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Liz Newmark

Articles by Liz Newmark

China has pushed back new rules by two yearsChina delays new food import rules 29 September 2017

China has delayed the implementation of new rules requiring certificates guaranteeing the quality and safety of food imports by two years.

Italy wants origin of production on food labellingItaly approves labelling decree on processed food sourcing 19 September 2017

Italy's council of ministers approved a decree on 15 September requiring labels on processed food to show the location of production or packaging - and companies will have a 180-day transitional period to comply.

European Commission - making food producers liable for contaminated eggs.Brussels - Food firms liable for fipronil contamination after start of August 15 September 2017

EU companies that put foods containing egg or chicken contaminated with the insecticide fipronil on the market after 1 August 2017 will be considered liable as they should have known about the risk, the European Commission has said.

Europe food associations have criticised Greece's proposalGreece's mandatory milk labelling plan creates industry opposition 13 September 2017

Greece's plan to make country-of-origin labelling on milk mandatory from 2018 has led to a backlash from some industry bodies.

Dutch officials rejected claims they knew about fipronil use in NovemberNetherlands dismisses Belgium's claims on fipronil egg contamination 10 August 2017

Claims from Belgium the Netherlands knew about eggs contaminated with the toxic insecticide fipronil as early as last year are false, Dutch food safety officials have insisted.

Insecticide fipronil was detected in eggs in NetherlandsEggs pulled from sale in Dutch fipronil scare 4 August 2017

Major grocers in the Netherlands and Germany have removed eggs from sale after Dutch regulators found the presence of fipronil, an insecticide.

Brussels said Bulgaria had yet to submit test data on productsEU says no evidence of brands' "double standards" - for now 28 June 2017

The European Commission has concluded "for the moment" it has no evidence of any significant differences in quality of the same branded food products, including meat, dairy products and chocolate, sold in eastern European member states than elsewhere in the EU.

French government agency calls for fiscal measuresFrance should tax high-calorie food - government agency 5 September 2016

Taxing high-calorie or lower nutritional quality foods would reduce France's growing obesity problem, a study released by a government agency has concluded.

Cantarell celebrates 150 years of Nestle at an event in Brussels Luis Cantarell on Nestle's drive into food for health - the just-food interview part 2 29 June 2016

Specialist health and nutritional foods are set to become more important in the food market, according to Nestle executive vice president and head of the Europe, Middle East and North Africa zone, Luis Cantarell. In particular, Cantarell says developing food to meet the nutritional requirements of the ageing population is a key priority for the world's largest food group. 

Cantarell: How a local model buffers Nestle from headwinds from Brexit to Russia's embargo - the just-food interview with Luis Cantarell 27 June 2016

Nestle's local business model enables it to weather challenges presented by events such as Brexit or the Russian trade embargo, Luis Cantarell, the head of the group's operations across Europe, the Middle East and north Africa, tells just-food. However, following a period of portfolio pruning, the Swiss company must also actively manage its global businesses to focus on areas of growth, Cantarell reveals. 

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