The majority of food recalls around the world are caused by preventable problems, with poor allergen control and failure to follow international standards as the major culprits, according to a...
The EU's food safety agency today said aspartame is safe for consumption, contradicting a scientific study by the Ramazzini Foundation that claimed the artificial sweetener caused cancer.
The Polish parliament's proposed ban on the sale and registration, but apparently not planting, of biotech seeds, will likely violate EU regulations, according to a USDA foreign agricultural service GAIN...
Self-regulation has become the mantra of food groups who argue that laws are not always necessary - but can industry be trusted when it has failed so spectacularly in the...
The president of the European Natural Soy Association (ENSA) explains why soy food is stuck in a legislative vacuum, and why this must change.
The EU trade commissioner has today attacked the US as the 'biggest single block' to the successful completion of the Doha round of trade negotiations, casting doubts that a successful...
The current consultation on reform of the European banana market is designed to smooth out early teething difficulties of the new regime.
Representatives from around the world will meet next week in the Hague, the Netherlands to hash out a common agreement on international standards on food additives and contaminants.
A proposal designed to improve scientific consistency and transparency for decisions on GM food could 'politicise' the approvals process.
Proposed revision of the EU regulation on novel foods has aroused concern among several developing countries, according to the WTO.
The UK has set up a fraud task force to study how to beef up measures against the trade in illegal food.
The vending industry must stop being used as a scapegoat if answers to the obesity crisis are to be found, claims EVA.
Simon Barber, a director at EuropaBio, has issued a withering attack on EC commissioner Dimas' contribution to the ongoing GM conference in Vienna.
Proposed guidelines to restrict food advertising directed at children will herald a new era of tighter regulatory control in the UK, according to food law experts at Eversheds.
The current debate about the levels at which the UK's food regulator has set its salt reduction targets misses the point about how healthier eating habits can be achieved.
Time is running out in the race to achieve an effective and long-lasting agreement on global agriculture and tariffs.
Newly published salt reduction targets have been cautiously welcomed by the UK food industry as being 'more realistic than the 2005 proposals', though health campaigners are furious.
The UK's Food Standards Agency (FSA) met with key industry players yesterday ahead of the anticipated launch of new salt targets.
The adoption of detailed documentation requirements for genetically modified (GM) food in the international trade of agricultural commodities has been met with caution by grain and cereal importers.
Owen Warnock, partner and food law expert at law firm Eversheds, believes that UK plans to simplify the regulation and legislation of the food industry are to be welcomed.
The EU's food industry yesterday called on political leaders to get behind a proposed economic growth programme for the bloc, especially in relation research, small and medium-sized businesses, energy policy...
The European Commission has rejected a notification by Cyprus that required genetically modified foods to be displayed separately from non-GM foods in supermarkets.
Italy has made country-of-origin labelling mandatory on some tomato products, another indication of the country's increasing trend towards making it harder for foreign food products to enter its market.
The development of EU-wide legislation on the co-existence of genetically modified crops with conventional and organic farming is not currently justified, according to a new report from the European Commission.
The European Commission has reopened debate on harmonising and increasing legislation on food labelling across the bloc, a move that could potentially lead to greater costs for businesses.