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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 ... last modified 07 May 2013, 15:51 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
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 ... last modified 04 July 2007, 18:13 CET — filed under: , , , , , — Relevance: 1%
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. last modified 06 June 2007, 17:28 CET — filed under: , , , , , — Relevance: 1%
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 ... last modified 30 January 2008, 18:09 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
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 ... last modified 26 August 2008, 12:10 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
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 ... last modified 03 January 2007, 18:20 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
EU sets out plan for joint action against cancer
A new EU approach to cancer prevention, treatment and care, outlined Wednesday by the EU Commission, tackles the entire disease pathway from prevention to ... last modified 04 February 2021, 23:29 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
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 ... last modified 16 July 2014, 23:17 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
Food & Drink in the EU
Latest business news about Food Safety and Food Policy in the European Union. last modified 15 September 2013, 19:50 CET — filed under: — Relevance: 1%
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 ... last modified 17 June 2019, 22:58 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
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 ... last modified 15 June 2016, 17:14 CET — filed under: , , , — Relevance: 1%
EU Commission approves eight applications for import of transgenic crops
The EU Commission has approved eight applications for the import of genetically engineered plants. last modified 25 January 2021, 23:37 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
Food & Drink Guides
Guides on the EU policy on food and drinks. last modified 30 July 2010, 14:14 CET — filed under: — Relevance: 1%
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 ... last modified 25 June 2019, 16:41 CET — filed under: — Relevance: 1%
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 ... last modified 23 February 2017, 00:32 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
Commission acts against 12 EU states over unfair trading practices
The European Commission opened infringement procedures Tuesday against 12 Member States for failing to transpose EU rules banning unfair trading practices in ... last modified 05 August 2021, 22:08 CET — filed under: , , , , — Relevance: 1%
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 ... last modified 04 January 2018, 00:01 CET — filed under: — Relevance: 1%
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 ... last modified 01 June 2017, 00:01 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
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 ... last modified 23 October 2019, 18:25 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
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 ... last modified 12 October 2017, 20:45 CET — filed under: , , , , , — Relevance: 1%
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 ... last modified 26 January 2011, 20:24 CET — filed under: , , , — Relevance: 1%
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 08 December 2009, 00:52 CET — filed under: , , , , — Relevance: 1%
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 ... last modified 12 January 2010, 20:39 CET — filed under: , , , , , — Relevance: 1%
EU Code of Conduct on Responsible Food Business and Marketing Practices
The European Commission, alongside industry stakeholders, officially launched the EU Code of Conduct on Responsible Food Business and Marketing Practices on 5 ... last modified 06 July 2021, 00:19 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
EU code to promote sustainable food system
65 companies and associations signed a new EU Code of Conduct on Responsible Food Business Monday, with a view to increasing the availability and affordability ... last modified 07 July 2021, 17:44 CET — filed under: , , , , — Relevance: 1%
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 ... last modified 10 June 2010, 12:43 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
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 ... last modified 18 April 2012, 18:54 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
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 ... last modified 13 July 2010, 13:57 CET — filed under: , , , — Relevance: 1%
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 ... last modified 29 October 2018, 23:27 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
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 ... last modified 23 July 2017, 15:06 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. 532
In honour of European Parliament President David Sassoli - priorities of new French EU presidency - minimum corporate taxation - Digital Services Act - protection of animals during transport - European Medicines Agency

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