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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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#FoodSafety – Member states support Commission’s proposal to cut down presence of #TransFattyAcids

#FoodSafety – Member states support Commission’s proposal to cut down presence of #TransFattyAcids

| December 11, 2018

In the context of a Standing Committee, member states have endorsed the Commission’s proposal 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 promoting healthier food options to Europeans. Over the years, a number of scientific studies, including a […]

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Commission launches #KnowledgeCentre to fight malnutrition

Commission launches #KnowledgeCentre to fight malnutrition

| November 30, 2018

The new virtual centre, bringing together experts and knowledge from different sources inside and outside the European Commission, will help to tackle the root causes of food insecurity around the world. The European Commission has launched a new Knowledge Centre for Global Food and Nutrition Security. This Knowledge Centre, led by the Commission’s in-house science […]

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#WHO recommendations on ‘sin taxes’ could increase EU food bills by more than €600 per year

#WHO recommendations on ‘sin taxes’ could increase EU food bills by more than €600 per year

| May 21, 2018

A behind-closed-doors summit at the weekend agreed a manifesto that will dramatically increase the price of food and groceries for billions of people around the world, the Institute of Economic Affairs warned. The secret meeting at a five star hotel in Geneva, organized by billionaire Michael Bloomberg and the World Health Organization (WHO), is set […]

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#EFSA: Food safety – politics and science simply cannot mix

#EFSA: Food safety – politics and science simply cannot mix

| May 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Former US president Barrack Obama has shone a light on the combustive mix of technology, politics and climate and their impact on global security and food production. In a speech at the Seeds&Chips food conference in Milan, Obama gave a level headed presentation about the risks faced by the world if consumption habits and production […]

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#China tightens supervision of online catering services 

#China tightens supervision of online catering services 

| March 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

China’s top food safety watchdog said at a press conference on 27th February that it will tighten the supervision of the booming online catering services to prevent and control food risks, writes Huang Fahong. Only licensed restaurants can accept online orders and they have to ensure a same quality between the products they sell online […]

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Surveys show need for more and better information on antimicrobial resistance (#AMR)

Surveys show need for more and better information on antimicrobial resistance (#AMR)

There is a clear need for wide-reaching factual information programmes on AMR according to several recent surveys on consumer perceptions and awareness of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). This points to the growing need for greater understanding and demonstrates that science-based information should be one of the main points of action for the upcoming EU Action Plan […]

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