Europe's food industry searches for growth


This week, Europe's food industry met in Brussels to discuss how to ride out the economic downturn - and how to grow in a world of volatility, pressure on resources and global competition.

EU: WHO questions industry's commitment to improving health

19 October 2012

The food industry is not making it easy for consumers to buy healthier products and is not doing enough to reduce salt and sugar, the World Health Organisation has claimed.

EU: Regulation could force R&D investment outside EU, say UK manufacturers

18 October 2012

The EU's regulation of the food industry could lead manufacturers to shift their R&D investment outside the bloc, UK food manufacturers have warned.

Quote, unquote: FoodDrinkEurope Congress 2012 - economy, regulation, innovation

18 October 2012

This week, European industry association FoodDrinkEurope is holding a two-day conference in Brussels discussing how the sector can ride out the tough economic conditions on the Continent and the longer-term future for the industry. Day one focused on the economy, on EU regulation and on the challenge of innovation. Here is a flavour of the first day of the event.

EU: Brussels defends labelling, health claims rules

18 October 2012

EU rules on nutrition labelling and on the health claims food companies can put on their products benefit the industry, the European Commission has claimed.

How can Europe's FMCG industry tough out the downturn?

17 October 2012

Executives from General Mills, Tate & Lyle, French retailer Auchan, plus drinks giants Diageo and Heineken, head to Brussels today for an industry conference to discuss ways Europe's food and drink sectors can ride out the very challenging economic conditions on the Continent. And just-food will bring you the latest news and views from the event.

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