The Lactalis scandal: foodwatch goes to court

foodwatch filed a complaint in the case of salmonella contaminated baby milk produced by the company Lactalis. In front of the High Court of Paris, the foodwatch team reminded all the protagonists of this scandal are responsible.

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What is foodwatch?

foodwatch is a non-profit campaigning organization that fights for safe, healthy and affordable food for all people. We give consumers a loud voice, speak up for transparency in the food sector and defend our right to food that harms neither people, nor the environment. foodwatch has offices in France, Germany and the Netherlands.  more



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Coca-Cola Report

The consumer organisation foodwatch is accusing Coca-Cola of using irresponsible marketing and lobbying tactics. According to foodwatch, the global soft-drinks leader is spending millions of euros on online and television marketing campaigns targeted to children and teens. These revelations were made in foodwatch’s 108-page “Coca-Cola Report”, which was presented by the consumer organisation on Wednesday at a press conference in Berlin, right next to Coca-Cola’s German headquarters.


Lactalis: Salmonella contamination scandal in France

foodwatch steps up the pressure in the Lactalis scandal. All those responsible have been passing the buck since December, and the scandal remains mired in obscurity. Today, foodwatch and several parents open a case which affects everyone. The alliance will present strong evidence that all actors involved in this food scandal have failed to meet their obligations: the producer, the major supermarket chains, the public authorities and the laboratories have all demonstrably failed the consumer.



Free trade agreements (TTIP/CETA)

Agreements like CETA and TTIP are part of a “new generation” of trade deals that focus on the elimination of “non-tariff barriers”, which include important standards for consumer protection.  

Sugar, fat, salt: When food causes disease

The number of children, teenagers and adults who are overweight or obese has increased dramatically over recent decades. The main reason for this: the food environment has changed dramatically.

Misleading product labelling

Fruit yogurts with no fruit, miracle-health products with dangerous side effects: when it comes to packaged foods, misleading information is not the exception but the rule.  

International News
from the netherlands
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from Germany
15-06-2018 Pressemitteillungen Presse-Statement: foodwatch zu Kindermarketing / Lebensmittel / Verbraucherschutzministerkonferenz Mehr
from France
13-06-2018 Communiques de presse Secret des affaires : Monsieur le président, en marche vers la censure ? Lire