"Many independent surveys” have shown that plain packaging has had no “visible effect” on smokers’ numbers, the federation of cigarette manufacturers of Belgium and Luxembourg, Cimabel, said on Tuesday.
In Belgium, in 2017, Listeria bacteria was also discovered in two frozen corn samples, reported Saturday Het Nieuwsblad, de Gazet van Antwerpen and Het Belang van Limburg.
Four activists from Australia, South Africa and the UK embarked on an HIV awareness walk from Brussels Grand Place Sunday morning.
In the past three years, nine Europeans have died after having eaten frozen vegetables from the Belgian fruit and vegetable supplier, Greenyard.

Cost of ageing to culminate in 2040

Tuesday, 10 July 2018 15:11
Social expenditure will go from 25.1% GDP in 2017 to 27% in 2070, which is a rise of 1.9 GDP percentage points, projects the Study Committee on Ageing (SCA) in an annual report presented Monday in the presence of the Minister of Pensions Daniel Bacquelaine.
A government proposal to force tobacco manufacturers to market cigarettes in neutral packaging could play into the hands of counterfeiters, according to the vice-president of an organisation which works to fight counterfeiting.
Nearly half of all young Belgians feel lonely, according to a poll carried out by life assurer NN and the university of Ghent.
The federal police’s “stress team’’ service carried out more than 3,500 consultations between 1 May 2017 and 30 April 2018, of which 504 concerned cases for burnout, according to figures transmitted by the Minister of the Interior Jan Jambon to the socialist deputy Nawal Ben Hamour.
Inspectors from the Public Health Department have noted multiple violations related to the consumption of alcohol by minors.
Friday 29 June marks the arrival of a heat wave in the country.