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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…

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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It has been over a year since the Directive 2009/39/EC on foodstuffs was repealed.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…

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The Sound of the Crowd

1 September 2017 | By

The drinks can is increasingly becoming the consumer’s drink pack of choice, with growth of the craft beer movement, and now soft drinks, playing a key role in changing the general perception of the can’s aesthetics. European consumers, it seems, share a cluster of primary needs when it comes to…

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Why food safety should come first

1 September 2017 | By

Any food producer will know that retailers and hospitality businesses that sell and serve food hold great responsibility as the face of the food industry. In this article NFU Mutual’s Darren Seward explains why they have a duty to fulfil their obligations to consumers as a trustworthy source to purchase…

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Brexit and British farming: Crisis or opportunity?

1 September 2017 | By

Brexit continues to dominate not just UK and European headlines but it seems the whole world is watching. The British economy owes a lot to the food and beverage industry, which employs an estimated 13% of the population and in turn is heavily dependent on British farming. Roy Manuell, Junior…

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Passing the colour test

20 August 2017 | By

We’re in the middle of a sea-change in attitudes to colours in food and beverages. It’s no longer enough for products to look good — customers now demand that products should be produced safely and naturally and the colours that go into them are no exception. Christiane Lippert, Head of…

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ISO 16890 – an explanation

20 August 2017 | By

As of January 2017, the new test standard ISO 16890 for filter testing and assessment replaced the previous standards EN 779 (Europe) and ASHRAE 52.2 (USA). It will have sole validity from the middle of 2018 onwards. Though the primary impact of ISO 16890 will be on air quality, this…