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Ardagh and Exal form “Trivium”, a global leader in metal packaging

17-Jul-2019

Ardagh Group (“Ardagh”) announces today that it has entered into an agreement to combine its Food & Specialty Metal Packaging business (“Food & Specialty”) with the business of Exal Corporation (“Exal”), a leading producer of aluminum containers, to form Trivium Packaging (“Trivium”), a global ...

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EU Court says public must have access to weed killer studies

08-Mar-2019

An EU high court says that the European Food Safety Authority should not have refused the public access to studies on the possible harmful effect of the weed killer glyphosate on humans - documents that were used in a decision on the use of pesticides. Green party EU legislators challenged what ...

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Top EU court: Halal meat, from unstunned animals, cannot be 'organic'

28-Feb-2019

Meat from animals that were not stunned before slaughter - common to Islamic halal practices - cannot be labelled as organic, the European Union's top court ruled Tuesday. Many Muslims believe that for meat to be halal and acceptable for them to eat, the animal may not be stunned before it is ...

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EU court: The taste of food products cannot be copyrighted

14-Nov-2018

The taste of a particular food product cannot be protected by copyright, the European Union's top court ruled Tuesday in a dispute over a cream cheese dip made for a supermarket chain in the Netherlands. The case was brought by Levola, which owns the intellectual property rights to a spreadable ...

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ECJ: Egg liqueur must not contain milk

26-Oct-2018

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that egg liqueur may not contain milk. A spirit drink may only be called an egg liqueur in the EU if it exclusively contains the ingredients listed in the corresponding EU law, the Luxembourg judges declared on Thursday (Case C-462/17). According to ...

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EU court advisor: Organic food label does not exclude halal slaughter

21-Sep-2018

Meat obtained from animals slaughtered without being stunned, in line with Islamic religious practices, should still be able to qualify for organic certification, an advisor to the European Union's top court argued on Thursday. Many Muslims believe that for meat to be halal and acceptable for ...

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Eurofins enters the Hungarian market for food and feed testing with the acquisition of Food Analytica Group

22-Jan-2018

Eurofins Scientific (EUFI.PA), the global leader in food testing services, announces the acquisition of Food Analytica, a leading group of food testing laboratories in Hungary. As one of the most modern microbiology laboratories in Central and Eastern Europe, Food Analytica offers to more than ...

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Nestlé agrees to sell U.S. confectionery business to Ferrero

18-Jan-2018

Nestlé today announced that it agreed to sell its U.S. confectionery business to Ferrero for USD 2.8 billion in cash. Nestlé’s 2016 U.S. confectionery sales reached about USD 900 million. The transaction is expected to close around the end of the first quarter of 2018 following the completion of ...

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Having a fish allergy does not mean that you need to avoid eating fish

10-Oct-2017

So far, the general recommendation for those with a fish allergy has been to completely abstain from eating fish. Now however, an international research team, including Dr Annette Kühn and Prof Markus Ollert from LIH’s Department of Infection and Immunity and Dr Martin Sørensen from the ...

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'Butter,' 'cheese,' etc only for animal products, rules EU court

15-Jun-2017

Plant-based foods cannot be marketed under designations reserved for animal products such as 'milk,' 'cream' or 'butter,' the EU's top court ruled on Wednesday, rejecting arguments by a German company that sells "tofu butter" and "veggie cheese." Under the ruling by the European Court of Justice ...

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