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# Labelling

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Woman sues Kellogg for $5m, claiming there aren't enough strawberries in strawberry Pop-Tarts
The woman has argued the snack contains more quantities of other fruits.
New laws are coming in to cut 'food fraud' and prevent another horsemeat scandal
But the EU plan stops short of replicating Ireland’s country-of-origin labelling system.
Could your bottle of beer soon carry scary, cigarette-style warning labels?
The Health Minister will get the power to set the size of warnings on alcohol products.
Smithwick's will be the first Irish beer to reveal its calories
The information labels are expected to feature across the entire Guinness range by early 2017.
Food labels in Ireland need to be transparent and readable for consumers
Ross Golden-Bannon writes that food labels should say exactly what is contained in our food.
Company which made asylum-seekers wear wristbands compared to Nazis
“It harks back to the Nazi regime with people being forced to wear a Star of David.”
Curious about where your meat comes from? Wonder no more
New rules will come into effect for poultry, pork and lamb tomorrow.
Is Guinness good for you? Look at the label
Diageo will start displaying nutritional information on alcohol.
Calorie labelling on alcohol could soon be mandatory
Is it a good or bad idea?
Have food allergies? Life's going to get a little easier for you next month
New labelling laws covering loose food will be introduced next month.
Shops could STILL be codding customers with mislabelled fish
Preliminary results have shown that white fish is being mislabelled as different species.
Drinks industry calls for pregnancy warning labels
Reacting to research that shows a decline in pregnant women drinking, an alcohol lobby group says drinks should carry warning labels.
Baby pics to be banned from infant food packaging
New EU laws are to help encourage breastfeeding and were welcomed by one Irish MEP.
Column: US alcohol companies are proposing nutrition labels for booze, should we follow suit?
US alcohol manufacturers might soon reveal calorie content and other nutritional information on bottles and cans, should Ireland do likewise? asks Molly Garboden.
Horsemeat scandal to play 'significant role' in Irish food business growth
A new Europe-wide focus on labelling and traceability could increase turnover for these businesses over the next year, according to a new report.
UPDATE: Horsemeat containing harmful drug ‘entered food chain’ in France
Meanwhile, French President Francois Hollande has called for compulsory labelling and traceability of meat in processed foods in Europe.
Figures show scale of non-compliance with food labelling and traceability
The figures were released over the past year and also indicate how many prosecutions took place.
What do the new EU food information rules mean for consumers?
The new rules mean that food can’t have misleading labels, pre-packaged foods must say if they contain allergens, and refined oils and fats can be grouped together.
Sample DNA testing of pigmeat begins
The testing is to expose misleading labelling of meat, the Irish Farmers’ Association has said.
Column: ‘People speak to me like I’m ET’ – why social labelling is a problem
We need to change the way we view people with special needs, writes Adam Harris, who has Asperger Syndrome.
'Incorrect and inconsistent': Food businesses criticised over allergen controls
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland has said that manufacturers of food in Ireland need to strengthen their allergen labelling and control policies.
Column: Feeling unhealthy? It could be what you’re eating…
The food we live on is less healthy than ever before – and some of it is hardly food at all. But a few simple actions can help turn the tide, writes Emma Murphy.