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Food & Health Policy

Food Policy

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EFSA green light for novel shrimp peptide concentrate for supplements

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has given the green light to an application for novel food approval of a shrimp peptide concentrate, meaning the Commission can now authorise the ingredient for use in supplements.

European Food Law Food Policy

Russia considers introducing a tax on sugary drinks, again

The Russian government’s health ministry plans, once again, to consider the introduction of a tax on sugary soft drinks and carbonated beverages.

Europe Russian Federation

Poland to tighten Sunday shopping ban

In response to efforts by a Poland-based retailer to bypass the country’s Sunday shopping ban, the government says it will amend the legislation to eliminate potential abuses, according to a senior cabinet official.

Europe Poland

Hungary threatened with EU Court over discriminatory spirits tax waivers

The Commission is threatening to take Hungary to the European Court of Justice if it does not end “discriminatory” tax exemptions that favour domestic spirit drinks.

European Food Law Food Policy

‘Unhappier Meal’ report flags up McDonald’s tax practices

A new report has slammed fast food giant McDonald’s over changes in its tax practices following a 2015 EU probe into its Luxembourg-based avoidance scheme, which, the authors say, mean the company’s tax structures are even less transparent.

European Food Law Food Policy

Scotland aims to halve childhood obesity by 2030 with action on junk food marketing

Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has announced plans to halve obesity by 2030 in a strategy that will include tackling junk food promotions.

Europe United Kingdom
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Health & Nutrition

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EFSA green light for novel shrimp peptide concentrate for supplements

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has given the green light to an application for novel food approval of a shrimp peptide concentrate, meaning the Commission can now authorise the ingredient for use in supplements.

European Food Law Food Policy

Russia considers introducing a tax on sugary drinks, again

The Russian government’s health ministry plans, once again, to consider the introduction of a tax on sugary soft drinks and carbonated beverages.

Europe Russian Federation

Hungary threatened with EU Court over discriminatory spirits tax waivers

The Commission is threatening to take Hungary to the European Court of Justice if it does not end “discriminatory” tax exemptions that favour domestic spirit drinks.

European Food Law Food Policy

Scotland aims to halve childhood obesity by 2030 with action on junk food marketing

Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has announced plans to halve obesity by 2030 in a strategy that will include tackling junk food promotions.

Europe United Kingdom

Specialist food makers unveil gluten free labelling guidance

Specialised Nutrition Europe (SNE) published gluten free labelling guidelines to celebrate International Coeliac Day on 16 May.

European Food Law Allergens

Advert claiming milk linked to cancer is banned

An advertisement that appeared on buses in the UK promoting the vegan diet has been banned because it implied that drinking milk was linked to cancer.

Europe United Kingdom
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Tax Policy

Set Alert for Tax Policy

Russia considers introducing a tax on sugary drinks, again

The Russian government’s health ministry plans, once again, to consider the introduction of a tax on sugary soft drinks and carbonated beverages.

Europe Russian Federation

Hungary threatened with EU Court over discriminatory spirits tax waivers

The Commission is threatening to take Hungary to the European Court of Justice if it does not end “discriminatory” tax exemptions that favour domestic spirit drinks.

European Food Law Food Policy

‘Unhappier Meal’ report flags up McDonald’s tax practices

A new report has slammed fast food giant McDonald’s over changes in its tax practices following a 2015 EU probe into its Luxembourg-based avoidance scheme, which, the authors say, mean the company’s tax structures are even less transparent.

European Food Law Food Policy
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Animal Welfare

Set Alert for Animal Welfare

German supermarket introduces method of production labelling

German supermarket chain, Lidl, has introduced a new labelling system that gives consumers a quick way of assessing how high the standards are in the production of its' fresh meat range.

 

Germany European Food Law

Advert claiming milk linked to cancer is banned

An advertisement that appeared on buses in the UK promoting the vegan diet has been banned because it implied that drinking milk was linked to cancer.

Europe United Kingdom

New swathe of scientific experts take up challenge of giving Europe food advice

A new group of scientific experts, selected from 1,000 candidates, will be taking on the challenging role of advising on the work of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) from July.

Europe EFSA
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