Public Health

Four of the 2019 EIT Food projects cover fortied snacks, the first banana based breakfast, sugar reduced chocolate for cookies and healthier wheat. Pics: ©GettyImages

Snacks, baked goods and cereals targeted by EIT Food for 2019 focus

By Gill Hyslop

Nutrient infused veggie chips, banana-based breakfast cereal, sugar reduced chocolate chip cookies and biostimulated wheat to increase yield and quality are some of the 2019 projects being undertaking by the European Institute of Innovation & Technology...

Board members objected to the way the report was published - not its contents, a spokesperson said. © iStock

Four NOF members resign over controversial report publication

By Niamh Michail

Four board members of the National Obesity Forum (NOF) have resigned because they were not consulted before the publication of a controversial report which slammed public health advice for fuelling the obesity crisis.

Much of Turkey's food regulation is harmonised with EU law making it a hassle-free country to do business  - although there are some notable exceptions, such as GMOs, nutrient profiles and maximum salt levels. © iStock

Spotlight on Turkish regulation: 'It's an easy market to enter'

By Niamh Michail

Harmonisation of Turkish and EU food law make it an easy and attractive market for foreign companies, but on issues that affect public health - such as nutrient profiles, health claims, GM food and salt reduction - the country is forging its own path. FoodNavigator...

French parliamentary report pushes 'fast-food' tax

French parliamentary report pushes 'fast-food' tax

By Nathan Gray

A French senatorial report has proposed a 'junk-food' tax on products that are linked to heart disease - with the report taking particular aim at soft drinks, which currently benefit from low taxes.

Sensitive issues

Sensitive issues

NSF International has granted Refrigeration Solutions' Thermo-Cube
certification to NSF Protocol P235: Temperature Mimicking Sensors,
a certification that verifies to regulators that food temperatures
are being monitored effectively,...