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Top Stories in the Latest Issue - 22 May 15
More public scrutiny of EU laws promised in "Better Regulation" drive
The process of EU lawmaking is to be opened up to new levels of scrutiny, with industry and stakeholders given more opportunity to comment on new p...
Mandatory origin labelling could push up costs by 45%
Labelling the country of origin (COOL) of milk and dairy products could increase a dairy firm's costs by 45%, it was claimed in a European Commissi...
COOL - industry welcomes Commission conclusions on voluntary labels
The food industry this week warmly welcomed the European Commission's conclusion that voluntary country of origin labelling (COOL) is the best way ...
Endocrines - EFSA expert thought Opinion "embarrassing"
A senior staff member at the European Food Safety Authority called for key changes in its draft Opinion on endocrine disruptors - particularly the ...
EFSA rejects criticisms over endocrine Opinion
The difference of opinion on whether to change the EFSA draft on the definition of endocrine disruptors just before it was adopted was "normal prac...
Consumer groups urge MEPs to vote against flavourings veto
The European Commission's ban on five flavourings should be supported because further data on toxicity are needed, consumer groups have told MEPs a...
Responsibility Deal "ineffective" because it avoids best interventions
The UK Public Health Responsibility Deal is ineffective because it does not include the most effective strategies to improve diet - food pricing re...
Health claims: EFSA stresses need for "mode of action" evidence
Evidence to support the mechanism by which a food could exert a claimed effect is important in applications where there are a limited number of eff...
Andriukaitis tantalises on health claims
Health and Food Safety Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis tantalisingly told Agriculture ministers this week that "adjustments" might be needed to t...
Novel Foods - institutions argue over legal formula on cloning
The European Parliament wants a legally-binding article on cloning inserted into the Novel Foods Regulation, whereas the Council is so far only off...
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Endocrine disruptors - industry lobbying exposed
How industry lobbied Glover - documents released
EFSA mandate - negotiating brought into public eye
Commissioner summoned by MEPs to explain GMO opt-out proposal
French given no evidence of EFSA being unduly influenced on BPA
MEPs back strong line on cloned food ahead of next week's debate
Food industry "fully supportive" of Better Regulation proposal
MEPs seek improved Scrutiny Board proposal
Civil society groups launch Better Regulation Watchdog
NGOs want consultation over mandate to EFSA on glyphosate
Dark crop varieties need less pesticide, study finds.
"Strong case for taxing unhealthy foods", says ODI report
Draft UK fibre plans would be mean eight-a-day of fruit and veg"
FVO says expert teams needed to check food additives
Up to a third of British people could contract campylobacter
EFSA readvertises top Comms job with focus on Open EFSA
MEPs call for stricter import controls in wake of Xylella
Germany calls for EFSA Opinion on micro-plastic in food
Irish agency issues guidance on "natural" and "artisan"
Butter spread cannot be marketed as butter - General Court
US loses appeal over country of origin labelling on meat
Fish contaminated with BPA
News agency hints at partial lifting of Russian embargo
Boys "more influenced by junk food ads" than girls
Calories in soft drinks fall
Public "unaware of global impact of unhealthy diets"
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