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ECJ strikes down German amino acid restrictions

By Eliot Beer

The European Court of Justice has said Germany’s rules on amino acids as ingredients are not compatible with EU law, creating potential for confusion on amino acid rules in the EU.

Some people are still missing following the explosion at the BASF plant this morning. Photo Twitter user @MichiLeber

One killed in explosion at BASF plant

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

One worker has been killed and six seriously injured in an explosion at a BASF plant in Ludwigshafen, Germany this morning.

German court overturns kava ban

German court overturns kava ban

By Shane STARLING

Germany’s 12-year ban on calming herb kava is, “unlawful and inappropriate” the country’s Federal Administrative Court has found.

Jones presented food industry concerns about data sharing at EFSA's transparency meeting this morning...

Industry concerned about data abuse as EFSA fans transparency wings

By Shane Starling at EFSA in Parma, Italy

As the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) welcomed a broad range of stakeholders to its Italian HQ today to debate data and process transparency, the food industry asked at what point openness brakes innovation and competitive advantage?

Boots, Germans join EU supplements trade group

Boots, Germans join EU supplements trade group

UK pharmacy chain Boots and German food supplement association BLL have joined Food Supplements Europe (FSE), formed last year with a membership including DSM, Merck, Herbalife and various national trade groups.

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