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Give me commercial casualties over human casualties any day, argues NutraIngredient's Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

How transparent is the EU when it comes to supplement scares?

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Europe has various measures in place to report risky supplements – but it’s questionable if these warnings ever make it outside the closed circuit of national authorities. This lack of complete information is to the detriment of both consumer safety and...

GSK engaged rugby stars to promote Cyclone but has run into a QC maul

GSK: "We spent two years developing this product and as yet are not sure why this is happening.”

Glaxo withdraws MaxiNutrition creatine milk over choking concerns


In-bottle creatine crystallisation is behind a full UK recall of GlaxoSmithKline-owned MaxiNutrition Cyclone Milk products over choking concerns. GSK implemented the recall after customer complaints a spokesperson told us today.

Sir Colin Blackmore warned of a problem with scientific staffing at the FSA

Top advisor slams scientific shortfall at FSA

By Nicholas Robinson

A row has erupted about the threat to scientific expertise available within the Food Standards Agency (FSA) caused by government budget cuts, which critics argue have left the agency seriously short of the skills it needs within its science and policy...

Imported ethnic ingredients could pose a safety risk

Novel foods fall through Trading Standards' net

By Nicholas Robinson

Trading Standards (TS) don’t have the resources to check for the potentially dangerous unapproved novel foods illegally on sale on the UK market, it has emerged.

Australia and NZ add to OxyElite Pro’s global woes

Australia and NZ add to OxyElite Pro’s global woes

By Shane Starling

Australia and New Zealand have jointly issued a warning against pre-workout sports supplement OxyElite Pro following its links to an outbreak of acute non-viral hepatitis in Hawaii that killed one person and affected 29.

FSA ups ante in battle to ban deadly fat burner

UK turns up heat on deadly fat burner


The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) is pushing hard to end an illicit trade in the industrial chemical DNP (2,4-Dinitrophenol) which is being used as a fat burning, weight loss aid and has been linked to at least two deaths.

Bakewell Tart and breast milk ice cream anyone?

FSA goes Gaga over breast milk ice cream...

By Ben Bouckley

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is investigating whether a controversial ice cream made with donated breast milk, and sold in a London restaurant, breaches food safety regulations.

Spirulina faces legal questions

Spirulina faces legal questions

By Elaine Watson

Spirulina, the blue colour from algae used in Nestlé’s Smarties, is one of 10 substances used to colour food that faces an uncertain future as its legal status is scrutinised.


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