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. more



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15 Years of EU General Food Law

There are enormous gaps between the aspiration and reality of European food law. The guiding principles of the General Food Law Regulation have yet to be adequately implemented, criticised the international consumer organisation foodwatch. The precautionary principle, for example, as the main pillar of European consumers’ health protection is hardly ever applied in practice. And inadequate public disclosure obligations for public authorities and companies open the doors for future food scandals.


Which label is the most misleading? Voting underway in Germany

foodwatch Germany will soon be awarding its special annual prize: the Goldener Windbeutel ("Golden Cream Puff"). It is an award that no company wants to receive, as it recognises the product with the most misleading label of the year. Public voting for the award opened in October and will run until 26th November.



Mineral oil in foods: No legal limits

Rice, pasta, cereals, chocolate: many everyday foods are contaminated with harmful mineral oil. And there is no legal limit for mineral oil in food so far.

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 France
12-12-2017 Alimentation et santé Lait Lactalis contaminé à la salmonelle : 41 pays touchés, le scandale de trop Lire
from Germany
08-12-2017 Newsletter Glyphosat killt alles! Mehr
from the netherlands
08-12-2017 Misleidende marketing Gouden Windei - 8 afvallers Lees Meer