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  • 4 NOVEMBER 2021
    EU assessment of the state of play and the progress made by the Western Balkans ...

    The Commission adopted its 2021 Enlargement Package, providing a detailed assessment of the state of play and the progress made by the Western Balkans and Turkey on their paths towards the EU. In the coming year, Albania should: complete the staffing of the veterinary service to make the service fully operational in line with tasks and functions defined by relevant regulations; establish an effective...

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  • 3 NOVEMBER 2021
    Importing and exporting organic food to Great Britain

    The Uk government has published a notice to the traders in organics. Great Britain recognises the EU, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein as equivalent for trading in organics until 31 December 2023. Food and feed certified as organic in the EU, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein will continue to be accepted as organic in GB until 31 December 2023. The EU has recognised the UK for the purpose of exporting...

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  • 2 NOVEMBER 2021
    EU and US reach agreement on the suspension of tariffs under Section 232 steel and aluminium dispute

    On Sunday 31 October, the European Union and the United States announced that they had reached an agreement on the suspension off tariffs under Section 232, as well as “pausing” their Steel and Aluminium dispute before the WTO. The EU intends to suspend its retaliatory tariffs against the US which were introduced in June 2018 (first rebalancing measures), and will also suspend the additional...

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  • 6 OCTOBER 2021
    The European Food Safety Authority and the European Chemicals Agency are seeking...

    FRUCOM follows closely Glyphosate dossier via the publications by and/or contacts with the European Food Safety Agency, the Directorate-General for Health and Consumer Protection, the representatives of the manufacturers and stakeholders in the food and feed chain. Glyphosate is an herbicide that is widely used in plant protection products. Glyphosate-based plant protection products are mainly used...

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  • 7 DECEMBER 2021
    FRUCOM activities: factory visit and meetings

    On 23rd November, the FRUCOM representatives Ms. Anna Boulova and Ms. Katri Saari visited FRUCOM and Almendrave member Importaco in Valencia. This visit included a tour of the Technology Centre, meetings on quality and food safety, integrated agriculture, sustainability and communication, as well as the factory tour. We would like to thank very much our hosts for the fruitful discussion and hospitality. Contact:...

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  • 7 DECEMBER 2021
    Public Consultation: Food safety – recycled plastic in food packaging (updated rules)

    The European Commission has published a public consultation on a Draft Regulation on recycled plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with foods, and repealing Regulation (EC) No 282/2008. The Feedback period runs from 06 December 2021 - 03 January 2022 (midnight Brussels time) The Commission plans to adopt the regulation during Q1 of 2022 The Draft Regulation lays down rules...

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  • 30 NOVEMBER 2021
    FRUCOM’s products in the kitchen – Vegan asparagus quiche

    This is a vegan version of the classic French recipe of quiche. So simple and easy to prepare with a few ingredients you probably already have in your fridge and pantry. Enriched of vitamins K, A and C by canned asparagus, this is a good way of introducing vegetables in your daily diet. Since vitamin A is fat-soluble, its absorption is optimal when eaten with fats, here provided by cashews. This...

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  • 23 NOVEMBER 2021
    FRUCOM products in the kitchen - Ashura, a Turkish dessert

    Described as one of the oldest dessert in the world, Ashura is a traditional Turkish recipe, which is vegan and can easily be made gluten free using gluten free grains such as oat, amaranth, quinoa or buckwheat. With plenty of nutritious ingredients such as hazelnuts, high in vitamin E, dried apricots and raisins high in potassium, it is perfect as a rich dessert but also for a energetic breakfast...

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  • 23 NOVEMBER 2021
    Nutrient profiles: EFSA's new public consultation

    On November 15th , EFSA launched a public consultation on its draft scientific opinion on harmonised mandatory front-of-pack nutrition labelling, nutrient profiles and health claims on foods. The opinion also includes scientific considerations regarding food groups whose consumption is encouraged by dietary guidelines in Member States. Among these groups,  are starchy foods, fruits and vegetables,...

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  • 23 NOVEMBER 2021
    Deforestation: FRUCOM products not included in final Commission legislative prop...

