From government led calorie caps, crackdowns on gum litter and sugar consumption to safety concerns from mineral oils, heavy metals and contaminants. This section tracks changes in EFSA and FDA rules and amendments in national and state legislation to food labeling and maximum limits for ingredients.
The Irish government has launched an ambitious national obesity plan which proposes a sugary drinks tax, maximum portion sizes, marketing restrictions and reformulation targets - but the lack of funding...
ForestFinest Consulting outlines steps chocolate makers can take to comply with incoming regulations on heavy metal traces.
Sugar taxes show evidence of working across all socioeconomic classes while stealth reformulation’s effect on obesity is largely anecdotal, says Professor Barry Popkin.
EFSA has said white food colouring titanium dioxide poses no health concerns despite data gaps, but campaigners have raised doubts over the safety of nanoparticles.
The UK government has confirmed that it will introduce “clearer visual labelling” in relation to free sugars on packaged food and drinks - but it will be voluntary.
Scotland will publish a new strategy on diet and obesity next year, as new research shows that the average child aged between four and 10 eats around 110,000 calories through “unhealthy,...
Nuts and seeds were the highest recalled commodity in Q2 making up almost half of total recalls in Europe, according to Stericycle ExpertSOLUTIONS.
SafeTraces has raised $1.5m via a funding round to accelerate product development, sales and marketing ahead of going to market by the end of this year.
The UK's sugar tax was little more than populist light relief to brighten a speech full of economic doom and gloom. But what's worse, argues Professor Jack Winkler, is that...
The head of Scotland’s food regulator has claimed that the UK’s childhood obesity strategy doesn’t go far enough.
With the Olympics over for another four years, a team of scientists will begin a new study into healthy advertising at major sports events.
Children between the ages of two and 18 should consume fewer than six teaspoons of added sugars daily, the American Heart Association (AHA) recommends.
Voluntary sugar targets and calorie caps on confectionery and eight other categories are planned by the UK government in March 2017
The beverage industry in South Africa says a proposed tax on sugar-sweetened beverages threatens thousands of livelihoods and economic growth.
Trying to tackle obesity in women when they become pregnant is usually “too little too late”, according to two authors from the University of Sydney and Charles Perkins Centre.
Nestlé, Mars and Mondelēz are willing to discuss setting an industry-wide 250 kcal limit on confectionery portions across Europe.
Vegetable fats such as palm oil may be permitted in chocolate up to 5% under draft regulation from the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India.
As the Non-GMO Project states on its website, ‘GMO-free’ claims are “not legally or scientifically defensible due to limitations of testing methodology" coupled with cross-contamination risks. In future, however, that could...
IKEA has expanded a chocolate recall with a further six products from more than 40 countries because of insufficient labelling of hazelnuts and almonds.
Legislating for tobacco-style plain packages for confectionery is a disproportionate response to the obesity crisis and strips companies of valuable trademarks, writes the Institute of Economic Affairs' head of lifestyle...
Selected Ferrero, Lindt and Rübezahl chocolate purchased in Germany have been found to contain mineral oils in the packaging, according to Foodwatch.
Adverts for unhealthy foods like sweets and fast foods are so tempting to children that they should be banned before 9pm, says charity Cancer Research UK.
Announced last week, details of the five Nordic countries’ request that the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) looks at recommending reference values for added sugar in food and drink have been...
Five Nordic countries have asked the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) whether new evidence means limits for added sugar intakes could now be set.
French politicians have dropped the proposed palm oil tax, leading some politicians to say the country is being blackmailed by producer countries. "We are legislating with a knife at our throats," said one....