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The EDA said it supports the overall idea of establishing an EU Protein Strategy.

EDA EU Protein Strategy and the dairy sector

By Jim Cornall

The European Dairy Association (EDA), the voice of the milk processing industry across Europe, has conducted, together with IFCN, a study on the EU protein balance sheet for dairy to complete the official ‘EU Protein Balance Sheet (PBS)’, in the light...

European Bioplastics conference in Brussels

dispatches from European Bioplastics conference

Bioplastics industry sets out key messages

By Joseph James Whitworth

End of life options including biodegradability, compostability and recyclability and ensuring Europe remains competitive where two themes from the first day of the European Bioplastics conference.

Commission was wrong to separate med agency and EFSA: MEP

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

The Commission was wrong to separate the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA), nutrient profiles are unconvincing and the threat of botanical court action is unsurprising, a Member of the European Parliament (MEP)...

Packaging associations give their view on EU PEF pilot projects

In depth: Packaging associations comment on environmental performance pilots

Packaging to be addressed in EU environmental footprint projects

By Joseph James Whitworth

Packaging will form part of 11 food and beverage-based pilot projects starting next month to measure and communicate a products environmental performance.

CAOBISCO talks dairy shortages after this week's European Commission conference

CAOBISCO concerned over dairy shortages

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

Forecast butter and milk powder shortages could limit the EU’s ability to keep up with domestic and global demand, according to chocolate and confectionery trade group CAOBISCO.

Yoghurt group lobbies EC over probiotic labelling ban

Yoghurt group lobbies EC over probiotic labelling ban

By Shane Starling

An industry group that includes Danone and Dupont-Danisco as members has written to the European Commission to reinstate the use of the EU-banned term ‘probiotic’ on products across the bloc.

EU health claims evolution: New submission behaviours

EU health claims evolution: A submission rethink

By Nigel Baldwin

Now that the dust has settled on the health claims submission process we should all be very clear on the rules of engagement. Well kind of, says Nigel Baldwin, chief consultant in Intertek’s European office.

Commission launches packaging cartel probe

Commission launches packaging cartel probe

By Rod Addy

The European Commission (EC) has informed 13 firms supplying packaging for meat, fish and cheese products that they may have participated in a cartel for up to eight years.

'Ignorant' EU Council blocks vital dairy reforms, EMB

'Ignorant' EU Council blocks vital dairy reforms, EMB

By Ben Bouckley

An ‘irresponsible and ignorant’ EU Council is ignoring the plight of milk producers by watering-down proposed measures aimed at ensuring their contracts with dairies reflect production costs, according to the European Milk Board (EMB).

British MEP Glenis Willmott has not given up on blocking claims such as this one on infant foods despite EFSA, the EC and the EP approving them

MEP takes DHA omega-3 claim complaint back to the Commission

By Shane Starling

British Labour Member of the European Parliament (MEP), Glenis Willmott, is writing to the European Commission to block a DHA eye development claim being used on infant follow-on formula products, after the EP last week failed to veto the claim.

Some MEPs are calling for a revision of DHA-infant ye development claims

MEPs question omega-3 baby milk benefits

By Shane Starling

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) are questioning whether omega-3 form DHA can benefit infant eye sight, despite the nutrient winning endorsement from one of the world’s toughest claims assessment agencies – the European Food Safety Authority...

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