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The National Consumer Council, financed by a grant from the Department of Trade and Industry, aims to independently research, report, persuade and campaign on issues concerning consumers. Its work in the food activity has focused recently on three main issues labels on food products to inform...
The genesis and purpose of the National Food Survey is discussed. Originally to monitor and improve the workingclass diet the survey has broadened to analyse food consumption on seven levels. A major shift of interest has been from nutritional to economic. The survey is now of use to people...
The aims and recent interests of a major consumer pressure group, Consumers in the European Community Group CECG, are described, particularly in relation to additives, labelling, agriculture, irradiation and changes in the EEC. Five principles which the group wants to have applied to new...
Production of milk in the EEC during the last decade has caused surpluses, resulting in major problems for the Community. The US National Technical Information Service NTIS has produced a lengthy document, European Community Dairy Sector Policies, Problems and Prospects, which is the basis of...
Aseptically packed products have now become a way of life, representing a dramatic change from the negative reaction expressed by consumers initially with the introduction of French UHT milk in 1983. Longlife products now cover a wide spectrum of goods, from milk to soup. The particular...
An update of food irradiation developments, beginning in 1984, is provided. Differing regulations within the EEC complicate the issue, leading to the recommendation of a new strategy proposed by the Commission in a White Paper. Recent reports are described and a number of important points arose...
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