EU customs authorities seized an estimated five million more counterfeit items in 2015 than the previous year, according to figures from the European Commission.
Amid cries of conflicts of interest and fierce industry lobbying, France will test out four different nutrition labels for a trial period to see which is the most efficient in...
Europe’s governments and companies have been great at setting targets to cut food waste, but now they need to “accelerate and scale up adoption of policies, incentives, and practices” to act upon...
The Irish government has launched an ambitious national obesity plan which proposes a sugary drinks tax, maximum portion sizes, marketing restrictions and reformulation targets - but the lack of funding...
Successful sustainability initiatives need to consider how farmers work and think, and involve co-operation between all parties, says SVZ International.
UK traffic light labelling should be mandatory for all food manufacturers, the Local Government Association (LGA) has urged the British government.
Sugar taxes show evidence of working across all socioeconomic classes while stealth reformulation’s effect on obesity is largely anecdotal, says Professor Barry Popkin.
Russia has added salt to its list of banned products from the EU and other countries.
EFSA has said white food colouring titanium dioxide poses no health concerns despite data gaps, but campaigners have raised doubts over the safety of nanoparticles.
Low prices and cheap imports are hitting Italian wheat producers who are declaring 'a wheat war' while MEPs are calling for the Commission to act. But Italy simply cannot produce enough...
The Irish food industry has called for a “fully Brexit-proofed” budget, fearing thousands of jobs could be threatened if the government does not take urgent action.
The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) is one of the groups urging the UK government to consider introducing mandatory origin labeling for milk in processed products.
The US sugar lobby paid for influential research in the 1960s to downplay the link between sugar and coronary heart disease and instead point the finger at fat, according to...
The UK government has confirmed that it will introduce “clearer visual labelling” in relation to free sugars on packaged food and drinks - but it will be voluntary.
The proposed Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Europe and Canada will put food safety at risk, according to the Council of Canadians.
Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has ordered the withdrawal of a cheese produced by the same firm it linked to an earlier E. coli outbreak.
Young children are drinking more than double the amount of sugar they should be – although consumption of sugary drinks has fallen, according to a UK-wide dietary survey.
The UK Department of Health has rebutted claims by MEPs that its traffic light labelling scheme is confusing and unfairly hitting trade.
Forza Industries and trade association Specialised Nutrition Europe (SNE) voice their support for new EU legislation that has clarified the use of weight loss claims on meal replacement products.
Who said Brexit would break the UK economy and the sugar tax on soft drinks is bad for business? 95% of food and drink firms are forecasting growth, according to...
Scotland will publish a new strategy on diet and obesity next year, as new research shows that the average child aged between four and 10 eats around 110,000 calories through “unhealthy,...
Nuts and seeds were the highest recalled commodity in Q2 making up almost half of total recalls in Europe, according to Stericycle ExpertSOLUTIONS.
How do you feel when you imagine your next regulatory audit? Stress? Anxiety? Overwhelming dread?
The French Treasury has proposed a new tax or increased levels of VAT on highly calorific foods as part of a range of new measures to tackle obesity.
Around 100 members of the European Parliament MEPs have requested that the European Commission investigate the commercial impact of the UK’s front-of-pack traffic light labelling scheme.