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Portugal proposes 'salt tax' in 2018 budget draft 27 Oct 2017

Portugal is proposing introducing a 'salt tax' on certain foods in its 2018 state budget to fund government programmes promoting health and the prevention of diseases.

Portugal 'considering junk food tax' 15 Jun 2017

Portugal is reportedly considering introducing a tax on foods containing high levels of fat and salt, in addition to raising an existing tax on sugary drinks, the country's health minister has said.

Farmers welcome Portugal law on mandatory milk origin labels 10 May 2017

Food producers in Portugal have welcomed a new law that requires suppliers to label the origin of milk and milk used as an ingredient in dairy products sold in the country – but say more is needed to tackle a national milk production "crisis".

Portugal creates commission to tackle food waste 6 Feb 2017

Portugal has launched a national commission to combat food waste that will take what the government called "an integrated and multidisciplinary approach" to promoting activities aimed at cutting food waste in the corporate and public sectors.

EU green light for mandatory "Made in Portugal" label 1 Feb 2017

The European Union has given the green light for Portugal to introduce compulsory origin labelling on milk and dairy products.

Hilton Food Group sets up JV with Portuguese retailer Sonae  4 Jan 2017

UK meat packer Hilton Food Group has extended its cooperation with Portugese retailer Sonae Modelo Continente through the formation of a joint venture that will supply packaged meat to the group's supermarkets in the country. 

Portugal's food producers, retailers sign "best practice" code 21 Dec 2016

Food producers and retailers in Portugal have signed a voluntary "code of good business practice" aimed at introducing more "ethics" to foster better relations between the country's hypermarkets and suppliers including farmers.

EU considering Portugal's bid for dairy origin labels 5 Sep 2016

The European Commission is considering a request by Portugal for the introduction of the mandatory labelling of the origin of imported dairy products sold in the country.

Portugal calls for new EU milk quotas "mechanism" 5 Sep 2016

Portugal's agriculture minister has called for a return to a milk quotas in the EU if the bloc is to "save" its dairy sector.

Hilton Foods inks tie-up with Sonae in Portugal  6 Jul 2016

UK meat processor Hilton Food Group has entered into a cooperation agreement with Portuguese retailer Modelo Continente Hipermercados ("Sonae").