Green Claim - Green promises, sustainable solutions

Sustainability is playing an increasingly important role for consumers when making purchasing decisions in the supermarket. As a result, more and more manufacturers are advertising with green claims. These are not uniformly regulated in the EU, which is why numerous German courts have already dealt with environmental claims such as "climate-neutral" and in some cases banned them.


Statements of the 119th meeting of the ALS

The statements of the 119th meeting of the ALS (Working Group of Food Chemistry Experts of the German Federal States and the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety) have been published on the website of the BVL (Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety) and in the Journal for Consumer Protection and Food Safety.


Update on MOSH/MOAH assessment

Last year, SC PAFF published an opinion on a harmonised EU-wide approach for dealing with MOAH levels in food.


Nutri-Score: adjusted Algorithm - Part 2

The five-level colour and letter scale, which ranges from a green A to a red E, was already adjusted last autumn in the categories "general foods" and "fats and oils".


Increased occurrence of 3-MCPD in oils and crisps

During August and September, there was a rise in rapid alerts for 3-monochloropropanediol (3-MCPD), 2-monochloropropanediol (2-MCPD), and their fatty acid esters, as well as glycidyl fatty acid esters. These are contaminants that can occur during the production and processing of food.