Allergens

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Some of the information tweeted @BioCheckUK in December 2019:

  • Much of the ‘Australian beef’ sold in China isn’t Australian … or beef
  • A closer look at the economic and medical importance of mycotoxins.
  • What does legal limbo mean for CBD?
  • FSANZ calls for comment on a proposal to make allergen information clearer
  • Farmers and feed advisers encouraged to better test feed for mycotoxins
  • Sampling for mycotoxins in grain
  • Mycotoxin risk assessment and management in Europe
  • From allergies to climate change to food fraud – issues facing the food sector in 2020
  • FDA is tough on CBD food
  • Label compliance issues extend beyond allergens
  • Q3 Hazard Beat: Nuts, Nut Products and Seeds
  • Undeclared Allergens Top Cause of FDA and USDA Food Recalls
  • The rise of the meat-mimicking market
  • Top ten ‘weakest links’ in allergen management revealed
  • Plant-based ingredients, new pea protein isolate
  • Pesto products recalled over peanut fears
  • Indian Government waives fee for food adulteration test
  • Comparative analysis of eliciting capacity of raw and roasted peanuts
  • US foods making gluten-free claims must comply w/ FDA’s gluten-free labeling rule

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Some of the information tweeted @BioCheckUK in November 2019:

  • In Glasgow at the Association of Public Analysts Annual Conference
  • Tackling biofilm detection
  • All-purpose egg replacement
  • DNA testing reveals ‘widespread adulteration’ of herbal products
  • FSIS issues public health alert for pork sausages due to undeclared allergen
  • Greater guidance on food allergens called for
  • New ILSI Europe food allergy task force group on Allergenicity of novel proteins
  • Consumption Information in Risk-Analysis Driven Food Regulatory Decision
  • Pret A Manger and Planet Coconut face trial after allergy death
  • ‘Be wise to portion size’ guidance
  • Africa: $670m in lost export trade due to aflatoxin contamination
  • Severe allergic reactions rise in children in England over past five years
  • USDA Publishes Hemp Rules: Will It Impact Food?
  • High levels of poisonous substance reportedly found in Kenyan maize flour
  • CBD food and drink in the EU: The newest hot commodity or a regulatory headache?
  • Chickpeas: A rising star of the dairy alternatives market?
  • ANSES issues formula production guide in response to 2017 salmonella outbreak
  • Japanese find breastfeeding at birth can lower milk allergies
  • FDA warns companies for illegally selling CBD products
  • Horsemeat scandal abattoir boss hit with new fines
  • “Clean meat” sees rapid growth as start-ups bring first cultured meat product to market
  • Prevention of Non-peanut Food Allergies.

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Some of the information tweeted @BioCheckUK in October 2019:

  • Lynne Regent opens the Anaphylaxis Campaign Corporate conference
  • FSA: study green food contact materials
  • New Eurachem Guidance on planning and reporting Method Validation Studies
  • Legislation limiting the fight against dangerous pathogens
  • Rice ‘fingerprinting’ to fight fraud: ’20-50% of all premium rice is adulterated’
  • UK allergy-related food recalls may rise further after Natasha’s Law
  • New food allergen Reference Doses (thresholds) from VITAL available
  • Allergic reaction to tzatziki sees Ebbw Vale firm fined
  • Eating out, mindfulness and plant-based trends will dominate industry
  • EC extends whey protein isolate use in supplements and infant formulae
  • SOFHT Conference – Building an Allergen Safe Culture – 27 Feb 2020!
  • FSA downplays rise in reported food crime
  • On World Food Day: Not just hunger, adulteration too remains a serious issue in India
  • UK campaign raises concern over number of missed food inspections
  • ‘Act now on food safety’, out-of-home chains told
  • Could rapeseed protein be the new soy?
  • Going gluten-free offers no gut benefits for healthy people, study suggests
  • Peanut-allergy therapy ‘protection not a cure’
  • The Food Industry Guide to Allergen Management and Labelling for Australia & New Zealand

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Some of the information tweeted @BioCheckUK in September 2019:

