The European Commission, steered by Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan, has taken a number of initiatives to simplify the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and help EU farmers cope with the rising demands. Read the full article on Euractiv 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 […]
A snapshot survey of potato fries sold in twenty Brussels friteries has discovered three samples with levels of acrylamide, a known carcinogen, above the EU benchmark. A joint investigation conducted by Changing Markets and local news brand BRUZZ into the levels of acrylamide found that 15 percent of the Brussels establishments surveyed were selling potato […]
De l’acrylamide, une substance cancérogène, a été retrouvée à un niveau supérieur aux indications européennes dans des biscuits pour bébés de marque Nestlé vendus en France, et à des niveaux proches de ce seuil dans deux autres produits, selon la fondation Changing Markets. Lire l’article complet de La Libre ici.
A snapshot survey of a range of biscuits and rusks for babies and infants on sale in France shows that products with high levels of acrylamide, a known carcinogen, continue to be placed on the market. Recently, several similar products sold in Croatia, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia and Bulgaria were recalled from the market due to […]
On the 11 of November 2014, the Italian Presidency of the EU organized in the European Parliament in Brussels a conference titled “Food safety and quality towards Expo 2015”. SAFE was present and here below you will find a short summary of the main issues discussed by the panelists. During the meeting, only the position […]
LiveWell for LIFE is a project funded through the EU’s LIFE Programme for the Environment and will be implemented over three years (2011-2014) by WWF (WWF-UK, WWF European Policy Office ) and Friends of Europe. LiveWell for LIFE plays a role in the European sustainable diets debate. The project looks at health, nutrition, carbon and affordability […]