A spate of recent reports have accused a top member of Scotland’s food standards agency of bias after revealing her financial ties to a major chocolate firm - is the junk food industry meddling with objective scientific research?
Dutch consumer association, Consumentenbond, is fighting for tougher regulations on products claiming to be whole-grain as it says manufacturers are deliberately misleading consumers in their labelling.
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...
The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA) says the appointment of Andy Morling as the new head of the Food Crime Unit at the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) is good news for its compliance battles.
GSK: "We spent two years developing this product and as yet are not sure why this is happening.”
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.
The German authorities have blocked a shipment of products containing the unauthorised novel food ingredient aegeline and American firm USP Labs is making inquiries into whether this relates to its recalled OxyElite product.
A Channel 4 investigation into inorganic arsenic levels in rice has questioned the safety of products aimed at children like rice cakes and Kellogg's Rice Krispies - although all companies implicated say their levels fall within current recommendations.
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...
The European sports nutrition sector is joining with authorities like the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) to wipe out an illicit trade in the dangerous fat burning, fertiliser chemical DNP (2,4-Dinitrophenol) that has been linked to more than 60 deaths...
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.
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.
The European sports supplements sector is not under-regulated the industry has said in an angry reaction to calls for greater controls after the death of a woman running the London marathon last year was linked to the now-vilified and mostly banned stimulant,...
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has warned “the bodybuilding community” about “fat-burner” supplements containing the industrial chemical, DNP (2, 4-dinitrophenol), which has been linked to a death that is being investigated by police.
A reformulated version of Bonsoy soy ‘milk’ has been approved for sale by Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ), after initially being withdrawn due to raised iodine levels derived from a kombu seaweed ingredient.
No race should have rules that favour the strongest competitors. But unless the capabilities and interests of SMEs are taken into consideration before the starting gun is fired for new food regulations, they will struggle to keep up and may have to drop...
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) Board last week accepted a recommendation in a House of Lords Science and Technology Committee report to compile a confidential database of food industry research into nanotechnology.
A new review of studies on the nutritional content of organic and conventional produce has broadly concluded that there are no differences – but the investigators raise big concerns over standard of the science.
The UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) has issued a warning against Hydroxycut weight loss supplements, a full six weeks after the products were recalled from the US market for a suspected connection with serious liver damage.
The food industry across Europe needs to make a big effort to
reduce saturated fat in food regardless of whether national
agencies set targets - and it should not wait around for
governments to do all the awareness-raising with its...
The UK's Food Standards Agency has launched the final part
of consultation on a European directive governing the infant
nutrition market, which once completed will reveal the potential
cost of the changes.