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Feb 01, 2008 | 04:57 PM CST

EFSA Requests More Info from Industry

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Panel on additives, flavorings, processing aids and materials in contact with food (AFC) is working on a systematic evaluation of the safety of flavoring substances currently in use in the European Union.

Jan 29, 2008 | 02:20 PM CST

FEMA Supports Elimination of Distilled Spirits Drawback Fee for Flavor Manufacturers

FEMA is supporting a pair of proposed bills in the US Congress that would eliminate taxes on alcohol used as a flavor solvent (flavors being considered "non-beverage" products) in US foreign trade zones.

Jan 02, 2008 | 11:33 AM CST

EFFA Positive List Status Table

The European Flavour and Fragrance Association (EFFA) has released its most recent Status Table, which contains the FL numbers appearing in the Register but not taken up in the EFFA submissions.

Dec 27, 2007 | 10:16 AM CST

New EU Celery, Mustard and Fish Gelatin Labeling Rules

The European Flavour & Fragrance Association (EFFA) (Brussels, Belgium) has issued an information letter discussing changes in the European Commission's labeling requirements for foodstuffs containing certain celery and mustard-derived materials, as well as fish gelatin.

Dec 21, 2007 | 04:38 PM CST

Diacetyl-Free Formulations Hitting Store Shelves

With an Occupational Safety and Health Administration's final diacetyl rules forthcoming, ConAgra has joined other microwave popcorn producers such as Weaver Popcorn Co., General Mills and American Pop Corn Co. in forgoing diacetyl

Dec 21, 2007 | 04:08 PM CST

Anatomy of Proposed Canadian Food Safety Regs

Canadian Prime Minister Stephan Harper has announced proposed new measures for toughening the federal governments food, health and consumer product regulations

Dec 18, 2007 | 12:00 PM CST

REACH Guidance on Chemical Safety Reports

European Union member states and the European Commission will meet December 19–20, 2007 to discuss draft guidelines for preparing chemical safety reports required under REACH.

Dec 18, 2007 | 11:17 AM CST

FDA Guidance Doc for Food Importers and Filers

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published guidance to aid operators of food importing establishments, storage warehouses and filers.

Dec 14, 2007 | 10:30 AM CST

Supervision for Chinese Imports

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) of the People’s Republic of China to enhance the safety of food and feed imported into the United States from China.

Dec 12, 2007 | 10:22 AM CST

Comment: Chinese Import Backlash is a Two-Way Street

In July, according to a number of media reports, import authorities at the Chinese port of Zhuhai blocked a shipment of barbecue-flavored Pringles due to the presence of potassium bromate, which is legal within specified amounts in the United States, but prohibited in China (and elsewhere)