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Mars to remove artificial colours from all products globally

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Fewer than half of processed foods give meat origin, survey finds

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WHO Zika chair says food toxin cause not ruled out

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DG SANTE outlines latest thinking on health claims

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Supplement recalled over contamination with toxic compound

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Commission confirms REFIT shortlist for food laws

The European Commission confirmed this week to EU Food Policy that both the Food Information Regulation and the Nutrition and Health Claims Regulat... read more...

Call for cancer groups to mount EU-wide campaign against glyphosate

The Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) is calling on Europe’s leading cancer societies to press governments for an immediate ban on the use of ... read more...

Commission to agree endocrine criteria by summer, says Andriukaitis

The European Commission will determine the criteria for endocrine disruptors by the summer, Health and Food Safety Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaiti... read more...

EFSA finds infant exposure to contact materials grossly underestimated

Exposure of infants and toddlers to food contact materials is up to nine times higher than previously thought, the European Food Safety Authority (... read more...

Some consumers eat whole "sharing" bag of crisps

Consumers are confused by the number of portions in "sharing" bags of crisps and the majority incorrectly guessed the number of portions in a 150g ... read more...

Deadline set for MEPs to suggest food regs as REFIT priorities

A deadline has been fixed in the European Parliament for MEPs to suggest proposals for priorities for food legislation under the REFIT Better Regul... read more...

Delegated regs on baby milk and medical foods published

The European Commission has adopted the delegated regulations on infant and follow-on formula and composition of food for special medical purposes ... read more...

Low dose responses - EFSA committee to discuss results of €200,000 review

The European Food Safety Authority's Scientific Committee will discuss the results of the €200,000 review commissioned on non-monotonic  dose respo... read more...

Daily fruit cuts teenage girls' breast cancer risk

Teenage girls who eat plenty of fruit and vegetables could reduce their risk of breast cancer later in life by up to a quarter compared to those wh... read more...

Acrylamide: EU looks at legal framework for voluntary codes

The European Commission and member states were this week discussing how to reduce acrylamide in food at the EU expert group on contaminants and lat... read more...

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