Alcoholic drinks should state calorie content, says European Parliament Plans for labelling the calorie content of alcoholic beverages should be tabled by the European Commission at the latest in 2016,...

EFSA opens caffeine finding to further scrutiny The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has launched an open consultation on the draft scientific opinion on the safety of caffeine that was presented...

EFSA rejects French attempt to ban GMO corn crops in EU Following a request from the European Commission, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has rejected attempts by France to prohibit the cultivation...

Scotch Whisky is now a registered trademark in Australia Scotch Whisky has been registered as a certification trade mark in Australia, after nearly ten years of attempts by industry body the Scotch Whisky...

The EC is proposing stricter laws for organic foods The European Commission (EC) has proposed a new Regulation or organic products and labelling of organic products, saying that consumer and producer concerns...

The European Commission (EC) has updated its regulations for foods designed to help consumers lower cholesterol, introducing mandatory labelling that make it clear that these kinds of foods are not intended...

Organisations in the probiotic and fermented milk sector are hopeful that the word probiotic will be accepted as a ‘generic descriptor’ after a meeting about nourishment and health claims being held...

Pork and poultry meal will be allowed in fish feed in Europe from 1 July 2013, following an announcement from the European Commission (EC) on 14 February 2013. The approval goes against the UK Food Standards...

The European Commission (EC) has decided to ask the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) to assess the safety of caffeine. In particular the EC wants to know what the safe maximum level of caffeine intake...

The European Parliament has called on member states to take urgent policies and strategic measures to halve food waste in the European Union (EU) by 2025.The call coincides with the release of figures...