Labelling

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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