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Regulation & Safety

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.

Three dead in Packaging Corporation of America paper mill explosion

Three men died and six workers were injured after an explosion at a paper mill owned by Packaging Corporation of America (PCA) on Wednesday (February 8).

'It appears that no safe exposure during human pregnancy exists'

Eating liquorice while pregnant is comparable to prenatal binge drinking: Study

Eating liquorice while pregnant could harm the baby's cognitive abilities and increase its risk of aggressiveness and depression, according to a Finnish study.

European Commission launches public consultation on Common Agricultural Policy

The EU commissioner for agriculture has called for all stakeholders in the European food and agriculture industry, and the public, to collaborate on the future of the Common Agricultural Policy...

Could Brexit trigger a race to the bottom for Britain's food safety & quality?

As the UK government's white paper on Brexit calls for "frictionless trade", the National Farmers' Union has spoken out in favour of a level playing field with new trade partners,...

Co-op recalls chocolate Easter bunny due to tampering

Co-op is recalling all date codes of a chocolate Easter product due to alleged tampering.

ENVI politicians back stricter rules on marketing junk food to children

Europe's food safety and health politicians have voted in favour to further restrict marketing unhealthy food to children on TV and video platforms in a committee vote.

FDF: 'It's an interesting concept and worth exploring'

Exercise labels are more effective than standard nutrition info for healthy eating, say researchers

'Exericise labels' that say how much physical activity is needed to burn off the calories in food are significantly more effective in encouraging healthy eating than standard nutrition information, according to...

Live panel: How to avoid a PR disaster for recalled candy & snacks

BakeryandSnacks presents a live stream of our panel discussion on product recall management from ProSweets in Cologne.

'Bold' obesity plan in Scotland would see manufacturers suffer, says industry

Scotland needs a “bold approach” to tackle obesity, according to an influential group of politicians. But food industry representatives said tough regulation could present “barriers to business” for the country’s manufacturers....

Dealing with Recalls – Prevention and How to Avoid a PR Disaster for Candy and Snacks

UN consultant joins BakeryAndSnacks Product Recall Debate

BakeryAndSnacks is hosting a panel discussion on how snacks and candy makers can best deal with product recalls at ProSweets in Cologne.

Pressure and confusion builds over free range egg labelling

Poultry in Europe is being kept indoors to prevent the spread of bird flu, after 12 weeks all hens will no longer be free range; what, if anything, can the...

Trade MEPs give green light to Canada-EU trade deal CETA

The EU Trade Committee (INTA) has approved the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) this morning, marking a major step toward the deal between EU and Canada becoming reality.

Fresh concerns over titanium dioxide safety as study prompts French re-evaluation

The French government has ordered a safety reassessment of white food colouring titanium dioxide after scientists say they have shown "for the first time" that nanoparticles in the food additive are spread around the body....

Fresh thinking: Industry leaders form coalition to unlock trillions through sustainable practices

The Food Reform for Sustainability and Health (FReSH) programme is aiming to bring private and public sector together to achieve the UN's sustainable development goals for 2030, an achievement that...

EU court of auditors attacks Commission for its failures on food waste

EU auditors said the European Commission’s efforts to tackle food waste have lacked effort, coordination, been fragmented and intermittent - and without even a real definition of food waste, in...

Twinkies and Palmer Candy recall products due to possible Salmonella

Twinkies and Palmer Candy products have been drawn into the Salmonella scare linked to milk powder made by Valley Milk Products.

News in brief

Food fraud prevention focus for FSSC 22000 version 4

FSSC 22000 has revealed version 4 of its international food safety and quality management system certification scheme.

Obese parents triple obese offspring risk, experts warn

EarlyNutrition, a project comprised of 36 international research institutions, has released its final report following five years of investigation. The report sends a grave warning to parents and those planning...

Europe’s Plan B: The ‘Common Food Policy’

An independent think tank, IPES, has been set up to advise the EU and work towards creating a common food policy that would create a sustainable, healthy and profitable food...

Editor's Blog

Confectionery taxes doomed to fail in EU after Finland ruling?

Confectionery may be spared from a category specific tax in Europe, but it remains threatened by added sugar taxes levied on all food and drinks, writes ConfectioneryNews editor Oliver Nieburg.

Norwegian food industry agrees to aid government in promoting healthy food

A coalition of major food industry bodies have made a pact with the Norwegian government to help improve public health by reducing high fat, sugary and salty foods (HFFS).

Industry backs ban of online junk food ads for children

Industry has given its support to a new ruling by the UK's Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) on marketing junk food to children that will increase restrictions to cover non-broadcast media, including...

Czech consumer ‘harmed’ after eating Mondelēz Milka chocolate

Mondelēz has recalled one of its chocolate bar lines in the Czech Republic and Slovakia after a consumer was harmed from eating it.

EU Court of Justice 'complicates' multipack food labelling, says lawyer

An EU Court ruling, which states nutrition information on multipack products must also appear on each individual item, contradicts EU law, a food law expert has said.

Findings point to risk from saturated fats outside some reduction guidelines

Harvard-Unilever study confirms link between sat fats, heart disease & importance of reformulation

There is an association between intakes of individual saturated fats and the risk of coronary heart disease, according to a new analysis of data that underlines the importance of switching...

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