Commission opens inquiry into Danish ‘fat tax’ | EurActiv

Commission opens inquiry into Danish ‘fat tax’ | EurActiv. The European Commission suspects that Denmark’s so-called ‘fat tax’, introduced in 2011 but scrapped a year later, could be considered illegal state aid. Opening the case on Thursday (5 February), the EU executive said it sought to determine whether or not food producers who were not Read more about Commission opens inquiry into Danish ‘fat tax’ | EurActiv[…]

European Commission refers Italy to the Court of Justice for failure to recover 1.75 billion Euro milk levies due from Italian producers

European Commission refers Italy to the Court of Justice for failure to recover milk levies due from Italian producers Brussels, 26 February 2015 The Commission decided today to refer Italy to the Court of Justice of the European Union for failing to meet its responsibilities adequately with regard to managing the recovery of the levy Read more about European Commission refers Italy to the Court of Justice for failure to recover 1.75 billion Euro milk levies due from Italian producers[…]

Bread recommended as major part of diet in sugar swap advice – British Baker

Bread recommended as major part of diet in sugar swap advice – British Baker.   The Department of Health (DoH) is promoting bread as a way to ‘bulk up’ meals and swap out more sugar and fat-laden foods.  A new Eatwell plate developed by the DoH is encouraging consumers to add carbohydrates such as bread, Read more about Bread recommended as major part of diet in sugar swap advice – British Baker[…]

A guide to complying with the Nutrition, Health and Related Claims Standard of the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code

A guide to complying with the Nutrition, Health and Related Claims Standard of the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code This document, developed by the Implementation Subcommittee for Food Regulation (ISFR), provides guidance on how to comply with the Nutrition, Health and Related Claims Standard (Standard 1.2.7) in the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code Read more about A guide to complying with the Nutrition, Health and Related Claims Standard of the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code[…]

Frutarom Granted Product License for Benolea® by Canada NHPD

 The Product License is for a Recommended Use in Support of Cardiovascular Health by Maintaining Healthy blood Pressure Levels

 The Canadian Natural Health Products Directorate (NHPD) granted Frutarom, a product license for its Benolea® cardiovascular health support ingredient. Benolea supports cardiovascular health by maintaining healthy blood pressure levels[1]. A recent clinical study by Endang Susalit, PhD, et al, showed that extract of olive leaf (Olea europaea) was effective in patients with stage-1 hypertension, demonstrating that Benolea can lower blood pressure[2]. As of December, Benolea, manufactured in Wadinswil, Switzerland, using Frutarom’s proprietary HyperPure process, will be available to local dietary supplement manufacturers in Canada.

 Benolea will be marketed in Canada by CK Ingredients, an Ontario, Canada-based distributor of specialty food and supplement ingredients. […]

Simplot gets USDA nod for ‘cancer-reducing’ GMO-potato — RT USA

Simplot gets USDA nod for ‘cancer-reducing’ GMO-potato — RT USA. Simplot, one of the world’s biggest agribusinesses, has received USDA approval for Innate, a genetically-modified potato that produces fewer carcinogens when fried. Anti-GMO pressure groups are campaigning for the decision to be reversed. “This approval comes after a decade of scientific development, safety assessments and Read more about Simplot gets USDA nod for ‘cancer-reducing’ GMO-potato — RT USA[…]

Harvest Soul Chewable Juices Gain GA Department of Agriculture Approval Allowing for Immediate Production

Fresh Promise Foods, Inc.November 06, 2014 08:00 ET

 Organic Juices Protected With High Pressure Processing (HPP) to Be Sold Online and at Health-Conscious Retailers

ATLANTA, GA–(Marketwired – Nov 6, 2014) – Fresh Promise Foods, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: FPFI), a Georgia-based natural and organic health and wellness company, announced today that their wholly owned subsidiary Harvest Soul, Inc.’s inaugural brand, Harvest Soul Organic Chewable Juices, received permitting from the Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA), making them the first organic “chewable” juice in the US. As a result of validation from independent labs that high pressure processing (HPP), the technology utilized by Harvest Soul to achieve its “Fressurized™” difference, is successful in protecting vitamin, nutrient and enzyme levels while destroying unhealthy bacteria and microorganisms, the GDA moved quickly toward permitting the organic juices. […]

Japan’s Health Food Market: Background, Trends and Recommendations – USDA

Japan’s health food market saw steady growth up until 2008 (Figure 1). Before 2008, there was an over-abundance of health food products, especially energy drinks, in the Japanese market. This market saturation led many companies to remove their products from the market due to their inability to compete. Products such as Suntory Holdings’ Dakara Vitamin Read more about Japan’s Health Food Market: Background, Trends and Recommendations – USDA[…]

More research, regulation needed on energy drinks: study | Reuters

More research, regulation needed on energy drinks: study | Reuters.   A new review of the existing evidence suggests that energy drinks may represent a looming public health threat in Europe, especially for kids and young adults. The main health risks from energy drinks come from very high caffeine levels and a higher likelihood of Read more about More research, regulation needed on energy drinks: study | Reuters[…]

Bread leavening agent Sodium acid pyrophosphate (SAPP) doesn’t belong in foods labeled ‘all-natural’, FDA warns baker

Bread leavening agent Sodium acid pyrophosphate (SAPP) doesn’t belong in foods labeled ‘all-natural’, FDA warns baker Leavening agent sodium acid pyrophosphate (SAPP) doesn’t belong in products making ‘all-natural’ claims, even if they are USDA certified organic, the FDA has told a Massachusetts-based baker. In a warning letter sent to Lawrence, MA-based Middle East Bakery, LLC Read more about Bread leavening agent Sodium acid pyrophosphate (SAPP) doesn’t belong in foods labeled ‘all-natural’, FDA warns baker[…]