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Latest Report Shows EU Controls Ensure Safe Food

    Latest Report Shows EU Controls Ensure Safe Food

A European Commission report just published shows that thanks to the EU’s Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) many food safety risks have been averted or mitigated and

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European Commission Adopts Landmark List of Permitted Health Claims

    European Commission Adopts Landmark List of Permitted Health Claims

A list of 222 health claims has been approved by the European Commission. This list, which is based on sound scientific advice, will be used throughout the EU and will

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France Asked to Comply With European Rules on Marketing Wine Spirits and Wine Distillates

    France Asked to Comply With European Rules on Marketing Wine Spirits and Wine Distillates

The European Commission has officially requested France to amend its rules on the production and marketing of certain products obtained by distilling lees and marcs (the by‑products of winemaking). The

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Electronic Identification of Bovines to be Introduced in the EU

    Electronic Identification of Bovines to be Introduced in the EU

The European Commission has adopted a proposal that, when implemented, is intended to further enhance food safety and better safeguard animal health in the EU. In particular, the Commission proposal

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European Commission Unveils New Fisheries Policy

    European Commission Unveils New Fisheries Policy

In its proposals for a major reform of the EU Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), the European Commission has set out a new approach to fisheries management in Europe. The plans

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New Reports Confirm Need For Reform of EU Fisheries Policy

    New Reports Confirm Need For Reform of EU Fisheries Policy

Two recent reports by the European Commission add further weight to calls for significant structural change within the EU fish catching sector and a far reaching reform of the Common

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Lactalis Receives EC Approval For Parmalat Move

    Lactalis Receives EC Approval For Parmalat Move

Lactalis, the French dairy group, has been given clearance by the European Commission for its Eur3.4b bid to acquire the 71% of Parmalat, its Italian counterpart, that is does not

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Cargill’s German Chocolate Acquisition Receives Green Light

    Cargill’s German Chocolate Acquisition Receives Green Light

The European Commission has cleared Cargill’s acquisition of KG Kakao Verarbeitung Berlin (KVB), an integrated chocolate company based in Germany, for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition marks a significant step

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Arla Foods’ Acquisition of Hansa Approved

    Arla Foods’ Acquisition of Hansa Approved

The European Commission has cleared the proposed acquisition of Hansa-Milch by Arla Food. After examining the operations of the two dairy co-operatives, the Commission concluded that the transaction would not

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Cornish Pasties Gain PGI Status

    Cornish Pasties Gain PGI Status

The Cornish Pasty Association has received Protected Geographical Indication status for its world famous pasty. The decision from the European Commission means that only Cornish pasties made in Cornwall and

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1000th Quality Food Name Registered With EU

The Piacentinu Ennese, a sheep’s cheese from Italy, has became the one thousandth name to be registered under the European Commission’s agricultural product and foodstuff quality labels. Since their creation

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Strong EU Farm Policy Needed to Deliver Affordable Food

    Strong EU Farm Policy Needed to Deliver Affordable Food

To secure supplies of affordable food, the EU must have a strong farm policy that discourages food commodity speculation and helps more young farmers to start up, says the European

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EC Proposes New Measures to Improve Dairy Sector Stability

    EC Proposes New Measures to Improve Dairy Sector Stability

The European Commission has adopted a proposal on ‘contractual relations in the milk sector’. The proposal aims to boost the position of the dairy producer in the dairy supply chain

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Food Operators Welcome Moves to Create an EU Industrial Policy

    Food Operators Welcome Moves to Create an EU Industrial Policy

CIAA (the Confederation of the food and drink industries of the EU) has welcomed the publication of the European Commission’s ‘Communication for An Integrated Industrial Policy for the Globalisation Era

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Lamb Weston/Meijer’s Austrian Acquisition Approved

    Lamb Weston/Meijer’s Austrian Acquisition Approved

The European Commission has cleared the proposed acquisition of a 74% controlling stake in Frisch & Frost (F&F), a producer of frozen and chilled products in Austria, by Dutch company

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European Commission to Ban Addition of Sugar to Fruit Juices

    European Commission to Ban Addition of Sugar to Fruit Juices

The Commission has adopted a proposal to amend the Fruit Juice Directive, including a move to ban the addition of sugar to fruit juices – in line with the Commission

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Lactalis Acquisition of Puleva Dairy Cleared

    Lactalis Acquisition of Puleva Dairy Cleared

The European Commission has cleared the proposed acquisition by the French group Lactalis of Spanish group Ebro Puleva’s dairy business. The Commission concluded that the transaction would not significantly impede

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Approval For Vion’s Proposed Acquisition of Weyl

    Approval For Vion’s Proposed Acquisition of Weyl

The European Commission has cleared the proposed acquisition of Weyl by Vion, two Dutch producers of meat products. The Commission concluded that the transaction would not significantly impede effective competition

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Kraft Foods Sells Wedel Business in Poland

    Kraft Foods Sells Wedel Business in Poland

Kraft Foods is selling Cadbury’s E. Wedel-branded chocolate and sugar confectionery operations in Poland to Lotte Group for an undisclosed sum. The sale, which is subject to customary regulatory approvals,

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