business news in context, analysis with attitude

  • The European Union plans to ban the use of slogans for food that promise health benefits that cannot be scientifically confirmed. The new rules will require that all health claims on labels be ‚Äúscientifically based, clear and reliable information regarding both the nutrient content of foods and their associated health benefits," according to a spokesman for the EU.

  • Reuters reports that the World Health Organization (WHO) believes that terrorists may use chemical, biological or radioactive agents to contaminate the food supply. The WHO called on its 192 member governments and on industry to minimize risk by boosting surveillance and emergency response measures.

KC's View: