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Closer cooperation needed on food colour regulations between EU and US

Industry news, Z Homepage Promo  •  13 April 2017  •  European Commission; Joint Research Centre (JRC)

New study suggests that EU and the US companies and consumers have much to gain from closer cooperation on food colouring.

European Commission: The worrying state of Mediterranean fish stocks

Industry news, Z Homepage Promo  •  4 April 2017  •  European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC)

A recent analysis by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) shows that 93% of the assessed fish stocks are over-exploited…

An argument against the approval of CETA by the EU Parliament

Industry news  •  15 February 2017  •  Slow Food International

The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada has been approved by the European Parliament today, despite opposition from the public….

New certified reference materials to detect enterotoxin A in cheese

Industry news  •  6 June 2016  •  Victoria White, Digital Content Producer

The EC’s Joint Research Council has developed and released the first certified reference materials for testing whether enterotoxin A is present in cheese…

Second authorised 13.5 health claim this year for Beneo’s chicory root fibres

Industry news  •  14 April 2016  •  Victoria White, Digital Content Producer

The announcement comes just three months after the company received its first 13.5 health claim for its chicory inulin at the beginning of the year…

Glyphosate should be authorised for just 7 years and professional use only

Industry news  •  14 April 2016  •  Victoria White, Digital Content Producer

Because of concerns over the carcinogenicity of glyphosate, the EU Parliament has said that the EC should renew its marketing approval for just 7 years…

EC extends support to dairy, fruit and vegetable sectors

Industry news  •  3 August 2015  •  Victoria White

The EC is to extend the safety net measures for the dairy, fruit and vegetables sectors, introduced following the Russia ban on imports…

EC fines producers and distributors €115,865,000 for operating retail food packaging cartels

Industry news  •  24 June 2015  •  Victoria White

The EC has fined eight manufacturers and two distributors of retail food packaging trays a total of €115m for participating in at least one of five cartels…

European Commission authorises 10 GMOs for food

Industry news  •  27 April 2015  •  Victoria White

The European Commission (EC) has adopted 10 new authorisations for GMOs for food/feed use and seven renewals of existing authorisations…

Brominated flame retardants – national monitoring requested by Commission

Industry news  •  11 March 2014  •  European Food Safety Authority

The European Commission has asked Member States to monitor the presence of brominated flame retardants in food over the next two years…

EFSA Director of Communications takes up position in European Commission

Industry news  •  13 December 2013  •  European Food Safety Authority

Anne-Laure Gassin, Director of Communications, is leaving EFSA…

Commission proposes revisions to food and feed regulations

Industry news, News  •  8 May 2013  •  FSA

The European Commission has published proposals to change the current legislation…

Commissioner Borg proposes Member States a coordinated control plan on horsemeat

Industry news, News  •  13 February 2013  •  European Commission

Informal Ministerial Meeting with AGRI Ministers of the concerned Member States…

European Commission launches call for new EFSA Management Board Member

Industry news, News  •  31 July 2012  •  EFSA

The European Commission has launched a call for a new member of the EFSA’s Management Board…

EFSA updates on its work on the TTC

Industry news, News  •  21 February 2012  •  EFSA

The EFSA informed the European Commission that the Authority’s Scientific Committee did not formally adopt its opinion on the TTC at its February 2012 meeting…

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