All news articles for February 22, 2016

'The requirements for the third country applications are too burdensome,' food lawyer says on EFSA guidance. © iStock.com / baibaz

What EFSA wants from novel food applications

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published draft guidance on applications for novel foods under revised rules, but a food lawyer warns the requirements may prove too cumbersome for traditional third country foods. 

Halal food and drink is expected to grow to $1.6 trillion by 2018

Digital halal firm plans stock market float

By Oscar Rousseau

The world’s first e-commerce marketplace for halal products, DagangHalal, has said it intends to float on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) market for smaller growing companies – known as the AIM.

Will the UK follow in Sweden's footsteps with mandatory vitamin D fortification? © iStock.com / Zerbor

UK spotlight falls on mandatory vitamin D fortification

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

The re-emergence of the Victorian-era condition rickets in the UK has put the spotlight back on vitamin D intakes, and a recent advisory committee report will likely spur debate on the need for mandatory fortification.

'Let me be clear: An EU nutrition policy also requires strict regulation, notably in areas where there is scientific consensus about the negative health impact,' said Nestlé executive vice president Luis Cantarell. © iStock / Robtek

Nestlé calls for strictly regulated EU nutrition policy

By Kizzi Nkwocha

Europe needs a coherent, strictly regulated policy on nutrition in order to ensure the health and well-being of its 500 million citizens, according to Nestlé executive vice president Luis Cantarell.

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