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Dietitians’ Week

Dietitians Week (8-12 June 2015) is led by the British Dietetic Association (BDA) and will provide a focused promotion of the dietetic profession nationally and globally. A week full of activities and events to highlight the value of dietitians and their work is planned and will include a range of national awareness raising and political events throughout the UK,… Read More


Preventing Peanut Allergy

In a landmark study published in the New England Journal of Medicine in February 2015, the Learning Early about Peanut Allergy (LEAP) team concluded that early introduction of peanuts could prevent allergy in high-risk infants. This study set out to answer the question of whether early exposure or avoidance is the better strategy to prevent… Read More


New EU Regulation on the provision on food information to consumers

Regulation (EU) 1169/2011 on the provision of food information to consumers brings together EU rules on general food labelling and nutrition labelling into one piece of legislation.The majority of the requirements of the new legislation apply to pre-packed foods from 13 December 2014 with mandatory nutrition declarations for most pre-packed foods cominginto force on 13… Read More


New US quality standards for infant formula

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the USA has issued a final rule to establish requirements that manufacturers show that their infant formulas support normal physical growth and meet quality standards (Infant Formula: Current Good Manufacturing Practices; Quality Control Procedures; Notification Requirements; Records and Reports; and Quality Factors). These requirements, which manufacturers must comply… Read More