EU sugar quotas have created instability, a sugar producer “oligopoly” and have dealt a “harsh blow” to small-to-medium sized confectioners, according to an independent think tank.
Charging the private sector for European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) work will not generate enough cash and compromise the agency’s independence, a European Commission working group has found.
EU ministers will today meet in a bid to put an end to the on-going horsemeat scandal, while the UK Environment Secretary calls for a food testing shake-up.
The European Commission (EC) has approved the use of pork and poultry meal for fish feed, flying in the face of UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) recommendations.
The UK’s Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has upheld a complaint against Weetabix’s online app WeetaKid and ruled that the app can no longer exist in its current form.
The European Sugar Users Association (CIUS) has criticised the European Commission’s out-of-quota sugar measures which it claims have left sugar users unable to plan ahead.
Banning European fisherman from throwing away unintended catches and fillet waste can provide a significant boost to fish oil and fish meal supplies, says a global marine ingredients group.
The European Academy of Anaphylaxis and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) has said it will push for stricter EU legislation on allergen labelling, saying that current laws on ‘may contain’ labelling are...
The ongoing horse meat scandal in the UK and Ireland is very likely to prompt more and stricter legislation to ensure traceability, according to partner at UK law firm Roythornes...
This week, China will extend for another five years its anti-dumping duties on potato starch that is imported from the European Union.
European industry trade body FoodDrinkEurope has released guidance intended to harmonise management of food allergens in pre-packaged foods across the European food industry.
There is strong support from industry, government and NGOs to work toward consistent front-of-pack nutrition labelling in the UK by spring this year, according to the department of health.
The government has urged the French agricultural ministry not to block reform of the EU sugar regime, which could unlock lucrative markets for UK food and drink exports around the...
The UK’s Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has rejected complaints that Weetos advertisements encourage poor nutritional habits and an unhealthy lifestyle for children.
A Swiss court has found Nestlé and Securitas AG guilty of illegally infiltrating activist organisation Attac, and has ordered them to pay compensation for violation of personal rights.
The UK government should consider taxing unhealthy foods and sugary drinks in an effort to improve children’s health and combat diet-related illness, according to a new report from food and...
Should the EU extend sugar quotas until 2020 any temporary measures to improve supply for food manufacturers will have little impact on prices and availability, according to Nestlé.
Food manufacturers with a good hygiene record will be subject to fewer inspections by local authority environmental health officers, following rule changes by the Food Standards Agency (FSA).
Most European consumers think origin is an important factor when making food purchasing decisions, according to a new report from The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC).
Sugar users were dealt a blow on sugar quota reform yesterday, after the European agriculture committee voted to extend the current system to 2020, rejecting a proposal to end quotas by 2015.
EU health commissioner Tonio Borg intends to prioritise discussions with key European member states about permissible grounds for banning cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops in individual countries, according to...
The European Commission (EC) has said public perception of risk in the food supply chain is a challenge for future food safety policymaking in Europe, as it reflects on the...
The inclusion of Greek yogurt in the National School Lunch Program could save money, while providing students with a high-protein meal option, two leading US politicians have claimed
Government regulation should be part of a strategy to reduce consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages, according to the majority of respondents to a survey in the New England Journal of Medicine....
Bayer CropScience has defended the use of neonicotinoid insecticides following a report from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) identifying three such substances as potentially risky to bees.