It’ time of Trashfood weekly,the summary in english, of my last posts.
-A carbonated drink with caramel 150 d, it’s Frizz Coffee. Made in Calabria
-Again on food hospitals. As I told you, Slow Food and the Health Minister Livia Turco signed an agreement aimed at raising eating standards by using the best of the fresh, healthy local produce Italy. Some days ago the Federation of the Italian Societies of Nutrion wrote to the Health Minister to express their disappointment.
-Functional foods are growing in Italy.One of the last products is a cheese with phytosterols. It’s Made in Germany.
– I had never seen an orange cheese till now. Alessandro from Vienna has sent me a photo of this cheese. Not only bovine milk but also carrot juice.
– Its name is Corn Cone. Corn,vegetable fats, flavours, additives and some mistakes in food labelling. Try to read the label and tell me if you found it.
-Italy and Greece are in the bad books, according to European Commission’s latest reports of the Food and Veterinary Office on the state of EU member states food safety regulations. Factories and plants in all regions don’t comply with regulations in regards to the post-mortem examination of animals, safety checks on raw milk and general operation practices.The inspectors also disclosed an occurrence of potential fraud in relation to the freezing beef that is re-packed and re-labelled with a new extended shelf life date, although they did not describe the case in their report.
– The new National Committee for Food security will be located in Foggia. Here you find the web site, but it is empty, the members of the committee have not yet been chosen by the Italian Health Minister.
In via sperimentale, il summary settimanale dei miei post, sarà anche in inglese. Ogni lunedì, compatibilmente con i miei impegni, ci sarà TrashFood weekly.
–New functional foods in Italy. You can taste Pancor. Pancor, produced by Molino Vigevano, Vigevano (PV), is enriched with phytosterols, provitamin A and vitamin E. You can also read the study aimed to investigate the effect of Pancor on cholesterol levels of the (only) 15 subjects enrolled in the investigation.
New products by Barilla will arrive soon. Bread, snacks and pasta enriched in fibers and omega 3 fatty acids. In USA Barilla plus, a pasta enriched in fibers and omega 3 fatty acids, is already available.
–Food hospital It’s well known that hospital food is an essential part of patient care. How to eat healthier and Mangiare sano in italian hospitals? Slow Food and the Health Minister Livia Turco signed an agreement aimed at raising eating standards by using the best of the fresh, healthy local produce Italy.
– Local products, healthier snacks and other news about food in the hospitals of Emilia Romagna.
–Transgenic and non-standard foods When will start the coltivation of Amflora, la patata transgenica , in Europe? Meanwhile, look at the Mutato gallery of the German artist Uli Westphal. You can find a photo-gallery of “nonstandard fruits, roots, and vegetables” found at supermarkets and farmers’ markets in Berlin.
–Poultry meat labelling Under legislation adopted in August 2005, Italian producers and the first recipients of poultry meat are obliged to indicate the member state of origin of the meat. The labelling must also state the date of import for poultry meat and products coming from other member states and non-EU countries. Now the European Commission is threatening Italy with legal action for imposing overly tough labelling requirements on poultry products imported from other EU member states. What do you think about that?
–Trashfood photo-album Have you seen the new photos uploaded in my photo-album of Flickr?