Regulation and safety

Recalled Gluten Free Choice brand bread

Gluten findings in buckwheat prompts recalls

By Joseph James Whitworth

Buckwheat flour containing gluten and used in products advertised as gluten-free has prompted numerous recalls in New Zealand and led to at least one reaction.

Picture: iStock/Toa55. EREN: A change in consumption habits linked to belief that algae are ‘healthy food’ might trigger higher demand in future

Consumer trends driving emerging risks - EREN

By Joseph James Whitworth

Risks associated with seaweed, use of green tea extracts in supplements and aloe in food have been flagged as issues by the Emerging Risk Exchange Network (EREN).

Picture: iStock

EFRA slams accreditation process in 2 Sisters inquiry

By Joseph James Whitworth

A committee looking into alleged lapses at a 2 Sisters poultry site has described the accreditation process as having a ‘patchwork nature’ and said it appears ‘relatively simple’ for someone to hide infractions.

‘Sale of illicit alcohol costs UK around £1.3bn per year’ - HMRC

News in Brief

HMRC operation seizes alcohol in Wales

By Staff Reporter

An operation to disrupt the sale and supply of illegal products across north Wales has uncovered 2,700 litres of alcohol.