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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.

The Italian government is enforcing a new labeling law to distinguish between fresh bread and those that have undergone 'preservative' methods to increase shelf life. Pic: ©GettyImages/benidio

Italy enforces fresh bread labeling law

By Gill Hyslop

Italy is to enforce a new labeling law today (December 19) to distinguish fresh bread from products that have been ‘preserved for prolonged durability’.

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