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UK advisory committee sets 5% sugar target

The UK government's independent advisory committee on nutrition has stuck to its recommendation that intake of free sugars should be reduced to 5% ... read more...

French DGCCRF finds meat fraud on massive scale

More than a quarter (26.5%) of fresh meat products surveyed by the French anti-fraud department, the DGCCRF, were found to have "anomalies". Th... read more...

Commission looks at exempting some GMOs from full safety assessment

The European Commission is considering new rules which would allow some unauthorised food and feed GMOs to be imported from the US and other third c... read more...

Member states discuss axing EFSA scientific panels

The current model of expert scientists advising EFSA is "past its shelf-life and unsustainable", according to some members of its Advisory Forum co... read more...

NDA takes strict line on whether a food is FSMP or not in draft guidance

EFSA's NDA panel this week put out to public consultation draft guidance on how to decide whether a food or drink is a "food for special medical pu... read more...

BPA: Url stresses EFSA work is not finished

The European Food Safety Authority could not conclude its assessment of the controversial food contact material, Bisphenol A, because it did not ha... read more...

SACN advice - analysis

The UK government advisory committee report on carbohydrates is stronger in its advice to reduce sugar than the WHO recommendations published earli... read more...

BMJ study links sugary drinks to 2 million cases of diabetes in US

Sugar-sweetened drinks may give rise to nearly two million diabetes cases over ten years in the United States and 80,000 in the UK, according to a ... read more...

Sugary drinks "no place in a child's daily diet", says Public Health England

Sugary drinks have "no place in a child's daily diet", Public Health England (PHE) said following publication of the government advisory report on s... read more...

Action on Sugar calls for drastic action, soft drinks industry "baffled"

The campaign group, Action on Sugar, called for drastic action to reduce sugar in processed food and drink in response to the UK government’s advis... read more...

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