The European Commission has published a draft proposal for a
directive on the addition of vitamins, minerals and other
substances to food. The directive, to be discussed at an expert
meeting in March, aims to ease trade of fortified...
Britain's Food Standards Agency is asking for comments on proposed
changes to the Codex draft standards for infant formula,
cereal-based foods for infants and young children, and draft
guidelines for vitamin and mineral supplements.
Noting the large numbers of Europeans seeking health-related
information on the Internet, the European Commission has adopted a
communication setting out a number of criteria for health-related
websites. The quality criteria include...
The UK's Office of Fair Trading yesterday launched a campaign
urging consumers to 'wise up' to misleading advertisements for
'miracle cure' health, beauty and slimming products. The market for
The European Parliament is to hear a report this week on a
Commission proposal to set up a special procedure for registering
and marketing traditional herbal medicines with the aim of ensuring
quality and safety standards.
European food manufacturers will soon have to label the complete
content of all foodstuffs, including alcohol, in an EU measure to
protect consumers, particularly those with allergies. The European
Commission's proposal, part...
The role of food industry bodies in helping to maintain and promote
food safety for the consumer was clearly underlined this week by
the UK Food and Drink Federation. Speaking at the Society of Food
Hygiene Technology's annual...
Consumer organisations across the European Union should expect
better representation on advisory bodies and increased rights to be
consulted, if we are to believe the words of European Commissioner
for Health and Consumer Protection,...
'Health' claims made on food labels often leave consumers confused
or unclear about the properties of the products, Britain's Food
Standards Agency reports, following research commissioned by the
agency, in the wake...
The UK Government's Department of Health is to reform its social
welfare food scheme, which targets mothers and children in
low-income families, by adding a broader range of foods such as
fruit and vegetables and cereal-based...
The TransAtlantic Consumer Dialogue, an organisation of European
and US consumer groups, has criticised American and European
governments for backing business interests over consumer concerns
in their trade policies.