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Europe: Testing finds 17% potato crisp products are high in acrylamide

About 17% of potato crisp varieties sampled from major retail food outlets in the UK have high levels of acrylamide, a known carcinogen, reveals...

Americas: Food claims do not indicate nutritional levels well, research finds

A new study in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics found that simply making a low-content food claim on the label...

Europe: Verifying health claims, Tüv Süd

Pineapple stimulates circulation in the legs. Green tea helps the body to burn fat. Vitamins added to pumpkin-seed oil encourage hair growth. Before the Health...

Americas: Associations release guidelines for handling probiotic items

The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), a trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, and the International Probiotics Association (IPA) have...

Europe: University releases categories of food scares

The food sector is now a world market with products sourced from all over the globe to meet the growing demand of consumers for...

Americas: Coca-Cola verified to replenish the water it uses

The Coca-Cola Company and its global bottling partners (the Coca-Cola system) have met their goal to replenish or balance the equivalent amount of water...

Americas: FDA to overhaul nutrition facts label

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced plans to overhaul the Nutrition Facts label on the back of packaged foods. The announcement...

Europe: Using MAP to pack fresh meat

Over recent years, the range of fresh pre-packed meat available in the self-service areas of supermarkets has increased steadily. Today, pre-packed meat products hold...

Europe: EU faces rising antimicrobial resistance, warns authorities

Bacteria in humans, food and animals continue to show resistance to the most widely used antimicrobials, says the latest report on antimicrobial resistance (AMR)...

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