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Germany working to impose human rights and environmental supply chain protections by 2021

Germany working to impose human rights and environmental supply chain protections by 2021

25 Aug 2020

Germany is taking the lead on human rights and environmental protections in the European Union. The country plans to pass a Supply Chain Law that will oblige companies to analyze whether their business activities have an adverse effect on recognized hu...

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The British Meat Processors Association calls for a shelf life extension for fresh meat

The British Meat Processors Association calls for a shelf life extension for fresh meat

20 Aug 2020

Current UK food regulations limit the shelf-life of fresh meat to 10 days when stored at 3-8 degrees Celsius. However, the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) is aiming to persuade the UK’s Food Standards Agency to extend those guidelines to all...

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New Umami salt can help manufacturers improve their Nutri-Score

New Umami salt can help manufacturers improve their Nutri-Score

10 Aug 2020

Sea salt producer Salt of the Earth has developed an umami ingredient solution to help manufacturers reduce the sodium content in their products while also improving their Nutri-Score. The company says its product can lower sodium scores by three to fi...

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UK pledges to protect food standards during trade talks but public concern remains high

UK pledges to protect food standards during trade talks but public concern remains high

6 Aug 2020

British public concerns over lowering food safety standards continue to court US trade remain steadfast as the UK and US governments gear up for the next round of scheduled negotiations later this month.

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Kombucha Brewers International releases code of practice to standardize kombucha

Kombucha Brewers International releases code of practice to standardize kombucha

3 Aug 2020

U.S. kombucha trade association Kombucha Brewers International (KBI) established a code of practice that outlines the quality standards for the production of this fermented beverage. The trade group is also working on releasing a seal for manufacturers...

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Study: 2% of Brazil’s soybean farms are responsible for 62% of deforestation

Study: 2% of Brazil’s soybean farms are responsible for 62% of deforestation

29 Jul 2020

A new study published in the Journal of Science found that 20% of soy and 17% of beef imports into European from Brazil may be contaminated with illegal deforestation. Although a substantial figure, this deforestation is linked to a small number of far...

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UK government invests £705 million to fund new border infrastructure and management

UK government invests £705 million to fund new border infrastructure and management

23 Jul 2020

The transition period for the UK out of the EU will end on January 1, 2021, and with it will come the end of a the single market and customs union. To prepare for the exit and maintain trading relations with the EU, the UK government is investing £705 ...

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Pasture-raised egg producer Vital Farms files for IPO

Pasture-raised egg producer Vital Farms files for IPO

22 Jul 2020

Pasture-raised egg company Vital Farms filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering. The company plans to use the symbol VITL on the NASDAQ New York stock exchange.

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Food allergies affect 1 in 4 consumers, according to FARE

Food allergies affect 1 in 4 consumers, according to FARE

3 Jul 2020

New research from FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education) found that 85 million Americans, or 1 in 4 people, avoid purchasing products with the top 9 allergens due to either personal allergies or allergies suffers that live in the same household.

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Nestlé implements Nutri-Score system in Southern Europe

Nestlé implements Nutri-Score system in Southern Europe

21 Jun 2020

Nestlé has extended the use of the French-based Nutri-Score system to its products sold in Spain and Portugal. With this initial rollout, the scoring system will be printed on breakfast cereals Fitness Original, Nesquik Alphabet and Chocapic Bio as wel...

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Kersia acquires Holchem, becomes Europe’s second biggest food safety company

Kersia acquires Holchem, becomes Europe’s second biggest food safety company

4 Jun 2020

French biosecurity and food safety firm Kersia acquired UK-based Holchem, one of the leading players in the UK food and beverage hygiene sector. The financials of this deal were not disclosed, but it was backed by the private equity investment company ...

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Stakeholders send letter to European Commission asking for standardized labeling across Europe

Stakeholders send letter to European Commission asking for standardized labeling across Europe

19 May 2020

A coalition of nearly 40 food and beverage industry titans sent a letter to the European Commission’s Commissioner for Health and Food Safety on April 27 calling for mandatory EU-wide adoption of consistent front of package labeling to combat the risin...

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