Will EU nutrition and health claims regulation ever be clear enough?
24th March 2020
The Nutrition and Health Claims Regulations (EC) 1924/2006 defines health claims as 'any message or representation, which is not mandatory under Community or national legislation, including pictorial, graphic or symbolic representation, in any form, which states, suggests or implies that a relationship exists between a food and health.
Pea protein trend sparks allergy warning
16th March 2020
The increased use of concentrated pea protein in plant-based products could be a factor in rising reports of allergy to peas, warn campaigners.
Food Standards Agency sets deadline for the CBD industry and provides safety advice to consumers
13th February 2020
Food Standards Agency sets deadline for the CBD industry and provides safety advice to consumers.
The FSA has set a deadline for CBD businesses to provide more information about CBD products and their contents. It also advises vulnerable groups not to take CBD, and healthy adults to take no more than 70mg a day.
Italy’s competition watchdog criticised for controversial country of origin decision: ‘This is populism elevated above laws’
7th February 2020
The Italian Competition and Market Authority (AGCM) has issued a €1m fine to Lidl Italia as part of an investigation into five food manufacturers and retailers over concerns about the origin of durum wheat used in pasta marketed as Italian. However, industry watchers have suggested the decision reflects a populist agenda, not legal requirements.
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