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Top Stories in the Latest Issue - 27 Feb 15

Novel Foods - fourth trilogue announced but some progress made

There is to be a fourth trilogue on Novel Foods at a date yet to be decided towards the end of March, after the third meeting between the Council, ... read more...

Juncker Commission unenthusiastic about Food Information follow-up

The Juncker Commission has made it clear to key MEPs that it is not keen to bring forward proposals on a range of outstanding issues left open in t... read more...

French colour-coded label is hailed "convincing" after 300 food tests

The five-colour nutritional food label proposed for voluntary use in France is a convincing, practical tool to help people improve their diets, acc... read more...

NGO calls for impact assessment of delegated acts on Foods for Specific Groups

An NGO is calling for the European Commission to launch an impact assessment on three delegated acts covering infant and follow-on formula, baby fo... read more...

Health charities and FDE respond to WHO nutrient profile model

The European Commission should regulate the marketing of foods high in sugar, fat, salt by drawing on the World Health Organisation Europe's newly ... read more...

Industry opposes voluntary agreement on "growing up" milks

The baby milk iindustry this week said it opposed the European Commission's latest proposal to have a voluntary agreement with industry on "growing... read more...

MEPs insist food from the offspring of clones raises safety issues

Food from cloned animals and their offspring is a food safety issue, the European Parliament co-rapporteurs on proposed legislation to regulate clo... read more...

Firms try to stop EFSA issuing negative health claims Opinions

BASF and Lipid Nutrition tried to pressurise EFSA to allow them to withdraw their application for a health claim on reducing body fat for Tonalin a... read more...

BPA differences between EFSA and Denmark on Advisory Forum agenda

The European Food Safety Authority is contacting the Danish Technical University over their diverging opinions on the safety of the food contact ch... read more...

Concerted EU action on reformulation - Dutch Presidency priority

A concerted EU action on reformulation of food and drink to reduce unhealthy nutrients will be a priority of the Dutch presidency next year, Henk R... read more...

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