All news articles for November 2012

BDSI says consumers needn't be alarmed as residues are tiny

Advent calendar chocolates safe, says BDSI


The German Confectionery Association (BDSI) has said that chocolates in advent calendars pose no health risk after a consumer group linked products to ‘cancerous’ mineral oils.

Advent calendars were found to contain mineral oil residues

Advent calendar chocolates present cancer risk, says consumer group


Potentially cancerous mineral oils have been found in advent calendar chocolates including ones from Nestlé, Mondelez and Lindt, leading a consumer group to call for manufacturers and packaging firms to change packaging inks and machine lubricants.

CFIA suspends licence of Capital Packers due to listeria risk

CFIA shutters plant linked to listeria risk

By Joe Whitworth

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has suspended the licence of a meat processing company after finding listeria monocytogenes on the sleeve of an employee.