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EU agricultural product quality logos
Agricultural products produced in the European Union reflect the rich diversity of different traditions and regions in Europe. To help protect and promote ...
Following the adoption of Regulation (EC) No 178/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 28 January2002 setting out the general principles and ...
EU reform of the wine market
The European Commission on 4 July adopted proposals for a wide-ranging reform of the EU's Common Market Organisation for wine. This aims to increase the ...
EU uncorks wine deal phasing out Australian 'Champagne'
The Commission is toasting a deal with Australia that aims to stop Australian vintners from using names of widely know European tipples.
BEUC statement on food labelling
BEUC welcomes the Commission's intention to tackle the severe problem of obesity by using a regulatory approach concerning nutrition labelling. We believe ...
BEUC welcomes EFSA's approach on Evaluation of Health Claims Made on Foods
BEUC, the European Consumers' Organisation, welcomes the strict approach taken by EFSA's Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA) when ...
Over the years the European Union has established EU laws on the safety of food and other products, on consumers' rights and on the protection of people's ...
Mapping of National School Food Policies across the EU
With childhood obesity prevalence on the rise in many European countries, schools may serve as a protected environment for children to learn healthy diet and ...
Food & Drink in the EU
Latest business news about Food Safety and Food Policy in the European Union.
EU promises 'maximum transparency' in scientific food safety studies
EU ministers gave the green light Thursday to ending secrecy around scientific studies on food safety, with requirements for transparency in scientific ...
Finally, EU sets out scientific criteria for endocrine disruptors
The European Commission presented Wednesday - two years after they were due - its science-based criteria to identify endocrine disruptors in the field of plant ...
Food & Drink Guides
Guides on the EU policy on food and drinks.
Dual Food Quality
The European Commission published on 24 June the results of a pan-European testing campaign of food products showing that some products are identically or ...
Child obesity: healthy food for schools guidance
The European Commission and Maltese Presidency presented Wednesday a valuable new resource to help public procurement authorities implement healthy food ...
Novel Food is defined as food that had not been consumed to a significant degree by humans in the EU before 15 May 1997, when the first Regulation on novel ...
Welsh cider, perry gain EU protected food status
Traditional Welsh Perry and Welsh Cider celebrated with French Charolais beef Wednesday as the three quality products won protected food status from the ...
Worrying decline of food controls in Europe, new BEUC report reveals
The number of food controls and the resources allocated to them are dwindling across Europe. This is the worrying trend that emerges from the report 'Keeping ...
Pesticides must be checked for harmful chemicals: MEPs
MEPs at a public hearing Wednesday discussed the EU risk assessment of the herbicide glyphosate, demanding that pesticides be checked for endocrine disrupting ...
EU Court refuses trademark for chocolate rabbits
Chocolate rabbits or reindeer with red ribbons around their neck cannot be registered as Community trademarks, the General Court has ruled, in response to ...
The EU's legislation governing the general principles of food law and harmonised controls also underpins the European Food Safety Authority, a European agency ...
Nutrition and health claims
Nutrition and health claims which encourage consumers to purchase a product, but are false, misleading or not scientifically proven are prohibited. The aim is ...
Future of food labelling at stake
MEPs still have a chance to give consumers the means to make informed choices about which food products they buy during a crucial vote next week (16th June) in ...
EFSA admits failure
For the first time, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) admits that it did not take the necessary action to stop revolving doors. EFSA states that ...
EU's new approach to the cultivation of GMOs - guide
The European Commission has proposed to confer to EU Member States the freedom to allow, restrict or ban the cultivation of Genetically Modified Organisms ...
EU Ombudswoman starts investigation on risk assessment of genetically engineered soybeans
The office of the European Ombudsman has confirmed it will investigate a complaint by GeneWatch UK, supported by TestBiotech, regarding the authorisation for ...
EU Member States vote to reduce presence of acrylamide carcinogen in food
EU Member States representatives voted Wednesday to reduce the presence in food of acrylamide - designated by the EU food safety agency as a carcinogenic ...
MEPs call for blitz on EU food waste mountain
MEPs called Tuesday for a halving of food waste in the EU by 2030, by lifting existing restrictions on food donations and eliminating confusion about 'best ...
Food agency must reveal glyphosate studies: EU Court
The EU's top Court annulled Thursday decisions by the EU food agency EFSA to refuse access to studies on the toxicity and carcinogenicity of the pesticide ...
Retail and wholesale CEOs warn of the danger of favouring powerful multinational food processors in UTP legislation
The CEOs of 22 leading retailers and wholesalers across Europe have written to the Chair of the EU Agriculture Council, Mrs Elisabeth Köstinger to express ...
This EU-wide voluntary scheme provides school children with fruit and vegetables, aiming thus to encourage good eating habits in young people. Besides ...
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