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Northern Ireland’s FSA opens comment period on novel foods

Comments, that began on April 4, 2017 and continue to June 27, 2017, are being taken by the Food Standards Agency for Northern Ireland about enforcement of novel foods by food businesses. The agency says its aim is to ensure effective, consistent and proportionate enforcement of the new novel foods regulations, known as (EU) 2015/2283…. Continue Reading

Would you like to supersize your gut bacteria with that?

London’s Solution Sciences Ltd. is not going to be stopped by the “ick” factor. It’s plans on making the bacterium M. aurum a “novel” food ingredient in Europe. The application is currently before the Food Safety Authority (FSA) in the United Kingdom. “The applicant wants to market M aurum as a concentrate of heat-killed M aurum in… Continue Reading

FDA Wants More Information on Caffeinated Peanut Butter Safety

STEEM is a caffeinated peanut butter being sold in retail stores and online. Its makers say that STEEM is made with natural peanut butter and contains no artificial sweeteners. “Oh, and as much caffeine as two cups of coffee, so stick with the normal serving suggestions for the best effect,” they add. According to the… Continue Reading