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European Food Law

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Council seeking to boost autonomy of EFSA panels in risk assessment process

The Council is seeking to strengthen the autonomy of the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA’s) scientific panels in its future position on the proposal to increase transparency in the risk assessment in the food chain, IEG Policy has learned.

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Food and Health Policy

Council seeking to boost autonomy of EFSA panels in risk assessment process

The Council is seeking to strengthen the autonomy of the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA’s) scientific panels in its future position on the proposal to increase transparency in the risk assessment in the food chain, IEG Policy has learned.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

USDA, FDA to jointly regulate cell-cultured meat

USDA and FDA have formally agreed to jointly regulate cell-based meat, and USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue and FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said Friday (Nov. 16) no new legislation is needed to make it work.

US Food Policy US Agricultural Policy

World’s "largest factory for meat alternatives” opens in UK

The company Quorn Foods has announced the opening of the “world’s biggest meat alternative production facility” in North East England, UK.

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Labelling and Advertising

USDA, FDA to jointly regulate cell-cultured meat

USDA and FDA have formally agreed to jointly regulate cell-based meat, and USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue and FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said Friday (Nov. 16) no new legislation is needed to make it work.

US Food Policy US Agricultural Policy

MEPs pressure Commission to suspend EU-Mercosur trade talks

European opponents of an EU-Mercosur deal have seized on comments made by Brazilian president-elect Jair Bolsonaro to push their case for a suspension of talks on a trade deal between the two blocs.

Trade Agreements Geographical Indications

EU farmers ask for less stringent rules on cadmium limits in fertilisers

Ahead of the trilogue taking place next week among the three EU institutions, EU agriculture representatives have called for more lenient rules on cadmium limits in fertilisers leaving farmers enough time to adjust to changing circumstances.

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Food Safety and Standards

Council seeking to boost autonomy of EFSA panels in risk assessment process

The Council is seeking to strengthen the autonomy of the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA’s) scientific panels in its future position on the proposal to increase transparency in the risk assessment in the food chain, IEG Policy has learned.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

Dutch and Belgian fruit producers bypass Russian food sanctions

Smuggling schemes help Dutch and Belgian fruit growers to widely circumvent Russia’s import restrictions and put their produce on the country’s supermarket shelves.

EU Belgium

Russia brings back ban on transhipment of US poultry to Kazakhstan

Russia is once again blocking the movement of US chicken meat to Kazakhstan in a move that could put fresh strains on relations within the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU).

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Food Technology

Council seeking to boost autonomy of EFSA panels in risk assessment process

The Council is seeking to strengthen the autonomy of the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA’s) scientific panels in its future position on the proposal to increase transparency in the risk assessment in the food chain, IEG Policy has learned.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

USDA, FDA to jointly regulate cell-cultured meat

USDA and FDA have formally agreed to jointly regulate cell-based meat, and USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue and FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said Friday (Nov. 16) no new legislation is needed to make it work.

US Food Policy US Agricultural Policy

Xylo-oligosaccharides get EU novel food green light

The EU has authorised xylo-oligosaccharides as a novel food in a range of food products, including breads, biscuits and yogurts.

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Traceability and Supply Chain

Russia brings back ban on transhipment of US poultry to Kazakhstan

Russia is once again blocking the movement of US chicken meat to Kazakhstan in a move that could put fresh strains on relations within the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU).

Food Safety and Standards Trade Disputes

USDA, FDA to jointly regulate cell-cultured meat

USDA and FDA have formally agreed to jointly regulate cell-based meat, and USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue and FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said Friday (Nov. 16) no new legislation is needed to make it work.

US Food Policy US Agricultural Policy

World’s "largest factory for meat alternatives” opens in UK

The company Quorn Foods has announced the opening of the “world’s biggest meat alternative production facility” in North East England, UK.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy
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Trade Policy

Dutch and Belgian fruit producers bypass Russian food sanctions

Smuggling schemes help Dutch and Belgian fruit growers to widely circumvent Russia’s import restrictions and put their produce on the country’s supermarket shelves.

EU Belgium

Russia brings back ban on transhipment of US poultry to Kazakhstan

Russia is once again blocking the movement of US chicken meat to Kazakhstan in a move that could put fresh strains on relations within the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU).

Food Safety and Standards Trade Disputes

MEPs pressure Commission to suspend EU-Mercosur trade talks

European opponents of an EU-Mercosur deal have seized on comments made by Brazilian president-elect Jair Bolsonaro to push their case for a suspension of talks on a trade deal between the two blocs.

Trade Agreements Geographical Indications
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Brexit

Mutiny in the UK government ranks while May presents draft withdrawal deal to Commons

Two members of the UK government have resigned in protest over the draft Brexit withdrawal agreement which was unveiled last night.

Brexit Geographical Indications

UK set to remain close to EU agri-food market under new Brexit deal – if approved

The United Kingdom will stay part of a ‘Single Customs Union’ with the EU for as long as is necessary post-Brexit to resolve the Irish border question – thus preventing the UK from doing its own Free Trade Agreements with third countries for agricultural and other products for a potentially indefinite period of time after 2020.

Brexit Trade Agreements

EU-UK reach “technical” deal on UK’s terms of exit from the bloc

EU and UK Brexit negotiators have reached a "technical" agreement over the departure of the country from the bloc which would avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland, sources have reported.

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Eurofood Monitor

Introduction to Eurofood Monitor

Eurofood Monitor is a structured guide to EU food legislation available to subscribers to IEG Policy’s European Food Law channel.
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