'Natural fast food' restaurant chain Leon has been ordered to remove the term ‘Original Superfood Salad’ from its menu after the UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) found it did not qualify as a brand name exemption under the EU nutrition and health claims regulation (NHCR). Legal experts examine the ruling.
Game over for food marketing to kids, says consumer group
26th October 2016
Food and drink companies need to turn their words on marketing to children into action, says European consumer rights group BEUC, as it calls 'game over' on marketing unhealthy food to kids.
Dutch ditch healthy eating logo for an app
25th October 2016
The Dutch government has ordered the industry-led healthy eating logo to be phased out and replaced with an app that allows consumers to scan products for nutrition information.
Stevia sector says imminent EU law changes will sweeten NPD
25th October 2016
An amendment to the EU food additives regulation has removed the requirement for stevia blends to contain at least 75% stevioside or reb A, giving food and beverage manufacturers scope to formulate better tasting stevia-sweetened products.
Nitrogen spiking: The loophole jeopardising protein’s podium place
20th October 2016
The European sports nutrition industry is calling for a ‘protein spiking’ loophole to be closed, but if there is any Brussels movement it is likely to be slow and this lapse threatens to knock the nutrition staple from the top step of the sports nutrition podium.
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