EU seeks further safety advice on GMOs
The European Commission remains cautious over genetically modified
organisms (GMOs), returning to its safety advisors for a third time
for a verdict on three biotech products.
EU sugar set for leaner and fitter future, Fischer Boel
The ambitious EU sugar reforms is on track and progressing at good
speed, says Mariann Fisher Boel, confirming the positive outlook
expressed by firms presently planning next steps for their sugar
Health claim 'Chinese whispers' may haunt approval process
"Subtle language differences" may confound regulators in
the midst of translating thousands of health claims ahead of a
pan-European 2010 approval deadline, according to various industry
SMEs step up labelling efforts in fight against obesity
Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are increasingly joining
larger manufacturers in embracing voluntary food labelling,
developed by the EU food and drink industry.
Cargill cranks up European operations with Polish expansion
Ingredients firm Cargill yesterday completed the expansion of its
Polish wheat processing facility, designed to meet consumer demand
across the European bloc.
German industry seeks clarity over food labelling
The German government is keeping industry guessing about its
preferred scheme for nutrition labelling, performing about turns
between favouring a traffic light scheme or guidance daily amounts
EC opens investigation into ABF yeast deal
The European Commission opened an in-depth investigation today into
Associated British Foods' plan to buy parts of Dutch yeast producer
D-Ribose lined up for novel foods assessment
US firm Bioenergy is seeking European novel foods status for its
D-Ribose ingredient, a type of sugar that is said to help boost
Food firms urged to help monitor imports of Chinese rice
The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) is calling on food firms to help
ensure that Chinese rice and products made from that rice being
used in the UK do not contain the unauthorised GM Bt63.
Report favours 'soft landing' approach to stabilising EU milk supplies
A 'soft landing solution' for the abolition of milk production
quotas within the EU is expected to ensure a smoother transition
for the industry than abruptly scrapping the system, according to a
Industry cooperation needed for applying rice tests
The food industry is being asked to work with the European
Commission to implement testing measures for rice imports from
China to prevent unauthorised GM material entering the European
Dual testing no longer needed for US rice
Rice imported from the United States no longer needs to be tested
for the presence of GM material both at the point of export and on
arrival in the EU, following an amendment to emergency measures
following the 2006 contamination...
Deal could make traffic lights mandatory, claims report
Supermarkets in the UK could be 'forced' to adopt the Food
Standards Agency's traffic light labelling scheme, claims
Growth, consumer interests on the agenda for CIAA
The CIAA has highlighted several important areas of debate and
strategic consideration for food manufacturers, which it is
planning to address at its annual conference in November.
EU, US heading for conflict over dairy taxes
The European Commission's ambassador to the United States, John
Bruton, has strongly criticized proposals that would tax imported
dairy products to pay for US promotional programs.