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Food industry praised for health drive

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...

Obesity, labelling and red tape dominate food industry concerns

Obesity, labelling and red tape dominate food industry concerns

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.

EU: Nutrition labelling needs more research

EU: Nutrition labelling needs more research

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.