Labelling

EFSA developing advise on nutritional labelling ahead of planned 2022 European legislation. GettyImages/Goran13

EFSA examines the science behind nutrient profiling

By Katy Askew

EFSA has opened a public dialog on front-of-pack nutritional labelling and health claims as it works to finalise the scientific advice that will help decision makers develop an EU-wide scheme.

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How to avoid the greenwashing trap

By Oliver Morrison

New reviews on misleading claims in early 2022 will pressure companies to provide concrete evidence of their sustainability credentials in an increasingly green-focused and consumer-led market. What does this new regulation mean for brands? Caroline Greenwell,...

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Anti-greenwashing project launches for UK food and drink sector

By Flora Southey

The UK’s Environment Agency has announced a project to standardise metrics to measure the environmental performance of the food and drink sector. FoodNavigator asks the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) for its take on the initiative.

The new standard includes a set of norms that are more stringent than Belgian legislation. GettyImages/ClarkandCompany

Belgium’s first national animal welfare standard developed for pork

By Flora Southey

Belpork, owner of the BePork quality scheme, has developed an animal welfare standard for the Belgian pork sector. “It is the first time that a national animal welfare standard has been launched in our country,” Belpork coordinator Liesbet Pluym tells...

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Nutri-Score does not blight image of olive oil, finds survey

By Flora Southey

Despite criticism from producers that Nutri-Score’s ‘C’ ranking of olive oil penalises the product, fresh research out of Spain suggests the nutrition labelling scheme does not negatively impact consumer perception, nor intention to purchase.

The BfR conducted a nationwide survey to investigate consumer perceptions of food additives. GettyImages/Lukatme

What do consumers think about food additives? Survey

By Flora Southey

Results of a new survey in Germany suggest many consumers are concerned about possible health effects associated with food additives, while at the same time expressing a lack of knowledge about such ingredients.

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