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Mexico gives food companies until October to implement stop-sign warning labels

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Mexican authorities have dealt another blow to the food industry, by releasing a tight timeframe for sweeping labeling reforms complete with new requirements for new, front-of-package (FOP) warning labels for foods high in added sugar, salt, fat and calories.

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COVID-19: European Commission approves €200 million in Irish state aid

The European Commission authorised an Irish investment scheme of €200 million to support the country’s economy in dealing with the fallout caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Day ahead – April 2, 2020: Global food prices fall, USDA boosts sugar imports, China ag buys

Global food prices posted sharp declines in March according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Meanwhile, USDA announced moves to boost sugar imports amid tight supplies and China ag purchases were more muted in the latest update from USDA.

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FDA grants flexibility on menu labeling for restaurants during pandemic

FDA is granting temporary flexibility on menu labeling as the COVID-19 public health crisis has forced unprecedented changes to the business model for most restaurants and restaurant chains nationwide.

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House committee chairs ask OMB to delay all comment periods, meetings due to pandemic

Fourteen House committee leaders asked the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Wednesday to immediately extend all deadlines on public comments, public hearings, and meetings due to the COVID-19 crisis.

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European Commission pledges support to farmers and fishermen amid COVID outbreak

The European Commission has today proposed a €100 billion loan package to member states, called SURE, to keep people employed and businesses running during the COVID crisis, including particular aid to fishermen and farmers.

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Dual origin labelling law takes effect

An EU regulation specifying that the source of the main ingredient in a food must be stated if it differs from the origin labelled on the product itself took effect April 1.

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COVID-19: UK sees 43% rise in grocery sales in one week in March

Panic-buying shoppers spent an extra £1.9bn on supplies over a four-week period at UK supermarkets, analysts Nielsen report.

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Agribusiness COVID-19 Podcast: March 31

Stay abreast of the latest developments in the global agriculture and food markets influenced by Covid-19 by listening to our daily IHS Markit Agribusiness podcast.

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Vet medicine residue levels in Europe indicate high compliance with safety levels

A new EFSA report on the presence of veterinary medicine residues and contaminants in animals and animal-derived food summarizes monitoring data collected in 2018. A total of 657,818 samples were checked by 28 EU member states.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law Animal Health

COVID-19: European Commission approves €200 million in Irish state aid

The European Commission authorised an Irish investment scheme of €200 million to support the country’s economy in dealing with the fallout caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

EU European Agricultural Policy

European Commission pledges support to farmers and fishermen amid COVID outbreak

The European Commission has today proposed a €100 billion loan package to member states, called SURE, to keep people employed and businesses running during the COVID crisis, including particular aid to fishermen and farmers.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Dual origin labelling law takes effect

An EU regulation specifying that the source of the main ingredient in a food must be stated if it differs from the origin labelled on the product itself took effect April 1.

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Canadian pork plant stops operations after nine workers catch COVID-19

One of Canada’s largest pork companies has announced the temporary closure of a processing facility due to the spread of COVID-19 among plant employees.

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Day ahead – April 2, 2020: Global food prices fall, USDA boosts sugar imports, China ag buys

Global food prices posted sharp declines in March according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Meanwhile, USDA announced moves to boost sugar imports amid tight supplies and China ag purchases were more muted in the latest update from USDA.

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DFA winning bidder for most Dean Foods’ assets pending court approval

Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) emerged as the winning bidder for “substantially all” of Dean Foods' assets in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy auction, moving the acquisition closer to the finish line. 

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EPA vehicle standards a ‘missed opportunity,’ say biofuel proponents

Relaxed fuel vehicle efficiency standards finalized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) represent a “missed opportunity” to increase biofuel use by adopting a higher minimum octane standard for gasoline and new incentives for vehicles that can use higher ethanol blends, according to the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and National Farmers Union (NFU).

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COVID-19: UK sees 43% rise in grocery sales in one week in March

Panic-buying shoppers spent an extra £1.9bn on supplies over a four-week period at UK supermarkets, analysts Nielsen report.

European Food Law Traceability & Supply Chain Markets

European Commission pledges support to farmers and fishermen amid COVID outbreak

The European Commission has today proposed a €100 billion loan package to member states, called SURE, to keep people employed and businesses running during the COVID crisis, including particular aid to fishermen and farmers.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Dual origin labelling law takes effect

An EU regulation specifying that the source of the main ingredient in a food must be stated if it differs from the origin labelled on the product itself took effect April 1.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

Danish food minister loosens restaurant rules on takeaways to reduce COVID spread

Danish restaurants that did not previously provide takeaway have been given permission to do so without having to have registered with the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration first.

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Consumer Reports urges FSIS to start releasing numbers of inspectors sickened by COVID-19

As the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to escalate throughout the US, one food safety advocacy group has asked USDA’s Food Safety and Inspections Service (FSIS) to start reporting cases of sick meat plant inspectors.

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Mexico gives food companies until October to implement stop-sign warning labels

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Mexican authorities have dealt another blow to the food industry, by releasing a tight timeframe for sweeping labeling reforms complete with new requirements for new, front-of-package (FOP) warning labels for foods high in added sugar, salt, fat and calories.

US Food Policy Health and Nutrition

Day ahead – April 2, 2020: Global food prices fall, USDA boosts sugar imports, China ag buys

Global food prices posted sharp declines in March according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Meanwhile, USDA announced moves to boost sugar imports amid tight supplies and China ag purchases were more muted in the latest update from USDA.

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

FDA grants flexibility on menu labeling for restaurants during pandemic

FDA is granting temporary flexibility on menu labeling as the COVID-19 public health crisis has forced unprecedented changes to the business model for most restaurants and restaurant chains nationwide.

US Food Policy Compliance and Enforcement
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