Sara Lewis is a Brussels-based freelance journalist who writes for IEG Policy on European food regulatory issues.
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A lack of toxicological data meant that the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) was unable to re-assess the safety of glycerol esters of wood rosin (GEWR, E 445) when used as a food additive.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has handed down a negative opinion on Han-Biotech’s claim for its salt replacer Symbiosal® lowering blood pressure and reduced risk of hypertension.
The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has rejected a complaint against AB InBev that a television advertisement for its Corona beer encouraged people to drink alcohol when swimming.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has found that when used as a food additive propane‐1,2‐diol alginate (E 405) does not exceed the EU safe intake levels, its Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes, Flavourings and Processing Aids (CEF) said in a recently published opinion.
Dole must sell off its bagged salad business in Sweden before Ireland’s Total Produce will get the green light to acquire joint control of the company under the EU’s merger regulation, the European Commission has said. However, there are no concerns about its fresh fruit and vegetables offering.
Two aluminium additives - aluminium sulphates (E 520–523) and sodium aluminium phosphate, acidic (E 541) - do not raise safety concerns at current levels of use, according to a newly-published opinion from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).