Blog: Food

How to Negate Risk in the Global Meat Trade
28 June 2017

How to Negate Risk in the Global Meat Trade

Don't get embroiled in meat scandals More…

Proposition 65 vs. Processed Food Companies - A New (Costly) Thorn in Your Side
20 June 2017

Proposition 65 vs. Processed Food Companies - A New (Costly) Thorn in Your Side

The addition of furfuryl alcohol, a natural by-product of thermal food processing, to the Proposition 65 list will likely result in added litigation risks for food/beverage manufacturers selling products in California. More…

EU Enzymes Dietary Exposure Finalised Guidance - Move Towards More Realistic Assumptions
What Industry Should Know About the New Best Practices Guidelines for Probiotics
15 March 2017

What Industry Should Know About the New Best Practices Guidelines for Probiotics

New industry guidelines will help reduce inconsistency and add clarity for consumers More…

FDA Dietary Fiber Guidance and Its Impact on the Food Industry
02 December 2016

FDA Dietary Fiber Guidance and Its Impact on the Food Industry

The latest developments on dietary fiber may have a major impact on many companies currently making "dietary fiber" declarations in the U.S. More…

Tackling e-Commerce in the Food Industry
11 November 2016

Tackling e-Commerce in the Food Industry

An analysis of the growth of online sales specifically within the Food Industry More…

Intertek welcomes New Novel Food EFSA Guidance Deadline
10 November 2016

Intertek welcomes New Novel Food EFSA Guidance Deadline

A critical step in the establishment of the new EU novel food Regulations More…

When Food Safety is Paramount
18 October 2016

When Food Safety is Paramount

Food hygiene in the food service industry More…

Food Regulatory Update in China
13 September 2016

Food Regulatory Update in China

Looking to Future Changes in the Industry More…

FDA GRAS Rule About to be Finalized - Clarifications, but No Surprises
06 September 2016

FDA GRAS Rule About to be Finalized - Clarifications, but No Surprises

After 19 years as a proposed rule, the United States (U.S.) Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will finalize the criteria by which food ingredients can be concluded to be "Generally Recognized as Safe" (GRAS) More…

Food Contact Regulatory Framework in China 2016
30 August 2016

Food Contact Regulatory Framework in China 2016

Intertek provides insights into how the regulations in China are shaping up and the potential effects on industry. More…

FDA's Updated Draft New Dietary Ingredient Guidance
26 August 2016

FDA's Updated Draft New Dietary Ingredient Guidance

Some Progress but No Dramatic Changes More…

Sugar tax - taxing unhealthy behaviours
19 August 2016

Sugar tax - taxing unhealthy behaviours

How the sugar tax will affect the food industry More…

A further update to EU Novel Food Regulations
28 June 2016

A further update to EU Novel Food Regulations

Intertek's EU food regulatory expert provides insights into how the regulations and guidance documents are shaping up and potential effects on industry. More…

California Proposition 65 - Another Year of Businesses Paying the Price
21 June 2016

California Proposition 65 - Another Year of Businesses Paying the Price

The threat of settlement fees from notices of violation continue to loom over businesses in California. More…

Food law has changed a lot in 500 years
20 May 2016

Food law has changed a lot in 500 years

Exploring the changes in food law 500 years since the first recorded food regulation was introduced More…

California Proposition 65 Update: BPA - End of the 1-year Grace Period
08 April 2016

California Proposition 65 Update: BPA - End of the 1-year Grace Period

OHHEA plans to impose temporary emergency regulations for canned food retailers due to possible BPA-related litigation concerns. More…

U.S. FDA Set to Increase Enforcement on Dietary Supplements
08 March 2016

U.S. FDA Set to Increase Enforcement on Dietary Supplements

Office of Dietary Supplement Program set to increase industry oversight and consumer protection in light of high profile violations More…

Getting New Animal Food Ingredients Into the U.S. Market
23 February 2016

Getting New Animal Food Ingredients Into the U.S. Market

Emerging Developments in U.S. Animal Food Regulatory Acceptance More…

EFSA Takes a Closer Look at Food Enzyme Exposure Assessments
19 February 2016

EFSA Takes a Closer Look at Food Enzyme Exposure Assessments

Deadline for Public Consultation is 31 March 2016 More…

Safe food: a wish or reality?
16 February 2016

Safe food: a wish or reality?

An analysis of how safe our food really is. More…

Added Sugar: Dietary Guidelines in the U.S. and Beyond
26 January 2016

Added Sugar: Dietary Guidelines in the U.S. and Beyond

New U.S. Dietary Guidelines cracks down on added sugar More…

On the trail of understanding consumer tastes
08 December 2015

On the trail of understanding consumer tastes

How sensory analysis can benefit your business More…

EFSA’s Safety Opinion on Isoflavone-Containing Supplements for Post-Menopausal Women
Revised EU Novel Foods Regulations Set for Adoption
03 November 2015

Revised EU Novel Foods Regulations Set for Adoption

Learn more about how these changes will impact you More…

Sample testing in the global food supply chain
01 September 2015

Sample testing in the global food supply chain

Where and how often in the supply chain should food sample testing take place? More…

JECFA Releases Call for Data for 82nd Meeting
25 August 2015

JECFA Releases Call for Data for 82nd Meeting

Learn more about JECFA and how this could impact your food substance. More…

Engaging with webinars
11 June 2015

Engaging with webinars

With our working lives becoming increasingly pressured and time a precious commodity, why should we take time out for webinars? More…

Updating the United States Food and Drug Administration's Redbook
08 May 2015

Updating the United States Food and Drug Administration's Redbook

Public commenting period has been extended to May 11, 2015 More…

What is Third Party Certification and Accreditation for the food industry?
03 March 2015

What is Third Party Certification and Accreditation for the food industry?

An analysis of accreditation and certification and the value it can add to your business, wherever you sit along the global food supply chain. More…

China: A Regulatory Update
22 September 2014

China: A Regulatory Update

Changes in novel food regulations will impact new and existing novel food products. More…

Durian Tested for Degree of Ripeness
28 August 2014

Durian Tested for Degree of Ripeness

A Farmer in Thailand was jailed for selling unripe Durian. But why? And why should we care? More…

A Closer Look: Chocolate Easter Eggs, The Global Supply Chain
18 April 2014

A Closer Look: Chocolate Easter Eggs, The Global Supply Chain

The average chunk of chocolate undergoes hundreds of assessments from the day the cocoa seed is planted. More…

Requirements for a Gluten-Free Food Label
03 April 2014

Requirements for a Gluten-Free Food Label

Do you know about the regulatory requirements for food labeling, specifically when it comes to gluten free products? More…