A recent decision to cut the European Food Safety Authority's
budget by half is worrying many food industry experts. A food and
life sciences lawyer airs his concerns on the matter and throws
some light on the effects for the...
As Europe debates the anticipated changes to the Common
Agricultural Policy (CAP), the European Commission suggested its
commitment to organic farming with the announcement that it has
launched an Internet consultation about its future.
The heated debate on the labelling of foodstuffs in Europe and the
thorny issue of health claims was fired up once again this week
when UK press reports suggested that new proposals from the
European Commission outline tough new measures.
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 Commission has approved the acquisition by Bain
Capital Fund and Dor Chemicals of Trespaphan, Moplefan and Dor Film
Australia, which will constitute a joint-venture active in the
manufacture and supply of flexible packaging...
In the same week that the agriculture Council cleared the way for
tougher GM legislation in Europe, the European Commission has
announced a new proposal that seeks to harmonise the use of food
additives in flavourings in order to...
After long and difficult negotiations EU food and agriculture
ministers have reached a political agreement on the proposal for a
regulation on GMO food and feed, measures that are expected to have
considerable impact on food manufacturers...