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WHO targets under 3s for new marketing clampdown

The World Health Organisation is calling on governments for a clampdown on misleading marketing of food and drink aimed at young children up to the... read more...

Flavouring industry says members will remove genotoxic flavour from market

The flavouring industry association, EFFA, has asked its members to remove perilla aldhyde from their formulas "without any delay" and to seek subs... read more...

Commission says it is "premature" to indicate action on genotoxic flavour

DG SANTE said this week it was "premature to indicate precisely which risk management measures will be taken" over the flavouring perilla aldehyde,... read more...

IARC publishes details of its glyphosate cancer findings

The WHO's International Agency for Cancer Research (IARC) published on Wednesday the 92-page monograph concluding that glyphosate is "probably carc... read more...

New DG Grow head could have different view on traffic lights

The new director general of DG GROW, Lowri Evans, could have a different view on the UK front of pack traffic light label to her predecessor, who s... read more...

Commission sets out EFSA "fit for purpose" evaluation

The evaluation of the European Food Safety Authority under the European Commission's better regulation initiative, REFIT, will focus strongly on ho... read more...

No clarity on Belgian soda tax

There is "no clarity" on the level of tax which the Belgian government intends to impose on sugary drinks, the industry said this week. Last we... read more...

Food labelling - "inconsistent advice at national and EU level"

A major supermarket chain has criticised the inconsistency of advice given on implementing the new Food Information Regulation by the European Comm... read more...

"Lack of enforcement" on Food Information

Too few trading standards officers and a lack of political will mean breaches of the new Food Information Regulation are almost never pursued with ... read more...

Tesco bans kids' juice drinks but will still sell Coke

The supermarket giant, Tesco, is to stop selling sugary drinks in the kids' juice category from September, when children go back to school. Thi... read more...

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