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 Future Market Insights’ (FMI’s) recent report Global Stevia Market – Market Analysis and Opportunity Assessment, 2014 – 2020 focuses on emerging regions and delivers insights into the […]

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Clean label, gluten-free pasta

To overcome the problems associated with producing gluten-free pasta – such as stickiness of the final product after cooking and the inclusion of additives such as modified starches or gums – Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients (LCI) collaborated with the Italian University of Foggia to create Westhove Maize 23. The gluten-free functional maize flour promises sensorial properties […]

Food traceability gaining popularity

Organic Monitor believes that growing consumer interest in food provenance and production methods is leading to a spike in traceability schemes, with a growing number of certification schemes and analytical tools helping food companies provide transparency. Traceability schemes were initially introduced to track agricultural commodities from developing countries, such as coffee, cocoa and tea. Consumer […]

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Be ready for FIC with rice starches

As the prospect looms of the Food Information for Consumers Regulation (EU 1169/2011 – also known as ‘FIC’), due to be implemented this December, food manufacturers are already considering how best to meet its requirements. Ulrick & Short, the British-owned clean label starch specialist, is under no illusions about the new regulations. Director Adrian Short […]


EFSA GM maize review due next month

EFSA is set to publish its second and final assessment of the Séralini et al. publication on the potential toxicity of GM maize NK603 and of a herbicide containing glyphosate by mid-November. EFSA has extended the publication date of its second statement from the end of October until mid-November to allow it to fully consider […]

EFSA set to deliver initial review on GM maize and herbicide

EFSA will next week deliver its preliminary review of a new study which states concerns over the potential toxicity of a herbicide containing glyphosate and of glyphosate-tolerant GM maize NK603. A multi-disciplinary task force set up by the Authority will analyse the paper by Séralini et al and publish an initial scientific review as the […]

Positive outlook for Hi-maize

National Starch Food Innovation says it is delighted at at EFSA’s positive opinion on the benefits of type-2 resistant starch from high amylose maize (Hi-maize) in relation to health blood sugar levels. However, the company goes on to say that it is disappointed that a second claim for digestive health benefits was not accepted because […]


GM soya approval but warning lights for animal feed shortage

The Agricultural Industries Confederation has welcomed the approval of a new genetically modified (GM) soya as a step in the right direction, but remains concerned about future shortages of protein for animal feed in the European Union. The leading voice for the UK’s agricultural supply industry has echoed the concerns of the European Feed Manufacturers […]

Defra update on GM crops

Defra has proposed measures to ensure that growing of genetically modified crops in England will not disadvantage other farmers. The plans include enforcing strict separation of distances between genetically modified and conventional crops. Under EU rules, no GM crops will be grown in the UK unless scientific evidence shows they are safe for human health […]

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