The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) International has released a standard specifically for the determination of “microwave safe” for reheating ceramicware. The standard is named ASTM C1607 – 12(2016) Standard Test Method for Determination of “Microwave Safe for Reheating” for Ceramicware. This standard aims to determine the suitability of ceramicware for use in… read more
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The European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) has published EN 60350-1:2016 Household electric cooking appliances – Part 1: Ranges, ovens, steam ovens and grills – Methods for measuring Performance on November 4, 2016. The standard features the methods for measuring the performance of electric cooking ranges, ovens, steam ovens, and grills for household use. Important… read more
The South African government has officially published ‘Regulations relating to Miscellaneous Additives in Foodstuffs.’ The regulations cover the following: Definitions of: food additive Good manufacturing practice Maximum use level Miscellaneous additives Requirements for use of miscellaneous additives in foodstuffs Repealed documents Published on November 17, 2016, it will take effect exactly a year after. Source… read more