French retailers unveil alternative nutrition label
8th November 2015
French retailers have unveiled an alternative 'simplified' nutrition label which rivals the five-coloured label and banishes the red traffic light that they cast as discriminatory against certain foods.
Working together under industry trade group FCD (Fédération des entreprises du commerce et de la distribution), major French retailers such as Carrefour, Auchan and Casino presented their own nutrition label to the French ministry of health for its consideration last week during a consultation meeting.
A Spanish advertising watchdog has upheld a ‘no added sugar’ claim for a dessert containing sweetened chocolate – a questionable interpretation and clear breach of EU law, warn food lawyers.
Consumers are being misled by meat labelling, says consumer group
8th November 2015
Colours to make meat appear fresher than it is, unauthorised preservatives 400 times over the thresholds and other animal species sold as veal – a report claims consumers are routinely misled by food companies.
Tougher fines for most serious food crimes
3rd November 2015
Businesses found guilty of corporate manslaughter and the most serious food crimes will face tougher fines under new guidelines published on November 3rd. Companies with turnovers of over £50M could be fined up to £20M for corporate manslaughter and up to £3M for breach of food safety regulations, according to the sentencing guidelines.
Processed meat causes cancer: WHO
29th October 2015
The meat industry has defended eating processed meat as the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned of the cancer risk.
Processed meat has been classified as “carcinogenic to humans” in a report from the WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).
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