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Mondelez rapped over video blog marketing

25 Nov 14
In an instructive ruling on advertising in the blogosphere, Mondelez has been reprimanded over a ... read more...

Nicholson: Parliament's position on nano risks being "unworkable"

25 Nov 14
The European Parliament's position on nanotechnology, voted on last night, risks being "unworkable... read more...

Sat fat intake not linked to fatty acid levels in body, study claims

25 Nov 14
Saturated fat does not drive up levels of fatty acids in the blood, but instead higher consumption... read more...

Miko insists EFSA looks at Ebola risks posed by fruit and veg

25 Nov 14
The acting director general of DG Health and Food Safety, Ladislav Miko, is asking that EFSA shou... read more...

Consumer group welcomes Novel Foods vote

25 Nov 14
Consumer groups have warmly welcomed the vote last night in the European Parliament on nanotechnol... read more...

Novel Foods deal recedes as MEPs take strong line on nano and cloned food

24 Nov 14
The chances of a deal on a new Novel Foods Regulation receded last night (Monday)  after MEPs too... read more...

MEPs agree 20 key amendments for Novel Foods

24 Nov 14
A demand that all applications for Novel Foods which are rejected should be published, with the r... read more...

Andriukaitis asked if he will act over "pre-stunned" meat label

24 Nov 14
Health and Food Safety Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis is being asked by MEPs when he will propo... read more...

MEPs' compromise definition of a Novel Food

23 Nov 14
In the compromise amendment to define a novel food, MEPs say the existing categories in the curre... read more...

EU law to cut plastic bag use moves a step nearer

21 Nov 14
New rules aimed at achieving an EU-wide reduction in the use of light plastic bags have been back... read more...

Url appointment secure despite EMA ruling

21 Nov 14
The European Commission said last week that the position of Bernhard Url as executive director of... read more...
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Food Info proposals will have to meet "Juncker" test

Any new rules proposed under the auspices of the Food Information Regulation will have to pass very stringent feasibility tests before the European... read more...

Business anger at late German allergen rules for "loose" food

A German business group has accused the Berlin government of "unacceptable" delays in setting rules for giving allergen information when food is so... read more...

Publish lobbyist meetings of all senior Commission officials, NGOs demand

The European Commission should go much further in its drive for transparency and publish meetings held with lobbyists between officials at least at... read more...

Commission proposes new authorisations for food additives

The European Commission will propose several new extensions of use for food additives for authorisation next week (28 November). If the Standing C... read more...

NGOs seek meeting with Juncker over EU scientific advice

Eighteen NGOs are calling for a meeting with Jean-Claude Juncker to discuss the principles of scientific advice in the EU. This follows the ann... read more...

Obesity costs nearly as much as smoking or terrorism - McKinsey

The worldwide cost of obesity is about the same as smoking or armed conflict and greater than both alcoholism and climate change, according to a re... read more...

Juncker may withdraw food waste plans

The European Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker, may withdraw the entire legislative package on the Circular Economy - which includes a targ... read more...

New food products could emulate exercise, says Nestle

Future food and nutritional products could emulate the effects of exercise on the body's metabolism, the world's biggest food firm, Nestle, claimed... read more...

White bread "contributes to tooth decay" ruling

White bread contributes to tooth decay, the UK Advertising Standards Authority ruled this week, dismissing a complaint about an advert for GlaxoSmi... read more...

EFSA rules out baby milk health claim

The European Food Safety Authority has ruled out a health claim on baby milks about non-digestible carbohydrates, saying the industry had not clear... read more...

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Prune claim could cause diarrhoea in children, EFSA warnsMineral claims for children get EFSA "green light"Allow traditional use as evidence for all health claims, Commission toldSenior Commission staff to publish details of all meetings with lobbyistsVote to ban food flavourCommission warns over impractical rules on waste Hygiene exemptions for micro-businesses to be re-consideredCommission wants to lift BSE risk material ban in 18 member statesWills to leave EUFICEFSA to reassess dangers posed by dioxinsNutella promotes voluntary COOL in French marketAbbott rapped over supplement advertDraft to approve extension of chocolate claim sent to member statesConsumers seek ban on antibiotics in healthy animalsOil and fat health claim published in OJConsumers told to freeze fresh chicken to kill CampylobacterFood waste App makes the most of your leftoversRegulation rejects soy, sterol claims, but authorises calcium claimsCabbage and chard claim rejections publishedFood should be regulated like tobacco, campaigners tell WHOBird flu sparks media frenzyVeterinary drug monitoring in food on agenda next weekRenshaw appointed DG at European Public Health AllianceEFSA consults on vitamin A requirementsFood firms face 4 million Euro fine for fraudCommission adopts aid million package for Baltic milk producersMediterranean diet better than low-fat regime for weight loss"Immune Drink" company ignores advertising ruling Dupont moves to Good Clinical Practice in bid to secure health claimsIn brief
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