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US reignites trade battle with EU over beef imports

By Louis Gore-Langton

US trade representatives have heeded calls from the country’s meat industry to act on ‘unfair and discriminatory’ rules on US beef imports to the EU – threatening to reopen a 20 year dispute and put sanctions on European products.

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BREXIT REACTIONS

Britain votes to leave the EU: What now?

By Niamh Michail

Britain has voted to leave the European Union and Prime Minister David Cameron has resigned as a result. Across Europe and the UK, the food industry is coming to terms with the outcome.

RAFA 2015: Day 2 highlights

dispatches from RAFA 2015, Prague

RAFA: Nano, EU projects and US food safety work

By Joseph James Whitworth

Methods to analyse nanoparticles, food safety from the US perspective and insight into a range of EU projects were key topics during the second day of a conference in Prague.

US senate cheese EU TTIP Kraft

Senators object to EU claim on cheese names

By Rachel Arthur

US senators have objected to an ‘absurd’ European initiative to protect local cheese names, which would force changes to common names in the States.

Green bull? ‘Natural energy’ grows health claim wings

By Diana Cowland

The EU energy market is set to grow by €1bn by 2017 and much of that could come from ‘natural energy’, a sub-sector that has been boosted by recent health claim approvals, says Euromonitor International analyst, Diana Cowland.

Sticky problem: Degradable gum offers solutions

Mondelez moves to patent degradable gum

By Oliver Nieburg

The number two gum player Kraft (now Mondelez) has filed a patent for a degradable gum composition that is similar to one currently being assessed for novel foods approval in the EU.

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