Vast majority of MEPs demand legislation on origin labelling
13th 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 dairy products.
Food firms ‘suffer red tape allergen product recalls’
13th May 2016
UK food manufacturers are losing millions of pounds, due to a big rise in EU red tape concerning unreported allergens on food packaging forcing up product recalls, warns new research from law firm EMW.
Portion distortion: The EU must define realistic portion sizes, says MEP
12th May 2016
With obesity levels on the rise, MEP Mairead McGuinness has called on the Commission to set realistic portion sizes to stop consumers being misled over nutrition values. People don't calculate how many 100 g servings are in a bowl of soup, she says.
What next for 'natural' claims? KIND urges court to leave issue with the FDA
25th April 2016
Snack maker KIND – which faced a wave of false advertising lawsuits* last year over its use of the terms ‘healthy’ and ‘all-natural’ – has urged a New York court to stay or dismiss the cases on primary jurisdiction grounds until the FDA official weighs in on the 'natural' issue.
Retailers slammed for fictitious own-brand farm names - but is all fair in love, war and marketing?
11th April 2016
Retail giant Tesco faced a backlash for using fictitious British farm names to sell produce from as far afield as Chile but it’s an EU-wide practice that hits farmers and deceives consumers, say unions. But are they actually in breach of EU food law or is this a fair game marketing practice?
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