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Portugal officially adopts NutriScore

Portugal officially adopts NutriScore

10 Apr 2024

Portugal has adopted the NutriScore as its official – but voluntary – front-of-pack nutrition label to promote healthy eating, with researchers calling this “a great victory for science and public health”.

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R3PACK Consortium backs BPA ban

R3PACK Consortium backs BPA ban

9 Apr 2024

The EU-funded research project, R3PACK, urges a ban on Bisphenol A (BPA) and calls for rigorous rules, promoting transparency and prioritising health and the environment.

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Limiting trans fats in Kenyan food products could prevent heart disease

Limiting trans fats in Kenyan food products could prevent heart disease

4 Apr 2024

Implementing trans fat restrictions in Kenya could bring about significant health and economic benefits, saving lives and reducing healthcare costs, study finds.

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Are brands ready for new USDA organic food rules?

Are brands ready for new USDA organic food rules?

21 Mar 2024

The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Strengthening Organic Enforcement rule will come into force on 19 March, with the aim of protecting consumers by preventing fraud in the organic supply chain. Are organic producers and brands ready?

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Danish Crown’s ‘climate-controlled’ claim misleading, court finds

Danish Crown’s ‘climate-controlled’ claim misleading, court finds

20 Mar 2024

Leading EU pork producer Danish Crown has been found guilty of greenwashing by misleading consumers with marketing claims about its “climate-controlled” pork and “climate-friendly” production.

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Ultra-processed food intake in South Africa at concerning levels, study suggests

Ultra-processed food intake in South Africa at concerning levels, study suggests

19 Mar 2024

As South Africa considers introducing front-of-pack warning labels and strict marketing limits for unhealthy foods, research has found that low-income South Africans get around half of their calories from ultra-processed foods (UPFs) – “a cause for con...

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As Gen Z shies away from alcoholic drinks exotic flavours are the big draw

As Gen Z shies away from alcoholic drinks exotic flavours are the big draw

11 Mar 2024

With Gen Z drinkers proving to be the driving force behind the sober curious movement, we spoke to Bax Botanics, an artisanal distiller of zero-alcohol botanical beverages, to find out what appeals to its younger drinkers.

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Brazilian manufacturers must comply with warning label regulation, says court

Brazilian manufacturers must comply with warning label regulation, says court

7 Mar 2024

The Federal Court of São Paulo has ruled that Brazilian manufacturers must comply with front-of-pack labelling regulation that requires unhealthy products to feature warning labels, scrapping a last-minute one-year extension.

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US pet food regulations unravel the mysteries of product labelling

US pet food regulations unravel the mysteries of product labelling

4 Mar 2024

New regulations governing the labelling of pet foods were approved by AAFCO members last July, providing the first major update to pet food regulations in 40 years. The move was a response to pet owners asking for clarity on labels that left many confu...

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EU Parliament supports loosening of regulations for NGT Plants

EU Parliament supports loosening of regulations for NGT Plants

22 Feb 2024

After voting in favour of the European Commission's proposal to ease restrictions for some plants produced by new genomic techniques (NGTs), the European Parliament is ready to start negotiations with EU member states on the final law.

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Singapore's Islamic council: Cultivated meat can be halal

Singapore's Islamic council: Cultivated meat can be halal

16 Feb 2024

The Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS) has said that cultivated meat consumption is permissible as halal under certain conditions, and where a more “rigorous” set of requirements are needed to ensure consumer assurance.

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EU proposes import limits for Ukrainian poultry, egg and sugar to calm protesting farmers

EU proposes import limits for Ukrainian poultry, egg and sugar to calm protesting farmers

14 Feb 2024

The European Commission has proposed measures to limit agricultural imports such as poultry, eggs and sugar from Ukraine in efforts to appease protesting farmers in France and other EU members.

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