Malawi Bureau of Standards lifts ban on the use of tartrazine as a food additive

MALAWI – Malawi Bureau of Standards (MBS) has lifted the ban on the use of food additive tartrazine that was being used in production of beverages such as squashes, cordials and other flavoured drinks. The […]

Denmark becomes first country to ban use of PFAS in food packaging

DENMARK – Denmark will be the first country to ban PFAS chemicals which have been linked to cancer, elevated cholesterol and decreased fertility, from food packaging, starting next year. PFAS (perfluoroalky and polyfluoroalkyl substances) chemicals […]

DuPont considers divesting food additives and ingredients business for US$20bn

USA – Specialty chemicals maker, DuPont is said to be considering selling its nutrition and biosciences unit, few months after Dupont became independent following a three-way split earlier this year. According to a Bloomberg report, […]

FDA approves soy leghemoglobin as color additive in beef analog products

USA – The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved soy leghemoglobin as a color additive in uncooked ground beef analog products. This follows meat-alternative company Impossible Foods’ 2018 petition to have the ingredient […]

Kenyan standards body tightens compliance with rules on food additives

KENYA – The Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) has unveiled that it is seeking to make it mandatory for all companies seeking to introduce food additives to back approval requests with scientific studies proving they […]

France plans to ban titanium oxide in food additives

FRANCE – France’s National Assembly passed an amendment banning the use, import and marketing of any food product containing titanium dioxide (TiO2) as a food additive as a component of France’s farm and food bill […]