Nanotechnologies are not used in yeast production

COFALEC members are open and transparent to their consumers about the nature of their products. COFALEC members are currently not using any engineered nanomaterials.

COFALEC statement "No Nanotech in Yeast" updated
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Organic products can be produced with organic or non organic yeast (December 2012)

The Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 of 28 June 2007 on organic production and labelling of organic products, repealing the existing Regulation (EEC) No 2092/91, establishes a new legislative framework for food and feed organic products in the EU, from January 2009 onwards. Non organic yeast can be used in organic products after 31 December 2013 within the limit of 5% of non-organic ingredients of agricultural origin.

COFALEC Organic products can be produced with organic or non organic yeast (DEC 2012)
COFALEC Organic products can be produced
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The labelling of E491 on the packaging of dry instant yeast for wine making (October 2009)

In order to harmonize the labelling of instant dry yeast for all kind of applications, COFALEC members have decided to label sorbitan monostearate (E491) on the wine yeast packagings when it is present, starting on October 1st 2009.

Labelling of E491 on packaging of dry instant yeast for wine making
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Trans fatty acids are not significant in yeast (May 2009)

Yeast is not a source of trans-fatty acids.

Trans fatty acids are not significant in yeast
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REACH and Yeast (December 2008)

Yeast, live or deactivated , is not considered as a "substance" under REACH regulation 1907/2006.

REACH Statement on living dead yeast
Update Statement from COFALEC on living
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The new rules for organic yeast (January 2009)

The Commission regulation 1254/2008 details the rules for producing organic yeast.

Organic Yeast EU Commission regulation 1254/2008
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COFALEC statement on Antibiotics (September 2008)

COFALEC position on non-use of antibiotics in the Yeast production.

COFALEC statement on antibiotics
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COFALEC statement on Allergens (June 2007)

The following note refers to the directive 2000/13 on labelling and explains why yeast is not labelled.

COFALEC statement on Sulphits Allergens
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COFALEC members do not supply genetically modified baker's yeast (June 2007)

The following notes refers to the regulation in force on genetically modified food and feed and on the rules of labelling.

COFALEC statement on GMO and bakers' yeast
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Biofuels vs Food raw materials (June 2007)

Yeast industry views on the impact of biofuels on the availability of raw materials - answer to the DG TREN consultation on biofuels.

Joint press release on biofuels by CAOBISCO - COFALEC - FEDIMA - AIBI - UNAFRA - GAM - IMACE - CEREEAL

DG TREN consultation on biofuels in 2007
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Joint press release CAOBISCO 2007
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The yeast industry will face a shortage of raw material (July 2006)

The yeast industry is hit by the sugar reform and the development of the bioethanol industry.

Shortage of raw material (July 2006)
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