After nearly 50 years of restrictions and quotas, Europe’s starch industry can produce as much isoglucose as it wants. But with freedom comes responsibility, warn policymakers. So what is industry doing to prepare?
French food prices will be set on the basis of producers’ costs, according to a farm-to-fork legislative change proposed by President Macron that has been welcomed by producers, manufacturers and retailers alike.
Portugal’s State Budget proposal for 2018 proposes a new tax on foods that have a high salt content – including potato chips, cereals and crackers – in an effort to curb the nation’s unhealthy consumption patterns.
A levy on sugar-sweetened drinks in Jamie’s Italian restaurants in the UK is likely to have contributed to a ‘significant decline in SSB sales’, according to a study published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health.
The UK government and food sector representatives are focusing on increasing collaborative R&D and the adoption of “state-of-the-art” technologies to deliver on goals to “decarbonise” the sector and improve energy efficiency.