The European Commission’s decision to stop publishing article 13.1 health claims in batches and carve out botanicals from the process has met with more positive industry responses, as it will create more legal certainty and reduce implementation burdens...
All the leading supermarkets, 13 caterers (including McDonald’s), 14 processors/suppliers and eight branded food manufacturers have now signed up to a voluntary code of practice on country of origin labelling (COOL) on pork and pork products.
The firms behind a high-profile ‘article 14’ health claim application about soy protein are hoping the European Commission will “adopt a pragmatic approach” as it reviews a controversial negative opinion on their application from the European Food Safety...
Agreeing on a legal definition of nanomaterials that satisfies food manufacturers, regulators, enforcement bodies and consumers will be hugely challenging, according to experts gathered at a nanotechnology workshop in Leatherhead last week.
The third batch of opinions on ‘article 13.1’ health claims assessed under the EU health claims Regulation will be published at the start of October, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has confirmed.
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has launched a probe into third-party assurance schemes such as the Red Tractor and Lion Eggs standard in a bid to understand the extent to which they improve compliance with food legislation.
UK food manufacturers are expecting a more consistent approach to the implementation of nutrition policy under the coalition government than under Labour, but many fear next month’s comprehensive spending review could present challenges.
Trade body Dairy UK has urged the UK government to take a more science-based approach to nutrition policy when staff from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) join the Department of Health (DoH) in the autumn.