McDonald’s scraps all artificial flavours, colors and preservatives from burger portfolio

USA – McDonald’s US, the fast food giant, is scrapping all artificial flavors, colors, and preservatives from artificial sources from its top-selling classic burger portfolio. According to FoodingredientsFirst, the ingredient change is part of McDonald’s […]

Product reformulation a success in Ireland, industry says

EUROPE – The Irish trade association, Food Drink Ireland (FDI) has said that product reformulation rather than taxes, has brought tangible results for public health, a critical indicator for the success of the industry, a […]

Greenyard reopens Hungarian facility after finding root cause of Listeria

BELGIUM – Greenyard, one of the largest suppliers of fruit and vegetables in the world, has announced the restart of production in its Hungarian facility, after it conducted an in-depth review and found the Listeria […]

EFSA to review potential hazards and safety levels of food contact material bisphenol A

EU – The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has unveiled a new working group of scientific experts to evaluate recent technological data on the potential hazards and safety limits of the food contact material bisphenol […]

Health Minister declares listeriosis officially over, manufacturers to produce cold meat

SOUTH AFRICA – Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has announced that the country’s listeriosis outbreak, the worst ever in the world is officially over and that manufacturers across the country can now produce cold meat products. […]

Krispy Kreme’s Lagos store reopens after food agency reaffirms safety operations

NIGERIA- The Consumer Protection council (“CPC”) has ordered the reopening of the Krispy Kreme after affirming the American doughnuts and coffee brand’s operations were safe and in accordance to regulations. Beverage Industry news has reported […]

State reopens closed Abakaliki rice mill over poisonous and adulterated rice

NIGERIA – The State Government of Ebonyi has ordered the reopening of Abakaliki Rice mill which was closed due to discovery of adulterated and poisonous rice in the mill, according to This Day Nigeria. The […]

Neogen’s one-hour listeria test kit Listeria Right Now receives AOAC approval

USA – Neogen’s environmental pathogen detection system, Listeria Right Now has received official approval from AOAC, an internationally recognized scientific association. It is a complete system for taking environmental Listeria tests with molecular-level accuracy that […]