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Asia Pacific: Singapore eases restrictions on import of food from Japan

The Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) is easing restrictions on food imports from Japan, including Fukushima prefecture with immediate effect, said Singapore...

Americas: GLG receives GRAS letter of no objection from US FDA for stevia extracts

The US FDA has issued Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) letter of no objection covering several high-purity stevia extracts by GLG Life Tech Corporation. The...

Americas: Arboris’ plant sterol ingredients certified non-GMO

Arboris says its plant sterol functional food ingredient, Protanica, has received non-genetically modified organism (GMO) verification from the Non-GMO Project, North America’s independent non-GMO...

Europe: Two events to stimulate action on food security, says FAO

EXPO Milano 2015, with its food security-oriented theme, and an international nutrition conference coming up in Rome in November 2014, will be "emblematic efforts...

Europe: UK releases guidance on glitters, dusts for decorating food

The Food Standards Agency in the UK has issued guidance on the legal requirements on dusts and glitters for food decoration. This follows after EdAble...

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...

Americas: Ganedean Biotech receives US patent on use of probiotic in coffee, tea, cereal

Ganeden Biotech has received a US patent that covers the use of all Bacillus coagulans, including GanedenBC30, in all coffee, tea and cereal. The company...

Asia Pacific: Biothera gains approval for immune booster, names distributor in South Korea

Biothera has selected Naturalendo Tech as its exclusive distribution partner in South Korea, following Naturalendo’s successful effort to secure regulatory approval for Wellmune. Wellmune WGP...

Asia Pacific: Hong Kong’s Center for Food Safety reduces certain fees for small volume...

Hong Kong has reduced the fees for applications for small volume exemption (SVE) from Nutrition Labelling, if they have been submitted through electronic means...

Europe: FSAI advises against any further folic acid food fortification

At the International Conference on Homocysteine at Trinity College Dublin (TCD), a representative from the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) said there would...

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