News : Regulation, Food & Health

Positive effect of the addition of probiotics in conjunction with an antibiotic intervention on microbial diversity and composition in adults

Millions of antibiotic prescriptions are written each year in the United States. Probiotics reduce antibiotic-induced gastrointestinal side effects; however, the effect of

The FI Europe 2022 show: December 6, 7 and 8. Paris

The FI Europe 2022 or “Food Ingredients Europe” (FIE) will be held in person on December 6, 7 and 8 in Paris.

In France, about 50% of total protein intake should be animal-based to meet nutritional recommendations on non-protein nutrients according to age and sex

Nutritional recommendations for a sustainable and healthy diet include plenty of variety in the consumption of minimally processed plant-based foods (fruits, vegetables, nuts, unrefined grains, legumes, etc.) and moderate amounts of animal food sources. This study provides factual information on the contribution of animal protein to total protein meeting all recommendations without additional cost.

Anses advises against including vitamin D3 in the list of endocrine disruptors to be mentioned on food product label

Vitamin D3, or cholecalciferol, is essential for the proper functioning of our body and plays a decisive role in the quality of bone tissue. It is provided by food (dairy products, fish, eggs) and is produced by skin exposed to the sun. However, more than 1 in 3 French people fail to meet their physiological vitamin D3 needs, which is a major public health concern. Indeed, a vitamin D3 deficiency exposes people to known risks for human health, in particular during periods of growth. Pediatric societies recommend routine vitamin D supplementation for children to prevent rickets and for the elderly to avoid osteoporosis.

EFSA confirms the toxicity of hydroxyanthracene derivatives in food

Conformément à l’article 31 du règlement (CE) n° 178/2002, la Commission européenne a demandé à l’EFSA d’évaluer si les données de deux nouvelles publications scientifiques présentées par la Société italienne de toxicologie étaient suffisantes pour réviser leurs conclusions sur la sécurité des dérivés d’hydroxyanthracène dans les aliments.

FDA webinar on the update of the definition of “healthy”: october 21st

the FDA organised a webinar on october 21st to provide an overview of its proposed rule to update the definition of “healthy” nutrient

Launch of One Health Joint Plan of Action to address health threats to humans, animals, plants and environment

A new One Health Joint Plan of Action (OH JPA) has been launched by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Organization for Animal Health (WOAH). This first Joint Plan on One Health aims to create a framework to integrate systems and capabilities so that we can collectively better prevent, predict, detect and respond to health threats. This initiative aims to improve the health of humans, animals, plants and the environment, while contributing to sustainable development.

FDA proposes to update the definition of ‘healthy’ on food labeling for US food market

The proposed rule would update the definition for the implied nutrient content claim ‘healthy’ to better account for how all the nutrients in various food groups contribute and may work synergistically to create healthy dietary patterns and improve health. Under the proposed definition for the updated “healthy” claim, which is based on current nutrition science, more foods that are part of a healthy dietary pattern and recommended by the Dietary Guidelines would be eligible to use the claim on their labeling, including nuts and seeds, higher fat fish (such as salmon), certain oils and water.

SIAL Paris 2022 : october 15-19

The “Salon International de l’Alimentation (SIAL) Paris 2022 will be held in Villepinte from Saturday 15 to Wednesday 19 October 2022.

Natexpo 2022: the unmissable trade show for organic and natural products

The Natexpo 2022 show was a real success with more than 10,000 professional visitors and 1,800 exhibitors and brands present gathered for 3 days in Lyon. All the organic links were represented: from ingredients to distribution. Actors from all walks of life, French and international, took part in this benchmark event.

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