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France looks set to ban titanium dioxide

By Niamh Michail

As France looks poised to ban titanium dioxide by the end of 2018, the government has praised “pioneering” manufacturers for voluntarily removing the colouring from food products.

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Dutch Vivera claims 'world first' with plant-based steak

By Niamh Michail

Dutch brand Vivera has launched a plant-based steak made with wheat and soy protein. “We worked against the clock to get this steak - the holy grail of plant-based proteins - to market," says the company.

Food Safety Weekly recall round-up

Food Safety Recall round-up 5-11 May 2018

Recalls: Cadmium, metal and glycidyl esters

By Joseph James Whitworth

Recalls and alerts were made by England, Ireland, US, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Belgium, Denmark, France, Luxembourg, Norway, Spain, Germany and Austria.

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Galicia sets legal definition of artisan food

By Niamh Michail

Spain's Galicia has set a legal definition of artisan food, which prohibits the use of artificial colours, flavours and tropical fats such as palm oil and coconut oil.

The salt and pepper popped lotus seeds

Are popped lotus seeds the next popcorn?

By Niamh Michail

Also known as fox nuts, the gluten-free seeds of an Asian water lily could soon rival popcorn as consumers' guilt-free, savoury snack of choice, says UK start-up Nuto.