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FoodDrinkEurope Quarterly News

November 2017



Competitiveness Nutrition and Health General News

Data & Trends of the EU Food and Drink Industry 2017: latest edition now available!


FoodDrinkEurope’s latest Data & Trends report has just been published, including key figures and insights on the food and drink industry’s economic performance, which is the largest manufacturing industry in the EU.
This year’s edition of the Data & Trends report includes new pages on the Single Market, the EU27-UK trade relations, in light of Brexit, and innovation activities. It provides as well an outlook on world markets and a ranking of the top-50 food and drink companies. Read more and click here to download the report.

Addressing the issue of alleged dual quality

Nutrition and Health

Political authorities in several Central and Eastern European EU Member States have alleged that the food products sold to consumers in their markets are of inferior quality compared to similar products sold in Western European ones. The food and drink industry is taking these allegations very seriously; all consumers are considered as equal and deserve the best quality and the highest safety we can guarantee. Read more

A Single Market for Food

General News

January 1st 2018, will mark the 25th anniversary of the European Single Market. Even those of us who were around beforehand have generally forgotten what it was like travelling, working, getting healthcare or living in another European country. While we take the Single Market for granted, it is when we meet an obstacle to business or private plans that we realise how much things have already changed. And yet, many obstacles remain to the free circulation of people, goods, capitals and services, the four basic principles on which the Single Market rests. Read more

Engagement and Partnerships

General News

n the past three months, FoodDrinkEurope has been active on several fronts, engaging with key stakeholders at high-level events and partnering up with EU and global organisations, in order to promote the importance of science and innovation in our sector. FoodDrinkEurope was a proud sponsor of the EU Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) 2017 and supported the prizes of the food category. Read more


More than Food: FoodDrinkEurope’s new informative industry platform

General News

FoodDrinkEurope has launched “More than Food”, a new online platform which brings together the key initiatives spearheaded by the food and drink sector to promote its core values all along the manufacturing process and showcase the industry’s work to improve consumer choice, health and sustainability. Read more

A view from the European Parliament (vol.5)

General News

2017 continues to be another significant year with agri-food issues remaining high on the European Parliament’s agenda. We have seen progress on a number of files in recent months, in particular in the areas of acrylamide mitigation, the alleged dual-quality of foodstuffs, agriculture and trade, and renewable energy. Read more

Related Event: Food Matters Live 2017

General News

Meet the innovators shaping the future of food & drink: Food Matters Live is fast becoming the best place to discover the latest products and innovation driving demand among health conscious consumers, and it returns to London’s ExCeL from 21 - 23 November 2017. Refresh your shelves and menus with some of the most exciting new products in growth categories such as free-from, no added sugar, natural & organic - and meet the innovators setting food and drink trends.
Join 800 exhibitors and 400 speakers - providing you with everything you need to keep your business at the cutting edge of innovation. Register for free entry.

Related Event: Plastics & Paper in Contact with Foodstuffs 2017

General News

Plastics & Paper in Contact with Foodstuffs provides a forum for like-minded professionals looking to address topical concerns in the food contact industry and develop their knowledge on how best to comply with the latest regulations for plastic and paper packaging in contact with foodstuffs. The conference, which takes place from 4 – 7 December 2017 in Berlin, Germany, will focus on the latest legislation, compliance case studies and pertinent issues of food packaging as well as information on inks, coatings and adhesives. Read more


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