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Axing health claims law would mean "return to the jungle" - judges warned
The European Consumer Organisation, BEUC, warned judges this week that consumers would return to a “jungle” of thousands of unsubstantiated health ...
UK supermarkets undeterred by legal challenge to colour-coded label
British supermarkets say they will not be thwarted by the European Commission over the introduction of the hybrid colour-coded nutrition label. ...
Milk is "top of the charts" for fraud, says Danone executive
Milk is currently the top target for food fraud, according to Danone's Corporate Quality Manager, Yves Rey. "Milk is really top of the charts i...
Food fraud "top priority" for new Commission
Fighting food fraud is a top priority for the European Commission under Jean-Claude Juncker both because of its harm to consumers and the economic ...
Independent review reinforces GSK reprimand over health claims
An Independent Review has upheld and reinforced a reprimand meted out to GlaxoSmithKline by the UK's Advertising Standards Authority over a TV adve...
"Desinewed meat" is mechanically separated, rules European Court
The European Court of Justice ruled last week that so called "desinewed meat" - produced by a low pressure technique - cannot be called meat and mu...
Health claims wording ridiculed in European Court
Lawyers acting for food supplement firms ridiculed the wording of approved health claims in the European Court this week - arguing that no consumer...
Judge focuses on "on hold" health claims list
The judge rapporteur in the health claims case brought by the British Health Food Manufacturers Association (HFMA) focused her questions during the...
Canada wins important COOL trade dispute
Canada has won an important battle in the ongoing trade dispute with the United States on meat origin labelling laws. The World Trade Organisat...
Juncker stirs controversy over investor-state dispute mechanism
The incoming Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker, said this week he would not allow the courts in EU member states to be overridden by the co...
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Weight loss ingredient prohibited
Calorie warnings in shops cut teen consumption of sugary drinks
German agency moves to calm alarm over anthrax contamination
Percholate in food could affect iodine uptake, EFSA warns
Member states vote through more health claim bans
Illegal health claims for seawater solution must be withdrawn
Ombudsman looks into complaint over EFSA consultation
Member states vote through four novel food authorisations
Sheep's cheese passed off as goat's cheese
Chinese "organic" products may not be organic, says Commission
German minister in warning over EU organics reform
McDonald's faces clampdown in Russia
Eurosceptic group in EP re-forms with new ally
COOL reports scheduled for December
Claims cases unlikely to be joined
Food supplement guides published
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