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MEPs vote to end cross-border bias in online shopping

By Will Chu

Shopping for specialty foods could become easier after an EU committee voted to lift restrictions preventing retailers from selling products online to consumers living in another member state.

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VITAFOODS 2017 PREVIEW

Sports nutrition regulation has improved but is still uncertain: ESSNA

By Emma Jane Cash

Regulation for sports nutrition has had a long and winding road over the last decade but there are still issues that need addressing, says European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA) vice-chair Stuart Shotton ahead of his talk at Vitafoods 2017...

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What should EFSA do to improve the NHCR?

By Emma Jane Cash

The aims of health claims are to encourage fair competition, prevent the public from being mislead and to promote innovation, but more and more companies are being put off by the application process. What needs to change?

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European Parliament votes in favour of strict new palm oil measures

By Louis Gore-Langton

Today the European Parliament voted to implement tough new palm oil resolutions, which if enforced would see its elimination from use in biofuels and enforce stricter regulations on production and certification throughout the continent. 

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MEPs oppose GM approvals but Commission will have the final say

By Louis Gore-Langton

EU member states yesterday voted against the introduction and renewal of GM grains in Europe but failed to reach a binding majority, leaving the president of the Commission Jean-Claude Juncker to make the final decision.

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Your Voice Matters

Have your say today: NutraIngredients state of the industry survey

By Nathan Gray

Which consumer trends will be important for your business? Are European markets too fragmented? What is in store for your category? How are EU rules affecting your prospects? To gauge our readers’ views on these – and many more questions - NutraIngredients...

5-C NutriScore to be France's official nutrition label

5-C NutriScore to be France's official nutrition label

By Niamh Michail

The five-colour NutriScore is the most effective nutrition label in promoting healthier food choices and will be adopted as the official (but voluntary) label in France, the health minister has said. 

MEPs call on EU to create food quality agency

MEPs call on EU to create food quality agency

By Louis Gore-Langton

Food products sold under the same label continually show inconsistent standards of quality, particularly in Eastern Europe, prompting calls for a new regulatory body in the EU.

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EU Commission revises “outdated” medical device regulation

By Emma Jane Cash

The EU Commission has released the revised regulations for the marketing of medical devices, simplifying the confusing between food and medical device, after outlining the changes - including post-market surveillance and increased traceability - back...

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