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Cheap imports after Brexit will threaten UK food and farming standards - report

Brexit Food Safety and Standards EU

Perdue talks NAFTA timing, Canada's milk program, China tariffs after Canada trip

The United States is more likely to conclude trade negotiations with Mexico first, then strike a deal with Canada later this summer before finalizing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), said Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue.

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Norwegian food industry backs “Best before, but often good after”

The vast majority of the Norwegian food industry supports the date packaging wording “Best before, but often good after” in order to help reduce food waste.

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ISO releases new edition of food safety management standard

The International Standards Organisation published the new edition of its global food safety management standard ISO 22000 on 19 June.

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EU Direct Aid Payments - an overview

Direct aid payments to EU farmers have existed since the earliest days of the CAP, but until the early 1990s they were secondary in importance to market support. Following the “MacSharry reforms” of 1992, however, the balance between the two types of support shifted decisively in favour of direct payments.

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Norwegian food industry backs “Best before, but often good after”
Perdue talks NAFTA timing, Canada's milk program, China tariffs after Canada trip
ISO releases new edition of food safety management standard
Cheap imports after Brexit will threaten UK food and farming standards - report
Dutch organic farms used 15 forbidden substances to produce eggs
Hawaii Governor signs chlorpyrifos ban
“Unacceptable” US tariffs are already hurting Spanish olive producers, says Commission
Day ahead – June 18, 2018: Canada dairy policy, House immigration proposals, FDA on lab-grown meat regulation
US Washington week ahead: Farm bill, RFS proposals and trade keys ahead
Commission proposes annual reduction in direct payments to finance “Crisis Reserve”
China tariff announcement escalates trade tensions, quickly draws retaliation
AFIA asks FDA to delay enforcement of supply-chain program under FSMA
GI protection will be most challenging part of trade talks with Australia, says EU Commissioner
FDA to hold public meeting on regulating lab-grown meat, sparking NCBA concerns
Ukraine makes legislative moves to restrict palm oil
Oceana Canada criticizes new Canadian food rules for not tackling seafood fraud
MEP backs bottle size waiver for Japanese shochu to ease EU-Japan FTA
Consortium chief calls for strong EU research and innovation spending
Forest representatives warn that renewable energy rule review could hinder bio-economy
EU countries back retaliatory measures against US steel and aluminium tariffs
Italy threatens to prevent full ratification of CETA agreement
Russia's wine producers want tax imposed on imports
China confirms new retaliatory tariffs on US farm goods
Day ahead – June 15, 2018: Trump announces China tariffs, Mexico mulls duties on US corn, soybeans
FDA lists addresses of retailers linked to recalled melon as outbreak continues

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Dutch organic farms used 15 forbidden substances to produce eggs

Sixty Dutch farms producing organic eggs were found to have illegally used fifteen pesticides and disinfectants, according to the association Foodwatch.

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“Unacceptable” US tariffs are already hurting Spanish olive producers, says Commission

The European Commission has condemned the United States’ decision to impose high tariffs on Spanish olives as “unacceptable” and a “protectionist measure”, explaining that the move is already having drastic consequences for local producers.

Trade Disputes EU

Commission proposes annual reduction in direct payments to finance “Crisis Reserve”

The European Commission has adopted a proposal to reduce spending on support for farmers for the financial year 2019 to finance the so-called Crisis Reserve.

EU European Agricultural Policy

GI protection will be most challenging part of trade talks with Australia, says EU Commissioner

The protection of Geographical Indications is likely to become the most difficult chapter of the trade negotiations with Australia, but the EU is well-prepared to obtain a good outcome, the bloc’s trading chief Cecilia Malmström has declared.

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Hawaii Governor signs chlorpyrifos ban

Hawaii has become the nation's first state to ban agricultural uses of the insecticide chlorpyrifos. Governor David Ige (D) on June 13 signed the ban into law, saying the measure balances the needs of local residents and Hawaii's agricultural interests.

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“Unacceptable” US tariffs are already hurting Spanish olive producers, says Commission

The European Commission has condemned the United States’ decision to impose high tariffs on Spanish olives as “unacceptable” and a “protectionist measure”, explaining that the move is already having drastic consequences for local producers.

Trade Disputes EU

Day ahead – June 18, 2018: Canada dairy policy, House immigration proposals, FDA on lab-grown meat regulation

US and Canadian officials gave slightly different takes on Canadian dairy policy June 15. Meanwhile immigration remains a factor for the House farm bill and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) weighed in on the regulation of lab grown meat.

US Agricultural Policy Farm Bill

US Washington week ahead: Farm bill, RFS proposals and trade keys ahead

Another House vote on the farm bill is expected late this week following House consideration of immigration measures. The Senate could also move to consideration of its farm bill, but indications are that will more likely happen next week. And EPA is expected to unveil its proposed levels for 2019 biofuels and 2020 biodiesel.

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European Food Law

ISO releases new edition of food safety management standard

The International Standards Organisation published the new edition of its global food safety management standard ISO 22000 on 19 June.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

“Unacceptable” US tariffs are already hurting Spanish olive producers, says Commission

The European Commission has condemned the United States’ decision to impose high tariffs on Spanish olives as “unacceptable” and a “protectionist measure”, explaining that the move is already having drastic consequences for local producers.

Trade Disputes EU

Ukraine makes legislative moves to restrict palm oil

Ukraine’s parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, has passed, in the first reading, a new bill n°3871 designed to amend three Ukrainian laws by restricting the use of palm oil for food production – with a special nod to the interests of the domestic dairy industry.

Europe Ukraine

MEP backs bottle size waiver for Japanese shochu to ease EU-Japan FTA

Romanian centre right MEP Adina-Ioana Vălean is backing a Commission proposal to offer a waiver from EU rules on bottle sizes for the Japanese spirit drink shochu to help ease a future EU-Japan free trade agreement (FTA) in a report to be discussed in the European Parliament’s Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee on 20 June.

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AFIA asks FDA to delay enforcement of supply-chain program under FSMA

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) is asking FDA to delay enforcement of the supply-chain program requirements under the animal food preventive controls rule for the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) following the release of new draft guidance Thursday (June 14).

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Day ahead – June 18, 2018: Canada dairy policy, House immigration proposals, FDA on lab-grown meat regulation

US and Canadian officials gave slightly different takes on Canadian dairy policy June 15. Meanwhile immigration remains a factor for the House farm bill and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) weighed in on the regulation of lab grown meat.

US Agricultural Policy Farm Bill

US Washington week ahead: Farm bill, RFS proposals and trade keys ahead

Another House vote on the farm bill is expected late this week following House consideration of immigration measures. The Senate could also move to consideration of its farm bill, but indications are that will more likely happen next week. And EPA is expected to unveil its proposed levels for 2019 biofuels and 2020 biodiesel.

US Agricultural Policy Senate

FDA to hold public meeting on regulating lab-grown meat, sparking NCBA concerns

FDA is taking the lead in discussions on the emerging field of lab-grown meats by scheduling a public meeting next month as a way to open a dialogue on any challenges and opportunities related to regulating the emerging field of food production.

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