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Axing health claims law would mean "return to the jungle" - judges warned

The European Consumer Organisation, BEUC, warned judges this week that consumers would return to a “jungle” of thousands of unsubstantiated health ... read more...

UK supermarkets undeterred by legal challenge to colour-coded label

British supermarkets say they will not be thwarted by the European Commission over the introduction of the hybrid colour-coded nutrition label. ... read more...

Milk is "top of the charts" for fraud, says Danone executive

Milk is currently the top target for food fraud, according to Danone's Corporate Quality Manager, Yves Rey. "Milk is really top of the charts i... read more...

Food fraud "top priority" for new Commission

Fighting food fraud is a top priority for the European Commission under Jean-Claude Juncker both because of its harm to consumers and the economic ... read more...

Independent review reinforces GSK reprimand over health claims

An Independent Review has upheld and reinforced a reprimand meted out to GlaxoSmithKline by the UK's Advertising Standards Authority over a TV adve... read more...

"Desinewed meat" is mechanically separated, rules European Court

The European Court of Justice ruled last week that so called "desinewed meat" - produced by a low pressure technique - cannot be called meat and mu... read more...

Health claims wording ridiculed in European Court

Lawyers acting for food supplement firms ridiculed the wording of approved health claims in the European Court this week - arguing that no consumer... read more...

Judge focuses on "on hold" health claims list

The judge rapporteur in the health claims case brought by the British Health Food Manufacturers Association (HFMA) focused her questions during the... read more...

Canada wins important COOL trade dispute

Canada has won an important battle in the ongoing trade dispute with the United States on meat origin labelling laws. The World Trade Organisat... read more...

Juncker stirs controversy over investor-state dispute mechanism

The incoming Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker, said this week he would not allow the courts in EU member states to be overridden by the co... read more...

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