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EPP suggests battle lost over chlorinated chicken

The EU has agreed to allow chlorine-treated chicken imports from the United States, the co-ordinator on food for the centre-right EPP group in the ... read more...

Consumer groups oppose PAA treatment of meat

Peroxyacetic acid (PAA) solutions to wash poultry and meat will not deliver any "extra safety net", the European consumer organisation, BEUC, has wa... read more...

Brussels poised to set MLs for inorganic arsenic in rice products

The European Commission could set maximum levels for inorganic arsenic in a range of rice products including foods for children. The Commission... read more...

EFSA increases Sunset Yellow ADI fourfold

EFSA has increased the acceptable daily intake (ADI) for the controversial food colour Sunset Yellow (E 110) by a factor of four after considering n... read more...

JRC report looks at school snack policies and beverage bans

The European Commission could look at developing best practice guidelines for school meals following the publication this week of the Joint Researc... read more...

Url launches cost benefit assessment of Open EFSA

The European Food Safety Authority is to undertake a cost benefit analysis of options to make it a more open Authority. This could include eval... read more...

Commission issues Communication on Unfair Trading Practices

The European Commission confirmed this week it has no plans to regulate at EU level to tackle unfair trading practices in the food chain, despite t... read more...

Strict French draft on allergen labelling

France has notified a draft law to Brussels covering strict rules on the labelling of allergens in unpacked food saying the information must be giv... read more...

EU consumers back Canadian added sugar label

Health Canada is proposing that food firms state the amount of "added sugar" as well as total sugar on the label - prompting calls from EU consumer ... read more...

Additive draft authorisations go to MEPs for scrutiny

Newly elected MEPs will receive a batch of food additive authorisations agreed the day they took their seats on 1 July. MEPs, which have a righ... read more...

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