All news articles for July 2002

French food labels face change

French food labels face change

France has agreed to a European Union demand to end the practice of
labelling French food products in French only, Les Echos
reports. The French government is now drafting an order requiring
food companies to attach labels in at least...

Cereals take the biscuit

Cereals take the biscuit

Consumers who choose to start the day with one of the new
generation cereals found on the supermarket shelves today might as
well be eating a slab of chocolate cake, claims UK independent
body, the Food Commission, this week.

Swiss approve yeast inhibitor

Swiss approve yeast inhibitor

Switzerland is the latest country to approve the use of natamycin,
an inhibitor of moulds and yeasts, in cheese and meat production
joining the European Union, the US, some South American and Eastern
European countries who have already...

Where is the food authority?

Where is the food authority?

The absence of news about Europe's yet-to-be-established flagship
to food safety, the European Food Safety Authority, is in sharp
contrast to the verbal fireworks earlier this year that announced
its creation. The new EFSA, Europe's...

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