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European Food Law

Food and Health Policy

Theresa May quits as prime minister – but UK’s Brexit woes continue

The trajectory and timing of the UK’s departure from the EU has been thrown into fresh confusion with the resignation today of UK prime minister Theresa May.

Brexit Trade Agreements

EU tightens up vitamin D and erucic acid limits in infant formula

The European Commission has adopted a delegated regulation setting stricter limits for vitamin D and the contaminant, erucic acid, in infant formula.

European Food Law Additives

Norwegian brewery limits social media presence due to alcohol ad ban

Norwegian brewery Lervig regrets that it now has to block all Norwegian IP addresses from following the brewery on social media such as Facebook and Instagram as a consequence of Norwegian alcohol advertising laws.

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Labelling and Advertising

Norwegian brewery limits social media presence due to alcohol ad ban

Norwegian brewery Lervig regrets that it now has to block all Norwegian IP addresses from following the brewery on social media such as Facebook and Instagram as a consequence of Norwegian alcohol advertising laws.

European Food Law Norway

Call for meat-free policy as plant-based burgers take to the spotlight in Europe

Organic certification body, the Soil Association, has called on the UK government this week to update rules on school meals and introduce mandatory meat-free days each week to help address climate change and obesity. It comes as two new meat-based alternatives are showcased in Europe, including by US fast food giant Burger King.

European Food Law US Food Policy

EU and Mercosur “getting closer” to trade deal – Malmström

EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström is hopeful that the EU and Mercosur can seal a free trade agreement before the end of the year.

EU Mercosur
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Food Safety and Standards

EU tightens up vitamin D and erucic acid limits in infant formula

The European Commission has adopted a delegated regulation setting stricter limits for vitamin D and the contaminant, erucic acid, in infant formula.

European Food Law Additives

Norwegian brewery limits social media presence due to alcohol ad ban

Norwegian brewery Lervig regrets that it now has to block all Norwegian IP addresses from following the brewery on social media such as Facebook and Instagram as a consequence of Norwegian alcohol advertising laws.

European Food Law Norway

EU honey imports went up by a quarter in five years

New official statistics shed light on the origin of the honey consumed in the EU.

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Food Technology

EU authorises additive’s use as fresh fruit coating to cut food waste

The European Commission has approved further use of the EU-authorised food additive, mono- and di-glycerides of fatty acids (E 471), as a coating on fresh fruit to prevent spoilage and consequent food waste.

European Food Law Additives

Food & Ag Policy Briefing: EFSA at odds with France on E171, E. coli study, USMCA progress

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) finds itself at odds again with its French counterpart (ANSES), this time over the health risks from the food additive titanium dioxide (E171). Meanwhile, the US FDA is launching a new long-term study to assess the risk factors that contributed to the 2018 E. coli outbreak in romaine lettuce.

Additives CAP

EFSA seeking data on nano particle use in sweeteners

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is seeking studies showing particle size and distribution so it can complete risk assessments of several sweeteners already on the market on January 20, 2009 when the EU’s additive regulation (1333/2008) took effect.

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Traceability and Supply Chain

Monsanto stakeholder lists kept in seven EU countries

Bayer legacy company Monsanto maintained lists of supportive and critical stakeholders in seven EU countries as well as stakeholders related to EU institutions. The seven countries were France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Spain and the UK.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

EFSA seeking comments on draft quinolizidine alkaloids opinion

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is seeking comments on its draft scientific opinion on the risks for animal and human health related to the presence of quinolizidine alkaloids in food and feed.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

Call for meat-free policy as plant-based burgers take to the spotlight in Europe

Organic certification body, the Soil Association, has called on the UK government this week to update rules on school meals and introduce mandatory meat-free days each week to help address climate change and obesity. It comes as two new meat-based alternatives are showcased in Europe, including by US fast food giant Burger King.

European Food Law US Food Policy
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Trade Policy

Theresa May quits as prime minister – but UK’s Brexit woes continue

The trajectory and timing of the UK’s departure from the EU has been thrown into fresh confusion with the resignation today of UK prime minister Theresa May.

Brexit Trade Agreements

EU and Mercosur “getting closer” to trade deal – Malmström

EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström is hopeful that the EU and Mercosur can seal a free trade agreement before the end of the year.

EU Mercosur

WTO members talk palm oil and trade policy

Delegates at a WTO meeting from both exporting and importing economies expressed the desire this month to safeguard the environment whilst, at the same time, ensure that palm oil production secures employment and leads to growth opportunities.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy
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Brexit

Theresa May quits as prime minister – but UK’s Brexit woes continue

The trajectory and timing of the UK’s departure from the EU has been thrown into fresh confusion with the resignation today of UK prime minister Theresa May.

Brexit Trade Agreements

Brazil's poultry sector aiming to overturn EU trade curbs

Brazil’s animal protein association, the ABPA, is stepping up efforts to convince the EU to lift a block on imports from some of the country’s largest poultrymeat suppliers.

Animal Health Trade Disputes

Food and Ag Policy Briefing: Brexit extended, US talks more tariffs on EU goods, Vietnam bans glyphosate imports

The UK food industry said it was “mightily relieved” last week by the news that the European Council had offered to extend the Brexit process until October 31.

Brexit Agribusiness
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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.
European Food Law Eurofood Monitor
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