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A fifth of energy drink consumers exceed safe dose, says EFSA final Opinion

27 Apr 15
About a fifth (19%) of energy drink consumers exceed the safe caffeine intake level in a single d... read more...

Traditional foods will face tough scrutiny by EFSA

27 Apr 15
Third countries will have to meet stringent demands from the European Food Safety Authority if the... read more...

Firms will have to prove efficacy of medical foods with clinical trials

27 Apr 15
Food companies marketing products as foods for special medical purposes (FSMPs) will have to prove... read more...

French food producers say supermarket "price war" must end

27 Apr 15
The dominance and power of the big supermarkets in France has put the entire French food chain fr... read more...

PepsiCo will stop using aspartame in diet drink in US

27 Apr 15
PepsiCo has announced that it is removing the sweetener, aspartame, from its Diet Pepsi in the Uni... read more...

EFSA adopts caffeine Opinion - after meetings with BfR and ANSES

24 Apr 15
The European Food Safety Authority adopted its Opinion on caffeine during the open panel meeting ... read more...

Commission approves long list of GMOs for food and feed

24 Apr 15
The European Commission today (Friday) authorised 17 GMOs for food and feed, seven of them renewa... read more...

EFSA caffeine Opinion contradictory on children - energy drinks lobby

24 Apr 15
The final European Food Safety Authority Opinion on caffeine is contradictory in what it says abo... read more...

Is it dangerous to exceed EFSA limits on caffeine?

24 Apr 15
Is it dangerous to consume more caffeine than the level EFSA says is of "no concern"? This was on... read more...
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Plea for WHO Europe to get industry to use its nutrient profiles

WHO Europe has been urged to press the food and drink industry to adopt WHO nutrient profiles for the EU Pledge, the industry commitment on marketi... read more...

Spanish consumer group joins battle over misleading marketing

The Spanish consumer organisation, OCU, has become the latest European consumer body to launch a media campaign against misleading food marketing, ... read more...

Health ministers ask Commission to work on sugar reduction

EU health ministers asked the European Commission to lead work on voluntary reduction of sugar in food and drinks this week at their informal Healt... read more...

Commission adopts GMO opt-out proposal for imports amid fierce opposition

The European Commission this week adopted its proposal to allow member states to opt out of using EU-approved imported GMOs in food and feed. T... read more...

Sugar and ALA claims trigger fears in absence of nutrient profiles

Member states have raised concerns about proposed health claims on sugar related to cognitive function and on alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) about child... read more...

Ombudsman casts her eye over secretive Novel Food talks

The secrecy surrounding last minute talks between the EU institutions to get deals on food laws, such as the proposed Novel Foods Regulation, could... read more...

Consumer group tells Juncker to impose legal limits for trans fats

Binding legal limits on industrially produced trans fatty acids (IP-TFAs) in food must be proposed by the European Commission to safeguard public h... read more...

More warnings considered for Monacolin K claims

The European Commission has discussed with member states putting warning statements on foods making health claims about Monacolin K from red yeast ... read more...

Opposition to "probiotico" as generic descriptor

Member states have broadly opposed allowing Italy to authorise the term "probiotico" as a generic descriptor in order to exempt it from EU rules on... read more...

BPA exposure in pregnant mice affects three generations

Scientists who exposed pregnant mice to levels of Bisphenol A regarded as safe in humans found that three generations of female mouse offspring expe... read more...

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