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Pilot test of French traffic light labelling system
A pilot of the proposed French traffic light label has found that some muesli cereals are less healthy than chocolate-coated cereal and fish croque...
Sommer could get key role on food from clones and their offspring
Renate Sommer, the centre-right German MEP who was rapporteur on the Food Information Regulation, could have a major role in the European Parliamen...
France looks at banning free refills of fizzy drinks
French nutritionists are calling for a ban on "drink as much as you like" soda deals in restaurants and takeaways to halt the rise of obesity. ...
Commission healthy eating website uses debatable recipes and health claims
The European Commission this week kicked off a "We love eating" project to encourage healthy eating - but it included some questionable health clai...
Former Health Minister to chair Choices label
The former Dutch Secretary of State for Health, Clemence Ross, is to take over as the new chair of the Choices International Foundation, the organis...
Platform: members could be asked to declare funding
NGOs and food industry participants at the Platform for Action on Diet, Physical Activity and Health could be asked to publicly declare their sourc...
Diet drinks may increase risk of diabetes and obesity
Artificial sweeteners that are widely seen as a way to combat obesity and diabetes could in fact be making the problems worse, according to a study ...
Food Safety Commissioner hearing 30 September
The Health and Food Safety Commissioner designate, Vytenis Andriukaitis, will face a grilling by MEPs on 30 September, ahead of the vote in the Eur...
Juncker won't interfere in citizens' "frying pans", says Juncker ally
The new European Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker, is to prioritise food safety over regulating the nutritional aspects of food, according...
Food brief in new Commission too narrow, say MEPs
Food is being viewed in the next European Commission "from a narrow economic and commercial perspective", according to Green MEP Bart Staes who says...
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EFSA faces damaging allegations by former seconded expert
Sugar, not salt, is key to controlling blood pressure, say US researchers
Tax to double price of sugar suggested to cut tooth decay
ENVI kicks off in angry veto mood
Food industry launches drive for better EU regulation in Parliament
Germans overwhelmingly back origin information, finds survey
Coffee in second bid for DNA health claim
FDE says portions are for the sectors to decide
Organic apple juice to be redefined after Foodwatch critique
Smoothie company reprimanded for "2.5 portions" claim
Brewers make health claims for beer
WHO sets out "significant" role for food industry
Chocolate claim goes to working group next week
Sports supplement linked to brain bleeding
Ecuador considers fast food tax
US waistlines still growing, data show
Consultants address MEPs ahead of Commissioner hearing
Change of programme food supplements conference
New EU horse passport to thwart criminals
Cargill sues Syngenta over GM corn seed
New EU voting rules for food files
Industry suppressing adverse pesticide studies, NGO claims
Control zones for ASF amended to reflect spread of disease
Member states divided over changes to fruit and milk schemes
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