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Agri – food export

ceoop circles 21 june 2019

5.9.2019 – In a report published today, the EU confirms for yet another year its position as largest global exporter of agri-food products, with EU exports reaching €138 billion in 2018. Agriculture products represent a solid share of 7% of the value of EU total goods exported in 2018, ranking fourth after machinery, other manufactured [...]

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Commission releases study assessing differences in the composition of EU food products

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24.6.2019 – Today, the Commission published the results of a pan-European testing campaign of food products showing that some products are identically or similarly branded while having a different composition. Since his State of the Union Address in 2017, President Jean-Claude Juncker has been committed to addressing the issue of dual quality of products. The [...]

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Eurostat – prices of food and non – alcoholic drinks

Eurostat 2018

20.6.2019 – In 2018, the price levelof a comparable basket of food and non-alcoholic beverages across the European Union(EU) was twice as highin the most expensive Member State than in the cheapestone. Denmark had the highest price level for food and non-alcoholic beverages in the EU in 2018, at 130% of theEUaverage, followed by Luxembourgand [...]

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Commission adopts common methodology to measure food waste across the EU

wasted food

6.5.2019 – Each year around 20% of food produced in the EU is lost or wasted, causing unacceptable social, environmental and economic harm. EU is committed to solving this problem and putting its food system onto a sustainable path. To be able to take effective action, we need more data on food waste than we [...]

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Milk, fruits and vegetables at school thanks to EU programme

healthy school

3.9.2018 -The EU school fruit, vegetables and milk scheme resumes with the school year in the participating EU countries. Aimed at promoting healthy eating habits among children, the EU school scheme includes the distribution of fruit, vegetables and milk products, as well as dedicated educational programmes to teach pupils about the importance of good nutrition [...]

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European Commission releases common testing methodology

food testing

14.6.2018 – The European Commission has just released a new common methodology for comparing the quality of food products across the EU.The Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commission’s Science and Knowledge service, has developed a common methodology to allow national consumer authorities to carry out tests comparing the composition and characteristics of food products [...]

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EU schools food scheme

FRUITS SCHOOL

1.8.2017-The new EU scheme for distribution of milk, fruit, and vegetables at schools comes into force as of 1 August, ahead of the new school year. Aimed at promoting healthy eating habits among children, the scheme will also include dedicated educational programs on nutrition. Phil Hogan, Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, said: “The scheme [...]

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Record level of agri – food exports from EU

agri

The annual value of EU agri-food exports in 2016 reached a new record level with total exports reaching €130.7 billion, up €1.7 billion on 2015. The biggest increases in annual exports were to the USA (up €1.26 billion) and China (up €1.06 billion). At the same time, the value of EU agri-food imports went down [...]

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