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EU health claims evolution: New submission behaviours

EU health claims evolution: A submission rethink

By Nigel Baldwin

Now that the dust has settled on the health claims submission process we should all be very clear on the rules of engagement. Well kind of, says Nigel Baldwin, chief consultant in Intertek’s European office.

BPA is one chemical in the endocrine debate

Endocrine disrupting chemicals on EU agenda

By Joseph James Whitworth

Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) have come under the spotlight once again with the main themes being regulation, more research and actions based on the precautionary principle.  

The EC has asked EFSA to re-evaluate the safety of phosphate-containing additives

Phosphate study prompts EC request for safety reassessment

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The European Commission has asked the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) to reassess the safety of phosphates as food additives, after researchers suggested excessive phosphate consumption could be damaging to health.

Three million metric ton EU sugar deficit not expected to rise, according to Euromonitor

EU sugar deficit will not grow, says Euromonitor

By Oliver Nieburg

The EU’s sugar quota fell three million metric tons short of demand in 2012 leading to an 11% price hike, but the deficit is not expected to increase due to stagnant demand for sugar-based foods and health concerns, according to market analysts Euromonitor...

The vote was cast in European Parliament today

Big Vote - CAP Reform

EU sugar quotas extended to 2020

By Oliver Nieburg

EU sugar quotas will remain in place in Europe until 2020 after a vote on Common Agricultural Policy reforms (CAP) in European Parliament today.

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