18 January 2019
This Saturday January 19th will mark 10 years that the EU Commission has failed to publish ‘nutrient profiles’, as required by law. This important tool would stop the food industry from making unhealthy foods and drinks looking healthier than they are.
17 January 2019
BEUC NEWS - 17.01.2019 The EU rules to keep consumers’ food safe from chemical hazards are incomplete or not effectively applied. This is the verdict of a new audit published this week by the European Court of Auditors (ECA), the “guardians of the EU finances” . The report highlights important shortcomings in the EU food safety model: Many measures to regulate chemicals in food remain pending. For instance, it has been more than ten years since EFSA published its opinion...
11 December 2018
Today, the European Parliament voted in plenary to make risk assessment in the food chain more transparent.
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Consumers expect the food on their plate to be of good quality and safe. But this is not always the case, as recent safety-related scandals have brought to light. Since food safety cannot be taken for granted, BEUC’s role is to ensure that consumers can trust in a safe food supply in the EU.
Also, while new technologies have the potential to bring benefits to consumers, they must be closely monitored as they may also present health risks.
For BEUC, consumers should be able to make informed choices – be it by having clear and understandable information on food packaging, or ensuring that health messages on food products are scientifically justified. BEUC also works to ensure vulnerable groups such as children are not targeted with unhealthy foods high in fat, salt and sugar.
- Facilitate informed and healthy choices by consumers, including vulnerable groups
- Prevent misleading information and ensure that information can be trusted
- Protect children from the promotion of unhealthy food
- Ensure food sold to consumers is safe and sustainable