|Thilo Bode, president|
|Slogan||Foodwatch fights for consumers' rights|
Foodwatch is a European organization that focuses on protecting consumer rights as they pertain to food quality. Was founded in October 2002 in Berlin by former Greenpeace executive director Thilo Bode. As of 2012[update] the organization was active in Germany and the Netherlands.
An important aspect of Foodwatch's activities consists of investigating manufacturers claims in marketing campaigns and on packaging. Each year Foodwatch delivers the Goldener Windbeutel (German)/Gouden windei (Dutch), given to the product whose packaging is the most misleading as voted on by visitors to the website. In 2009 the award went to Actimel. In the 2012 campaign, Foodwatch criticized Becel pro-active, a Unilever product which is supposed to lower the risk of coronary disease. Foodwatch demanded Unilever stop selling the product, leading to considerable scrutiny of the product and countercriticism by the manufacturer.
- A German Battle over Food Labeling 18/04/2008 Business Week Magazine
- Foodwatch: ¡ojo al bife! 18/10/2002 Deutsche Welle (Spanish)
- Greenpeace. Cambio de rumbo El Mundo (Spanish)
- El escándalo del nitrofeno vuelve a surgir en Alemania 06/11/2002 Consumer (Spanish)
- Denuncian que el agua del grifo en Alemania contiene más uranio de lo permitido 05/08/2008 El Mundo (Spanish)
- Actimel: Premio a la mentira publicitaria más insolente 29/03/2009 Cantabria Liberal (Spanish)
- "Foodwatch eist verkoopstop Becel pro-activ via supermarkt". Algemeen Dagblad. 2 March 2012. Retrieved 8 June 2012.
- Salehy, Nadine al (5 March 2012). "Kritiek Foodwatch op Becel pro-activ - VMT: Alles voor de foodprofessional". VMT. Retrieved 8 June 2012.