(French) Le groupe agroalimentaire italien Ferrero a publié mercredi une liste de ses fournisseurs d’huile de palme pour la confection de la pâte à tartiner Nutella, deux jours après que l’ONG Greenpeace a dénoncé l’opacité de certaines multinationales en la matière.
Belgium on Monday said at least three nations had received falsely labelled meat products from an abattoir in the south of the country in what it called a “significant” food fraud operation.
Multinational corporations, including PepsiCo, Kellogg’s and Johnson & Johnson, are refusing to reveal the sources of their palm oil, the NGO Greenpeace reported on Monday. (Article in French)
What did the rulers of Europe eat? Nineteen palace-museums and royal residences, including Versailles, will celebrate, in 2018, the gastronomy and culinary traditions of eleven European countries, from Austria to Portugal, to Belgium and Hungary. (Article in French)
Don’t store potatoes in the refrigerator, don’t overcook them: Consumer protection officials at France’s Ministry of Finance have joined the fight against the carcinogen acrylamide by giving advice on how to cook fries and toast bread. (Article in French)
The département of Gironde, one of France’s leading consumers of pesticides intended for viticulture, has halved its use of products classified as CMR (carcinogenic, mutagenic and reprotoxic) over the last three years. (Article in French)
Force Ouvrière Carrefour, the retail giant’s largest labor union, is calling for a strike on Saturday, March 31st ‘throughout the entire company’ and hopes that ‘many stores will be closed or affected’, the group announced on Tuesday. (Article in French)
Altur Investissement has injected one million euros into Demarne, buying itself a stake in the company which specializes in the importing and selling of seafood products, the investment fund announced on Monday. (Article in French)
‘The need has not diminished’: Restos du Cœur is organizing a nationwide food drive this Friday and Saturday and will be present in 7,000 supermarkets to collect canned food, ready-to-eat meals, along with products for babies and hygiene, the association announced on Thursday. (Article in French)
A French judge has ordered four men to stand trial over a 2013 scandal in which horse meat was passed off as beef and used in ready-to-eat meals sold across Europe, sources close to the case told the AFP on Friday.