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Top Stories in the Latest Issue - 22 Aug 14

Russian ban is serious challenge to EU food industry, says Frewen

Russia's ban on EU food exports has created a "most regrettable" situation which poses a serious challenge to the industry's continued growth and co... read more...

BPA linked to food allergies in new French research

The food contact material, Bisphenol A, could predispose people to food allergies, according to new research published this month from the French i... read more...

EU-US trade draft on food safety leaked

The EU would have to accept US food safety standards as being equivalent to its own if the US "objectively demonstrates" that this is the case, acc... read more...

Commission faces new sugar claims headache

The European Commission could face a fresh dilemma over whether to approve sugar health claims when it considers four new applications from Dextro ... read more...

JRC says no conclusive evidence on supplements for elderly

The evidence is not strong enough to support the use of vitamin and mineral supplements in the elderly, according to a report published by the Euro... read more...

Juncker asked to axe Chief Scientific Adviser role

European Commission President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker is being strongly lobbied to abolish the role of Chief Scientific Adviser, created by Presi... read more...

More national rules on labelling of non-prepacked food

Croatia is insisting on a host of information being made available on foods sold loose (non-prepacked), such as confectionery, meat preparations an... read more...

Danish food agency criticised over deadly listeria outbreak

An outbreak of Listeria in Denmark which has killed at least 13 people has been traced to a cold cut of meat known as rolled sausage - pork stuffed... read more...

Food taxes reduce consumption of unhealthy foods, says Commission study

Taxes on salt and sugar in food incentivise food manufacturers to reformulate products, and food taxes generally reduce consumption of unhealthy fo... read more...

Dramatic reformulation follows introduction of food taxes, says study

Dramatic reformulation to reduce salt and saturated fat in food products was how industry responded to the introduction of food taxes in one member... read more...

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