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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...

Americas: 3M Food Safety test kits certified by NF Validation

The next generation 3M Molecular Detection Assays for ­Listeria, Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella have been certified by NF Validation from AFNOR Certification. Earlier this...

Americas: FDA nods claim on peanut allergy

The FDA has responded to a petition for a new qualified health claim that relates to peanut allergy. The claim states "for most infants with...

Americas: NSF International expands reach into EMEA

NSF International is acquiring Euro Consultants Group (ECG), a food safety and quality service company based in Wavre, Belgium. ECG serves the markets in Europe,...

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: Canada recognizes GFSI-recognized certification program

The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) says CanadaGAP has achieved full government recognition. CanadaGAP is a food safety program for companies that produce, handle and...

Americas: Extending product shelf life with active and intelligent packaging

Thanks to their unique multi-functionality, active and intelligent packaging (A&IP) features are already in use for many consumer packaged goods. In particular, the food...

Europe: Japan donates to facility on food safety, health standards and trade

The government of Japan has contributed US$49,470 to the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) for its activities in 2015. STDF aims to help...

Europe: Tetra Pak’s carton win highest class certification

Tetra Pak's new version of Tetra Brik Aseptic 1000 Edge with Bio-based LightCap 30 is reportedly the first aseptic carton package in the world to...

Americas: Guar manufacturing process aids FSMA compliance

TIC Gums has released US-produced GuarNT USA that complies with two Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) aspects - Foreign Supplier Verification Program and Preventive...