About: food industry

Agrifood 16-01-2019

Czech food producers call for reinstating EU milk quotas

A number of factors ranging from the end of milk quotas to economic sanctions against Russia and Brexit, have put pressure on the EU milk market, leading Czech industry experts to call for reinstating the quota system. EURACTIV Czech Republic reports.
Agrifood 31-10-2018

From field to city: Are direct deliveries a viable business model for farmers?

Most farmers sell their products to large food companies and therefore lose large proportions of their income to long supply chains. But individual farmers manage to sell directly to customers. Is this a viable model? EURACTIV Germany reports.
Brexit 06-09-2017

UK proposes to end free movement of labour after Brexit

Britain will end the free movement of labour immediately after Brexit and introduce measures to drive down the number of lower-skilled EU migrants, a leaked government document published by the Guardian on Tuesday (5 September).
Brexit 24-08-2017

Report: EU worker exodus threatens UK food industry

Nearly half of the businesses operating in Britain's food supply chain say European Union workers are thinking about leaving because of uncertainty around Brexit, an industry survey reported on Thursday (24 August).
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Soft drinks industry to reduce added sugars a further 10% by 2020
Health 15-05-2017

Soft drinks industry to reduce added sugars a further 10% by 2020

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The European soft drinks industry has been on a sugar reduction journey since the 1970's and the introduction of the first no calorie drinks.
Health 22-11-2016

NGOs: Commission’s acrylamide regulation has ‘wrong’ legal basis

Food and consumer organisations claim that the European Commission’s draft regulation on acrylamide is based on a wrong regulation and this has a direct effect on the lack of maximum levels, EURACTIV.com has learned.
Agrifood 15-12-2015

US official: America’s new food safety law ‘flexible’ for EU imports

The US and Europe have a great opportunity to step up their collaboration and provide leadership on global food safety, Michael R. Taylor said in an exclusive interview with EURACTIV.
Agrifood 04-09-2015

Keeping a cool head amidst bulging waistlines

Childhood obesity is a very serious health concern that needs addressing urgently given the social and economic costs involved. But sensationalism and dogma can be obstacles to progress on the thorny issue of food marketing to kids, writes Stephan Loerke.
French farmer protest
Agrifood 04-09-2015

Angry farmers hold massive tractor protest in Paris

Angry French farmers blocked the streets of Paris with more than 1,500 tractors on Thursday (3 September) to protest against plunging food prices and soaring costs they say are killing their livelihoods.
Agrifood 30-07-2015

EU extends aid to farmers hit by Russian food ban

The European Commission has announced it will extend support measures for the dairy and fruit and vegetable sectors hit by Russia’s ban on food imports from Europe, which has been in place for a year.
Roquefort producer
Agrifood 27-05-2015

Mexican Tequila, French Roquefort: Food origins get new protection at WIPO

Mexican Tequila, Italian Parmigiano and French Roquefort - celebrated food products like these, rooted in their geographical origin, will now have more protection from international rivals after talks concluded at the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) in Geneva.
Agrifood 12-02-2015

Paris gets behind Parliament resolution on meat labels

The European Parliament has adopted a resolution calling on the Commission to introduce mandatory labeling of the origin of all meats used in ready-prepared meals. Paris has expressed its strong support for the resolution. EURACTIV France reports.
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EU must regulate salt and fat content in foods, health expert warns

José Ramón González Juanatey, president of the Spanish Society of Cardiology, has called on the EU to regulate the salt and fat content of foods, “as they clearly promote obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases”. “The EU and also national governments must have the responsibility to regulate”, Juanatey said.

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