Official communications about the health risks associated with a food lose credibility with consumers when they are exposed to new information emphasising the benefits of that food – regardless of the source of the new information.
What is the future of food? Simple communication of complex advances will be crucial, as well as picking up the pace amid a global population boom to feed the world nutritiously and sustainably, according to FoodNavigator and NutraIngredients senior editors.
Likening the horse meat scandal to a rain of manure that just continues to fall, the head of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland outlined lessons learned during the crisis for industry and regulators at the FoodRisC conference in Brussels on Thursday.
EFSA needs an interactive Wikipedia-style guide to food safety to improve communication and public trust, following comments that its opinions are written by a bunch of nerds, according to the agency’s scientific adviser Hubert Deluyker.
The Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) Round Table has formally adopted ten guiding principles to give a coherent way for assessing and communicating the environmental performance of food and drink products.