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Top Stories in the Latest Issue - 31 Oct 14

French agency to assess "modalities" of new colour-coded label by end 2014

The French food safety agency, ANSES, has been asked to produce its report on the feasibility of a French five colour nutritional labelling system b... read more...

France advised to look to Australia for "traffic light" model

The French food safety agency, ANSES, has been informally advised to take a look at the way Australia has modified the nutrient profiling system or... read more...

Willmott tells new Commission to halt traffic light complaint

The Socialist MEP, Glenis Willmott, has fired off a three page letter to the new European Commission insisting there are no valid grounds to challen... read more...

Options paper floats idea of voluntary ban on trans fats

The European Commission is understood to be floating the idea of a voluntary ban on the use of artificial trans fats in foods above the level of 2%... read more...

Commission could legislate on junk food advertising to kids

The European Commission is holding a conference next week to assess the impact of voluntary codes to restrict advertising to children of foods high... read more...

Council recommendations on food fraud

Key recommendations on combatting food fraud will be made to the European Council by the Italian Presidency following the EU conference on the issu... read more...

Andriukaitis takes helm at DG SANTE

The new Health and Food Safety Commissioner, Vytenis Andriukaitis, takes over next week at the helm of the European Commission's food and feed safe... read more...

Investigate Germany over MSM mislabelling, Foodwatch tells Commission

The European Commission has been asked to investigate the "disappearance" of more than 70,000 tonnes of mechanically separated meat produced in Germ... read more...

DG SANTE launched in new Commission

The former DG SANCO is to be known as DG SANTE (Health) in the new European Commission, Ladislav Miko, acting director general as of next week, has ... read more...

More managerial changes at DG SANTE

The management upheaval at DG SANTE at the European Commission  will be compounded by the retirement at the end of the year of Eric Poudelet, its i... read more...

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