EU health commissioner Markos Kyprianou last week praised the food industry for its efforts to tackle obesity at a controversial press conference in Brussels. The Cypriot commissioner faced a barrage of criticism from journalists over...
Representatives from the EU food and drink industry were in Brussels last week for a biannual meeting organised by their industry association, the CIAA. Dominating the agenda was concern over the correct industry response to the increasingly worrying problem of obesity. Chris Jones reports.
As the food industry grapples with the pressure to produce on-pack nutritional info in a consumer-friendly format, various studies have been undertaken to gauge consumer behaviour when choosing products, but more research is needed.
The world’s largest food manufacturer has raised concerns over the practical implementation of the new EU laws which will restrict the health-benefit claims food producers can make about their products.