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Cured meat processors fear EU cuts on nitrites

Cured meat firms fear EC nitrite cuts

By Rick Pendrous

Processed meat producers worry that the European Commission (EC) could reduce the maximum level of nitrites that are allowed to be used as a preservative in cured meat products such as ham.

FIC 'raises complex questions about determining which is the main ingredient'

Confusion about origin and added water labelling

By Rick Pendrous

EU legislation designed to avoid consumers being mislead about the country of origin of ingredients contained in compound foods they purchase is likely to cause headaches for food manufacturers, according to a legal expert.

'Policy makers need wholly new approach to the management of EU spending and investm​​ent,' says European Court of Auditors report

EU misspent €6.3bn in 2014

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

The EU misspent €6.3bn in 2014 overall, according to a report from the European Court of Auditors that called for change. 

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