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WHO ministerial conference to hear case for food taxes
The World Health Organisation Europe is expected to put the case for taxes on foods high in saturated fat and sugar at the WHO Ministerial Conferen...
Open letter to Barroso on nutrient profiles
Health organisations in Brussels have sent an open letter to the European Commission President, Jose Manuel Barroso, demanding a legislative propos...
Beef labelling deal fails over cloned meat
The European Parliament refused to back new beef labelling and cattle tagging rules this week because EU ministers would not agree to label meat fr...
Fish labelling for consumers agreed in key reform talks
Member states and the European Parliament have reached agreement on new rules for fish labelling, presaging the first major breakthrough in the tal...
WHO to put salt and fat targets to ministers next week
The World Health Organisation will next week seek agreement for an international effort to monitor how much salt, saturated fat, fruit and vegetabl...
Health claims Kleiner appointed to top EFSA job
The former head of EFSA’s NDA unit, Juliane Kleiner, will today replace Hubert Deluyker as director of science strategy and coordination, one of th...
Commission to ban genotoxic savoury flavour
The European Commission is proposing to ban a food flavouring which has been found to be genotoxic. The draft proposal to remove 3-acetyl-2,5-d...
Not taxes, but tax breaks to boost healthy food sales, says doctor
Supermarkets should be given tax breaks if they hit government targets for the sale of healthy food and drink. The idea is floated in the BMJ (...
Industry told CEOs must sign up today to fair practices code
The food industry must urgently implement the core principles of its code on fair commercial practices if it is to head off EU legislation, accord...
Consumers have moved from "doubt to suspicion" on food industry
The chair of Coca-Cola Europe has called for a step change in the food industry's relations with consumers, saying that more openness and honesty w...
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"Total chain approach" needed for sustainable food
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Commission to update on Food Information progress
Toddlers and children massively exceed additive ADI
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MEPs to split Official Controls package
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Health claims - firms should be warned to withdraw
Dalligate: OLAF accused of pressurising key witness
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EFSA asked what level of weight loss is "significant"
MEPs debate and vote on marketing to children
EFSA to train companies on submitting data
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