WHO aims to protect children from aggresisve marketing on unhealthy foods
16 Nov 2023
The World Health Organization (WHO) has recently published a comprehensive set of guidelines aimed at promoting healthier eating habits among children under 18 years old. These gui...
Lidl asks to improve packaging for fruit and vegetables to attract children
26 May 2023
Lidl, the German discount retailer, is urging supermarkets to revamp the design and packaging of their fruit and vegetable products to make them more appealing to children. This ap...
MEP calls for health education in schools to tackle obesity
08 Jun 2022
As obesity continues to rise alarmingly in Europe, MEP Tudor Ciuhodaru (Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats – Romania) calls on the European Commission to reinforce ...
Acrylamide: A new study reveals the probability of carcinogenic exposure in baby foods
29 Mar 2022
Acrylamide is a heated-induced toxicant generated by a chemical reaction that reduces sugar and amino acids present in foods. Most industrial and cooking methods induce the formati...
Spain and US take measures against marketing of sweets and soft drinks to children
04 Nov 2021
The days of advertising sweets, junk food and sugary drinks to children are counted in Spain, and in the United States, too, it could soon have a fierce opponent: countermarketing....
Only 1 in 20 of children’s yogurts contain low sugar levels, new Action on Sugar study reveals
31 Aug 2021
SAFE member Action on Sugar recently conducted a study on children’s yoghurts and misleading health claims. Evaluating over 100 children’s yogurts, the study ha...
MEPs call for lower maximum levels of acrylamide in food products for infants and young children
29 Sep 2020
MEPs of the ENVI Committee (@EP_Environment on Twitter) voted in favour (53 votes in favour, 26 against, 2 abstentions) of an objection to the EC proposal concerning maximum levels...
German Scientific Advisory Board recommands using climate labels
26 Aug 2020
The German Scientific Advisory Board on Agricultural Policy, Food and Consumer Health Protection(WBAE) has urged the government to introduce mandatory climate labels on food produc...
Many food products analysed in the EU market may contribute to unhealthy diets
05 Nov 2019
A recent study of the European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC) reveals that many packaged food products frequently sold in the EU market contain very high levels of sugar, s...
WHO Europe highlights high sugar content in baby food and inappropriate industry marketing
15 Jul 2019
Up to 60% of baby foods are incorrectly marketed as suitable for infants under the age of 6 months, according to a new study of the World Health Organisation (WHO) published on 15 ...
In Sweeping War on Obesity, Chile Slays Tony the Tiger
07 Feb 2018
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 r...