04/06/2020 – Despite the challenges posed by coronavirus, the International Food Additives Council (IFAC) is highlighting that the safety and quality of the global food supply remains strong, and that food additives continue to play a vital role in maintaining the quality of foods in the home pantry.
02/04/2020 – But turns out, sea moss has been used as an ingredient for centuries in coastal countries such as Ireland, Spain, and Jamaica, where one popular soft drink contains the seaweed, plus condensed milk, vanilla, and nutmeg. It’s been harvested for its medicinal and nutritional properties in Ireland at least since the 1800s during the Irish Potato Famine, according to the International Food Additives Council.
03/18/2019 – Food waste has been an industry concern for some time and there are a multitude of ingredients available that manufacturers can use to both extend shelf-life and fulfill consumer expectations for quality, safety and experience. The European Commission (EC) recently released a study investigating the relationship between date marking on food labels and food waste and according to the International Food Additives Council chief, Robert Rankin, ingredients are often the unsung hero.
06/08/2018 – Frustrated by cities proposing warning labels on soft drinks and a recent California judge’s ruling on coffee, more than 60 organizations on June 7 announced the creation of the Coalition for Accurate Product Labels. Food and agricultural groups in the Coalition for Accurate Product Labels include the Grocery Manufacturers Association, the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, the American Bakers Association, the American Farm Bureau Federation, the American Sugarbeet Growers Association, the Corn Refiners Association, the Frozen Potato Products Institute, the Independent Bakers Association, the International Bottled Water Association, the International Food Additives Council, the Juice Products Association, the National Grocers Association, the National Pork Producers Council, the National Potato Council, SNAC International, and the Sugar Association.
04/06/2018 – The growing, but increasingly fractured organic industry does little these days that is not without controversy. USDA’s decision earlier this week to buck a recommendation and allow carrageenan as an ingredient in organic products is just another example.
11/18/2016 – The International Food Additives Council has also described NOSB’s decision as “disappointing”, going on to say that it will “result in fewer organic options and inferior organic products as companies struggle to reformulate with alternatives that do not work as well as carrageenan.”
11/18/2016 – Food Navigator-USA’s Elizabeth Crawford features a statement from IFAC executive director Robert Rankin on the NOSB’s decision to delist carrageenan from the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances in organic foods.
11/18/2016 – Cathy Siegner of Food Safety News gets comment from IFAC executive director Robert Rankin on the NOSB’s decision to delist carrageenan from the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances in organic foods.
11/18/2016 – IFAC executive director Robert Rankin provides a statement to Food Dive expressing his disappointment with the NOSB after their vote to delist carrageenan from the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances in organic foods.
11/18/2016 – IFAC executive director Robert Rankin provides input on carrageenan based on Dr. James McKim’s study from earlier in 2016.