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Top Stories in the Latest Issue - 27 Mar 15

MEPs call for scientific review of health claims law

MEPs called on the European Commission on Thursday to review the scientific basis of the health claims legislation 1924/2006 and to look at whether... read more...

Commission "reflecting" on nutrient profiles

The European Commission is "still reflecting on the way forward" to set nutrient profiles under the health claims law, Health and Food Safety Commis... read more...

Consumer group attacks French nutritional labelling plans

The French Foodwatch campaign group has said the UK's traffic light nutritional labelling system would be preferable to both the five-colour logo b... read more...

EFSA Opinion on Clarinol and Tonalin "unlawful"

The EFSA health claim Opinion on Clarinol and Tonalin is "unlawful for numerous reasons", according to a lawyer who was asked for a legal opinion by... read more...

Parliament report backs complete EU ban on food from offspring of clones

There must be a complete ban on food from cloned animals and their progeny, the co-rapporteurs for the European Parliament have said, arguing that ... read more...

Commissioner: Labelling meat from clone offspring "unwarranted, unworkable"

The mandatory labelling of food from the offspring and descendants of cloned animals is "unnecessary, unwarranted, and unworkable", the Health and ... read more...

WHO Europe report urges taxes on unhealthy foods

Taxes on unhealthy foods and subsidies on healthy products "figure as an important tool in tackling unhealthy diets", WHO Europe said in a new repo... read more...

Andriukaitis expands on his doubts about COOL

Health and Food Safety Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis said this week he was not "fully convinced" about country of origin labelling for meat in p... read more...

Technical meeting on Novel Foods postponed

The technical meeting between the European Parliament and the Council on the proposed Novel Foods Regulation scheduled for this week was cancelled ... read more...

Glyphosate "probably causes cancer" - IARC

The widely used weed killer, glyphosate, is "probably carcinogenic to humans", the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) said last wee... read more...

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