An outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis has spread across Europe, possibly from eggs produced in Germany. The outbreak has affected people in Austria and France and Luxembourg and the UK.
EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht this week argued that having dispute settlement system included in trade deals prevents protectionism and benefits European companies.
The number of people admitted to hospital in the UK with malnutrition over the past year has increased 19%, with the finger of blame being pointed at “food poverty” and lack of education.
The latest development in the long-running battle over country-of-origin labelling (COOL) is a Wall Street Journal article on August 21 reporting that the World Trade Organization (WTO) has ruled against the United States in a case brought by Canada and Mexico, Food Chemical News reports.
Industry association Specialised Nutrition Europe (SNE) has welcomed a new gluten labelling law published before the summer recess.
Serbian acreage planted with GM crops has increased by 34% year-on-year to above 30 hectares in 2014, even though commercial cultivation of these crops in the country is not permitted by law, Serbian authorities told EU Food Law.
A claim from Lactalis B&C about its “Low fat and low trans spreadable fat rich in unsaturated and omega-3 fatty acids” and reduction of LDL-cholesterol concentrations is poised to get EU authorisation under a draft Commission regulation sent to EU Member States for clearance through the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health.
The Commission is getting ready to reject a series of eight health claims in a draft regulation it has put to the Council for the regulatory procedure with scrutiny.
An advertising campaign offering a “free" trip to the top of a Norwegian mountain through the purchase of a 1.5-litre bottle of soft drink has been removed because a watchdog said it targeted pre-teen children.
Extending the storage time of eggs at home or at retail would increase Salmonella food poisoning risks, according to the latest scientific opinion from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) on public health risks from eggs.
The Commission President should have various scientific advisors rather than relying on the advice of a single official, according to a 28 strong coalition of non-governmental organisations.