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Antitrust: Commission opens formal investigation into possible trade restrictions by Mondelēz

02-Feb-2021

The European Commission has opened a formal antitrust investigation to assess whether Mondelēz has restricted competition in a range of national markets for chocolate, biscuits and coffee by hindering the cross-border trade of these products between EU Member States, which would be in breach of ...

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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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Key GOP senator backs food stamp boost in virus relief bill

05-Aug-2020

A key Senate Republican said Tuesday that he supports an increase in the food stamp benefit as part of a huge coronavirus relief bill, adding that an agreement on that issue could lead to further overall progress on the legislation, which remains stalled despite days of Capitol ...

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Nestlé joins over 150 corporations to call for a net-zero recovery from COVID-19

From a grey to a green economy

20-May-2020

Nestlé today joined over 150 major multinationals in urging governments around the world to align their COVID-19 economic aid and recovery efforts with the latest climate science. By signing this statement, supportive companies reaffirm their own science-based commitments to achieving net-zero ...

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US wine tariffs alarm German winegrowers

18-Oct-2019

The long arm of US President Donald Trump reaches as far as the Moselle and Saar: "The punitive tariffs on wine hit us particularly hard," says winegrower Florian Lauer in Ayl (Trier-Saarburg district). In the steep slopes along the Moselle and Saar rivers, the production costs are so high that ...

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Ho Chi Minh City urges citizens to stop eating dog meat

17-Sep-2019

Food safety officials in Ho Chi Minh City have urged locals to stop eating dog meat in an effort to improve the national image, an official said on Monday."This is advice, it's not an order, so we haven't introduced any fines," Phan Thi Hoai Tran, head of communications at Ho Chi Minh City's Food ...

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Five years Putin sanctions

German producer sees progress

28-Aug-2019

Russia reacted to the Western sanctions in the course of the Ukrainian conflict with an embargo on German and EU food. After five years, the economy is now taking stock - and sees winners. But there's also a big loser. The German milk producer Stefan Dürr is able to gain a lot from the Russian ...

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EU Commission: Insect killer Chlorpyrifos to be banned

28-Aug-2019

Due to health concerns, a plant protection product that has been used for years is to be banned in Europe. According to the EU Commission, it intends to propose not to extend the approval for the substances Chlorpyrifos and Chlorpyrifos-Methyl which expires in January. On Monday evening, the ...

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UK food industry looks to avoid shortages in no-deal Brexit

08-Aug-2019

The U.K. food industry is urging the government to set aside competition rules so companies can coordinate supply decisions to combat food shortages if Britain leaves the European Union without an agreement on trade relations. The Food and Drink Federation said Wednesday it had asked the British ...

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