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FSA to test lamb in new food scandal

17 Apr 14
The UK Food Standards Agency announced this morning (Thursday) it was launching priority testing ... read more...

GM pollen does not need to be labelled

16 Apr 14
MEPs voted yesterday (Wednesday) to agree with European ministers that genetically modified pollen... read more...

MEPs vote for bigger fines but flexible funding of food controls

16 Apr 14
MEPs voted for tougher controls on the food industry this week but said member states should be a... read more...

Lithuania to ban nearly 200 botanicals

15 Apr 14
Lithuania has notified a new law to Brussels which bans the use of nearly 200 botanicals in food s... read more...

Bernhard Url was "very competent", says ENVI committee chair

15 Apr 14
Bernhard Url was "very competent" in his hearing at the European Parliament, the chair of the Envi... read more...

The public don't trust EFSA, Url told

15 Apr 14
People in the real world don't trust the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), MEPs told its exec... read more...

EFSA's acting chief says it has "minor" role on nutrition

14 Apr 14
The European Food Safety Authority's role on nutrition is "important but a minor part", Bernhard U... read more...

No relenting on health claims, says Url

14 Apr 14
The highest level of science is required for the evaluation of health claims and EFSA has "no dis... read more...
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Borg refuses to withdraw "meat glue" measure

Health Commissioner Tonio Borg this week refused to withdraw the controversial measure permitting the use of more food additives in meat, including... read more...

Yoghurt: Is its "texture" an implied health claim?

Danone has suggested its Danio yoghurt brings fullness and satiety without actually making a health claim, experts said in Brussels last week in an... read more...

German industry steps up lobbying over fees ahead of vote

The German food industry federation, BLL, has said the consumers will suffer if companies are forced to pay fees for all official control and hygie... read more...

Nestle says industry needs to up its game on health

Nestle Europe has suggested the European Commission and member states need to take more of a carrot and stick approach with the food industry to en... read more...

Food taxes "could have unintended consequences"

Imposing a 20% tax on unhealthy food and drink would be too little to make a significant difference to the obesity epidemic, the British Nutrition F... read more...

Soft drinks tax would switch sales to "own label"

A 20% tax on sugary soft drinks such as Coca-Cola would probably result in a switch to much cheaper own label brands but have little other effect, ... read more...

EFSA - no comment to WHO on sugar

The European Food Safety Authority said this week that it had not responded to the WHO consultation on the draft recommendation to limit sugar intak... read more...

French agency strongly disagrees with EFSA on BPA

The French Food Safety agency has responded to EFSA's latest assessment that Bisphenol A is safe by saying it stands by its own findings on the foo... read more...

ANSES attacks EFSA's "weight of evidence" approach

The French food safety agency ANSES this week called on EFSA and other national food safety agencies to agree "objective criteria" for assessing st... read more...

New panel members will determine final EFSA verdict on BPA

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is to delay adoption of its final Opinion on the controversial food contact material, Bisphenol A, until t... read more...

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