The European Commission has launched an investigation into front of pack (FOP) nutritional labelling in the bloc, with stakeholders describing the first in a series of meetings as both “constructive” and “technical”.
After repeatedly ignoring warnings from the European Commission, Italy has forged ahead with its law on mandatory origin labelling, a move that critics argue weakens the single market, undermines EU authority and could spell big fines for manufacturers.
By Katia Merten-Lentz, partner at international law firm Keller and Heckman
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Jimini’s believes there is plenty of room to grow the European market for insect-based foods. Having just secured a listing with Carrefour in Spain, Jimini’s co-founder Clement Scellier says this is a “wonderful opportunity” for the group.
France looks set to prohibit meat terms from being used to describe plant-based foods, with MPs backing a proposal to ban producers of meat substitutes from using phrases like “steak” or “sausage” to describe meat-free products.
Unilever wants to grow its food and refreshment brands in developed markets like Europe through a focus on innovation. This focus has enabled the group to increase its sales volumes in the face of weak markets and pricing pressure.
With good baking properties, a naturally sweet taste and no gluten, tiger nuts are a nutritionally dense superfood ideal for baking, milk alternatives and even pasta, says UK start-up The Tiger Nuts Company.