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Safety of insects considered by new report

First EU edible insect food safety guide published

By Nicholas Robinson

Food safety guidelines for insects destined for human consumption have been created for the first time in response to their likelihood of becoming widely consumed in Europe.

A new EU report suggests taxes on fat, sugar, or other unhealthy foods can help to reduce consumption levels. However the report also warns that the issues are complex and that such levies can have unexpected effects

'Sin taxes' on unhealthy foods will work, says EU report

By Nathan Gray

Taxes imposed on sugary, salty or fatty foods do lead to reductions in consumption, says the European Commission in a new report. But higher taxes could also encourage consumers to simply go for cheaper products, it warns.

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EU can impose fine of up to 1% of annual worldwide turnover

Ahlstrom and Munksjö refute EU Commission claims

By Jenny Eagle

Ahlstrom and Munksjö have received a Statement of Objections from the European Commission for providing misleading information in a merger case.

Europe to invest €3.8bn in the biobased economy

Biobased future for Europe with €3.8bn backing

By Joseph James Whitworth

An industry consortium has joined forces with the European Commission to form a partnership worth €3.8bn to accelerate the deployment of biobased products.

Sugar users have welcomed the removal of quotas by 2017

EU reaches deal on CAP reform


European institutions reached a deal on reforming the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) on Wednesday, including a compromise that will end sugar quotas by 2017.

Commission releases over 300,000 MT as EU sugar price almost doubles the world price

EU releases fourth tranche of out-of-quota sugar

By Oliver Nieburg

The European Commission has released a fourth round of out-of-quota sugar for the current marketing year at reduced levies in a bid to boost EU supplies as prices soar above world levels.

EU health claims evolution: New submission behaviours

EU health claims evolution: A submission rethink

By Nigel Baldwin

Now that the dust has settled on the health claims submission process we should all be very clear on the rules of engagement. Well kind of, says Nigel Baldwin, chief consultant in Intertek’s European office.

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