In order to meet consumer expectations for more transparency and clarity in the labelling of foodstuffs, agri-food manufacturers have been developing (or at least reformulating) their food products, with the aim of making products and ingredients sound more natural, healthier, less processed, and closer to those their customers could make at home.

A trend towards

The blurred boundary between dyes and ingredients that can be used to add color to consumable products

Ingredients that offer ‘natural’ coloring properties can present a tempting alternative to ‘chemical’ colorings for food manufacturers. For example, using ingredients such as turmeric or beetroot juice can potentially bypass the need for ‘chemical’ yellow or pink dyes.

This article was first published by IEG Policy  on May 29, 2019.

ANALYSIS

For the past few years, ever more European industries have been following the ‘clean label trend’, in response to consumers’ demand for more natural and authentic foodstuffs. This approach focuses, in particular, on the declaration of ingredients, to make it as clear

EFSA published today a statement on the review of the risks related to the exposure to the food additive titanium dioxide (E 171) performed by the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (ANSES) (available HERE – and copy attached)

Following its assessment, EFSA concluded that:

  • The latest ANSES opinion published

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This article originally appeared in World Food Regulation Review, Vol. 28, Number 9, February 2019.

This article aims to present and explain the main topics on the agenda of the forthcoming 51st session of the Codex Alimentarius Committee on Food Additives, taking place in Jinan from 25 to 29 March 2019.

In next month’s

Cet article a été publié sur Agra Alimentation, le média des enjeux de stratégiques et financiers de l’agroalimentaire.

Le 27 mai 2018, les députés de l’Assemblée nationale ont voté l’interdiction – temporaire – de toute importation et toute vente de denrées alimentaires contenant du dioxyde de titane, au motif que ses effets négatifs

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World Food Regulation ReviewVol. 27, Number 9February 2018 — 

The forthcoming 50th meeting of the Codex Alimentarius Committee on Food Additives (CCFA50) is expected to make significant progress in reducing the backlog on food additives other than sweeteners and colours, but will also discuss important changes to the ways the Committee