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EC report finds no evidence of East-West divide in food quality

(Brussels, 24 June 2019) AIM and FoodDrinkEurope, representing European branded food manufacturers, welcome today’s publication of a comprehensive analysis by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) of 128 branded and private label food and drink products across 19 EU Member States, which confirms that there is no evidence of an ‘East-West’ divide in the quality of food. At the same time, FoodDrinkEurope and AIM underscore the paramount importance of the European industry’s high quality standards and reinforce that while food and drink recipes can be adapted to best serve consumers across the EU, this should in no way be confused with offering lesser-quality products.

World Food Safety Day: EU Agri-food chain’s commitment to safe food

(Brussels, 7 June 2019) Today is the first World Food Safety Day, following its adoption by the United Nations General Assembly in 2018. To mark the day CELCAA, Copa-Cogeca, EuroCommerce, FEFAC and FoodDrinkEurope are reiterating their commitment to delivering safe food to consumers all around the globe.

FoodDrinkEurope supports health NGOs call for EU Platform review

(Brussels, 16 April 2019) In a letter [1] sent today to Anne Bucher, Director General of the European Commission's Health and Food Safety Directorate (SANTE), FoodDrinkEurope has joined other members of the EU Platform for Action on Diet, Physical Activity and Health in calling for a (further) review of the objectives and functioning of the Platform.

Brexit: FoodDrinkEurope calls for additional contingency measures

(Brussels, 05 April 2019) FoodDrinkEurope, the European food and drink industry organisation, has welcomed the publication of contingency measures for its sector in the case of a no-deal Brexit. These initiatives, and the further clarifications provided in yesterday’s press conference with Commissioner Katainen, are important to the food and drink industry, Europe’s largest manufacturing sector in terms of turnover, and to the 4.57 million people it employs, as the threat of a “no-deal” Brexit looms.

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