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Dec 11, 2007 | 04:18 PM CST

Healthy Sweets on the Rise

According to a recently released Business Insights report—“Growth Opportunities in Confectionery”—sweets that possess a functional or healthy ingredient will appeal to an increasing number of consumers in the future

Dec 07, 2007 | 02:44 PM CST

Potassium Bromate in Pringles?

According to media reports (including a bulletin from the Flavor and Extract Manufacturers Association), import authorities at the Chinese port of Zhuhai blocked a shipment of barbecue-flavored Pringles in July due to the presence of potassium bromate, which is legal within specified amounts in the United States, but prohibited in China (and elsewhere).

Dec 06, 2007 | 11:24 AM CST

Essential Oils REACH Update

The European Federation of Essential Oils (EFEO) has released its latest Circular Letter (22), providing updates on REACH and declarations of allergens in food products.

Dec 06, 2007 | 11:11 AM CST

General Mills Petitions FDA

General Mills, Inc. filed a food additive petition with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requesting that the food additive regulations be amended to provide for the safe use of ultraviolet radiation for the reduction of pathogens and other microorganisms in aqueous sugar solutions and potable water intended for use in food production.

Dec 06, 2007 | 11:02 AM CST

Banned Botanicals List Emerging

As a part of the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) draft guidance document for the safety assessment of botanicals, due later this month, a list of botanicals that should be banned from use in food products will be produced.

Dec 03, 2007 | 02:18 PM CST

EU Chemical Classification and Labeling Update

The Portuguese Presidency of the European Union has warned that legislation harmonizing EU chemical classification and labeling rules with United Nations standards must be adopted during the first half of 2008 or risk jeopardizing the implementation of REACH.