Nutri-Score: adapted Algorithm

Since 2020, the Nutri-Score can be used in Germany as a voluntary, additional labelling element. The five-level colour and letter scale represent a simplified nutrition declaration. This year, the steering committee of the so-called COEN countries (Countries officially engaged in Nutri-Score) agreed to proposals for adjustments regarding the calculation of the Nutri-Score.


What changes with the revised European Contaminants Regulation?

Contaminants were one of the main causes of food recalls last year.

Whether naturally occurring contaminants such as mycotoxins and pyrrolizidine alkaloids or process contaminants such as acrylamide, 3-MCPD and MOSH/MOAH - the variety of contaminants is immense and the detection of potential sources of entry is a challenge for food business operators.


Food Fraud - How do you protect your food?

For food operators, the procurement of safe raw materials in sufficient quantities is currently a challenge. Due to geopolitical and pandemic crises and the resulting crop failures and supply shortages, the global supply chains pose particular risks for food fraud.


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.).