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"Desinewed meat" is mechanically separated, rules European Court

20 Oct 14
The European Court of Justice ruled last week that so called "desinewed meat" - produced by a low ... read more...

Weight loss ingredient prohibited

20 Oct 14
In a significant new application of the EU's food supplements law, member states have supported a ... read more...

Member states vote through more health claim bans

20 Oct 14
Member states have supported by qualified majority bans on health claims on CDP choline, Rosbacher... read more...

McDonald's faces clampdown in Russia

20 Oct 14
Almost half of McDonald's outlets in Russia are being subjected to investigations over hygiene or ... read more...

Member states vote through four novel food authorisations

20 Oct 14
Member states supported European Commission proposals to authorise four novel foods with unanimity... read more...

Percholate in food could affect iodine uptake, EFSA warns

20 Oct 14
Dietary exposure to the contaminant, percholate, is of "potential concern" to infants, toddlers an... read more...

Calorie warnings in shops cut teen consumption of sugary drinks

17 Oct 14
Signs warning shoppers how much exercise they need to do to burn off calories in sugary drinks can... read more...
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Surprise over resignation of SANCO boss

There was surprise this week over the resignation of the director-general of DG SANCO, Paola Testori Coggi, following a disciplinary procedure into... read more...

WTO looks at harmonising front-of-pack nutrition labels

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) is investigating whether nutritional labels, particularly those on front of pack, are a technical barrier to tra... read more...

France unveils law for simplified nutritional label

France became the latest EU country to pave the way for colour-coded nutritional labels on food when the Health Minister, Marisol Touraine, present... read more...

Five food flavours to be banned

The European Commission is proposing to ban a further five food flavourings because EFSA has expressed safety concerns and the industry has failed ... read more...

EFSA asked if Ebola could be transmitted via food

The European Commission is seeking advice on whether the deadly Ebola virus can be transmitted through the food chain, focusing particularly on the... read more...

Energy drinks threaten "significant health problem", says WHO team

Energy drinks are set to become a significant public health problem if their use among young people is not addressed, according to a study by a Wor... read more...

Even protective gloves may not stop norovirus - Finnish agency

Even use of protective gloves may not necessarily prevent the transmission of the norovirus from a food worker's hands to a sandwich, according to ... read more...

Parliament plans cloning hearing but row over rapporteur rages

The European Parliament is to hold a public hearing on "cloning of animals for farming purposes" on 21 January 2015 to which four independent exper... read more...

EFSA finds no evidence of high EPA/DHA supplementation and prostate cancer

EFSA has found no evidence for a role of eicosapentaenoic acid and/or docosahexaenoic acid in reducing the risk of prostate cancer but has approved... read more...

Nano: Greens seek ban, other MEPs work on definition

MEPs look set to introduce amendments on the proposed Novel Foods Regulation to change the definition of an engineered nano particle, while the Gre... read more...

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