EUFIC publishes first results of EU labelling survey
Most UK consumers are aware of guidance daily amounts (GDA) and traffic light labelling, but only one-in-four actually looks for nutritional information, according to a new survey from EUFIC.
Consultancy to integrate technical and compliance advice
A new consultancy in The Netherlands has been established to give more closely targeted advice to food developers on technical issues on the one hand, and how to comply with the changing regulatory landscape on the other.
FSA seeks research for allergy labelling changes
The UK’s Food Standards Agency is working on improving allergen labelling and control practices used by industry, with investigations set to kick off in November at an open meeting with researchers.
Industry decries too complex labelling proposal
The proposed regulation on food labelling is too complicated, makes unrealistic demands on font size, and will be burdensome for SMEs, a hearing has heard.
Food and the French presidency: Part two
In the second of two articles on food legislation under the new
French presidency, FoodNavigator looks at the wish-list drawn up by
the food and beverage industry.
Food and the French presidency: Part one
Over the next six months the French presidency of the EU will be
operating in a tricky economic environment, with food prices are
soaring and supply issues are affecting major commodities.
New guidelines aim to do away with misleading marketing terms
The UK's Food Standards Agency (FSA) has revised its guidance on
the use of words such as 'fresh', 'natural' and 'pure' to provide
clearer advice to manufacturers.
UK seeks improved strategy for industry clarity
Food businesses have suffered from confusing government policies,
said the UK's Food and Drink Federation (FDF), which hopes Prime
Minister Brown's new strategy will provide greater clarity.
CIAA questions need for labelling law
The need for new European legislation on nutrition labelling has
been called into question by the CIAA (Confederation of Food and
Drink Industries in Europe), as a survey indicates that uptake of
its voluntary scheme has been significant.
SMEs step up labelling efforts in fight against obesity
Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are increasingly joining
larger manufacturers in embracing voluntary food labelling,
developed by the EU food and drink industry.
German industry seeks clarity over food labelling
The German government is keeping industry guessing about its
preferred scheme for nutrition labelling, performing about turns
between favouring a traffic light scheme or guidance daily amounts
Deal could make traffic lights mandatory, claims report
Supermarkets in the UK could be 'forced' to adopt the Food
Standards Agency's traffic light labelling scheme, claims
Growth, consumer interests on the agenda for CIAA
The CIAA has highlighted several important areas of debate and
strategic consideration for food manufacturers, which it is
planning to address at its annual conference in November.
The significance of the EU labelling proposal
Owen Warnock, partner and food law expert at international law firm
Eversheds, unpicks the new EU labelling proposal and assesses what
it may mean for food manufacturers.
Commission calls for stricter, standardised labelling
The European Commission will vote on legislation to introduce
mandatory regulations for food and drink labelling across Europe,
putting an end to the current inconsistency.