NUTRITION & HEALTH : EU LABEL LEGISLATION POSTPONED

As the expectations around the Commission’s proposal about a EU-wide nutritional labelling systems are getting higher, many events are being organized around this topic. However, the Commission seems that it will postpone this legislative initiative at a later stage of 2023 considering the ‘complexity’ of the issue and the fact that more time is needed […]

WINE NEWS: OCTOBER’S TURBULENT EXPORT

In October, France had a higher estimate for its annual wine production, while wine remained one of the main catalyzers behind the agri-food export in Italy. On a European level, the Commission has estimated EU wine production to be 2.5% above 5-year average (+1.5% year-on-year) in 2022/23. At the same time, exports dropped in Australia, […]

NEW GENOMIC TECHNIQUES: PATHS OPEN TO NEW LEGISLATION, SUPPORT AND RISK ASSESSMENTS

Outside the EU, states like Kenya and Ukraine open up to the possibility to have a more flexible legislation around genetic engineering techniques. Within the EU, the French organization for biotechnology pushes for a stronger use of new genomic techniques to assure food security and face the climate challenges. At the same time, EFSA developed […]

NUTRITION & HEALTH : CONSENSUS FOR A NEW ALGORITHM

Over the summer, the scientific committee in charge of NutriScore, the front-of-pack nutritional labelling systems in used in 6 EU countries agreed on changing the algorithm behind the scoring system. The changes concern the calculation of fats and oilseeds, and a specific rule for red meat. On the same front, Italy upgraded the national nutritional […]

EU School food procurement schemes

A more inclusive, educative, and ambitious project Executive summary The school schemes for food procurement are a European initiative in place since 1977 whose aim is to improve the quality and the variety of nutritional intake for children in school age. They represent, therefore, one branch of the preventive arm of the more general approach […]