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European Parliament backs objection to sugary baby food

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European Parliament backs objection to sugary baby food

By Niamh Michail

In a plenary vote today Members of European Parliament (MEPs) called for a rethink of rules that could allow up to 30% sugar content in cereal-based baby foods, which could bring the draft legislation back to the drawing board.

Processed foods eligible for EU funding under healthy eating scheme

Processed foods eligible for EU funding under healthy eating scheme

By Niamh Michail

Manufacturers of processed foods containing fruit and milk are eligible for EU funding under a healthy eating programme for schools, approved by the agriculture committee yesterday, but maximum levels for salt, sugar and fat levels may be lowered by the...

MEP Bernd Lange said that negotiating TTIP terms was the 'democratic duty' of EU parliamentarians. “If [globalization] is to work for the benefit of the people, then it cannot be left in the hands of the negotiators alone.

MEPs back TTIP but reject investor clause

By Niamh Michail

MEPs have voted through a resolution supporting TTIP on condition the ISDS clause is replaced – but the proposed replacement has drawn criticism.

Angelique Delahaye, MEP from the coservative European People's Party (EPP) said:

MEPs adopt EU alcohol resolution

By Niamh Michail

MEPs adopted a resolution on calorie content of alcoholic drinks yesterday, a move welcomed by industry and stakeholders across Europe who hope it will spur the Commission into legislating.

MEP vote backs meat origin labelling

MEP vote backs meat origin labelling

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee (ENVI) Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have voted 48 to 15 to introduce legislation on origin labelling on meat used as an ingredient in processed foods.

Commission was wrong to separate med agency and EFSA: MEP

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

The Commission was wrong to separate the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA), nutrient profiles are unconvincing and the threat of botanical court action is unsurprising, a Member of the European Parliament (MEP)...

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