Sara Lewis is a Brussels-based freelance journalist who writes for IEG Policy on European food regulatory issues.
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The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) is calling on MEPs to reject a negotiating mandate for Agriculture Committee (ComAgri) representatives to start three-way talks with the Council and Commission on the unfair trading practices (UTP) directive in a Strasbourg plenary vote.
Conservation organisation, WWF, is calling on the EU to close loopholes in two regulations designed to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and the fraud that results from it.
The specialised nutrition industry is warning about the risks of deregulation for specialist foods such as low calorie meal replacements, gluten free and sports nutrition products as well as the consumers that use them.
MEPs are considering mothballing work on the revision of the EU’s general food law (GFL) to overhaul risk assessment procedures over fears that there is not enough time to get a good deal with the Council before the May 2019 European elections.
A cross-border swoop coordinated by the EU agency for law enforcement cooperation (Europol) has smashed an international illegal Bluefin tuna trade worth €12 million.
The European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA’s) Management Board has re-elected Finland’s Jaana Husu-Kallio as chair.