Press release archive

Lena Blanken of the consumer organisation foodwatch on the European Parliament's vote on the EU-Japan Free Trade Agreement (JEFTA) (Brussels, 12 December 2018) 

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Lena Blanken from the consumer organisation foodwatch on the vote in the EU Parliament on the reform of the EU General Food Law Regulation ("Transparency and sustainability of the EU risk assessment in the food chain") (Brussels, 11 December 2018)

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Animal Feed Throughout Europe Contaminated with Genetically Modified Bacteria from Illegal Additives - Several Hundred Thousand Tonnes of Feed Presumably Affected - European Food Safety Authority Warns of Health Risks to Consumers (Berlin/Amsterdam/Paris, 5 December 2018

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Coca-Cola receives the mocking award “Golden Windbag”: In an online vote by the consumer organisation foodwatch, almost a third of the 70,000 participants voted “Smartwater” the most audacious advertising lie of the year. (Berlin, 4 December 2018)

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foodwatch on Green's proposal to make changes to the EU General Food Law - "next food scandal is just a matter of time” (22 November 2018)

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EU food law does not adequately protect European citizens from food scandals. This is criticized by the international consumer organization foodwatch in its new report "Lost in the Supermarket“(16.Oktober 2018)

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Protest in Brussels: foodwatch Accuses EU of Large-Scale Failings in Health and Safety – Open Letter: Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker Is “Detached from Reality”(11 September 2018)

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Press invitation and photo-op: foodwatch to Hold Protest Outside European Commission Headquarters  (04 September 2018)

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Food scandals will continue to emerge unless EU food law is fundamentally revised, warns foodwatch – EU Commission’s reform plans are insufficien(10 July 2018)

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foodwatch on Food Safety / Risk Assessment / European Commission / "Fitness Check" (11 April 2018)

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Report by foodwatch and PowerShift reveals: New EU trade deals would harm consumers, the environment and democracy (7 February 2018)

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Invitation to Press Conference: Report by foodwatch and PowerShift – How the New EU Trade Deals Would Harm Consumers, the Environment and Democracy (30 January 2018)

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Lactalis baby milk contaminated with salmonella – an „entirely preventable“ scandal, says foodwatch (12 December 2017)

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Analysis on 15 Years of EU General Food Law: Why it does not meet the needs of Europe’s consumers – and why the next food scandal is inevitable (23 November 2017)

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125,047 people against CETA: Campact, foodwatch and Mehr Demokratie submit the biggest constitutional complaint in German history (30 August 2016)

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New study proves: TTIP and CETA are undermining the precautionary principle and weakening European consumer protection standards – Political representatives deny risks of the free trade agreements (28 June 2016)

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CETA Leak: foodwatch publishes secret negotiating mandate – Documents reveal: investor-to-state dispute settlement was not originally provided for in the EU-Canada free trade agreement (1 October 2015)

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