France looks set to prohibit meat terms from being used to describe plant-based foods, with MPs backing a proposal to ban producers of meat substitutes from using phrases like “steak” or “sausage” to describe meat-free products. Read the full article on FoodNavigator here.
Following the Commission’s proposal for new legislation on so-called country of origin labelling, food companies fear that they will be forced to indicate the origin of their primary ingredient on packaging. Boxes of gourmet Belgian chocolates, for example, might have to give some indication that the cocoa came from Ivory Coast, while Italian coffee would also be […]
Last February 21st, the European Parliament’s Committee for Economic and Monetary Affairs approved an amendment proposed by Italian MEPs Fulvio Martusciello and Alberto Cirio. The amendment requires food companies to specify in advertising or on labels only substances and ingredients present in the product, thus forbidding to indicate the absence of ingredients and substances not […]
In the UK, seven out of 10 millennials are expected to be “overweight or obese” by their late 30s – compared with an already alarming half of baby-boomers. The well-documented burden on the NHS from type 2 diabetes alone will be crippling. It is therefore a legitimate concern of the state. Yet, the government continues […]
Facing skyrocketing rates of obesity, the Chilean government is waging war on unhealthy foods with a phalanx of marketing restrictions, mandatory packaging redesigns and labeling rules aimed at transforming the eating habits of 18 million people. New regulations require explicit labeling and limit the marketing of sugary foods to children. Read the full article on […]
Calorie and ingredient labels for alcohol and labels indicating the amount of fat, salt, sugar and other things in food are at the center of controversy. Read the full article on politico here.
It can be easy to make the wrong food choices during your lunch break. But policymakers are trying to make lunchtime a more satisfying, healthy experience for employees. Read the full article on Euractiv here.
The European Commission wants the industry’s expected alcohol labelling self-regulatory proposal to cover all alcoholic beverages in order to avoid confusion among consumers. Read the full article on Euractiv here.
Italy’s decision to impose mandatory labelling on pasta and rice packaging has triggered protests from the food industry, which has called on the European Commission to cancel the measure. Read the full article on EurActiv here.
A dispute over pasta is set to shape the future of the EU’s single market. Unsurprisingly for a battle over spaghetti, it was Italy that fired the first shot. Rome last week passed two laws demanding that all food producers label packs of pasta and rice to indicate what country the ingredients come from. Read the full […]