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FoodDrinkEurope welcomes 7% biofuels limit – but industry divided

FoodDrinkEurope has said legislators could have been more ambitious in their efforts to reduce food resources for fuel and welcomed a 7% cap on biofuels, but not all of its members agree.

Russia likely to extend EU food import ban

Russia is likely to extend its ban on EU food imports beyond the August 7 deadline, as the European Union looks set to continue its sanctions against Russian products.

MEPs delay to ‘fish discards’ rule undermines sustainability efforts, say Greens

MEPs have delayed a ban on throwing back unwanted fish catches in a vote that European Greens say undermines rules intended to improve sustainability.

Slovenian chocolate maker Zito accepts takeover bid from Croatian rival Podravka

Croatian food group Podravka has reached a €33.03m ($36.91m) deal to acquire a 51.55% stake in Zito, Slovenia's top domestic chocolate manufacturer.

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CAP changes rules for promotional marketing

The UK’s Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) has changed some technical details in its rules for promotional marketing, but stressed the main principles remain that promotions should be fair and not misleading.