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Americas: Count plates get AFNOR certification

3M Food Safety says its 3M Petrifilm Rapid Aerobic Count Plates have received AFNOR Certification by NF Validation. The plates had previously received validation through...

Europe: Antimicrobial resistance remains high, finds EU report

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

Asia Pacific: Indonesia approves 5 DuPont Danisco’s enzymes for use

Indonesia has recently approved five enzymes from the DuPont Danisco range of ingredients for bakery solutions. With this new regulatory approval, DuPont can now...

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: Corbion launches non-PHOs products ahead of time

Corbion has targeted January 2017 to provide non partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) replacements for its portfolio, including emulsifiers, mixes and bases. The company has...

Americas: FDA approves health claims by Ingredion

The US FDA has approved a petition submitted by Ingredion, resulting in a qualified health claim that will enable food manufacturers to communicate the...

Americas: Ganeden’s probiotics GRAS-approved for infant formula

Ganeden's GanedenBC30 (Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086) has received FDA generally recognized as safe (GRAS) certification for infant formulas, on top of previous certifications that...

Europe: EFSA releases database for food safety research

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) releases a database called OpenFoodTox that provides access to information from over 1,650 EFSA scientific outputs about the...

Americas: Report finds overweight widespread among children, women

Obesity and overweight are on the rise throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, and are particularly prevalent among women and children, according to a...

Asia Pacific: New Zealand-Korea FTA bodes well for Fonterra

As New Zealand marks the one-year anniversary of its Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with South Korea, Fonterra Co-operative Group is gearing up to take...