France aims to increase the tax on sugary drinks and introduce a tax on added sugars in processed foods
20 Oct 2023
France is pushing on the fight against sugar with two new amendments to the Social Security financing bill, increasing the so-called “soda tax” and introducing a new ta...
Emmanuel Macron unveils the priorities of the French EU Presidency
10 Dec 2021
French president Emmanuel Macron held a press on conference on December 9th to unveil France’s programme for the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union, which w...
French Minister of Agriculture Questions the Relevance of the Nutri-Score Algorithm
26 Nov 2021
The French Minister for Agriculture and Food, Julien Denormandie recently acknowledged the need to review the nutrition rating system known as Nutri-Score; stating that the system ...
New French study on the harmfulness of food additives for human health
17 Nov 2021
Food additives are substances intentionally added to foodstuffs for various technological, sensory, and nutritional purposes (e.g. extending shelf life, sweetening, or stabilizing ...
French Health Agency updates its risk assessment methods after the E171 ban
26 Oct 2021
The French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES) proposed a new assessment method for nanomaterials to assess their risks in supplement ingred...
European civil society groups raise questions about industry-funded study on E171 toxicity and call on decision-makers to support the French ban on unnecessary food additive
12 Sep 2019
A crucial European meeting to discuss the French ban of E171 – the food additive version of titanium dioxide – is due to take place on Monday 16th September. Civil soci...
Divided opinions about the French ban on E171
27 Jun 2019
A recent evaluation of titanium dioxide in food from the French national food safety agency ANSES belied EFSA’s assessment of this substance. The evaluation highlighted significa...
Food Scandal breaks out in France as distributed burger meat fails to meet quality standards
11 Jun 2019
Another food scandal broke out in France, as it was revealed that beef burgers of Polish origin that failed to meet legal standards were sold to charities tackling food poverty. Th...
New French Roadmap in the Fight against Obesity: Towards More Ambitious Objectives
26 Mar 2019
On 25 March 2019, a French inter-ministerial committee on Health met to formulate target figures regarding the fight against obesity in France, Le Monde.fr reports. By the end of 2...
Catena italiana di prodotti sfusi apre negozio a Parigi
06 Jun 2018
“Negozio Leggero”, la catena italiana di prodotti senza imballaggi, sbarca a Parigi. Il 23 giugno apre il primo negozio del franchising nella capitale francese, in zona...
France bans use of meaty names for veggie food
24 Apr 2018
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 “s...
Des OGM interdits découverts dans des aliments pour animaux
21 Feb 2018
Un vent de panique souffle sur la Commission européenne. Selon des documents officiels auquel Le Monde a eu accès, des produits destinés à l’alimentation animale ont été ...
France enforces ban on unlimited fizzy drinks in crackdown on obesity
07 Mar 2017
Restaurants in France face prosecution starting today if they offer unlimited soda drinks to customers in the latest Gallic crackdown on obesity. France had already slapped a tax ...
Un cancérogène détecté à “un niveau supérieur” dans des biscuits Nestlé pour bébés: L’entreprise réagit
21 Feb 2017
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 ...
Baby biscuits with high levels of known carcinogen found on sale in France
20 Feb 2017
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 p...
Paris to tackle obesity with junk food tax
06 Sep 2016
France is raising the tax on all high calorie foods in an attempt to tackle its increasing weight problem. According to the ObEpi-Roche 2012 survey, 32.3% of French citizens are ov...
Hormone disrupters found in two thirds of French lettuce
25 Sep 2015
An investigation has found that the majority of French lettuce contains traces of hormone disrupting chemicals, some of which are banned. Journal de l’Environnement reports. ...
France boosts efforts to tackle food waste
31 Aug 2015
France’s Minister for Ecology, Ségolène Royale, has obtained a series of commitments from French supermarket chains to limit food waste. She also hopes to change the EU’s exp...