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Smarter rules for safer food
The European Commission has adopted a package of measures to strengthen the enforcement of health and safety standards for the whole agri-food chain. Food ... last modified 06 May 2013, 22:57 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
The EU Register is for information only, showing: Permitted nutrition claims and their conditions of use Authorised health claims, their conditions ... last modified 16 May 2012, 17:36 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
List of permitted Health Claims on food products - guide
Health claims on food labelling and in advertising, for example on the role of calcium and bone health or vitamin C and the immune system, have become vital ... last modified 16 May 2012, 17:38 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
Make sure UTP negotiations help farmers - and consumers
Today's European Parliament Plenary gave a mandate to Paolo de Castro MEP to start negotiations with the Council and Commission on the Directive on Unfair ... last modified 25 October 2018, 12:55 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
MEPs back plans to clean up Europe's drinking water
The European Parliament backed plans on Tuesday to improve consumers’ trust in drinking water from the tap, which is much cheaper and cleaner for the ... last modified 25 October 2018, 14:09 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
More support for Europe's agricultural and food sectors
The European Commission published Monday its latest package of exceptional measures to support the agricultural and food sectors which are being most affected ... last modified 06 May 2020, 00:24 CET — filed under: , , , — Relevance: 1%
Binge drinking more common in northern Europe
The relationship between drinking and damage to one's health is stronger in the Baltic countries and Sweden than in Italy, new research from Europe shows. The ... last modified 09 November 2011, 13:25 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
EU whitewash on cancer risk from world's most used weedkiller
Overreliance on unpublished industry studies leads EU food agency to recommend glyphosate approval last modified 12 November 2015, 12:49 CET — filed under: , , , — Relevance: 1%
EU Commission uses the Christmas period to grant authorisation for imports of genetically engineered soybeans
The EU Commission has granted six further authorisations for genetically engineered plants, including some controversial genetically engineered soybeans with ... last modified 10 January 2018, 23:22 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
What are pesticides? Who decides on their authorisation? Who is responsible for their use? How can pesticides be used safely? An active substance is only ... last modified 12 December 2017, 23:15 CET — filed under: , , , — Relevance: 1%
European Parliament votes through new powers for governments to ban GM crops
The European Parliament today voted to grant national governments new powers to ban the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops in their territories. ... last modified 13 January 2015, 16:20 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
MEPs veto alertness claims for energy drinks
Euro-MPs voted on Thursday to veto European Commission plans to allow claims that sugary drinks and energy drinks containing caffeine boost 'alertness' or ... last modified 12 July 2016, 00:09 CET — filed under: , , , — Relevance: 1%
Euro-MPs opt for clearer food labelling rules
The European Parliament's Environment Committee on Tuesday approved draft legislation on clearer and more informative new food labelling rules which require ... last modified 17 March 2010, 13:21 CET — filed under: , , , , — Relevance: 1%
Kitkat protected status in doubt in EU Court's opinion
The future of the three-dimensional shape of Nestle's ‘Kit Kat 4 fingers’ chocolate as an EU trade mark is in doubt following Thursday's opinion of the ... last modified 19 April 2018, 20:53 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
Food safety: EU acts to make food studies more reliable
Responding to public concern in the form of a 'European Citizens' Initiative', the EU Commission presented Wednesday a proposal to improve the transparency of ... last modified 12 April 2018, 23:51 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
Food from cloned animals: consumers left in the dark - BEUC
Despite European consumers having no appetite for food from cloned animals or their offspring, they might be eating it unawares. Today’s European Commission ... last modified 19 December 2013, 21:10 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
Defining Environmental Risk Assessment Criteria for Genetically Modified (GM) Mammals and Birds to be placed on the EU market
Globally, GM mammals and birds are being developed for a range of purposes, including use as food, pets or for production of pharmaceuticals. There is a ... last modified 24 March 2011, 23:07 CET — filed under: , , , , , — Relevance: 1%
Commission renews approval of glyphosate herbicide for 5 years
The European Commission renewed for 5 years EU approval of glyphosate Tuesday, following scientific assessment which it says concludes there is no link between ... last modified 12 December 2017, 23:18 CET — filed under: , , , , — Relevance: 1%
Food companies
Food companies in Europe last modified 30 May 2014, 13:42 CET — filed under: — Relevance: 1%
Food companies
Food companies in Europe last modified 30 May 2014, 13:42 CET — filed under: — Relevance: 1%
BASF retreats from Europe as GM crops rejected
BASF today announced it is abandoning its plans to develop and commercialise genetically modified (GM) crops in Europe. last modified 17 January 2012, 23:15 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
Plant health - tenders and grants last modified 20 January 2013, 21:56 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
Monitoring drinking water for better protection of public health
New EU rules to improve the monitoring of drinking water across Europe came into force on 28 October, improving access to wholesome and clean drinking water in ... last modified 29 October 2015, 13:59 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
Tougher EU food inspections on the menu
The EU Parliament adopted plans Wednesday to tighten up official food inspections, aiming to improve food traceability, combat fraud and restore consumer trust ... last modified 15 March 2017, 22:27 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
Food and Feed Labelling
In the EU rules are put in place on the labelling of foodstuffs to enable European consumers to get comprehensive information on the contents and the ... last modified 21 January 2010, 13:46 CET — filed under: , , , , — Relevance: 1%
European Commission DG Health and Consumers Contacts
Contacts of the European Commission Directorate-General for Health and Consumers. last modified 21 January 2010, 12:46 CET — filed under: , , , — Relevance: 1%
General principles of food law - European Food Safety Authority
The EU's legislation governing the general principles of food law and harmonised controls also underpins the European Food Safety Authority, a European agency ... last modified 03 December 2009, 16:04 CET — filed under: , , , , , — Relevance: 1%
Protected status for Welsh coracle-caught salmon
Salmon caught using the ancient Welsh traditional method of coracle fishing was awarded protected EU status Tuesday when it was added to the EU's quality ... last modified 22 February 2017, 14:34 CET — filed under: , , , — Relevance: 1%
Leak: European governments pave way for bee-killing pesticides
Under pressure from pesticide producers and governments, the European Commission is planning to scrap bee-safety standards that led to a ban of three ... last modified 23 January 2019, 13:45 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
Commission reviews EU's animal welfare strategy
The European Commission marked the mid-point of the EU's Strategy for the Protection and Welfare of Animals 2012-2015 last week at a conference in Brussels ... last modified 20 February 2014, 18:31 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
EU Alerts

EUbusiness Week no. 851
Time to speed up climate action
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The Week Ahead no. 491
COVID-19 coordination - Portuguese presidency work programme - Recovery and Resilience Facility - relations with the US - right to disconnect

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