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The European Commission has published new proposals for a new regulation on organic production and the labeling of organic products.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is proposing a redesign of the label to "better inform food choices" due to the rise in obesity and heart disease rates.
The debut of P&F ’s two-day flavor conference in New Jersey engaged all of the senses.
In the notices of intent, the OEHHA said pulegone, a natural constituent of various plants, and β-Myrcene, used in flavor and fragrance, meet the requirements for listing as known to the state to cause cancer for purposes of Proposition 65 under the Labor Code listing mechanism.
A number of flavorings have been removed from the European Union's list of approved flavoring substances due to low volume and/or a need for additional data.
General Mills has filed a patent for dough formulations that use less sodium and more health-oriented fats.
Senomyx has been assigned a U.S. patent 8,609,173 for "compositions comprising sweetness enhancers and methods of making them."
A preliminary assessment.
The EFSA concluded the cytotoxicity assay and the cellular system used by the authors have shortcomings that did not allow the extrapolation of the data to be used in the safe assessment of diacetyl as a flavoring agent in food.
The agency has opened a 60-day comment period on this preliminary determination to collect additional data and to gain input on the time potentially needed for food manufacturers to reformulate.