The European Parliament has voted for a tougher official controls regime to apply EU wide with unannounced inspections, by independent public bodies.
The European Ombudsman, Emily O'Reilly, has asked the Commission to publish letters and internal notes concerning the October 2012 resignation of former EU Health Commissioner John Dalli in a cash-for-access lobbying scandal.
The 15% fall in average salt intake between 2003-11 in England may be responsible for the 40% drop in heart disease and stroke over the same period, new research suggests.
Meat can be transported at temperatures higher than the current maximum of 7°C without causing additional bacterial growth, provided that specific maximum transport times are applied and bacterial growth is controlled by efficient chilling, according to the European Food Safety Authority.
Glucasamine salt and coriander seed oil are the latest ingredients to be authorised as novel foods after the Commission adopted decisions granting their approval last month.
Federal legislation to block state efforts to require labelling of genetically modified foods was introduced on April 9 by a bipartisan group of House members, Food Chemical News reports.
A leading US academic has hit out at what he called “fear marketing” on new technologies based on “shaky science and poor economics.”
French maize growers and seed companies are to appeal to the French council of state, the Conseil d’État, against the re-imposition of a French ban on the cultivation of Monsanto’s genetically modified insect-resistant MON810 maize.
Stubbornly high overweight and obesity rates at all age levels give ammunition to Mexican proponents of regulations aimed at reducing children’s exposure to foods and beverages high in calories and low in nutritional value.
The risk assessment paradigm that the European Food Safety Authority uses will have to be enlarged in future to cover new challenges thrown up in areas such as endocrine disrupting chemicals, the agency’s Executive Director designate told MEPs this week.
British Liberal MEP Chris Davies has lashed out at the way the European Food Safety Authority assesses health claims based on tough levels of scientific substantiation, telling Executive Director designate Bernhard Url that “foods are not pharmaceuticals.”
Supplement maker Vitabiotics has come under fire following complaints that advertisements for its product Diabetone implied the product could treat or cure diabetes.
Discord over proposed restrictions on Mexico’s public media advertising for obesity-linked foods and beverages casts doubt over the extent of controls on ads and labelling.
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has given a 14 May deadline for comments on a draft code of conduct for the use of four terms in food marketing, namely ‘Artisan/Artisanal’, ‘Farmhouse’, ‘Traditional’ and ‘Natural.’
The Executive Director designate of the European Food Safety Authority, Bernhard Url has called for greater cooperation between EFSA and other agencies in both the EU Member States and internationally.