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WHO targets under 3s for new marketing clampdown
The World Health Organisation is calling on governments for a clampdown on misleading marketing of food and drink aimed at young children up to the...
Flavouring industry says members will remove genotoxic flavour from market
The flavouring industry association, EFFA, has asked its members to remove perilla aldhyde from their formulas "without any delay" and to seek subs...
Commission says it is "premature" to indicate action on genotoxic flavour
DG SANTE said this week it was "premature to indicate precisely which risk management measures will be taken" over the flavouring perilla aldehyde,...
IARC publishes details of its glyphosate cancer findings
The WHO's International Agency for Cancer Research (IARC) published on Wednesday the 92-page monograph concluding that glyphosate is "probably carc...
New DG Grow head could have different view on traffic lights
The new director general of DG GROW, Lowri Evans, could have a different view on the UK front of pack traffic light label to her predecessor, who s...
Commission sets out EFSA "fit for purpose" evaluation
The evaluation of the European Food Safety Authority under the European Commission's better regulation initiative, REFIT, will focus strongly on ho...
No clarity on Belgian soda tax
There is "no clarity" on the level of tax which the Belgian government intends to impose on sugary drinks, the industry said this week. Last we...
Food labelling - "inconsistent advice at national and EU level"
A major supermarket chain has criticised the inconsistency of advice given on implementing the new Food Information Regulation by the European Comm...
"Lack of enforcement" on Food Information
Too few trading standards officers and a lack of political will mean breaches of the new Food Information Regulation are almost never pursued with ...
Tesco bans kids' juice drinks but will still sell Coke
The supermarket giant, Tesco, is to stop selling sugary drinks in the kids' juice category from September, when children go back to school. Thi...
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