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Monday, March 22, 2010
Category : INNOVATION | Author : experts | Comment : No Comments
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Safflower Power™ Yogurt, the first yogurt fortified with CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid), was launched in Minnesota. This yogurt has been developed by the company Old Home Foods and is enhanced with Clarinol®, CLA from the supplier Lipid Nutrition.

Reference: lipidnutrition.com

The Belgium authority delivered an opinion, published  an opinion on the revision of lycopen and lutein doses in food supplements.

Lycopen :      – minimal dose : 2.5 mg/day

– maximal dose : 15 mg/day

Lutein :          – minimal dose : 2 mg/day

– maximal dose : 10 mg/day

Thursday, March 18, 2010
Category : TRENDS | Author : experts | Comment : No Comments
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The 1st U.S. food group said it is willing  to reduce the salt content of about 10% of its products within 2 years. However, this approach would relate only to products sold in North America, hoping that these efforts will also soon be seen on the entire world market.

Reference : http://fr.reuters.com/article/frEuroRpt/idFRLDE62G2IU20100317

Link : Kraft Foods

The ENVI Committee (Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety in the European Parliament) recently adopted its report on the draft regulation on consumer information to update the labeling of foodstuffs. Among the amendments adopted:

– Mandatory labeling for 10 nutrients: energy, fat, saturated fat, sugars, salt, proteins, carbohydrates, fibers, natural and artificial trans fatty acids
– Removal of nutrient profiles considered as a political term and not a scientifically tenable concept

– The proposed representation of nutrition labeling as color codes “traffic lights” was not adopted
– The principle of national schemes is retained, leaving part of freedom to each member state, and thus going against the principle of harmonization

All amendments will be submitted for discussion before the Parliament’s consideration in plenary meeting scheduled for May.

Lien : http://www.europarl.europa.eu

After an opinion about particular populations (see our article),  the AFSSA (French Food Safety Agency) published an opinion on 1st March of 2010, on dietary reference intake (DRI) in fat. As part of a balanced energy intake, AFSSA recommended therefore that the proportion of fat in the diet is 35 to 40% of total dietary energy intake.

AFSSA sets dietary advice for adults, and also for specific populations such as pregnant and lactating women, infants, children and adolescents.

Find more information in the full review.