    The European Commission published on 17 November its legislative proposal on deforestation-free products ( Regulation to minimise EU-driven deforestation and forest degradation) The regulation initially targets the following six commodities: beef, wood, palm oil, soya, coffee and cocoa. Some...

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  • 16 NOVEMBER 2021
    FRUCOM products in the kitchen - Bulgur salad with zucchini, mint, mackerel and pistachios

    Pistachios in a savoury recipe? Why not! This is a perfect way to include nuts in our daily diet. Incredibly easy, tasty and nutritious at the same time, this salad can be prepared in advance, and it is a balanced and complete meal. The combination of the nutritional benefits of pistachios, high in monounsaturated fatty acids, potassium and fibres, and mackerel, high in omega 3 fatty acids, with the...

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  • 16 NOVEMBER 2021
    The EU proposes contingency plan for food supply and food security

    The EU intends to step up coordination at European level to ensure citizens do not face food shortages during crises. The COVID-19 crisis has shown the resilience of the agricultural, fisheries, aquaculture, and food sectors, avoiding that the health crisis also resulted in a food security crisis. The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), for instance, provided tools...

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  • 16 NOVEMBER 2021
    FRUCOM/SACAR selected for the EU advisory group on the EU-UK Trade Agreement

    The EU Commission, DG Trade received around 90 applications for this new domestic advisory group, DAG. They have now been split into six sectors: Industry, General business federations, Agriculture, Processed Agricultural Products (PAP), Transport and Services. ·There is one EU DAG, and there will be one DAG on the UK side (still pending). ·The EU DAG is a body independent from the...

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  • 4 JUNE 2021
    Nuts, dried fruit, fibre, antioxidants and EU nutrition and health claims regulations

    There are two important nutritional attributes common to nuts and dried fruit that have a great deal in common when it comes to the EU nutrition and health claims regulations (NHCRi ). Surprising as it may seem, they are non-other than fibre and antioxidants! Both are limited by what we can say about them, despite being significant aspects of nutritional health and wellbeing. The reason for this limitation...

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  • 18 MAY 2021
    Really Easy Figgy Cake, a sweet indulgence that’s also good for you!

    Each 107g portion is high in fibre, vitamin E, phosphorus and manganese; and also a source of vitamin D, vitamin K, vitamin B12, biotin, copper and selenium. For the full nutritional content for this recipe, see attached: Figgy cake extract Really Easy Figgy CakeIngredients for 8...

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  • 8 MARCH 2021
    Nuts and dried fruit - which is their potential to contribute to normal immune function?

    Which is the role of nuts and dried fruit in terms of their potential to contribute to normal immune function? Here is a short article, written for Frucom members by the nutritionist Jennette Higgs, around the topic of immunity and diet. It provides some accurate and helpful nutrition and health information in the context of nuts and dried fruit and explains how to avoid misleading or overstating...

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  • 15 FEBRUARY 2021
    A recipe highlighting FRUCOM products' health benefits: Hazelnut Raisin Topper Recipe

    his recipe, developed by Jennette Higgs from FoodtoFit, illustrates the combined nutrition and health benefits of hazelnuts and raisins. Combining raisins with hazelnuts adds a complementary sweetness. This Hazelnut Raisin Topper is a natural, easy to make nutritional supplement that can be positioned as a useful, nutrient boost to many diets/meals/snacks. Being a simple and short recipe with no cooking,...

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  • 1 FEBRUARY 2021
    Baking Europe publication on the benefits of dried fruit, nuts and peanuts

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  • 12 MAY 2020
    Benefits of consuming nuts and dried fruit

    FRUCOM asked Jennette Higgs, Registered Nutritionist and Dietitian from Food To Fit Ltd., to produce a summary of scientific literature describing nutrition benefits of consuming nuts and dried fruit. Link to the document: A brief overview on the...

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  • 8 APRIL 2020
    COVID-19: Communications and measures from the EU institutions to tackle the con...

    The European Commission published several communications in order to tackle the consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak in Europe. Please see the communications below: Communication from the Commission about border management measures to protect health and ensure the availability...

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