Updated guidelines for fruit products
The revision of the guidelines includes the inclusion of cranberries and apple puree, the latter being described as an apple product with a creamy to coarse texture with a thick, flowing viscosity and without added sugar.
ECJ judgement: Salmonella in fresh poultry meat
Due to their resistance and adaptability, salmonellae are often the cause of foodborne gastrointestinal illnesses (salmonellosis) in the European Union (EU), which is why they are often the cause of alerts in the EU Rapid Alert System (RASFF). The majority of salmonella cases are attributed to contaminated food of animal origin (poultry, etc.).
Accredited foreign object detection & analysis according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025
Although food companies take far-reaching quality assurance measures, foreign body findings are not uncommon at all stages of food production. In order to avoid safety risks and economic damage, reliable foreign body detection is therefore indispensable. Once such an occurrence has been detected, it is important to identify the foreign body precisely, because this is the only way to assess its relevance for product safety so that the right quality assurance measures can be initiated.
New maximum levels for pyrrolizine alkaloids
Pyrrolizidine alkaloids are secondary plant constituents that are mainly formed by plants to protect them from predators. Due to their harmful potential, especially the group of 1,2-unsaturated pyrrolizidine alkaloids is undesirable in food and feed.
Green claims using the example of "climate neutrality"
Many products advertise with the claim "climate neutral". However, there are no regulations on so-called "green claims" at either European or national level.