The need for new European legislation on nutrition labelling has
been called into question by the CIAA (Confederation of Food and
Drink Industries in Europe), as a survey indicates that uptake of
its voluntary scheme has been significant.
The CIAA has included asparaginase in the new version of its
Acrylamide Toolbox, a move seen to validation the efforts of
companies that have developed commercial solutions using the
High commodity costs compared to other markets, regulatory burdens,
and a relatively small amount of investment in research are
handicapping the EU's food and drink sector, according to a report
With the increasing use of some of their raw materials for the
production of biofuels, the foodindustry is calling on the European
Commission to take measures to ensure they do not face further
price hikes for their supplies.
In the second of a two-part series FoodProductionDaily.com examines
the food industry's strategy in lobbying EU legislators during the
upcoming year on environmental policies and international trade
Armed with a report measuring the poor state of the industry's
competitiveness and innovation, the EU's food and drink industry
association hopes to keep the incoming president of the bloc on
track with its agenda to lower...
The amount of EU research and development funds currently going to
the food industry should be doubled, the bloc's manufacturer's
association said yesterday, in releasing a study that painted a
grim picture of the sector's...
The EU's greenhouse gas trading scheme is being applied
inconsistently across the bloc, hurts smaller companies and should
not be expanded to other types of emissions, the food and drink
association says in lobbying for changes...
The EU's food and drinks sector is in danger of losing its market
share unless more is done to boost its competitiveness, says a body
representing the industry - which also supports a reduction in
domestic subsidies for its members.
The European food and drink industry registered slight growth in
2002, according to a recent report from the Confederation of the
food and drink industries of the EU (CIAA). The findings are
contained in the recently published "Data...
In the wake of terrorist attacks in the US on September 11, 2001
Europe's manufacturing industries have taken a knock but figures
released this week reveal that the food industry is managing the
course, registering a 'light...
Greece, which has taken over the presidency of the EU, has been
urged to take action on a number of major issues affecting the
European food industry during its time at the helm. The future of
the CAP, GM labelling and EU enlargement...
The European food and drink industry has warned against a broad
revision and unrealistic recycling targets for the recycling of
packaging in a recently published report from the Confederation of
the Food and Drink Industries of the...