Policy

Did the food industry response result in a 'softer' stance on sugar in the Montevideo Roadmap? ©iStock/OcusFocus

Food industry influence a 'risk' for health policy

By Katy Askew

Engaging with the food and drink industry in the development of policy to tackle non-communicable diseases (NCDs) raises the risk of “real or perceived conflicts of interest” that could undermine public policy initiatives, United Nations’ policy specialists...

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Bayer renews sustainable soy commitment

By Niamh Michail

Agrifood giant Bayer has renewed its 2015 co-operation with the Round Table on Responsible Soy Association (RTRS), which saw it mobilise farmers and the use of certified soy in its supply chain.

Processed palm oil contains particularly high levels of 3-MCPD. © iStock/scanrail

EFSA increases safe levels for contaminant 3-MCPD

By Niamh Michail

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has more than doubled the tolerable daily intake (TDI) for the contaminant 3-MCPD, linked to reduced male fertility and kidney damage.

2018 could see pressure mount to tackle so-called dual quality food ©iStock/Sean_Kuma

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Dual Quality food: Are different recipes for different markets legal?

By Katia Merten-Lentz, partner at international law firm Keller and Heckman

So-called dual quality food products were placed in the spotlight in 2017. Katia Merten-Lentz, partner at Keller and Heckman, asks if it is legal for food companies to offer different recipes under the same brand name in Europe.

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