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Nutrient profiling debate reignites

Nutrient profiling debate reignites

By Rod Addy

DG Sanco has reignited the nutrient profiling debate by initiating a consultation with other parts of the European Commission to test support for it to set nutrient profiles under health claims legislation.

What kind of health claims will be made on the Vitafoods show floor this year?

Vitafoods: EU nutra space wriggles into new health claims clothes

By Shane Starling

Vitafoods celebrates its 15th birthday next week. It’ll be my 11th consecutive May visit to Geneva for the jamboree and promises to be one of the most intriguing chapters with the (partial and belated) resolution of years of ambiguity regarding health...

Reformulation drive risks dairy sector damage, Dairy UK warns

Reformulation drive risks dairy sector damage, Dairy UK warns

By Ben Bouckley

UK trade body Dairy UK has called on the nation’s government to do more to communicate the positive health benefits of dairy products, and warns that the current focus on reformulation risks ‘putting many consumers off eating dairy foods’.

Industry uncertain over labelling regs interpretation

Food industry warned against rushing into labelling changes under FIR

By Jane Byrne

The food industry should not rush into making labelling changes to ensure compliance with the new Regulation on Food Information (FIR) as there is a fundamental lack of clarity on how to implement some of the mandatory declarations, claims a regulatory...

Cooked food may provide more energy than raw: Study

Cooked food may provide more energy than raw: Study

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Cooking may increase the energetic availability of food, meaning that energy assessment for food labeling could depend on how a product is prepared, according to new research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

There are 29 approved nutrition claims in the European Union

Nutrition claims made simple for food marketers

By Sarah Hills

Food manufacturers and marketers who are “irked” by tight nutrition claim regulations are being offered practical steps to ensure they comply with the rules whilst remaining competitive.

Salt or sodium? The EU is backing salt labelling

Salt lobby opposes EU's “absurd labelling” measures

By Shane Starling

European salt trade body EUSalt admits the “battle is lost” to prevent mandatory EU-wide salt labelling on food products after Guideline Dietary Allowance (GDA) measures were approved as expected in a European Parliament vote this afternoon.

MEPs debate 'crazy' food labelling proposals

MEPs debate 'crazy' food labelling proposals

By Graham Holter

One expert has branded the proposed new EU food information legislation “crazy” ahead of a second vote on the issue by Parliament's Environment, Health and Food Safety Committee (ENVI) tomorrow.

The EU Health Platform is meeting its many commitments, stakeholders say

EUFIC: EU Health Platform actions being felt across bloc

By Shane Starling

A major stakeholder in the European Union Platform on Diet, Physical Activity and Health that has established 297 individual commitments to improve the health of Europeans in the six years of its existence, has highlighted its effectiveness.

EU health platform opts for “flexible approach” as obesity rises

EU health platform opts for “flexible approach” as obesity rises

By Shane Starling

Ten years after the first European Commission reports were handed in, with little in the way of demonstrable obesity-reduction results, the European Union Platform on Diet, Physical Activity and Health is taking “a flexible approach” over coming years...

Sole Dutch healthy food label launched

Sole Dutch healthy food label launched

By Jess Halliday

A new healthy food logo is launching in The Netherlands, replacing the Dutch version of the Choices logo and retailer Albert Heijn’s clover logo that were previously used on products – with a new set of scientific criteria developed by an independent...

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