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EU authority gives green light for products with mealworms

The EU authority pointed out in its study that the protein content is sometimes overestimated.

14-Jan-2021

The European Food Safety Authority has given the green light to new products such as grilled flour beetle larvae and pasta containing parts of these insects. This was announced by the experts of the analytical authority, EFSA for short, in the Italian city of Parma on Wednesday. They presented ...

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Foreign food must not simply look like original

21-Dec-2020

Food from foreign suppliers may not be called the same or look the same as agricultural products with a protected designation of origin in EU states without further ado. The European Court of Justice on Thursday banned products that are so similar in shape and appearance to a product with a ...

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The veggie burger gets to keep its name

EU Parliament rejects ban on meat names for veggie products

26-Oct-2020

It was about the veggie sausage: According to the will of the European Parliament, vegetable meat substitutes should continue to be allowed to bear designations such as "steak", "burger" or other animal-like names. The EU Parliament rejected a corresponding bill on Friday. A compromise draft, ...

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Now it's about the veggie sausage

Veggie products: EU Parliament decides on ban on labelling

23-Oct-2020

On Friday, the European Parliament will vote on a draft law that would ban the use of animal-sounding names for plant-based foods. The possibility for manufacturers to call their meat substitutes soya schnitzel or tofu burgers would be a thing of the past - but the project is viewed with ...

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For bribery: million fine for world's largest meat company JBS

The owners of "J&F Investimentos", Joesley and Wesley Batista, were arrested

19-Oct-2020

The holding company "J&F Investimentos", to which the world's largest meat company JBS belongs, has been found guilty in a US court of having paid more than 150 million dollars in bribes to senior Brazilian government officials over ten years. As part of the settlement agreement with the US ...

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Irish court: Subway bread is not bread at all

The product must be classified as a sweet

05-Oct-2020

Sandwiches sold by the US chain Subway are not bread but candy, according to the highest Irish court. The sugar content clearly exceeds the limits for bread in Ireland, the Irish Supreme Court in Dublin found. This limit is laid down in Irish tax legislation: Basic foodstuffs are therefore exempt ...

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Corona infected persons at Tönnies

Five adverts received

22-Jun-2020

After the corona outbreak in Germany's largest slaughterhouse Tönnies in Rheda-Wiedenbrück, five criminal charges have been filed with the public prosecutor's office in Bielefeld. Among them was a complaint by Bielefeld's Bundestag member Britta Haßelmann (Greens), senior public prosecutor Martin ...

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Written judgement concluding veganism as a protected belief

31-Jan-2020

Veganism and the scope of legal protection: Judge Postle provides his full written judgement in support of veganism. Following verbal confirmation on January 3rd 2020 that ethical vegans have the protection of the law, Judge Postle has now produced a full written statement of his ...

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Chlorpyrifos and chlorpyrifos-methyl insecticides banned in EU from Spring 2020

18-Dec-2019

Since 2009, the insecticides chlorpyrifos and chlorpyrifos-methyl are banned in Germany. Now, the approval in the European Union is not renewed. This was decided on 6 December by the representatives of the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed (SCoPAFF) in Brussels. The ban should ...

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Arkansas meat-labeling law unconstitutional

23-Jul-2019

Tofurky Co., which produces plant-based alternatives to meat, filed a lawsuit in federal court Monday claiming an Arkansas law that bans the use of "meat" in the labeling of its products violates free speech rights. The ACLU filed the lawsuit on behalf of the Oregon-based company against ...

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