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Danone wins appeal over Activia advert about "digestive health"

Danone has successfully fought off complaints about a TV advert extolling the digestive benefits of its Activia yoghurt range. The Spanish adve... read more...

Unneeded baby milk ingredients could "put burden on metabolism", says EFSA

EFSA has confirmed its view that many current ingredients used in infant and follow-on formulas are not necessary and warned that adding something ... read more...

Parliament to go full steam on GMO cultivation deal

The European Parliament is to try to reach an agreement with the Council on the proposed new EU rules on GMO cultivation by the end of the Italian ... read more...

Commission to propose key change in food supplements law

The European Commission is to make key changes to the food supplements legislation 1925/2006 by introducing a ban on the use of one substance for fo... read more...

Parliamentary rapporteur outlines key priorities on Novel Foods

Creating a clear definition of what constitutes a novel food will be a key priority of the European Parliament, the rapporteur on the proposed Novel... read more...

Industry presses for alignment of claims authorisation with novel foods

Whether to align the authorisation procedures for health claims and novel foods looks set to be a key battle ground in the debate on the Novel Food ... read more...

EFSA outlines Novel Food guidance work to MEPs

EFSA will hold an information session with applicants on how to make an application for a novel food authorisation in 2016, once its written guidanc... read more...

Council and MEPs debate redefining "nano"

The definition of what is considered to be an engineered nanomaterial - and subject to labelling on food from December - is being debated again with... read more...

MEPs say Juncker will change policy on GMOs

Jean-Claude Juncker, the newly appointed President of the European Commission, will change the policy on the Commission authorising GMOs which most... read more...

Commission may allow huge increase in chlorate in food

The European Commission could propose next June a new, much higher level for the presence in food of chlorate, a by-product of chlorine. It is loo... read more...

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