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MEPs support GMO compromise on national bans for cultivation

17 Dec 14
MEPs in the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee voted in favour of the compromis... read more...

New FSAI boss appointed

16 Dec 14
Pamela Byrne is to take over as chief executive of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) wh... read more...

Supplements firm rapped over TV star's slimming blog

16 Dec 14
A supplements company has been warned over its relationship with a Spanish beauty blogger who mad... read more...

Juncker accused of "broken promise" over lobby register

15 Dec 14
The Juncker Commission has been accused of breaking a promise to set up a mandatory lobby register... read more...

Ministers oppose withdrawal of Commission organics proposal

15 Dec 14
Most EU Agriculture Ministers, with the notable exception of Austria and Denmark, on Monday argue... read more...

Further changes to food labels could be needed, says FDE

12 Dec 14
The food and drink industry has warned that companies might have to make further changes to food l... read more...
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Commission plans to launch food labelling database next year

The European Commission wants to set up an EU database to facilitate the easy identification of all EU and national mandatory labelling rules for f... read more...

New laws on acrylamide planned to tackle health risks

Legislation to oblige food businesses to reduce acrylamide in food will be proposed by the European Commission after publication of EFSA’s final re... read more...

Consumer group wants fast roll-out of new nutrition tables

The European Consumer organisation, BEUC, this week called on the food industry to introduce the new nutrition rules under the Food Information Reg... read more...

EFSA may have underestimated risks posed by acrylamide, stakeholders say

EFSA may have underestimated the health risks from acrylamide in food because it has taken insufficient account of how food is cooked at home in as... read more...

Scientists highlight uncertainty over acrylamide health risks

The health risk from consuming acrylamide in food is probably greater than EFSA has estimated in its draft Opinion, according to scientists attendi... read more...

Novel Foods - progress slow, January looks crucial

The first serious negotiations to reconcile the European Parliament, Council and Commission positions on the Novel Foods Regulation will take place... read more...

Obesity still rising in Europe - Commission/OECD report

The majority of European adults (53%) are overweight or obese and the economic crisis is contributing to further growth, according to a joint Europ... read more...

Ministers to discuss COOL, traffic lights uncertain

The Italian Presidency will put country of origin labelling (COOL) on the agenda for the Agriculture Council next week. But plans to debate obj... read more...

FEDIOL urges end to negative claims on food labels

Food manufacturers are being urged to stop making negative claims on food labels about vegetable oils as the 13 December deadline for labelling the ... read more...

FDA says BPA is safe at current levels, as EFSA finalises its verdict

The Food and Drug Administration in the United States has issued a statement saying that Bisphenol A is safe at current levels, just as EFSA prepar... read more...

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