Changes to European labelling laws meaning the specific source of vegetable oil must be declared on pack could drive more food manufacturers to certified sustainable palm oil, according to one...
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has updated its scientific advice on food allergens, taking into account latest published data on food allergy prevalence in Europe.
Consumers are generally able to use nutrition labelling systems to identify more and less healthy foods, but the use of different reference amounts may be confusing, say researchers.
Members of the European Parliament’s health and environment committee last night rejected a Commission proposal that would have updated novel foods rules to allow the use of nanoparticles.
Mandatory salt reduction may save more in healthcare costs than the current voluntary system, say the authors of a study published in Value in Health.
Obesity costs the world nearly as much as armed conflict and needs a coordinated response from industry and governments, urges a new report from the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI).
Food companies are moving toward compliance with the upcoming Food Information for Consumers (FIC) regulation but many still have work to do, according to a new report.
International health campaigners have called for a binding treaty to tackle diet-related ill health in a letter to the heads of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Food and Agriculture...
A greater focus on emotional training may be a more effective way of encouraging healthy food choices than nutritional training, according to research.
Consumers underestimate calorie counts for, and consume more of, foods from companies with positive corporate responsibility programmes, say researchers.
Past celiac research has focused on gluten wheat proteins as the cause of reactions, but researchers say there may be other non-gluten proteins in wheat also to blame.
A Channel 4 investigation into inorganic arsenic levels in rice has questioned the safety of products aimed at children like rice cakes and Kellogg's Rice Krispies - although all companies...
Products that display front-of-pack ‘health’ symbols do not have better nutrient profiles than those that do not, a study has suggested.
Anti-lobbying campaigners have accused new European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker of putting the environment, consumers and workers at small companies at risk with a red-tape-cutting agenda.
Over half (53%) of elderly consumers are happy to try new foods, according to a study from the Spanish food research technology centre AZTI-Tecnalia.
Finnish dairy Valio has charged itself with educating consumers in Finland and Sweden on the importance of iodine consumption.
UK Member of European Parliament (MEP) Glenis Willmott has sent a three-page letter to the Commission saying it should be considering making the UK’s traffic light label a mandatory pan-EU...
Introducing calorie labelling on alcoholic drinks could boost alcohol consumption, according to a leading nutritionist.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has called for a more unified approach to front-of-pack nutrition labelling.
Consumers are exploring new ways of educating themselves about food and increasingly are using mobile apps to make well-informed choices, according to Mintel's 'Consumer Trends 2015' report.
Higher intakes of linoleic acid may lower the risk of coronary heart disease, according to Harvard review.
Energy drink consumption among young people, particularly in connection with alcohol, presents a significant public health concern that warrants further research and regulation, according to a report authored by World...
The position of head of the directorate general for health and consumers (DG SANCO) will likely pass to Czech environmental politician Ladislav Miko following the resignation of Paola Testori Coggi,...
The impact of ‘sin taxes’ on competitiveness and consumption habits, food prices, and sustainability were the key points on the agenda for the European Commission’s High Level Forum for a...
A new study into European ready meals found that pack contents and therefore nutritional value varies widely between batches of the same meal.