A Council deal on fisheries reform struck in the early hours of Wednesday morning might not go far enough for the European Parliament, particularly when it comes to discards, the practice of throwing fish back to die because they are the wrong size or species.
The so-called ‘Customs Union’ of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia will apply new joint labelling and other laws from 1 July, creating a single food trading market for the bloc.
A claim about the cholesterol busting effects of Sylvan Bio red yeast rice has to be based on an intake of 10 mg of monacolin K, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) insisted this week.
Dutch centre-right MEP Esther De Lange is set to write a European Parliament report looking into the horsemeat scandal – why fraudsters were able to switch horsemeat for beef and what could be done to prevent future crisis.
The introduction of a distinctive label for certified conventional soybean products aims at sustaining the recent regional resurgence in conventional soybean production by boosting export sales and offering farmers a non-GM guarantee on seeds.
A controversial proposal to control and label meat and milk from cloned animals and their offspring could end up being kicked into the long grass, if agreement is thought unlikely, European Health Commissioner Tonio Borg hinted to MEPs this week.
Food companies are often ignorant about nanoparticles in their food products and packaging, but, even more so, they do not want to talk about it.
Evidence from a series of trials conducted outside the United States does not provide a strong enough argument to suggest lowering sodium consumption will lead to a reduction in cardiovascular disease (CVD), the Institute of Medicine (IOM) has concluded, Food Chemical News reports.
As much as 100 million litres of tainted milk may have reached Brazilian consumers from April 2012 to May of 2013 due in part to traceability failings, and authorities have arrested transporters who intentionally contaminated the product in order to boost their profits.
A weight loss claim linked to Slendesta® Potato Extract is not proven, the European Food Safety Authority has found a second time in reviewing comments challenging an earlier opinion.
A company that produces and sells organic milk has been told its’ online marketing material must change because the company has not produced the proof of its claims.
A new set of marketing rules for the EU olive oil sector aimed at better informing consumers and promoting the image of European produce have been adopted by the European Commission, after the plans were backed by a majority of governments this week, reports Agra Europe.
All food business operators inspected by official control authorities will have to pay fees covering the full costs of the inspections, with only micro firms employing ten people or less exempt, under a new Commission proposal.