Welcoming EU-harmonised methodology for food quality characteristics

(Brussels, 30 April 2018) FoodDrinkEurope, the European food and drink industry organisation, and AIM, representing European brands, welcome the release of a new harmonised methodology for comparing the quality related characteristics of foods by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC). Announced last week by Commissioner Tibor Navracsics, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth & Sport, responsible for the JRC, the EU-harmonised methodology will be an important step towards objectively assessing the facts and evidence behind the allegations of "dual quality" of food in various parts of Europe.

FoodDrinkEurope welcomes EU-Mexico trade “agreement in principle”

(Brussels, 24 April 2018) FoodDrinkEurope welcomes the 'in principle' agreement on a modernised trade deal between the EU and Mexico. While the information available so far on additional market access for EU food and drinks to Mexico and new trade facilitating measures is positive, we are keen to learn more about the full details of the agreement and hope it will match expectations of European food and drink manufacturers across the board.

FoodDrinkEurope welcomes EU discussion on FOP nutrition labelling

(Brussels, 19 April 2018) FoodDrinkEurope welcomes the announcement of the European Commission that it will facilitate an EU discussion on front-of-pack (FOP) nutrition labelling involving Member States and stakeholders, including the industry, starting with a first joint meeting on 23 April 2018.

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