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Food Classification Report: The Concept ‘Ultra-Processed’ journal article

Carmen Carretero, Ramon Clotet, Yvonne Colomer, Gonzalo García de Fernando, Juana Frías, Juana Frías, Luis González Vaqué, Abel Mariné, Antonio Martínez, Rafael Moreno Rojas, María Jesús Periago, Dolores Rodrigo, Mª Ángeles Romero Rodríguez, Amparo Salvador, Pau Talens Oliag

European Food and Feed Law Review, Volume 15 (2020), Issue 4, Page 357 - 362

The world population grows with the tendency to concentrate in urban areas. Having food for everyone and correct information on nutrients and diet for everyone is included in the global scope of the United Nations Millennium Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Science and technology play a key role. Recently the term ‘Ultra-processed’ has become fashionable in certain circles related to nutrition. This term is generating a great deal of confusion in certain consumer groups and in the sector of food production, since its interpretation is controversial. This document analyses the reason for this confusion. From a legal point of view, the use of the expression or concept ‘ultra-processed’ by the political or administrative authorities could be sanctioned. In this context, both the European Commission and national governments could take measures to avoid the use of this expression, the proliferation of which confuses the consumer, influencing their purchasing decisions and legal security. Nor can it be overlooked that those companies, whose products are disparaged to potential buyers by this label, may take legal measures to compensate for the damages and loss caused.

UK Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs Guidance journal article

Leticia Bourges, Luis González Vaqué

European Food and Feed Law Review, Volume 14 (2019), Issue 1, Page 2 - 5

Introduction The issue of Brexit is very relevant in particular because it is not certain that there will be or not an agreement ("deal") between the EU and the British authorities. These authorities (Department for Exiting the European Union), with the pragmatism that characterizes them, have published a series of notices concerning the legislation that would regulate the UK market in case of default. Below we publish in its entirety the concise but illustrative "notice" about food.