Regulation & Safety

Nutrient profiling debate reignites

Nutrient profiling debate reignites

By Rod Addy

DG Sanco has reignited the nutrient profiling debate by initiating a consultation with other parts of the European Commission to test support for it to set nutrient profiles under health claims legislation.

Senate Farm Bill sugar reform vote

Confectionery industry heartened by close sugar program vote

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The candy industry and sugar growers are both claiming at least a partial victory after the US Senate voted 50-46 to shelve an amendment to the 2012 Farm Bill that would have repealed the current sugar program.

Lindt's gold bunny deemed to lack distinctive character

Lindt chocolate bunny trademark gunned down by ECJ

By Oliver Nieburg

Lindt’s chocolate rabbit is devoid of any distinctive character, according to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) which has ruled that the firm’s 3D-bunny-sign cannot be registered as a trademark in the EU.

Sugar reform advocates ‘disappointed’ with lack of policy debate

Sugar reform advocates ‘disappointed’ with lack of policy debate

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Sugar users have said they are disappointed that both the Senate and House Agriculture Committees have voted to advance the 2012 Farm Bill without amending current sugar policy, which they claim costs the US food industry by inflating domestic sugar prices.

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