Calorie labelling on alcoholic beverages could mislead consumers: according to industry body Spirits Europe.
Calorie content labelling should be made mandatory for alcoholic beverages in the EU as soon as possible, say public health Members of European Parliament (MEPs).
Revised EFSA data shows exposure to carmoisine (E122) falls below the acceptable daily intake (ADI) limit for everyone, after previous findings suggested ADIs may be breached in young children.
Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has launched today (1 April) with a consumer watchdog calling on it to operate as a ‘strong, independent consumer champion’.
Greater transparency, more robust scientific assessments and wider participation are at the heart of EFSA's two-year Prometheus project.
Eight of the 10 biggest multinational food companies have improved their food security and sustainability policies over the past year – but all must do more to put their commitments...
Food companies account for well over half of forest-risk commodity commitments, according to a new report from NGO Forest Trends – but can they keep their promises?
The “viciously complex” issue of palm is dependent on FMCG companies like Unilever mobilising their consumers to act barrack for sustainable production across Asia, a former head of Greenpeace believes.
Heineken, Carlsberg, SAB Miller, and AB InBev are backing a pledge from The Brewers of Europe, which commits to listing ingredients and nutritional information on beer.
French consumer group Foodwatch has condemned a proposed five-colour front-of-pack nutritional labelling system, calling it an industry smokescreen.
Alpro’s use of the term ‘yoghurt variant’ for its soy- and plant-based products is misleading and must be removed, a Belgian court has ruled.
European fishing industries will have great difficulty complying with new EU rules that ban the throwing away of unwanted fish, say researchers.
Price policies could encourage healthier diets, according to a new publication by the World Health Organisation (WHO) Europe.
The European Commission has proposed cutting down up to 11 million Italian olive oil trees to halt the spread of Xylella fastidiosa – but opponents say the measure would be...
The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for taxation and restricted marketing of unhealthy foods and drinks to children aged under 19 to help cut childhood obesity.
WWF has urged the European Commission to take action on creating a sustainable European food system “beyond the reduction of food waste”.
Trans-fat bans, and limiting the availability of sugary and fatty foods are the best ways to battle obesity, while nutrition information fails to deliver benefits, says a new review of...
Last week high-end supermarket, Irma, became the first retailer in Denmark to start selling insects – and also the first to stop.
As MEPs prepare to discuss proposed amendments to TTIP’s investor principle in Riga next week, the European Commission says that most of the controversy springs from ‘common misconceptions’.
The inclusion of new voluntary best practices in the organisation’s revised trader standard is an “interesting” element, said a representative at Voice Network.
The drop in corporation tax, promise of increased investment funding and support for British farmers in the 2015 UK budget were largely supported by British food and drink manufacturers.
The TTIP trade agreement pitches European legislative sovereignty against the workings of “free trade liars,” says the director of NGO Foodwatch Thilo Bode.
Roythornes law firm has quizzed members of the Fresh Produce Consortium, The Food and Drink Forum, the British Frozen Food Federation, the Artisan Food Trail and Tastes of Anglia about...
Spray-on DNA or added bacteria may be the future of the fight against food fraud - but analysts warn that consumers could react against more additives being used to guarantee a...
The European Union is a major consumer of food commodities sourced from illegally deforested land, according to a new report from Brussels-based NGO Fern.