The national newspapers had a field day in their reporting of the European Parliament's (EP's) rejection of traffic-light food labelling. Reports described the reaction of food and health lobbies as anything between 'dismay' and 'outrage'....
Health food processors are still not convinced that the European Food Safety Authority's (EFSA's) process for assessing dossiers under the EU's Nutrition and Health Claims Regulation is fit for purpose, following a meeting of 450 stakeholders...
The controversy surrounding new EU legislation governing the sale of foodstuffs ‘by number’ has descended into farce as a ‘clarification’ issued by the MEP steering it through the European Parliament has raised more questions than it answers.
Always read the small print. Good advice and nowhere more so than in food labelling with today’s increasingly savvy consumers demanding to know what’s in their food, where it came from and what it’s going to do to them.
Aspects of the EU agency workers’ Directive still need further clarification and simplification to help make it easier for employers to navigate, according to the CBI (Confederation of British Industry).
Requiring food manufacturers to distinguish between artificial and natural trans-fats on product labels is both unnecessary and impractical, according to regulatory experts at Nestlé UK and the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).
Members of the European Parliament have voted to put back clauses on nutrient profiling into the proposed food information regulation, after Environment Committee members voted to take them out – but it was a close call.
The much-anticipated EU parliament vote on amendments to the proposed food information regulation came down on the side of the industry’s own GDAs – to the chagrin of health groups believe traffic lights are more accessible.
Food manufacturers are stepping up lobbying efforts to persuade the government to amend legislation giving agency workers the same pay, overtime and breaks as permanent staff before it comes into force next year.
Regulatory definitions of 'natural' are not in line with consumer understanding of the term, a discrepancy that is causing big headaches for the food and drink industry, according to one senior executive at Coca-Cola.