase for its forms of bioidentical astaxanthin. The company’s proprietary molecules were first studied more than a decade ago.
The Joint FAO-WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives' (JECFA) backing of the use of red algae ingredient carrageenan in liquid infant formula will carry a "a great deal of weight" in regulatory circles, says seaweed industry representative,...
Food supplements are classified by EU law as foodstuffs and so the recently implemented Food Information to Consumers (FIC) regulation has the potential to impact food supplements. Is there much to worry about? Legal experts say yes in this guest article…
The recent approval of tomato extract-derived lycopene as a food additive by international body, JECFA, could influence a rethink of Accepted Daily Intakes (ADI) in Europe, according to world-leading Israeli supplier, Lycored.
The Alliance for Natural Health (ANH) has criticised the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) over its food and supplement additive assessment methods after the assessor recently approved sodium monofluorophosphate for use in food supplements.
Cutting out the junk will be a major for manufacturers in 2008 said
Mintel in its prediction of trends to shape food for the next 12
months, as consumers buy into natural and environmentally-friendly
Proposals on the suggested amounts of artificial colourings in food
supplements are being drawn up for Codex because the current limits
are too low, according to the International Alliance for
Dietary/Food Supplement Associations...
The International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplement Associations
(IADSA) is highlighting the need for industry to engage in debate
over levels of additives in supplements under Codex guidelines to
prevent the setting of levels too...
EFSA's scientific panel has an opinion that the use of polyethylene
glycol as film coating for food supplements at six grades would not
present a risk at proposed levels, which will be used to inform the
EC's decision on...
The FDA has confirmed the Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives'
(JEFCA) ruling in June that free lutein and zeaxanthin are safe for
human consumption - a move welcomed by Kemin Foods which produces
the ingredient FloraGlo...