Nutrition labelling

Defining ‘vegan’ and ‘vegetarian’ in Europe

Defining ‘vegan’ and ‘vegetarian’ in Europe

By Katia Merten-Lentz, partner at Keller and Heckman, and Oliver Hartmanm, legal consultant at Keller and Heckman

Pressure is rising for the development of a legal definition of ‘vegan’ and ‘vegetarian’ food in Europe but national governments are moving ahead of the European Commission in this regard.

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Europe ‘leading innovation’ in natural food ingredients, says Roha MD

By Katy Askew

Europe is “leading” innovation in the global trend towards natural ingredients in the food and beverage industry and Roha’s acquisition of Italian firm New Food Industry will give India’s Roha a bigger piece of the action, managing director Brijesh Tibrewala...

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Lifestyle factors hit French fruit and veg consumption

By Katy Askew

French shoppers have reduced their consumption of fresh fruit and vegetables as economic pressures and demographic changes mean fewer people are eating the recommended five portions a day, according to think tank Crédoc.

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Should Europe follow in UK footsteps with childhood obesity strategy?

By David Burrows

As the UK’s childhood obesity strategy turned one last week, health campaigners lined up their critiques of the first 365 days. However, the government managed to sidestep any bad press by announcing an expansion of the plan’s focus (from sugar content...

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