Scotch Whisky is now a registered trademark in Australia Scotch Whisky has been registered as a certification trade mark in Australia, after nearly ten years of attempts by industry body the Scotch Whisky...

The EC is proposing stricter laws for organic foods The European Commission (EC) has proposed a new Regulation or organic products and labelling of organic products, saying that consumer and producer concerns...

Regular consumption through yoghurt of beneficial bacteria, known as probiotics, alters brain function, according to an early proof-of-concept study from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). The...

Representatives from across Europe’s food supply chain have committed to reducing food waste, in line with the European Commission’s goal of halving food waste by 2020. Meanwhile, in Australia, research...

Rules on the labelling and content of baby milks and foods for special medical purposes will be better defined in order to “protect consumers and distinguish more clearly between foods for normal consumption...

Organisations in the probiotic and fermented milk sector are hopeful that the word probiotic will be accepted as a ‘generic descriptor’ after a meeting about nourishment and health claims being held...

Pork and poultry meal will be allowed in fish feed in Europe from 1 July 2013, following an announcement from the European Commission (EC) on 14 February 2013. The approval goes against the UK Food Standards...

The European Commission (EC) has decided to ask the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) to assess the safety of caffeine. In particular the EC wants to know what the safe maximum level of caffeine intake...

On 1 October 2012, the European Commission announced it had approved a list of flavouring substances, meaning that only flavourings permitted by the Commission will be permitted for food in Europe. While...

European consumers may soon be able to make more informed choices about their diet after scientists from the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) NDA panel reached a milestone in health claim assessment....