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Towards a fairer food supply chain?

The good governance of the food supply chain and the protection of vulnerable operators have become something of a mantra for policy-makers at both national and EU levels. One example of this is the European Commission’s recent proposal for a directive on Unfair Trading Practices (UTPs) in business-to-business relationships in the food supply chain in […]

November 20, 2018 Continue Reading

Growth predicted for European fish oil market

A new market report from Grand View Research has predicted an increase in the value of the European fish oil market on account of increased aquaculture activities in the UK and Norway. The report from the US-based company says the rise is partly due to the European Commission’s Common Fisheries Policy Reform and Strategic Guidelines, […]

March 8, 2016 Continue Reading

Vitamin D health claim authorized by EC

An Article 14 EFSA health claim has been authorized by the European Commission stating that vitamin D helps lower the risk of falling associated with postural instability and muscle weakness. The claim was submitted by DSM Nutritional Products and can only be used for food supplement that provide at least 15μg (600IU) of vitamin D […]

November 26, 2014 Continue Reading

EC reconsiders parabens safety

The European Commission’s Scientific Committee for Human Safety (SCHS)  is to look again at the use of parabens as preservatives in personal care products. As recently as 2011 the Committee decided that the potential endocrine disrupting and carcinogenic chemicals were safe at levels currently permitted in Europe. (more…)

November 5, 2012 Continue Reading

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