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  • Popular Candy Accused of Containing Toxin

    Popular Candy Accused of Containing Toxin
    A lawsuit was filed against Mars Inc. for failing to discontinue use of titanium dioxide in Skittles candy. The lawsuit also alleges that the Skittles candy packaging does not alert “reasonable consumers” to product information including the presence of titanium dioxide. The lawsuit was filed in a California court and seeks class action status. Titanium …
  • Company to Relabel Certain Crackers to Reflect Whole Grain Content

    Company to Relabel Certain Crackers to Reflect Whole Grain Content
    A large food company will voluntarily be relabeling certain crackers to reflect whole grain content more accurately. The new packages and labels will disclose the percentage of grains that are whole grains. In addition, the claims made will be modified to state “with” or “made with” in larger font so that the information is more …
  • Korea Publishes Partial Amendment of Food Standards and Specifications

    Korea Publishes Partial Amendment of Food Standards and Specifications
    Earlier this month the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) of Korea published the “Partial Amendment of the Korea Food Standard and Specification” No. 2022-48. Changes included in the amendment include updates to the standards of foods for special medical purposes and nutritional preparations for the elderly as well the re-evaluation of certain raw …
  • Citrus Greening May Plague California

    Citrus Greening May Plague California
    Citrus greening disease, also called Huanglongbing (HLB), has been found in Los Angeles country. Greening has been impacting Florida for nearly ten years and has slashed commercial production of oranges by around 70%. The citrus disease was first identified in China and then moved to Brazil and the United States. It has been found in …
  • Finding A Way Through Sticky Situations

    Finding A Way Through Sticky Situations
    Honey fraud is an ongoing problem for producers and consumers alike, but more and more detection methods are being developed to find adulterated products. Kelulut honey from Malaysia is a popular honey from stingless bees, highly priced for its health properties. Efficient and low-cost NIR spectroscopy and in-situ physiochemical analysis with a handheld device can quickly …