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EFSA defends aspartame work, denies dossier loss

EFSA defends aspartame work, denies dossier loss

By Ben Bouckley

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has denied a suggestion by two MEPs that it may have lost data relating to a previous safety evaluation of the high intensity sweetener aspartame (E951) and that it failed to examine it properly in the first place.

Stuart: MEPS showing ignorance

COOL discussions expose MEPs’ ignorance about food industry

By Rod Addy

Country of Origin Labelling (COOL) discussions exposed ignorance among Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) about the food manufacturing and supply chain, said Nick Stuart, Biscuit, Cake, Chocolate and Confectionery (BCCC) sector group chairman.

Novel foods progress may mean removing clones

By Jess Halliday

All is not well down on the novel foods farm. If food innovation in Europe is to thrive anew, MEPs and the Council need to get past the recriminations over the failed talks and remove the troublesome question of cloned foods from the negotiating table.

MEP demands EU answers on Twinings factory fund

MEP demands EU answers on Twinings factory fund

By Ben Bouckley

Keith Taylor MEP is demanding that the EU Commission discover whether Twinings provided guarantees to Polish authorities that it would not misuse an EU funding award that will see UK jobs relocated abroad

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