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Food additives: consumers’ queries answered

21 November 2018 | By

In your role as a food producer, you’re sure to face questions from the public, especially in the wake of recent high-profile cases of contamination, recalls and mislabelling. The UK’s IFST has produced information to pass on to customers, outlined here.


IFST responds to the FSA’s “Regulating our Future” programme

2 August 2017 | By

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) recently published a paper outlining progress with the “Regulating our Future” programme*. Institute of Food Science & Technology, the independent qualifying body for food professionals in Europe, recognises the paper reflects the FSA’s current evolution in the thinking, rather than a finished design of the…


Reading it right on novel foods

14 July 2017 | By ,

On 1 January 2018, Regulation (EC) No. 258/97 on novel foods and novel food ingredients will cease to apply, and Regulation (EU) No. 2015/2283 on novel foods will take its place. Although the incoming Regulation 2015/2283 has the same ‘cut off’ date of 15 May 1997 for defining a novel…