John Holah, Principle Corporate Scientist at Kersia, reflects on the impact that the Covid pandemic has had on cleaning and hygiene practices in the food industry and considers the potential future benefits.
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Small Giants Co-Founder, Francesco Majno, discusses why it was necessary to rebrand his insect-based snack company, and why insects are more sustainable as a food than traditional meat and fish products.
Mealworms have been approved for human consumption by the EFSA, which could help insect-based foods flourish within the EU.
Patrick McNamara, Technical Specialist Manager, Intertek, provides a clear and concise overview of what information needs to be shared between labs and their customers.
Paul Lerigo asks whether UK food manufacturers will continue to abide by existing food safety standards even after the UK leaves the EU at the end of the year.
New Food hears from the British Soft Drinks Association's Director General, Gavin Partington, as he defends the use of aspartame following criticism from two food safety experts last week.
Two food safety experts have called for the widely used artificial sweetener, aspartame, to be banned in the UK and questions why it was deemed acceptable in the first place.
The ACI has launched a pioneering consortia study that will address data gaps associated with the safety of CBD, ensuring that only safe and fully-compliant products are on the UK market by next spring.
The campaign aims to complement the ongoing efforts of the European Commission and other international organisations to work towards the eradication of the disease in Europe.
Upon request of the European Commission, EFSA has assessed the health risks associated with glycoalkaloids (GAs) in the Solanaceae family of plants.
After the favourable verdict from EFSA, the proposal will move forward to the European Commission, which will make a decision regarding the authorisation by the beginning of 2021.