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EFSA rejects salt alternative health claim

07 Jul 15
The European Food Safety Authority has dashed hopes of a salt alternative making a lowering of bl... read more...

Traffic lights dominate EXPO Milan debate

06 Jul 15
The British front-of-pack traffic light food label featured strongly in discussions at the DG SAN... read more...

Stop challenging sugar recommendations, says WHO nutrition boss

06 Jul 15
People should stop challenging the science on nutrition and face up to the fact that sugar consum... read more...

Former Health Commissioner advocates taxes on unhealthy foods

06 Jul 15
The former Health Commissioner, Tonio Borg, has advocated taxing unhealthy foods, arguing that th... read more...

Url reorganises scientific departments at EFSA

05 Jul 15
The executive director of the European Food Safety Authority, Bernhard Url, has axed the Scientif... read more...

Borg advises: Make the economic case for nutrition policy

05 Jul 15
If you want to move health and nutrition up the Brussels political agenda you need to focus on th... read more...
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Top Stories in the Latest Issue - 03 Jul 15

All food industry research - good or bad - will be published, says FDE

All food industry-funded research will be published, whether the findings are negative or positive, the trade association FoodDrinkEurope pledged t... read more...

FDE meeting told there is "some truth" in soft drink killer claims

The study published this week which claimed that sugary soft drinks kill 184,000 adults every year should not be brushed aside, delegates to FoodDr... read more...

Industry challenges Tufts soft drinks study

The scientific methods used by Boston Tufts for its study claiming that soft drinks kill 184,000 people have come under fire from the International... read more...

Nutrient profiles: vote in plenary to take place next week

In a surprise development, MEPs will vote next week in the Plenary on an amendment calling on the European Commission to review the scientific basi... read more...

Diet Platform "needs re-energising", says Unilever nutrition boss

The EU Platform for Diet, Physical Activity and Health "probably needs re-energising", a senior Unilever executive told the FoodDrinkEurope 2015 Co... read more...

Commission to reconsider definition of a food additive

The pressure from consumers to have "clean labels" on food products without lists of additives has prompted the European Commission to reconsider w... read more...

WHO to launch diet consultation

The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) are to launch an expert consultation on what constitutes a heal... read more...

New UK 5% sugar target expected to be confirmed

The final report on sugar recommendations from the British SACN (Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition) is expected to be published in the com... read more...

One in three food additive applications fails

One in three applications to put a new food additive on the EU market fails, a senior European Commission official said this week. One reason w... read more...

Overeating is food waste - FDE Congress told

Eating more than the recommended maximum number of calories a day is food waste and should be included in targets to reduce food waste, the FoodDri... read more...

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