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Fairness in #FoodSupplyChain – Commission proposes to increase price transparency

Fairness in #FoodSupplyChain – Commission proposes to increase price transparency

| May 24, 2019

Having banned unfair trading practices and improved producer cooperation, the Commission is today presenting the third element to improve fairness in the food supply chain by introducing greater transparency in the way prices are reported throughout the chain.  The European Commission today tabled a proposal that will make available crucial information on how prices are determined as agri-food […]

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Preventing #FoodWaste and promoting #CircularEconomy – Commission adopts methodology to measure food waste across EU

Preventing #FoodWaste and promoting #CircularEconomy – Commission adopts methodology to measure food waste across EU

Each year around 20% of food produced in the EU is lost or wasted, causing unacceptable social, environmental and economic harm. The European commission has adopted a Delegated Act laying down a common food waste measurement methodology to support member states in quantifying food waste at each stage of the food supply chain.  The methodology will ensure […]

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Food Waste: 6th meeting of EU Platform to focus on the business case for #FoodWaste prevention

Food Waste: 6th meeting of EU Platform to focus on the business case for #FoodWaste prevention

Today (6 May), Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness Vice President Jyrki Katainen, currently in charge of Health and Food Safety, will open the 6th EU Platform on Food Losses and Food Waste, which will take stock of recent progress made in EU actions to fight food waste as one of the priority areas of the Circular Economy Action Plan of the Commission. […]

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#FoodSafety – Commission adopts new Regulation to cut down presence of #TransFattyAcids

#FoodSafety – Commission adopts new Regulation to cut down presence of #TransFattyAcids

| April 25, 2019

The Commission has adopted a new Regulation to set a maximum limit on the use of industrially produced trans-fat in foods in the EU. The measure aims at protecting consumers’ health and providing Europeans with healthier food options. Over the years, a number of scientific studies, including one from the European Food Safety Authority, have stressed that the dietary […]

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Control system for #OrganicProducts has improved, but more can be done, say #EUAuditors

Control system for #OrganicProducts has improved, but more can be done, say #EUAuditors

| March 18, 2019

The control system for organic products in the EU has improved in recent years, but challenges remain, according to a new report by the European Court of Auditors. Further action is needed on remaining weaknesses in the member states and on the supervision of imports as well as on product traceability, say the auditors. The […]

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#Food – Protecting farmers and small firms from unfair trading practices

#Food – Protecting farmers and small firms from unfair trading practices

| March 13, 2019

New rules set to crack down on unfair trading practices in the food sector ©AP images/European Union-EP Farmers and small food businesses are vulnerable to unfair trading practices. MEPs vote this week on new rules to help protect them. Unfair trading practices occur in all sectors, but are especially problematic in the food supply chain, […]

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#EPP champions action to rebalance #FoodSupplyChain

#EPP champions action to rebalance #FoodSupplyChain

| March 13, 2019

“The EPP Group has championed calls from Europe’s farmers for EU action to tackle unfair trading practices in the food supply chain,” said Mairead McGuinness MEP, the Group’s chief negotiator on the report after the European Parliament adopted it on 12 March. EU wide-rules will protect suppliers like farmers and SMEs in the food chain […]

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