German Food Blog: Labeling and Trade Regulations

December 31, 2014 Posted in German Food Blog, Labeling and Trade Regulations

2015 Trend: Transparency and the Right to Know

Eating food is easy, but the path from seed to stomach has become ever more complex and complicated. As consumers demand ever more quality, safety, flavors and package sizes at ever-lower prices, food producers, retail stores, and restaurants owners (have to) use ever-new processes, food science, and biotech ingredients to fill demand. What fell by … Continue reading “2015 Trend: Transparency and the Right to Know”

September 26, 2014 Posted in German Food Blog, Labeling and Trade Regulations

FDA Proposal for Revamped Nutrition Label

The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) unveiled in August 2014 a proposal to fundamentally change the nutrition label on the back of any packaged food product currently sold in the USA. In particular, the FDA calls for More Nutrition Information Require information about “added sugars.” Update daily values for nutrients like sodium, dietary fiber … Continue reading “FDA Proposal for Revamped Nutrition Label”

June 12, 2014 Posted in German Food Blog, Labeling and Trade Regulations

TTIP: Will chlorinated chicken derail free transatlantic trade?

For over a year now, officials from the US government and the European Union plus invited industry experts are meeting in regular intervals – the fifth round of negotiations just concluded in Arlington, VA, – to hash out a transatlantic free trade agreement, called TTIP or Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. Are you aware of … Continue reading “TTIP: Will chlorinated chicken derail free transatlantic trade?”

April 10, 2014 Posted in German Food Blog, Labeling and Trade Regulations

German food – A Fresh Look at a Key Industry

German industrial output is known for fast cars and reliable machines, but not for a vibrant food or agricultural industry. And “lean cuisine” or “haute cuisine” would not come to mind when thinking about German meals. True? We’d like you to take another look. Germany is almost identical in size to the US state of … Continue reading “German food – A Fresh Look at a Key Industry”

April 5, 2014 Posted in German Food Blog, Labeling and Trade Regulations

Exporting Food to Canada

With a population of over 33 million and a per capita income of CD$ 26,000. Canada is a very attractive market for German food exporters. The Canadian economy remains robust even in current times, in part of the country’s large reserves of natural resources, including oil. Canadians spend around CD$ 147 billion on foods and … Continue reading “Exporting Food to Canada”