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Jan 21, 2014 | 12:52 PM CST

General Mills Files Patent for Dough with Reduced Sodium Content

General Mills has filed a patent for dough formulations that use less sodium and more health-oriented fats.

Jan 02, 2014 | 05:02 PM CST

Senomyx Assigned Patent for Compositions with Sweetness Enhancers

Senomyx has been assigned a U.S. patent 8,609,173 for "compositions comprising sweetness enhancers and methods of making them."

Dec 09, 2013 | 12:37 PM CST

EFSA Finds Diacetyl Butter Flavoring Study Doesn't Hold Up

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.

Nov 07, 2013 | 04:12 PM CST

FDA Opens 60-Day Comment Period For Artificial Trans Fat Ruling

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.

Aug 02, 2013 | 05:04 PM CDT

Obama Signs Executive Order for Chemical Facility Safety, Security

Effective Aug. 1, President Barack Obama has issued an executive order for improving chemical facility safety and security; a pilot program involving the EPA, Department of Labor, Department of Homeland Security, and any other appropriate agency will validate best practices.

Aug 01, 2013 | 09:44 AM CDT

FDA Seeks Public Input on Menthol in Cigarettes; Funds Menthol Studies

The FDA is funding three menthol-related studies including one that examines how genetic differences in taste perceptions explain why certain racial and ethnic populations are more likely to use menthol cigarettes.

Jul 15, 2013 | 03:45 PM CDT

Natural Products Association Endorses GMO Labeling Bill

The NPA board of directors has endorsed the Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act that would require the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to label foods containing genetically modified ingredients.

Jul 09, 2013 | 10:26 AM CDT

PureCircle Gets FDA GRAS “No Objection” for New Rebaudioside D

With GRAS affirmation, PureCircle is prepared for immediate commercialization of Reb D.

May 23, 2013 | 09:19 AM CDT

EFSA Deems 3-Acetyl-2,5-dimethylthiophene Genotoxic

The panel concludes 3-acetyl-2,5-dimethylthiophene, which is used to give food a burnt nutty flavor, is mutagenic both in vitro and in vivo and that using it as flavoring substance raises a safety concern.