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Food Brexit: More clarity needed

1 November 2017 | By

Back in 2002 the then US Secretary of Defence Donald Rumsfeld was roundly mocked for his infamous “known unknowns and unknown unknowns speech.” Though most people could understand what Rumsfeld was trying to say, the public simply wasn’t ready for the way he said it. It turns out that the…

Country Profile: United Kingdom

31 October 2017 | By

This Country Profile explores the threats posed to UK food safety in the wake of Brexit, the rising instances of food fraud and the benefits of Industry 4.0 on the food and beverage sector.

Ingredients In-Depth Focus

30 October 2017 | By

This In-Depth Focus looks at the rise of sugar alternatives and their impact on the market. It also takes a closer look at what gluten-free really means and explores the world of superfoods; are the claims about them valid?

The Hunger Games

30 September 2017 | By

During the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly at the UN Headquarters in New York, José Graziano da Silva, Director-General of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), called for widespread improvements to the food industry, especially with regard to waste and the supply chain...

Applying external quality control in food testing labs

2 September 2017 | By

Quality control (QC) in food testing laboratories is often considered a necessary burden. A lot of time, money and effort goes into establishing QC mechanisms, especially for accreditation purposes. Mark Sykes, Scientific Advisor to Proficiency Testing at Fera Science, explains why the QC process should be normal, routine and have…

The Future of Food Labelling

1 September 2017 | By

The dust has barely settled from the implementation of the Food Information for Consumers Regulation (EU) No. 1169/2011 (EU FIC Regulation) and we are already seeing new developments across Europe with the potential to impact future food labelling. In this article Chartered Scientist and Fellow of the Institute of Food…

New Rules. New Labels.

1 September 2017 | By

It has been over a year since the Directive 2009/39/EC on foodstuffs was repealed. The directive was targeted at particular nutritional uses known as the PARNUTSs Directive and was replaced by the new Regulation (EU) 609/2013 on Food for Specific Groups (FSG Regulation) which entered into force on 16 July…