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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... read more...

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... read more...

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. ... read more...

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... read more...

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... read more...

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... read more...

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 ... read more...

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... read more...

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... read more...

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... read more...

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