Food & Cuisine

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The Malta Business Bureau (MBB) has conducted an assessment report looking into the tangible impacts of the proposed Packaging & Packaging Waste Regulation, together with Grant Thornton. The report involves a combination of online desk research and in-depth interviews with a range of businesses likely to be impacted by the proposal, including hotels and restaurants. […]

Mediterranean ObserverFebruary 13, 2023
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Position Paper Context Increasing recycling and reuse rates are central parts of achieving the EU’s circularity objectives. The proposed review of the Packaging & Packaging Waste Directive will aim to bring packaging legislation in line with the objectives set out in EU strategies such as the EU Green Deal and the Circular Economy Action Plan. […]

Mediterranean ObserverFebruary 13, 2023
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2min1547
On 10, 11 and 12 February, the Commission hosted in Brussels the closing session of the first European Citizens’ Panel, allowing citizens to provide their input on how to step up action to reduce food waste in the EU. This is the first of a new generation of Citizens’ Panels launched as a follow-up to the Conference […]

Mediterranean ObserverNovember 30, 2022
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6min2348
The European Commission has issued a proposal to review the current Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD). The objective of this review shall be to further improve packaging design to enable cost-effective recycling, and to reduce packaging waste. This shall include replacing the current Directive with a Regulation, which promises to level the playing-field within […]

Mediterranean ObserverSeptember 19, 2022
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4min2849
Commission Regulation (EU) 2022/15XX on recycled plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with foods will enter into force in October 2022. At the time of entry into force, the Regulation will have the following effect: Regulation (EC) No 282/2008 is repealed; it will no longer be in force; It is no longer […]

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The menu at The Canteen in southwest England doesn’t just let diners know how much a dish costs. They can also check its carbon footprint. The carrot and beetroot pakoras with yogurt sauce are responsible for just 16 grams of carbon dioxide emissions. The aubergines with a miso and harissa sauce with tabbouleh and Zaatar […]

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The European Union’s highest court reiterated this month that feta cheese was Greek after it found that Denmark was violating EU law by allowing its dairies to export white cheese as feta. Denmark has allowed local companies to export white cheese products labelled as feta for decades. The decision was a win for Greece, which […]

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  Tuesday 05 July 2022 10.00-13.00 UNISG University of Gastronomic Sciences – Campus Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II, 9, 12042 Pollenzo CN THE CONTEXT In recent years, food waste has become one of the environmental and social emergencies with a worldwide impact. If we look at the latest available data (2019) provided by the United Nations […]

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As shoppers pay more for anything from coffee to ketchup, some retailers have started to cut or cap the price of hundreds of products as they compete for customers and set themselves up to do battle in negotiations with major packaged food makers. Eurostat said on Friday that eurozone inflation for food, alcohol and tobacco […]

Mediterranean ObserverFebruary 3, 2022
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World food prices rebounded in January and remained near 10-year highs, led by a jump in the vegetable oils index, the United Nations food agency said on Thursday. The Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) food price index, which tracks the most globally traded food commodities, averaged 135.7 points last month against an upwardly revised 134.1 […]


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