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General food law should do more on definitions, says Sommer

More definitions should be included in the EU’s general food law regulation, German Christian Democrat MEP from the centre-right European People’s Party (EPP) Renate Sommer argued at a high-level debate on “15 years of European food law” organised by EU food industry organisation FoodDrinkEurope.

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Sommer urges Commission to be stricter on EU states that infringe EU food law

The European Commission must not be afraid to punish member states that ignore existing EU food law legislation, German Christian Democrat MEP from the centre-right European People’s Party (EPP) Renate Sommer made clear at a high level debate on “15 years of European food law” organised by EU food industry organisation FoodDrinkEurope on March 9th.

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No “dramatic changes” will result from food law Fitness Check, Miko reveals

Anyone expecting sweeping changes to the European Union’s general food law regulation, introduced in 2002 following the BSE and dioxins crises of the late 1990s, will be disappointed, the European Commission’s Deputy Director General for Food Safety at the Directorate General Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) Ladislav Miko told a high-level debate in Brussels yesterday evening (March 9).

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Commission "committed" to halve food waste by 2030

The European Commission is adamant that it will halve food waste by 2030, even though it did not set a specific food waste target in the circular economy package (CEP), DG Environment Director General Daniel Calleja Crespo told Informa’s Packaging Waste & Sustainability Forum in Brussels.

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EU drinks carton recycling rate increases sharply

The European beverage carton industry has welcomed the latest data revealing that the recycling rate has gone up to 43% in 2014 – while urging for more efforts to ban packaging waste from landfill.

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French food waste law likely to be enacted early 2016

When France passes its new food waste bill banning supermarkets from binning unused food, it will become “the leading country in Europe” combating food waste, Guillaume Garot, a Socialist MP instrumental in drafting the law, has proudly announced. The new measures will bring to an end a system where food producers had to destroy entire batches of products if approaching its “best before” date.

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