Food Safety & Nutrition

On October 2, 2011, new legislation was passed in France concerning the nutritional balance of lunches served in schools. Several new rules concerning the nutritional quality and the quantity of some products will be implemented in cafeterias serving more than 80 people. Fried food will not be served more than once a week. Fat and […]

French Minister of Agriculture Stéphane Le Foll joined around 160 people from the Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Health on November 12th in Paris to discuss progress on the fight against antibiotic resistance in humans and animals. This, the third seminar of its kind, was organized by the French General Directorate for Food – […]

On October 7th the French Minister of Agriculture Stephane Le Foll revealed the nature of the French Public Food Policy (PPA) through the presentation of four revamped axes of the updated policy. These four priorities better reflect and support contemporary French society and represent the desire to establish high quality food and nutrition as a […]

France has a unique food safety system that achieves a complete separation between risk assessment (by ANSES, the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety) and risk management (by the Ministry of Agriculture, the French Directorate General for Food (DGAL) for food of animal origin, and by the Ministry of Economics, the […]

Phytosanitary products are pesticides, herbicides and fungicides. Use of illegal phytosanitary products can be voluntary but it can also be the result of farmers’ neglect. In both cases it is an environmental threat as well as an issue for consumers and farmers’ health. In order to fight against illegal phytosanitary products, the French government launched […]