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Food Today's special issue about CLYMBOL is available in 12 languages!

August 2016 - An entire Food Today issue consisting of three articles was dedicated to the CLYMBOL project. Food Today is EUFIC’s newsletter, covering information about food safety and quality as well as health and nutrition. It has been translated into 12 languages (English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Greek, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Slovenian, Hungarian, Portuguese) which are now available on the EUFIC website.

New publication: Country differences in the history of use of health claims and symbols

August 2016 - One of the main challenges of the CLYMBOL project has been to measure the impact of health claims and symbols in Europe. To achieve this objective, researchers had to understand how health-claims have been regulated in each country and to what consumers have been exposed prior to the Regulation in 2006. Key stakeholders from all over Europe have been interviewed and the results have been published in the article "Country differences in the history of use of health claims and symbols". This paper is published in the European Journal of Nutrition & Food Safety 2016, 6(3) and is available in Open Access.

Podcast on BBC: "Do You Know What You're Eating?"

July 19 2016 - The food scientist Chris Elliott, the software designer Jérôme Malavoy and CLYMBOL’s food labelling expert Monique Raats discuss where the ingredients we eat come from. The podcast "Do You Know What You're Eating?" is available on the BBC website.

New publication: The nutritional quality of foods carrying health-related claims in Germany, The Netherlands, Spain, Slovenia and the United Kingdom

July 13 2016 - Are the products carrying health claims more healthful than those who do not? CLYMBOL researchers compared food products with and without claims to find out! Read the article for more information: "The nutritional quality of foods carrying health-related claims in Germany, The Netherlands, Spain, Slovenia and the United Kingdom", published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

The paper can be found here.