Genetically modified wheat discovered in USA
A farmer discovered 22 plants of the genetically engineered wheat event MON 71700 on an unplanted field in Washington, USA. The wheat is resistant to the herbicide glyphosate.
Christmas outlook: donations instead of customer presents
Although December is not here yet, the countdown for organising Christmas is running already in many companies. This year ifp will not send Christmas cards or presents to customers.
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).
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”.
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.