FSA study confirms aspartame ‘safe for human consumption’ People who self-identified as ‘sensitive to aspartame’ showed no symptoms after consuming food containing the artificial...

Federal Cabinet still in disagreement on Country of Origin Reform It was reported on 25 March 2015 that new Country of Origin Labelling laws will be delayed until at least August 2015 despite the Prime...

Gut and immune function health claims guidelines for EU updated The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has launched an open consultation on its updated draft Guidance on the scientific requirements...

EFSA opens caffeine finding to further scrutiny The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has launched an open consultation on the draft scientific opinion on the safety of caffeine that was presented...

Lithuania ban on energy drink sales to under 18s comes in with broader restrictions and warnings From November 2014, Lithuania has become the first Baltic State to ban the sale of energy drinks to anyone...

EFSA rejects French attempt to ban GMO corn crops in EU Following a request from the European Commission, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has rejected attempts by France to prohibit the cultivation...

EFSA recommends reduction in protein levels in infant on follow-on formula Europe’s food safety assessor European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has updated its advice on intake levels of energy, macronutrients...

The future of functional food regulation, Canadean Strict regulations on health claims have made Europe a centre for clinical trials in the functional food market. Japan, on the contrary, has become a...

DuPont has approval for a probiotic health claim in Switzerland US-based agriculture and nutrition technology company DuPont has won approval for a probiotic health claim in Switzerland, saying it is the...

Health claims embraced by global dairy manufacturers Despite cutbacks in consumer expenditure and problems in some countries with regard to health claims legislation, interest in healthy options appears...