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Sodium, fat and added sugar overconsumed by all Americans, DGAC subcommittee finds

The main source of a sodium in the American diet is not chips and salty snacks, but a surprising and widely consumed category of foods – burgers and sandwiches.

US Food Policy Food Policy Health and Nutrition

Commission expresses “serious concerns” about rapid spread of ASF

The latest detection of African Swine Fever (ASF) close to the German border is worrying the EU’s political leaders.

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Meat recalls nearly doubled since 2013, says new report

While the number of recalls of processed foods has dropped, meat and poultry recalls have nearly doubled since 2013, according to US PIRG, a consumer group that updated its January 2019 recall report last week.

US Food Policy Compliance and Enforcement Food Safety and Standards

US Washington week: Impeachment, House returns & coronavirus key focal points

Impeachment trial in the Senate will dominate chamber’s attention this week with President Donald Trump’s lawyers presenting their case in the tribunal. The draft of a manuscript of a book by former Trump official John Bolton could potentially throw a new wrinkle into the situation. But the matter continues to limit the number of hearings on the Senate side that will take place over the week.

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European Agriculture Policy

Council approves first component of CAP transition package

Agriculture Ministers have accepted the technical aspects of the European Commission’s plan to set up a transitional Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) for the year 2021.

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As Appellate Body hiatus continues, more members join workaround effort

More World Trade Organization (WTO) members reported joining a stop gap mechanism preserving their ability to appeal dispute panel decisions amid the ongoing Appellate Body hiatus while China updated members on its effort to comply with a ruling faulting its agricultural subsidies at the Jan. 27 meeting of WTO’s Dispute Settlement Body (DSB).

US Agricultural Policy European Agricultural Policy

UK food industry sounds warning over rules of origin in future FTAs

A free trade agreement with the European Union would be “worthless” for the UK agri-food sector if it is not accompanied by a careful-crafted deal on Rules of Origin for manufactured food products, the UK’s main food industry lobby group has warned.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

EU and US producers in plea for “urgent return” to tariff-free transatlantic spirits trade

European Union and United States spirits producers January 27 joined forces to call for an “urgent return” to tariff-free transatlantic trade in their products, amid an escalating trade war.

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US Agriculture Policy

Day ahead – Jan. 27, 2020: Court SRE ruling, NEPA reform, scrombroid toxin outbreak

EPA must reconsider some small refinery waivers (SREs) issued for the 2016 compliance year, according to a decision from the US Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit. Meanwhile, an environmental group has requested more time for public comment on National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) reforms proposed by the Trump administration and FDA said an outbreak of scrombroid toxin linked to imported yellowfin tuna has ended.

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy Biofuels

Ag, ethanol groups laud court ruling on SREs

Ag and ethanol groups welcomed a decision by US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit striking down three small refinery exemptions (SREs) EPA granted under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for the 2016 compliance year.

US Agricultural Policy Biofuels

As Appellate Body hiatus continues, more members join workaround effort

More World Trade Organization (WTO) members reported joining a stop gap mechanism preserving their ability to appeal dispute panel decisions amid the ongoing Appellate Body hiatus while China updated members on its effort to comply with a ruling faulting its agricultural subsidies at the Jan. 27 meeting of WTO’s Dispute Settlement Body (DSB).

US Agricultural Policy European Agricultural Policy

EU and US producers in plea for “urgent return” to tariff-free transatlantic spirits trade

European Union and United States spirits producers January 27 joined forces to call for an “urgent return” to tariff-free transatlantic trade in their products, amid an escalating trade war.

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European Food Law

MEPs raise the alarm about inadequate EFSA funding

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) does not receive enough funding to carry out its work effectively, MEPs are warning in amendments adopted to an opinion on the agency’s 2018 accounts.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy Food Policy

UK food industry sounds warning over rules of origin in future FTAs

A free trade agreement with the European Union would be “worthless” for the UK agri-food sector if it is not accompanied by a careful-crafted deal on Rules of Origin for manufactured food products, the UK’s main food industry lobby group has warned.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

EU and US producers in plea for “urgent return” to tariff-free transatlantic spirits trade

European Union and United States spirits producers January 27 joined forces to call for an “urgent return” to tariff-free transatlantic trade in their products, amid an escalating trade war.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

Germany wants EU label for top animal welfare standards

Germany wants a new EU label linked to higher animal welfare standards to help increase profits for livestock farmers and spread best practices, but the criteria for such a scheme risks creating tensions between member states.

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US Food Policy

US Washington week: Impeachment, House returns & coronavirus key focal points

Impeachment trial in the Senate will dominate chamber’s attention this week with President Donald Trump’s lawyers presenting their case in the tribunal. The draft of a manuscript of a book by former Trump official John Bolton could potentially throw a new wrinkle into the situation. But the matter continues to limit the number of hearings on the Senate side that will take place over the week.

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy Economy and Finance

UK food industry sounds warning over rules of origin in future FTAs

A free trade agreement with the European Union would be “worthless” for the UK agri-food sector if it is not accompanied by a careful-crafted deal on Rules of Origin for manufactured food products, the UK’s main food industry lobby group has warned.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

EU and US producers in plea for “urgent return” to tariff-free transatlantic spirits trade

European Union and United States spirits producers January 27 joined forces to call for an “urgent return” to tariff-free transatlantic trade in their products, amid an escalating trade war.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

California’s Proposition 65 makes some welcome changes to warnings

California officials have signed off on a series of amendments to the state’s consumer-product exposure warning regulations – Proposition 65 – that should please some food and other consumer goods manufacturers. The changes apply beginning April 1.

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