foodwatch in Europe

 

   foodwatch Germany

   foodwatch Netherlands

   foodwatch France

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


 

 

Latest Updates

03-07-2018

Invitation to Press Conference

Whether it is fipronil in eggs, contaminated Lactalis baby milk in 86 countries or horsemeat in beef lasagne: food scandals are recurring in Europe – and EU law fails to effectively protect consumers from fraud and unsafe food. This is due to numerous loopholes and a serious lack of enforcement of EU law. The European Commission has now presented a proposal to reform the General Food Law of the European Union (“REFIT” process of EC Regulation No. 178/2002). In the opinion of foodwatch, this proposal is completely inadequate. Instead, EU food law needs to be fundamentally revised. We will outline which changes are needed in EU food law with concrete examples from the various foodwatch offices at a Press Breakfast in Brussels on the 10th of July.

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Campaigns

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 Germany
17-07-2018 Pressemitteillungen Presse-Statement: foodwatch zu JEFTA / EU-Japan-Freihandelsabkommen Mehr
from the netherlands
10-07-2018 Persberichten Voorstel EU-voedselwetgeving opmaat naar volgend voedselschandaal Lees Meer
from France
10-07-2018 Communiques de presse Des scandales alimentaires à répétition si la Commission européenne ne renforce pas la législation européenne, prévient foodwatch Lire