AFES poster on Handling and Working with Enzyme Containing Ingredients in the Bakery Sector

Poster

Fedima and AMFEP (Association of Manufacturers and Formulators of Enzyme Products) published industry guidelines on the safe handling of enzymes in the bakery supply chain. Now the AFES Working group produced a poster that can be used to inform the factory employees about the safe practices.

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Occupational Exposure Limit proposals for fungal alpha-amylase in The Netherlands

Position Paper

Fedima and AMFEP (Association of Manufacturers and Formulators of Enzyme Products) co-developed a position paper in 2018 on Occupational Exposure Limit (OEL) Proposals for Fungal Alpha-amylase in the Netherlands. In the paper the associations try to explain that the OEL proposal of 60 ng/m3 meets the basic science-based requirements for establishing an OEL where workers’ risk is well managed, and it is already showing its feasibility throughout EU in terms of a DMEL value. Hence AMFEP and FEDIMA strongly propose that this limit is also adopted as the OEL for fungal alpha-amylase in the Netherlands.

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Allergen labelling

Position Paper

Fedima developed a position paper in 2018 on the Labelling of Allergens, in view of the EU Regulation 1169/2011 on the provision of food information to consumers (FIC). Fedima members commit to provide labelling information on allergenic ingredients and substances according to this regulation, as well as to provide information on cross contamination risks in the production process. As a matter of policy, Fedima members will avoid “free from” claims except for products produced under a specific regime.

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Industry Guidelines On the Safe Handling of Enzymes in the Bakery Supply Chain

Industry Guidelines

Fedima and AMFEP (Association of Manufacturers and Formulators of Enzyme Products) published industry guidelines on the safe handling of enzymes in the bakery supply chain. This guidance document provides the insights, best practices and tools to control dust exposure thus safeguarding the health of workers throughout the baking industry.

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EU bread consumption has an essential role in a healthy and balanced diet across european consumers

Press Release

Bread-Initiative is an informal coalition that represents flour millers, craft and industrial bakers, bakery ingredients companies and yeast manufacturers. The main aim of the Bread-Initiative is to improve the image of bread. In this press release the members explore the benefits of bread and inform about the comprehensive study on bread consumption trends across Europe.

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Sourdough in eu

Information Paper

In 2014 Fedima developed a position paper on Sourdough in Europe in which explains that sourdough production is a traditional bread making practice that has led to the development of specific bakery ingredients. In order to properly inform customers and consumers, Fedima members agreed on using the denomination “sourdough” only in specific instances which can be found in Annex I. of this document.

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Status of release agents

Position Paper

In EU legislation, release agents are considered as processing aids. This 2014 paper outlines the legal status of release agents, their functionality in bakery wares, and their benefits of use. Fedima members express in the document, it should be stressed that the legislation has not changed the principles of the Directives.

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Consequences of REACH and CLP Regulations on bakery ingredients

Position Paper

In this 2013 paper, Fedima outlines the context of the REACH and CLP regulations and their consequences on bakery ingredients. Despite some exemptions in these regulations relating to food, Fedima lays down the understandings on the concepts and labelling requirements applying to our sector.

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Tariff code classification

Reference Paper

As a reference to the sector, Fedima in 2012 developed a paper on tariff code classification, which was based on the Commission Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93 laying down provisions for the implementation of Council Regulation (EEC) No 2913/92 establishing the Community Customs Code. The document aims to help the members in using the relevant tariff codes on bakery ingredients.

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Acrylamide in bread and bread products and the role of bread improvers

Position Paper

Acrylamide is defined as a food contaminant that can be formed in foods when heated above 120 °C, if carbohydrates, especially reducing sugars, and free asparagine are present. Fedima in 2009 developed a position paper on Acrylamide in bread and bread products and the role of bread improvers.

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