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Are online traders of organic foods exempted from the control system of Regulation 834/2007?

2017-06-15 10:59

With its request for a preliminary ruling, the German Bundesgerichtshof (Federal Court of Justice) submitted a request to the European Court of Justice regarding the interpretation of Regulation No 834/2007, which, in Article 27, obliges Member States to set up a system of controls and, in Article 28(2), allows them to exempt certain types of retailers from that control system. The question that the referring court asks, in essence, is whether online retailers can also benefit from such an exemption.

On 8 June 2017 the Advocate General of the European delivered its opinion to the court.

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WHO: monitoring food and beverage marketing to children via television and internet

2017-03-29 09:43

The WHO intoduced a tool that seeks to quantify the extent and nature of children’s exposure to marketing for HFSS foods (high in saturated fat, salt and/or free sugars) via television and the Internet.

The protocol, and accompanying coding forms, sets out a system by which Member States can catalogue marketing via either or both of these avenues, and includes both minimal and expanded versions to allow for different levels of complexity of data collection, depending on a country’s needs and the research capabilities of the team doing the work. Using this method will provide data on both exposure and power of marketing to children.

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EFSA: Recommended daily intake values for added sugar announed by mid 2020

2017-03-27 14:19

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) announced to publish a scientifc opinion on how much added sugar can be included in a healthy diet by 2020.

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