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Americas: USDA grants US$3M for improved plant health

The US Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced US$3 million in grants to mitigate crop losses by arthropods and...

Europe: Beneo’s inulin receive EU health claim approval

The European Union Commission has authorized a 13.5 health claim with proprietary use for Beneo's chicory root fiber inulin promoting digestive health - 'chicory...

Europe: Apricot kernels pose risk of cyanide poisoning

Eating more than one large or three small raw apricot kernels in a serving can exceed safe levels. Toddlers consuming even one small apricot...

Americas: US signs law to boost global food security, resilience, nutrition

The US president Barack Obama has signed the Global Food Security Act (GFSA), after the bill was passed by the U.S. Congress on 6...

Middle East: Manufacturers brace for food colors labeling in GCC

From January 1, 2017, all foods and beverages containing the colourants Allura Red AC (INS 129), Sunset Yellow (INS 110), Azorubine / Carmosine (INS...

Americas: Taxes affect soft drinks consumption, studies

While excise taxes to reduce the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages have not yet been enacted at the state or federal level in the US,...

Asia Pacific: IOI Loders Croklaan Asia achieves compliance on responsible sourcing

IOI Loders Croklaan (IOILC) Asia says it has complied with the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (SEDEX) Registration and Supplier Responsible Sourcing Program on March...

Asia Pacific: India gives product approval for Superba Krill oil

Aker BioMarine Antarctic AS, a supplier of krill-derived phospholipid omega-3 products, has received product approval for Superba Krill oil from Food Safety Standards Authorities...

Americas: Sidel wins patent claims against US company

Sidel has for the third time enforced its intellectual property (IP) rights on the same key innovation. The patent claims made by Sidel against the...

Americas: USDA offers US$30M in grants to food businesses, entrepreneurs

The USDA is making US$30 million available to farmers, ranchers and food entrepreneurs to develop new product lines through the Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG)...
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