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BPA no health risk, says EFSA's final Opinion
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) said categorically this week that there was "no consumer health risk from Bisphenol A exposure." This...
French Minister questions whether EFSA BPA panel was influenced by lobbyists
The French Ecology Minister, Segolene Royal, expressed surprise this week at the European Food Safety Authority's Opinion on Bisphenol A which said...
Chemical industry calls for infringement action against French BPA ban
The chemical industry has said the European Commission should start infringement proceedings over France's ban on Bisphenol A following the EFSA Opi...
Commission to lose its most senior nutrition expert
The European Commission's most senior expert on nutritional labelling and health claims, Basil Mathioudakis, is to retire next month. Mr Mathio...
Study suggests spontaneous CJD could be caused by eating sheep
The European Food Safety Authority has been asked to evaluate a new study which suggests that humans could be infected with "spontaneous" Creutzfel...
Majority of MEPs support call for legislation on COOL for meat in processed foods
MEPs on Wednesday backed a resolution calling for the European Commission to draw up legislation requiring country of origin labelling (COOL) for me...
New WHO report advocates using taxes to halt obesity
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has set a 30% reduction in average intake of salt by 2025 as one of ten voluntary global targets which also inc...
Some children face more risk than benefit from eating fish, says EFSA
Toddlers and children in some EU countries who consume fish high in methyl mercury are exposed to a greater health risk than is warranted by the ben...
Caffeine claims difficult to authorise
Authorisation of a health claim about caffeine reducing perceived exertion during exercise looks unlikely following a statement last week by EFSA ...
Danes top for caffeine excess, followed by Netherlands and Germany
Nearly a third of adults in Denmark (32.1%) exceed the maximum level of caffeine per day of 400mg recommended by the European Food Safety Authority...
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Consumer groups call into question EFSA findings on caffeine
Foodwatch steps up campaign for German ban on energy shots
"Probiotic" - some member states oppose generic descriptor status
EFSA recommendations for further work on BPA
MEP says EFSA Opinion is "a scandal", as health groups criticise
Strong reactions to final BPA Opinion
Campaign of civil disobedience over health claims urged
Independent policing of food chain practices needed, says Commission
Just one SCI member has complained so far about unfair treatment
Red fruit yoghurt withdrawn after consumer backlash
Presidency says "solution" in sight for organic farming reform
EFSA: Industry concern over criteria set for total meal replacements
Consumer group calls for medical supervision of total diet replacements
Clasado to remove claims on Bimuno
Unlimited fines for food offences discussed in Brussels
MEPs fear TTIP will allow ractopamine and chlorine chicken
MEPs tell Andriukaitis to get on with endocrine disruptors
Commissioner Vella refuses to discuss waste proposals with MEPs
Latvian Presidency faces calls for dairy crisis measures
Indian mango import ban lifted
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