Orkla extends acrylamide-reducing yeast deal towards Eastern Europe

Orkla Food Ingredients has received the go-ahead to manufacture and sell an acrylamide-reducing yeast in Eastern Europe as part of an extended license agreement with Renaissance BioScience.

Rothamsted Reply

In an open seminar at Rothamsted Research centre last week, Professor Nigel Halford warned of the impending burden EU regulation governing acrylamide levels would have on food manufacturing.

Expressing concern at the industry's lack of preparation, the institute's specialist in metabolic regulation in crop plants said, "I don't think people realise what might be coming."

"We are going to have compulsory codes of practice...and that potentially affects everybody in the food supply chain from food processors right back to farmers, so includes stuff on agronomy and includes stuff on the actual food production."

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