food standards


Horsing around

Earlier this month I visited Doncaster Racecourse. Whilst I wasn’t there to watch any races, horses were certainly on the agenda – it was Highfield ABC’s Fighting Food Fraud event and, of course, ‘horsegate’ was one of the buzzwords of the day.

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Maggi Noodles safe in UK

Test results from samples of Maggi Noodles in the UK reveal that levels of lead in the product are well within EU permissible levels and would not be a concern to consumers, says the Food Standards Agency (FSA).


Damage control

In the same week that Nestle announced plans to destroy more than $50 million (£32 million) worth of its Maggi noodles, after India’s food safety regulator found the product contains unsafe levels of lead, the presence of a strain of superbug MRSA in UK supermarket pork was also making headlines.

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ROUND-UP: Ingredients

Here is your weekly round-up of Ingredients news. If you have a news item you would like to submit for next week’s round-up, please contact Carly Wood at Arla Foods Ingredients has launched Nutrilac Ageless, a new whey protein plus calcium ingredient that will enable dairy companies to create yogurts and desserts for active […]

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Aspartame study findings published

The UK Food Standards Agency has published the findings of a study carried out by Hull York Medical School, determining reactions to aspartame in people who have reported symptoms in the past compared to people with no reported symptoms. The study concluded that the participants who were self-diagnosed as sensitive to aspartame showed no difference […]

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IFST appoints new president

Maureen Edmondson OBE is the new president of the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST). Edmondson was invested as president during IFST’s annual general meeting on 12 March 2015. Of her appointment, Edmondson says, “I am truly honoured to be appointed president of IFST. A highly successful jubilee year has brought the institute into fresher focus. I […]

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