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Acrylamid: European commission issue regulation (EU) 2017/2158

Acrylamide is a low molecular weight, highly water soluble, organic compound which forms from the naturally occurring constituents asparagine and sugars in certain foods when prepared at temperatures typically higher than 120 °C and low moisture. It forms mainly in baked or fried...

Furan in food: EFSA confirms health concerns

Consumer exposure to furan and methylfurans in food could lead to possible long-term liver damage. The most exposed group of people are infants, mainly through consumption of ready-to-eat jarred or canned foods. Exposure in other population groups is mainly from consumption of...

Labeling of pasta and rice: published the decrees for the obligation to indicate the origin

In our previous news, we have dealt with the two decrees in the subject that introduce important novelties in the labeling of rice and pasta. With the publication in the Official Gazette, will enter into force the measures introducing the two-year testing of the labeling system,...

Summer office closure

We inform that our offices will be closed from Monday, August 15th until Friday, August 25th. For emergencies please send an email to info@almater.it. Thank you and happy holidays to all! Almater staff

Labeling of pasta and rice: signed decrees for the obligation to indicate the origin

The measures introduce testing for two years in the labeling system, in line with the standard already in force for dairy products. “It is a historic step – said Minister Maurizio Martina – that we have decided to do pending the full implementation of the...

Almater’s experience at Las Vegas’s IFT, a great hit!

The annual IFT meeting is one of the most important events in the world where the most creative minds in food science, food industry, government institutions and the academic world gather each year with the purpose and the pleasure of sharing and presenting One another’s...

FSSC 22000 launches major update of its Scheme

Based on the experience in applying version 3 during the past years and the expectations of major stakeholders (among which authorities and industry), FSSC 22000 has effectuated several major changes to improve consistency and stringency. Some of the key changes include new...

Almater at the IFT annual meeting in Las Vegas

Almater will join its partner EAS Consulting Group, LLC at the IFT Annual Meeting in booth 2617. IFT17 is where the most creative minds in the science of food—including industry, government, and academia—come together with purpose and vision to share and challenge one another...

SWITZERLAND: new food regulations

In principle, foodstuffs that are authorized in Switzerland are described by product-specific regulations. Products which are not specified in these regulations need authorisation from the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) (article 5 (1) Swiss Regulation on Food and...

FCM: Italy issued Decree on sanctions

This Decree lays down rules for penalties for breaching the rules of: Regulations (EC) n. 1935/2004 on materials and articles intended to come into contact with food and repealing Directives 80/590/EEC and 89/109/EEC; Commission Regulation (EC) n. 2023/2006 on good manufacturing...