  • India: ‘Adulteration in food not less than crime’
  • Vegan meals are ‘UK’s fastest growing take-away choice’
  • Demand for meat & dairy alternatives is shifting in tandem with a rise for ‘clean-label’
  • Controlling contaminants: the new facet of clean label
  • New allergen reference doses in VITAL 3.0
  • Food safety experts face challenging times ahead
  • Chickpeas: The next big protein source for plant-based meat?
  • Flooding raises turmeric supply concerns in India
  • Byron burger death: Owen Carey’s family demand law change
  • Why the world is becoming more allergic to food
  • ‘Natasha’s Law’ confirmed
  • Will an Owen’s law follow Natasha’s?
  • What can restaurants do to help customers with allergies?
  • Eurachem 2019 Measurement Uncertainty Workshop
  • Peanut allergies affected by exercise and sleep deprivation
  • Are plant-based milks entering a vegan renaissance?
  • Allergen information for ‘prepacked for direct sale’ food
  • FSA Board announces plans to protect people with food allergies and intolerances
  • UK’s food supply at risk from climate change and imports: report
  • Review of bio-based food contact materials published – potential risk of allergens present?
  • Byron chicken allergy death family ‘may sue burger chain’
  • RASFF Notifications by Hazard 2018
  • FDA Updates Food Defense Plan Builder to support Intentional Adulteration FSMA Rule

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Some of the information tweeted @BioCheckUK in August 2019:

  • Dutchman sentenced over horse meat scandal arrested in Spain
  • Sale of adulterated rice rampant in Idukki
  • Extraction Conditions Affect the Immunoreactivity of Peanut Allergens
  • The role of incurred materials in method development and validation
  • Arrest made in illegal sheep butchery investigation
  • All you need to know about CBD
  • Confusion as FSA ‘pauses’ work on business inspections model
  • “Catcher of the Rye” Detects Rye Gluten in Foods
  • What impact does diet have on biodiversity loss?
  • UN climate change report presents opportunities for sustainable meat
  • Meat producer has fine increased by £25,000 after court rejects appeal
  • Takeaway food up a quarter in a decade (UK)
  • Vegan food becomes UK’s fastest growing takeaway
  • Trust is key to expanding plant-based options

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Some of the information tweeted @BioCheckUK in July 2019:

  • Dairy analytical standards on the agenda at IDF/ISO Analytical Week 2019
  • Hindus call for apology from WFM for not being transparent on food labels
  • New article on Food Fraud Prevention Strategy
  • An allergy timebomb is exploding in Britain warns Natasha’s parents
  • Meat label lies mean 1 in 5 products contain animal not stated on packet
  • FSA appoints new Chief Executive
  • Key food trends: includes alternative proteins
  • Cultural shift needed to cut food fraud risk: ‘Put product ahead of profit’
  • Game-changing non-GMO soy with 50% more protein
  • Rise of the recall
  • The benefits of being GFSI recognised
  • FSA publishes its Annual Report and Accounts for 2018/19
  • Best practice labelling guidelines unveiled for insect-based products
  • Food fraud and illicit trade ‘holding back progress’ on the SGDs
  • Rapidly Developing Policy on Food Contaminants including mycotoxin levels
  • Who is ‘best prepared’ for plant-based boom
  • Undeclared allergen contamination sparks Asian fish cake recall in the US
  • How Do Canadian Food Industries Perceive Food Fraud
  • EU advised against meat phrase ban
  • Allergy death mum’s plea to schools to save lives
  • the Government Chemist Annual Review
  • A look at the latest food allergy research

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Some of the information tweeted @BioCheckUK in June 2019:

  • Japan – Mozzarella di Bufala Campana PDO ‘evocation’ case
  • Highlights from EAACI 2019
  • CIEH call for allergen hygiene to be included in Food Hygiene Rating scheme
  • Food and Drink Federation (FDF) published ‘Gluten Labelling Guidance
  • 7th June the first ever World Food Safety Day
  • A promising alternative to gluten-free products
  • This Bufala is No Bufala
  • New IFST Fact Sheet: Food Allergy made easy
  • Common Bacteria Increases Food Allergy Risk for Children With Severe Eczema
  • New horse meat raids take place. This time old nags processed in food fraud
  • The climate crisis is already hitting food production
  • SAFE Food Fraud Vulnerability Assessment Tool
  • Horsemeat investigation launched in Ireland
  • French burger fraud is ‘chapter 2’ of the horsemeat scandal
  • Food safety inspection funding drops
  • £180,000 funding announced for research into coeliac disease
  • The rise of veganism
  • Low-gluten wheat alternative ‘miracle grain’ presents ‘clear market opportunity
  • Food Standards Scotland to take over meat hygiene inspections
  • Five types of consumer make up the ‘unbelievable’ plant-based trend
  • Most Europeans react to food risk information
  • International meat fraud crackdown by authorities
  • Pret allergy death: Parents ‘delighted’ by ‘Natasha’s law’ plan
  • Meat analogues: A ‘big opportunity’ for improved quality
  • Meat labelling legislation debated at House of Lords

