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.


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.


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.


ifp has moved to a new location

We are happy to announce that we successfully moved to our new company building at the end of last year. The new address for correspondence as well as for sending in samples for analysis is:


Allergen labelling of non-prepacked (loose) foods

After the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) had in July submitted a draft implementing ordinance to bring national legislation into line with the EU Regulation on the provision of food information, the German Federal Council passed a revised version on November, 28th.