Toxic Pesticides Are Polluting Over Half of Arable Land, Reinforcing Need for Global Organic Transition

Posted by SGS Digicomply Editorial Team on April 9, 2021
Markets United States of America Organization Beyond Pesticides Topic Contaminants, residues and contact materials (Beyond Pesticides, April 7, 2021) Toxic pesticides are putting more than half of the Earth’s farmland at risk of pesticide ...

Tags: organic food, pesticide reduction, sustainable use of pesticides

Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act reintroduced, plastics industry ramps up opposition

Posted by SGS Digicomply Editorial Team on March 30, 2021
Markets United States of America Organization SGS Digicomply Topic Contaminants, residues and contact materials The bill retains many of its provisions from last year, including a nationwide extended producer responsibility (EPR) program ...

Tags: plastics, USA, plastic pollution

New Standard ISO 23662:2021 - Vegetarian and vegan claims and product labelling

Posted by SGS Digicomply Editorial Team on March 16, 2021
Markets International Organization ISO - International Standardization Organization Topic Labelling A new standard for defining vegan and vegetarian goods will give consumers confidence in their purchasing choices. ISO 23662, Definitions ...

Tags: food labeling, vegan & vegetarian

South Australia’s historic ban on single-use plastic starts

Posted by SGS Digicomply Editorial Team on March 2, 2021
Markets Australia Organization Premier of South Australia Topic Contaminants, residues and contact materials South Australia's historic ban on single-use plastics is now in action, with shops banned from selling plastic straws, stirrers ...

Tags: plastic-straw, Contaminants, residues and contact materials, plastics, australia

Food Fraud Summary January 2021

Posted by SGS Digicomply Editorial Team on February 25, 2021
Markets International Organization European Commission Topic Trade, market and official controls Methods and Manufacturing The Indian authorities seized almost 10 tons of lollipops and candies(for children) adulterated with talcum powder. ...

Tags: Food Fraud Surveillance, European Union, international

Authorities from seven European countries coordinate the introduction of Nutri-Score

Posted by SGS Digicomply Editorial Team on February 17, 2021
Markets Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland Organization Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office Topic Labelling The introduction of Nutri-Score will be coordinated internationally: the competent ...

Tags: food labeling, front of pack labeling, labelling, nutri-score

Baby Foods Are Tainted with Dangerous Levels of Arsenic, Lead, Cadmium, and Mercury

Posted by SGS Digicomply Editorial Team on February 10, 2021
Markets United States of America Organization U.S. House of Representatives Topic Alerts and recalls Contaminants, residues and contact materials Inorganic arsenic, lead, cadmium, and mercury are toxic heavy metals. The Food and Drug ...

Tags: alerts and recalls, cadmium, lead, Contaminants, residues and contact materials, mercury

International science updates: Plant essential oils as a meat preservative, Microalgae for functional foods, Eco-friendly plastic extension to food packaging

Posted by SGS Digicomply Editorial Team on February 1, 2021
Markets International Organization Food Navigator Asia Topic Methods and Manufacturing (IR) Potential Application of Essential Oils for Mitigation of Listeria monocytogenes in Meat and Poultry Products: This study has revealed that EOs ...

Tags: meat products, food packaging materials, eco-friendly plastic, microalgae

Vegan 'dairy' products face EU ban from using milk cartons and yoghurt pots – and UK could be next

Posted by SGS Digicomply Editorial Team on January 26, 2021
Markets European Union, United Kingdom Organization The Conversation US Topic Labelling General law and Standards Leading oat milk brand Oatly and the owner of Flora margarine are spearheading a campaign to overturn new proposed EU rules ...

Tags: food safety, food contact materials (FCM), PFAS

McDonald’s to phase out PFAS from food contact packaging by 2025

Posted by SGS Digicomply Editorial Team on January 20, 2021
Markets USA, International Organization Chemical Watch Topic Food Contact Materials Major restaurant chain McDonald’s has committed to globally phasing out the use of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) from its customer packaging ...

Tags: food safety, food contact materials (FCM), PFAS

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