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WHO advisers suggest hard-hitting measures to end childhood obesity

Mandatory standards on food formulation to limit sugar, fat and salt in processed food and drinks are being recommended by scientific advisers on c... read more...

Commission proposes aid for dairy farmers hit by Russian sanctions

The European Commission has said it will provide aid to some dairy producers to help them cope with Russian sanctions which have hit €2.3 billion o... read more...

Sugar tax "most effective measure" to reduce adolescent obesity

A tax on sweetened beverages including sodas, energy drinks, sweet teas and sports drinks would reduce obesity in adolescents more than other polic... read more...

Three more children's claims head for banned list

Three more children's health claims are heading for the EU's banned list - a draft law to prohibit them has been sent to member states. The Eur... read more...

BASF steps into health claims arena

The chemical giant, BASF, has stepped into the health claims arena with an application that has been sent to EFSA for a claim about "reduction in b... read more...

Nestle supports US proposed "added sugar" label

The Food and Drug Administration in the US this week starts reviewing nearly 500 public comments submitted over its proposed new labelling regulati... read more...

EU traceability much better than US

European Union member states have much better traceability systems than the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, according to an analy... read more...

McDonald's forced out of German education programme

McDonald's has been forced out of a consumer education initiative for schools in Germany after a public protest campaign organised by the pressure ... read more...

French cheese producer had multiple hygiene problems, says FVO

Hygiene problems and a risk of cross-contamination at a French cheese producer are detailed in an inspection report published by the Food and Veter... read more...

Chocolate makers see red over traffic light label

French chocolate makers are seeing red over plans by the French Health Minister, Marisol Touraine, to introduce traffic light labelling on food pro... read more...

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