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Commission u-turn over olive oil
The European Commission yesterday (Thursday) withdrew the proposals which would have banned the serving of olive oil in jugs or bowls in restaurant...
Scientists call for tougher rules on endocrine disrupters
Eighty-nine scientists have signed a declaraton addressed to four European Commissioners calling for urgent action to control hormone-affecting che...
Ireland moves forward on junk food tax
A 10% tax on fizzy drinks, sweets, biscuits, crisps and chocolate could be recommended to the Irish health minister as a way of tackling obesity. ...
Member states back ban on genotoxic flavouring
Member states unanimously backed a ban on the food flavouring 3-acetyl-2, 5 dimethylthiophene in a vote in Brussels this week. The proposal fro...
British MPs insinuate Irish cover-up over horsemeat scandal
British MPs all but accused the Irish Agriculture Minister of a cover-up over the horsemeat in beef scandal this week during a hearing with Europea...
First sign that food processors might sign up to traffic lights
The first sign emerged this week that major food manufacturers could be poised to sign up to the British government's recommended traffic light fro...
MEPs asked to vote through specialised foods without changes
MEPs are being asked to adopt the text on specialised foods agreed with Council foods without any further amendments when they vote next week (29 M...
German agency reiterates benzene advice over soft drinks
The presence of the carcinogen Benzene in food and drink should be kept as low as possible, the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) ...
Dutch arrest suspect in horsemeat fraud
A Dutch meat wholesaler, Willy Selten, has been arrested for allegedly selling 300 tonnes of horsemeat as beef. Mr Selten, who owns meat wholes...
Tests show most honey is not honey
More than three-quarters of the honey sold in the United States is not honey because the pollen has been filtered out. While the EU agonises ov...
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TV advert for "healthy" snack ruled illegal
NGOs barred from World Health Assembly
WHO prepared for strong opposition from the food industry
Non-specific health claims case goes to ECJ
Commission in legal victory on health claims
MEPs vote in power battle over claims and additives
Defending food industry "not been an easy task"
Dietary advice on added sugar needs "emergency surgery"
France notifies Brussels on BPA warnings
Foods marketed as "healthier" may put on more weight
Lawyers size up EU-wide fat tax
Sommer to speak at nutrition conference
Britain to pursue policy of substituting food imports
"Shortages of baby milk" as Chinese buy up EU production
Roth-Behrendt candidate for new Ombudsman
EFSA publishes guidance on GM animal risk assessment
FDE welcomes Council measures on VAT
Food additives drafting error corrected
Trans fats cut in the US
Call for EFSA board applications
First use of vaccine against schmallenberg virus
Sainsbury's apologises over "responsibly sourced" salmon claim
Allura Red - EFSA says toxicity test need repeating
Chicken takeaways get worst hygiene ratings
Twitter campaign organised to target MEPs
Barroso asks Borg to draft profiles letter
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