Debates go on concerning Front-Of-Pack nutrition labels
11 Jan 2021
The debate about new FOP nutrition labels and the form they should take are evergrowing. In an article published by FoodNavigator, several commentators added more water to the mill...
EU Court of Justice states that mandatory origin labelling for food is allowed only if ‘justified’
05 Oct 2020
In a ruling on 1 October, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) stated that the EU harmonised framework for food labelling “does not preclude member states from adopting measures p...
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...
Mexico to present new rules to fight against obesity
29 Oct 2019
The Mexican government will soon present new rules which require processed foods containing high levels of sugar, saturated fat, sodium and calories to display warning labels. As o...
Study Reveals Inaccurate Labelling Information on Food Products: Consumers Being Misled?
17 Sep 2019
The level of micronutrients in a variety of cornflour products in Mexico is significantly lower than which is stated on the products’ package, according to a recent study carried...
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 ...
UN stays silent on fat tax and labelling
19 Dec 2018
Last week, the United Nations adopted a draft resolution on improving global nutrition. The agency called for improved education to tackle obesity, but remained silent on key issue...
Evolved Nutrition Label to be launched in some EU countries
04 May 2018
Mondelēz International, Nestlé, PepsiCo, The Coca-Cola Company and Unilever will start to add the Evolved Nutrition Label (ENL) to products in some EU countries, they announced o...
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...
Fakers, bakers and praline-makers fear bite of EU origin labels
21 Mar 2018
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 the...
Far From Transparency
05 Mar 2018
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...
Obesity is a greater threat for millennials than cannabis. It’s absurd
26 Feb 2018
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-documen...
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...
Food (labeling) fights
04 Dec 2017
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 p...
Policymakers push for healthy eating choices at lunchtime
02 Oct 2017
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 f...
EU health chief says all alcoholic beverages should be labelled
31 Aug 2017
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. &n...
Food industry upset over obligatory labelling of origin of pasta and rice
30 Aug 2017
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 ...
Italian pasta labels test limits of EU law
30 Aug 2017
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 pas...
Vast majority of MEPs demand legislation on origin labelling
13 May 2016
EU politicians have upped pressure – once again – on the European Commission to bring in mandatory country of origin labelling (COOL) for lightly processed meat and dai...
USA: Big Food aims to kill mandatory GMO labels before year’s end
09 Dec 2015
Food makers want the US Senate to pass a bill that would make labeling voluntary and supersede state-level laws. There’s no doubt about it: The food industry is counting on you t...
Euractiv: Parliament divided over meat labels
10 Feb 2015
Most of the parties in the European Parliament want to see stricter labeling of the meat used in ready meals, but the implementation costs remain uncertain. EurActiv France reports...
Food safety MEPs call for country of origin labelling of meat in processed foods
21 Jan 2015
Meat used as an ingredient in processed foods, such as lasagne, should be labelled by country of origin as is already the case for bovine fresh meat, said Environment, Public Healt...
Agriculture Commissioner promises GMO labelling, despite TTIP
17 Jan 2015
If a product contains genetically modified corn, it will still be labelled as such in the future, assured EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan, seeking to dispel fears that consu...
New EU labelling information for consumers: good or bad news?
18 Dec 2014
Several new labelling rules are included in the EU Regulation on Food Information to consumers and are made mandatory as of 13 December 2014. SAFE welcomes the new labelling infor...
Without correct and complete labelling there is no choice!
14 Nov 2014
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”. S...