Asda’s promise to reduce added sugar in some of its own brand drinks this year is a positive step forward – but it also reveals the chaotic approach to sugar...
Governmental and institutional actions are needed urgently to reduce the estimated 1.8 million tonnes of water – per person - used in food production around the globe, a UK group has urged.
Five glucose health claims approved by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) back in 2012 have been officially banned by the European Commission due to concerns over what they would say to...
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has rejected a novel foods application for the South American root vegetable arracacha xanthorrhiza after the applicant failed to provide sufficient information.
The European Commission has vowed to preserve protected geographical indications (PGIs) for food and drink after coming under pressure to soften the rules in trade talks with the US.
168 human publications including 48 intervention studies, 20 observational studies, 12 meta-analyses, 13 reviews, and 75 other studies (bioavailability and mechanistic studies) have failed to convince the European Food Safety...
The European Union needs to update the way it regulates biotechnology as advances are made in plant breeding – or risk disrupting trade in commodity crops, according to Professor Huw...
A ban on all forms of advertising of food to children under the age of 13 is now in place in the Netherlands.
Tesco UK has rolled-out its sweet-free checkout policy across convenience stores leaving space for snack makers to gobble up share, but some listing rules have been touted ‘deplorable’ by industry.
Malta has launched a food and nutrition action plan in response to the World Health Organization’s Health 2020 policy framework – becoming the first European nation to do so.
Improving global nutrition won’t be achieved unless, “the roles of politics, economics, and institutions” can be better understood, The Lancet has reported.
Ireland has become the first EU member state to gain access to the US beef market following the lifting of a ban in March last year.
Luxembourg’s food safety authority has said it will not relax novel food laws prohibiting the sale of edible insects without specific Commission approval.
Halo Foods has breached advertising codes with ‘goodness’ claims on the honey content of Honey Monster cereal, the UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled.
Supermarket, restaurant and takeaway pizzas contain ‘shockingly high’ levels of salt, according to a product survey by pressure groups CASH (Consensus Action on Salt & Health) and WASH (World Action...
The EU Food Information to Consumers (FIC) regulation has been the biggest challenge for snack makers during 2014 and difficulties aren’t over yet, says the European Snacks Association (ESA).
Dr Pamela Byrne, currently director of regulatory policy and intelligence for firm Abbott Nutrition, is to become the new chief executive for the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI).
The Royal Society of Public Health’s call for calorie labelling of alcoholic drinks is a timely reminder that drinks contribute to energy intake.
Manufacturers face tougher legal restrictions on the levels of the carcinogen acrylamide permitted in food, after the failure of many parts of the industry to cut them by voluntary measures.
The UK will publish an extensive report on the role of carbohydrates in the diet next year, presenting opportunities for bread makers to fight back against carb-bashing, says the Federation...
Renewed calls to attack health problems by taxing sugary drinks have been slammed by a leading nutritionist, who claims cutting portion sizes and sugar content and tackling irresponsible retail promotions...
Fifteen companies and environmental campaigners have joined forces to urge the European Commission to retain an action plan on efficient resource use.
A suggested 20 pence per litre tax on sugary drinks in London would benefit health and save up to £39 million in healthcare, say campaigners.
A secular organisation has called the Polish Constitutional Court’s decision to overturn a ban on non-stun slaughter ‘regrettable’, while a UK halal group says ‘common sense prevailed’.
Food and drink manufacturers must emphasise the role of exercise in reducing obesity or risk being sidelined in the debate and hit with stricter regulation, according to new research.