The onus should not be on consumers to choose healthy foods but on companies to help reduce consumption, says Food Policy professor at City University London, Tim Lang.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has said erythritol is safe for use in soft drinks at a maximum level of 1.6%, bringing the zero-calorie sweetener a step closer to...
The Royal College of Paediatrics has found two-thirds of Britons support banning advertising of food high in fat, sugar and salt on TV before 9pm.
Academics have welcomed the WHO’s recommendation to slash added sugar intake to 5-10% of calories – but the food industry has said it is misleading and based on weak evidence.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) may ask firms for more data on GM crop safety in applications for reauthorisation required after ten years, which experts say could lead to...
The chief of the British Specialist Nutrition Association (BSNA) is passing the baton after 11 years with the infant, elderly, gluten-free and other specialty foods group.
EU member states have voted to allow national governments to ban or restrict cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops even when approved at EU level, meaning the new rules will...
Public health advocates have welcomed the WHO’s recently unveiled nutrient profiling model, while the food industry has said blocking some categories from marketing was unlikely to encourage reformulation.
Consumer watchdog Que Choisir has urged the French government to adopt colour-coded front-of-pack nutrition labelling as “an antidote to food marketing” following a study backing its efficacy.
Upcoming EU regulation of food enzymes could affect food companies’ approach to research and development, according to enzyme specialist Novozymes.
Energy drinks contain up to 20 teaspoons of sugar per 500ml serving – more than three times the maximum adult daily intake of free sugars a day, according to research...
It would be extremely difficult for consumers to devise a 600 calorie diet providing 100% of vitamin and mineral RDAs themselves, the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said in its rejection of...
Europe needs a new flexible system to help keep non-organic ingredients like flavouring in organic products to a minimum, says International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM EU)
Cases of cumin and paprika contaminated with almond protein will be the subject of an industry meeting tomorrow (25 February).
Manufacturers could help devise "self-regulatory commitments" on the composition and marketing of growing-up formula under a new European Commission "policy option."
A new campaign launched in the North West of England has targeted sugary drinks manufacturers claiming that their inability to inform the public about health harms is causing negative health...
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has unveiled its nutrient profiling tool to restrict the marketing of unhealthy foods and drinks to children.
Food and drink companies have a financial interest in selling products to children to create loyal customers for life, claim researchers.
The food industry's role in developing public health policy must be limited to tackle the global obesity epidemic, according to a series of papers published in the Lancet.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is to start developing an application process for novel foods from outside of the European Union.
An EU-wide revamp of on-pack nutrition information is a missed opportunity to make front of pack labelling compulsory, says the European Consumer Organisation (BEUC).
More than 2,500 tonnes of counterfeit and illicit food have been seized in 47 countries as part of a joint Interpol and Europol operation.
Too little is being done to limit global meat and dairy consumption in light of its impact on climate change, says UK think tank Chatham House.
A recall in the UK due to paprika containing undeclared almond has widened an investigation into substitution with nut proteins as several EU nations have also warned consumers.
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is probing the presence of unlabelled almonds in three food products recalled since the end of last month.