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By Elias Papadopoulos, Political Consultant In early March the European Commission published a Roadmap on the Evaluation of the Regulation on the functioning of the internal market. In place since 1998, an assessment of the Regulation is indeed long overdue. Perhaps nowhere is intra-EU free trade more problematic than when it comes to food. As… » read more

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  By Elias Papadopoulos, Political Consultant In October 2016 the European Commission published an inception impact assessment on trans fats, expressing its willingness to consult on different policy options to possibly reduce the amount of trans fats in Europeans’ diets. It is of course too early to tell what the results will be and whether… » read more

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By Kasia Wilk, Associate Director, EU Affairs Shortly before the December holiday break a much-anticipated consultation on nutrient profiles was communicated to key stakeholders. It formed part of a larger study on the need, if any, for the European Commission to proceed with setting nutrient profiles. Those involved in food policy long enough will no… » read more

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The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA) has announced that leading nutrition companies Kerry and Fonterra have joined its membership. Fonterra, a leading global manufacturer of dairy products with an interest in protein-based sports supplements and Kerry, which has an industry-leading portfolio of taste & nutrition systems and functional ingredients & actives for the food,… » read more

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The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has introduced an ‘e-service’ to speed applications for health claims and food and feed additives, reports EU food news site, Nutraingredients.com. To read more, click here. The Whitehouse Consultancy is one of Europe’s leading public affairs and communications agencies. Its range of specialist services for the food sector can… » read more

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Whitehouse Consultancy client, the European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance, is quoted on top EU food regulation site Nutraingredients.com defending the sector’s products. The defence comes as two researchers from the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living in Australia argue that sports nutrition products should not be allowed to sponsor sporting events. To read the… » read more

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The Whitehouse Consultancy has published a new brochure outlining its team’s specialist knowledge of the food and nutrition sector, and providing examples of the team’s work supporting industry leaders in their engagement with national and international governments and the European Union. To view the food and nutrition brochure, please click here. The Whitehouse Consultancy is… » read more

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Whitehouse Consultancy Chairman, Chris Whitehouse, uses his column in Natural Products News to predict a big fight ahead to defend consumer access to safe and popular higher potency food supplements. By the time this article is published an entirely new European Parliament will have met for the very first time. These are the men and… » read more

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The decision by both the European and the US authorities to approve the use of the new sweetener Advantame adds a new weapon to the arsenal of those seeking to tackle obesity. For many years now there have been sustained customer trends to choose low calorie products to the extent that for the main cola… » read more

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