06.11.2015

GM foods: ifp becomes Non-GMO Project and VLOG partner lab

ifp is further expanding its activities in the field of GMO detection in food and feed. We have now also been listed as a GMO laboratory by the US Non-GMO Project and by the German VLOG (Association Food without Genetic Engineering).

06.11.2015

New classification of food extracts with colouring properties

Starting November 29th 2015 all foods containing colouring components must comply with the “Guidance notes on the classification of food extracts with colouring properties”. This document classifies such food extracts as either “colouring food” or “food colour”.

06.11.2015

Trans fatty acids in the spotlight

The fact that the FDA called for a ban on partially hydrogenated fats last June has revived the discussion about trans fatty acids in Europe as well. Partially hydrogenated vegetable fats are the main source of harmful longer-chain trans fatty acids in processed foods.

02.11.2015

Insects – food of the future?

What seems disconcerting or revolting to us today may become a common dish on European plates some time in the future. The EU is increasingly dealing with the emerging significance of insects as food. This has less to do with the innovative power of our food industry, but rather indicates a matter-of-fact acknowledgement of the global realities of consumption and demand.

30.10.2015

Analytics meets technology – ifp and DIL agree on cooperation

ifp Institut für Produktqualität (Berlin) and the German Institute for Food Technology (DIL) in Quakenbrück have agreed to more closely synchronise their services in the fields of food analysis and technology consulting.