QeA to EU Commission – Date of minimum durability on olive oil

The following Q&A with the EU Commission clarifies the EU position on the issue. Italy is imposing 18 months as maximum "best before" for olive oils, but the Commission is asking to amend the national legislation. If an olive oil will be too "old" and will lose its organoleptic properties (i.e. high levels of peroxides … Continue reading QeA to EU Commission – Date of minimum durability on olive oil

USDA Raises Tomato Lycopene Limit for Meat

In a game-changing move, the USDA approved a five-fold increase in the level of tomato lycopene allowed as a colorant in ready-to-eat (RTE) meat products. This increase allows tomato lycopene colorants from manufacturers like LycoRed Ltd., Israel, to effectively replace FD&C Red #40 and carmine in a wide assortment of deli meats, sausage and hot … Continue reading USDA Raises Tomato Lycopene Limit for Meat