11.05.2015

ifp website redesigned and optimised for mobile devices

To celebrate our 10th anniversary, we redesigned our website which we proudly present to you now. The update is not just limited to a fresh layout. It was just as important for us to also adapt the technology to match the demands of the smartphone era.

04.05.2015

Mahaleb causes false-positive almond test results

According to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency the recall of cumin products that allegedly contained undeclared almond traces in March was based on false-positive lab results.

27.04.2015

EU approves import of ten new events of genetically modified crops

The EU Commission has approved the import and use in food and feed of ten new genetically modified organisms. The approval processes included positive scientific evaluations by the EFSA. The last time the Commission gave approval to a GMO was in November 2013.

17.03.2015

New reference values for perchlorate

The Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed has specified new reference values for perchlorate. Based on a risk assessment issued by the EFSA, the EU Commission had previously submitted a draft on reducing the current reference values.

19.02.2015

Traces of non-declared allergens (peanut, almond) found in spices

The European Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) and the US FDA have issued several allergen warnings in response to the detection of non-declared almond and peanut traces in spices and convenience foods.