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Plant-based put forward in the EU’s 2022 promotional policy

The EU will support the consumption of plant-based products as reported in the 2022 promotional policy published last December. The policy allocates 185.9 million euros to the promotion of EU agri-food products in and outside the EU and will fund campaigns coherent with the sustainability targets set in the Farm to Fork (F2F) strategy. Consequently, […]


Consumers organization calls for a reform of the EU food packaging legislation

Consumers’ concern about the safety of food packaging materials is increasing across Europe. According to data from the Eurobarometer, 86% of European consumers have worries about Food Contact Materials (FCMs) and in particular chemicals commonly used in food packaging, with four in five reporting concerns about chemicals in everyday products. In this context, the European […]


Joint call for the inclusion of whole grain on FOP nutrition labelling

On 29th November 2021, the Whole Grain Iniative (WGI) sent a joint letter to the European Commission’s DG SANTE (Directorate General for Health and Food Safety). The WGI and its joined signatories, among which SAFE, are calling bon the European Commission to consider whole grain as part of its commitment to introduce Front-of-Pack Nutrition Labelling […]


Food Waste Reduction Targets for 2030 – SAFE’s contribution

On 29 October 2021, SAFE answered to an EC Public Consultation on Food Waste and Losses (FWL) reduction targets. Read our response here and our full contribution here. SAFE welcomes the inclusion of the setting of food waste reduction targets in the objectives of the European Green Deal and the Farm to Fork Strategy, and […]


Sustainable Food Systems Framework – SAFE’s contribution

On 26 October 2021, SAFE submitted a reply to the EC Public Consultation on the Sustainable Food Systems (SFS) Framework to be developped by the European Commission as part of the 27 action points described in the Farm to Fork Strategy. Read SAFE’s full contribution here. SAFE strongly welcomes the European Commission’s recognition of the […]


CSOs call on the EU to stand by the Farm to fork Strategy

14 October 2021 – On 14-15 October, agri-food stakeholders meet in the Farm to Fork Conference to discuss the progress made to date and the next steps in implementing the Farm to Fork Strategy, the EU’s blueprint for sustainable food and farming. Ahead of this meeting, CSOs (including SAFE) are calling for a vision where […]


E171 ban decision confirmed in the SCoPAFF

On 8 October 2021, the Standing Committee on Plant, Animal, Food and Feed voted in favour of a proposal submitted by the European Commission to ban food additive E 171 (Titanium dioxide in food) from all applications in food products. The EC proposal followed a scientific assessment published in May by the European Food Safety […]


European Commission redefines maximum levels for cadmium and lead in food

On August 10th, the European Commission announced that new limits will apply for tolerated lead and cadmium levels in food products. These restrictions concern fruits, vegetables, cereals and oilseeds for lead, and infant foods, mushrooms, spices and salt for cadmium. These new rules are set to be respectively introduced on August 30th and 31st and […]


European Commission releases study on children exposure to marketing of high in fat, salt or sugar (HFSS) foods

On July 8th, 2021, DG SANTE released its final report on the exposure of children to linear, non-linear and online marketing of foods high in fat, salt or sugar.  The goal of this study was to quantify such a marketing exposure in order to develop instruments to address the problem and ultimately fight youth obesity. […]


Empowering consumer organisations : the Dual Food Quality Conference

The partners of the ECO-Empowering Consumer Organisations project were proud to present the achievements of their EU-project on Dual Food Quality during the final European Conference held online on the 29th of June from 10:00 to 13:00 CET. The conference provided a chance to both discuss the many aspects and findings of the project, but also gave a chance […]