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Food safety update

European Union - March 3 2010 The European Commission has launched a new Community register of nutrition and health claims on the Directorate General for 'Health and Consumers' webpages....

Tom Snelling.


Food safety update

USA - December 7 2009 The US Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee unanimously approved the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act on 18 November 2009....

Tom Snelling.


Newswatch

European Union - September 2 2009 The Council of the European Union has reached a political agreement on a draft regulation concerning novel foods, to be sent to the European Parliament for a second reading....

Tom Snelling.


FSA: salt reduction targets

United Kingdom - September 2 2009 On 18 May 2009, the FSA published voluntary salt reduction targets for 2012, aiming to reduce salt intake to 6g a day or below (the amount recommended by the independent Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition to lower the risk of heart disease and stroke)....

Tom Snelling.


FSA: consultation on reducing saturated fat and added sugar in key foods

United Kingdom - September 2 2009 On 28 July 2009, the FSA launched a consultation on its proposals to introduce voluntary recommendations for food manufacturers for reductions in saturated fat and added sugar, and increased availability of smaller single-portion sizes....

Tom Snelling.