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Some of the information tweeted @BioCheckUK in May 2019:

  • FSA publishes Board paper on food allergies and intolerances
  • Kent Scientific Services assisting the Channel 4 programme “Food Unwrapped”
  • Restaurants ‘should list all ingredients’ says food agency
  • FSA backs mandatory full ingredient labelling for pre-packed direct sale food
  • Standards & Testing Institution uncover scale of food adulteration in Bangladesh
  • Coeliac UK Awareness week 13-19 May trending
  • Managing Allergens in the Workplace – Anaphylaxis Campaign
  • Tougher food safety rules in Oman: Higher fines and CCTV installation mandatory
  • EU ban on ‘meaty names’ for plant-based products
  • Highlights from FAMS 2019
  • Next Government Chemist programme for 2020 – 2023
  • Discussion paper on allergen labelling
  • Codex is taking on two new work items on food allergens
  • Allergy brand for kids
  • New regulatory system will ‘need to be paid for’: FSA
  • Upcycling coffee cherries: ‘Every major chocolate company is looking at this’
  • Cashing in on cashew nut waste: A natural alternative to nitrates?
  • Food Allergy Week Australia 26 May – 1 June
  • Senior politician in Bangladesh calls food adulterators as the biggest terrorists in society

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Some of the information tweeted @BioCheckUK in April 2019:

  • Are you ready for a recall? Communication strategy the ‘acid test’ for reputation
  • Dr William Frankland speaks about severe allergies the day before his 107th birthday
  • Summary highlights from the Food Allergy Forum in Amsterdam
  • Food safety breach costs baker £6k
  • A common global understanding of scientific risk assessment
  • Severe reaction after eating Tandoori takeaway food
  • Food Standards Scotland launches food allergy alert service
  • One-third of Restaurant “Gluten-free” Foods Contained Detectable Gluten
  • Europe’s new rules for food safety approval: Building trust in science?
  • Mozzarella fraud laid bare by test
  • FDA Says Routine Intentional Adulteration Inspections Will Start March 2020
  • Hygiene and safety offences double since new guidelines
  • Sugars from human milk – a secret weapon against allergies
  • Frozen meat substitutes occupy majority share of the meat substitute market
  • Blockchain service for beef products launched
  • Conditions ripe for another ‘Horsegate’ scandal, warns watchdog
  • Can chef innovations give insects a ‘culinary identity’?

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Posted in Allergens, Gluten, Mycotoxins, Speciation

Horizon scanning:

Some of the information tweeted @BioCheckUK in March 2019:

  • Monitoring and reporting mycotoxin contamination in cereal foods and raw materials
  • FDA strategy to advance food safety and modernise the overseeing of imported food
  • Food Fraud 2019: NGS for food authenticity, traceability and safety
  • Meat labelling survey calls for debate
  • BRC Global Standards Publish new Gluten-Free certification program Issue 3
  • We have launched new tools for withdrawing or recalling unsafe food
  • Food Standards Agency defends allergen stance
  • Birmingham meat plant fined over £250,000 for removal of detained meat
  • FSA Chair reaffirms commitment to highest food safety standards after EU Exit
  • Some restaurants are now refusing to serve those with allergies …
  • Corn protein is allergy-friendly, and has ‘interesting functional benefits’
  • Artificial meat: UK scientists growing ‘bacon’ in labs
  • USDA and FDA Announce Formal Agreement to Regulate Cell-Cultured Foods
  • FDA Publishes Second Instalment of FSMA IA Draft Guidance
  • Blockchain opens up milk supply chain to consumers in France
  • Abattoir fined more than £265,000 for failure to follow public health regulations

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