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Harmonizing FOP labels on tap for next month’s Codex food labeling committee

The U.S. delegation plans to recommend Codex continue working on draft guidelines to harmonize front-of-package (FOP) labeling at a meeting next month, and not wait for the World Health Organization (WHO) to issue its own guidelines, which are in the works.

 

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Most German farmers dissatisfied with EU agricultural policy, survey finds

The majority of German farmers are unhappy about the EU’s current Common Agricultural Policy, with nearly half of them favouring the abolishment of direct payments, a new survey has found.

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US notches another win over China at WTO, this time on TRQs

China's administration of tariff rate quotas (TRQs) for wheat, rice and corn falls short of its World Trade Organization (WTO) obligations, a Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) panel found in a closely watched case brought by the US.

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FDA rejects call to extend deadline for FSMA Intentional Adulteration rule

Despite concerns raised by industry about compliance costs, FDA has decided not to push back the July 2019 deadline for the Intentional Adulteration (IA) rule under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), FDA’s Susan Mayne said Wednesday (April 17).

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US notches another win over China at WTO, this time on TRQs
Most German farmers dissatisfied with EU agricultural policy, survey finds
Greens say consumer protection law “a wasted opportunity” to tackle dual quality goods
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Commission free to sign off GM soybean and maize approvals
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France bans titanium dioxide from 2020
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USDA wants data on cell-based meat
EU eases import restrictions on animal products from Argentina, Russia and Egypt
Traders again shun EU intervention SMP with only 33 tonnes sold
US beef and poultry secures access to Tunisian market
EU agri-food trade off to record start
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Traders again shun EU intervention SMP with only 33 tonnes sold

The EU's campaign to clear the last of its intervention skimmed milk powder has run out of steam, with only a small fraction of the remaining stockpile being sold at this week's tender.

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EU agriculture policy diary (April 22-26): EU-Japan Summit

In an otherwise quiet week for European agri-food policy-makers, EU and Japanese leaders will meet in Brussels to assess the initial implementation of their bilateral free trade agreement.

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‘No fault’ in approval extensions for EU active ingredients

There has been no maladministration in the European Commission’s practice of extending EU approval periods for agrochemical active ingredients (AIs) to allow for delays in renewal procedures, says EU Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly.

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Greens say consumer protection law “a wasted opportunity” to tackle dual quality goods

A revamp to EU consumer protection rules approved in an April 17 European Parliament vote has come under fire from Green/European Free Alliance (EFA) and left-wing MEPs because it does not clearly ban dual quality goods, where products sold under identical brands differ in composition or quality.

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US beef and poultry secures access to Tunisian market

U.S. meat exporters got access to another new market in North Africa this week as Tunisia opened its market to American beef, poultry and egg products.

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Lawsuit targets fecal matter on chicken

USDA is ignoring longstanding concerns about the potential fecal contamination of poultry products, according to a lawsuit filed by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM).

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Day ahead – April 19, 2019: Farm Bureau continues push for disaster aid bill

Farm Bureau is asking farmers to press Congress to quickly pass a disaster aid bill when lawmakers return from the Easter break. Meanwhile, USDA announced a pilot program that allows some Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients in New York to purchase groceries online.

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USMCA would have 'positive impact' on employment, growth: USITC

US agriculture would see a "positive impact" and an increase in exports from the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which updates the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), a report from the US International Trade Commission (USITC) found.

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France bans titanium dioxide from 2020

France is to ban the food additive titanium dioxide (E 171) from January 1, 2020, French Economics and Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire announced on April 17.

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EU agriculture policy diary (April 22-26): EU-Japan Summit

In an otherwise quiet week for European agri-food policy-makers, EU and Japanese leaders will meet in Brussels to assess the initial implementation of their bilateral free trade agreement.

EU Japan

‘No fault’ in approval extensions for EU active ingredients

There has been no maladministration in the European Commission’s practice of extending EU approval periods for agrochemical active ingredients (AIs) to allow for delays in renewal procedures, says EU Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly.

Crop Inputs Environment and Conservation

Greens say consumer protection law “a wasted opportunity” to tackle dual quality goods

A revamp to EU consumer protection rules approved in an April 17 European Parliament vote has come under fire from Green/European Free Alliance (EFA) and left-wing MEPs because it does not clearly ban dual quality goods, where products sold under identical brands differ in composition or quality.

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USDA wants data on cell-based meat

USDA's top food safety official says the department has much to learn about cell-based meat before it can begin to craft labeling requirements and is waiting for data from companies keen to bring cell-based food products to market.

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Lawsuit targets fecal matter on chicken

USDA is ignoring longstanding concerns about the potential fecal contamination of poultry products, according to a lawsuit filed by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM).

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Day ahead – April 19, 2019: Farm Bureau continues push for disaster aid bill

Farm Bureau is asking farmers to press Congress to quickly pass a disaster aid bill when lawmakers return from the Easter break. Meanwhile, USDA announced a pilot program that allows some Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients in New York to purchase groceries online.

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Congress will not wait for FDA to offer fix for CBD edibles, legal expert predicts

While FDA has agreed to weigh options for CBD in food, at least one legal expert expects Congress to tire of the agency’s extended rulemaking process and move to resolve the matter faster.

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