US farm recalls 207 million eggs in the US amidst Salmonella scare

USA - A US farm, Rose Acre Farms has recalled 207 million eggs supplied in the US after it was reported that more than 20 consumers became ill from suspected salmonella poisoning, reports Fin24. According to the US Food and Drug Administration, the eggs from the facility in North Carolina could have been contaminated with…

2 Sisters Food Group to close its Scotland plant over food safety concerns

SCOTLAND – 2 Sisters Group, UK’S biggest supplier of supermarket chain has confirmed it will shut down its Scotland plant with hundreds of poultry workers losing their jobs due to the closure. According to the Guardian, the site which employs over 450 people has been battling with issues concerning food safety and standards in the…

Bob’s Natural Foods recalls organic amaranth flour on presence of Salmonella

USA - Bob Red Mill, producer of whole grain and gluten-free foods in the US has voluntarily recalled 2,099 cases of Organic Amaranth Flour, after one of the flour lots tested positive on the presence of Salmonella. In an article by World Grain, the single lot of flour also had a sell-by date of Nov.…

Arla Fibre launches high fibre yoghurt to improve consumer diets

UK - Arla Fibre has launched a new yoghurt brand to incorporate fibre diets into the consumer meals after a research revealed that 61% of the nation had monotonous diet plans. New research released by Arla Fibre has revealed that the nation’s diets are stuck in a rut, with nearly two thirds (61%) of the…

Neogen wins 2018 CFIA innovation trophy with its Listeria detection system

SCOTLAND – Neogen Corporation, which develops and markets products dedicated to food and animal safety, with its revolutionary Listeria Right Now environmental pathogen detection system has won the 2018 CFIA innovation trophy in the food industry technology. The CFIA (Carrefour des Fournisseurs de l’Industrie Agroalimentaire) is an annual agro-food industry supplier fair held in France…

New York raw milk cheese company ordered to stop manufacture and sales

NEW YORK - A New York raw milk cheese company whose products were linked to a multi-state outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes (L. mono), has been ordered by a federal court not to manufacture its ready-to-eat aged soft, semi-soft and hard cheeses until it complies with food safety regulations. The U.S. District Court for the Northern…

PureCircle debuts new plant-based, Non-GMO stevia sweeteners

ASIA - PureCircle is expanding its portfolio of sweeteners made from stevia with new plant-based, non-GMO, GRAS approved range even as stevia application in the food and beverage sector continue to rise as high as 10% in 2017. The recent advances boost production to help meet demand for stevia, a sugar substitute containing many sweetener…

UK and Ireland to enforce sugar tax starting April

UK - The UK and Ireland governments’ separate proposed sugar tax policy on soda and fizzy drinks is set to be effected April, termed as the Soft Drinks Industry Levy in the UK. According to the two governments, a number of products that will be exempted from the tax include dairy drinks with at least…

Nestlé’s unveils the world’s first chocolate with innovation to reduce sugar by 30%

SWITZERLAND – Nestlé, the Swiss transnational food and drink company has unveiled Milkybar Wowsomes, the first chocolate using Nestlé’s new structured sugar to reduce sugar by 30% versus comparable bars. According to the company, this new Milkybar Wowsomes achieves the sugar reduction using only natural ingredients and with no sweeteners, with milk as the No.…

PHE Survey reveals too much sugar and too little fibre in diets

UK - Public Health England has revealed that most of UK consumers eat too much sugar while there is little fruit, vegetable and fibre in their diet based on data collected from 2014 to 2016. The National Diet and Nutrition Survey (NDNS) indicated that sugar makes up 13.5% of four to 10-year-olds, and 14.1% of…