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Consumers are gearing up for a major battle with global food supplement companies to prevent consumer choice being sacrificed on the altar of European harmonisation. In the EU, food supplements are regulated as foods and the vitamins and minerals they contain are regulated through harmonised rules. This rather dry statement of fact doesn’t quite catch… » read more

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Italy and the UK are at loggerheads over the latter’s voluntary front of pack “traffic light” food labelling scheme, and the Commission is caught in the middle. Ever since its introduction in June 2013, the British Government’s Front of Pack nutrition labelling scheme proved controversial and generated tensions among other EU Member States. The voluntary… » read more

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Many supporters of the European Union don’t understand the sceptical stance of the British. The very founding documents of the EU speak unashamedly of “step by step” movement towards an “ever-closer union”. So, it’s easy to empathise with the incredulity of our European counterparts when the UK feigns outrage each time Brussels attempts to ratchet… » read more

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