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European Food Law

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Russian embargo on Western products stimulates local production

The Russian ban on agricultural products from Western countries as well as President Vladimir Putin’s aim to make the country self-sufficient, seem to have stimulated important branches of Russia’s agricultural industry.

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Food and Health Policy

Fight against sugar weighs on long-term outlook for world consumption

World sugar consumption is expected to rise in the short term, but demand growth in major markets is likely to slow in the coming years. Consumer concerns over health is one of the factors weighing on the consumption outlook for the sweetener.

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Russian embargo on Western products stimulates local production

The Russian ban on agricultural products from Western countries as well as President Vladimir Putin’s aim to make the country self-sufficient, seem to have stimulated important branches of Russia’s agricultural industry.

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Marketing restrictions needed on breakfast cereals, say dentists

The British Dental Association has called for “sweeping changes” to food marketing and product formulation following the publication of research into sugar-rich breakfast cereals.

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Labelling and Advertising

Marketing restrictions needed on breakfast cereals, say dentists

The British Dental Association has called for “sweeping changes” to food marketing and product formulation following the publication of research into sugar-rich breakfast cereals.

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USDA files new, ‘non-smiley’ symbols for GMO disclosure with patent office

USDA has filed six new symbols that are less “smiley” than the three controversial alternatives originally included along with the proposed rule for the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard (NBFDS) for labeling of GMO foods with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), to “certify that a product…is a bioengineered food.”

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Commission approves pyrroloquinoline quinone salt as novel food

The European Commission has approved pyrroloquinoline quinone disodium salt as a novel food to be used in food supplements.

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Food Safety and Standards

FDA finds Brazilian GM sugar safe

Genetically modified raw and refined sugar from Brazilian sugarcane can be sold in the U.S. after FDA sent a letter to a Brazilian company clearing the insect-resistant sugarcane as safe earlier this month.


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Russian embargo on Western products stimulates local production

The Russian ban on agricultural products from Western countries as well as President Vladimir Putin’s aim to make the country self-sufficient, seem to have stimulated important branches of Russia’s agricultural industry.

European Food Law Europe

Commission approves pyrroloquinoline quinone salt as novel food

The European Commission has approved pyrroloquinoline quinone disodium salt as a novel food to be used in food supplements.

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Food Technology

FDA finds Brazilian GM sugar safe

Genetically modified raw and refined sugar from Brazilian sugarcane can be sold in the U.S. after FDA sent a letter to a Brazilian company clearing the insect-resistant sugarcane as safe earlier this month.


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Commission approves pyrroloquinoline quinone salt as novel food

The European Commission has approved pyrroloquinoline quinone disodium salt as a novel food to be used in food supplements.

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EU authorises vitamin-based novel food for food supplements

Polish company Pharmena has been given approval by the European Commission to bring a niacin-based novel food onto the market for use in food supplements.

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Traceability and Supply Chain

China discovers African Swine Fever in slaughterhouse

China has confirmed a case of African Swine Fever (ASF) at a slaughterhouse owned by WH Group, the world’s largest pork company.

China International

Denmark builds German border fence to prevent ASF outbreak

Denmark has confirmed its plans to build a fence along the German border in a bid to protect its pork industry from wild boar carrying African swine fever. But critics say the measure is only a symbolic gesture to appease farmers and anti-immigrant sentiments.

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USDA files new, ‘non-smiley’ symbols for GMO disclosure with patent office

USDA has filed six new symbols that are less “smiley” than the three controversial alternatives originally included along with the proposed rule for the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard (NBFDS) for labeling of GMO foods with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), to “certify that a product…is a bioengineered food.”

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Trade Policy

Central and Eastern European countries launch joint call to tackle UTPs

Eight member states have adopted a joint declaration in which they agree to address unfair trading practices (UTPs) in the food supply chain as a common priority.

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Russian embargo on Western products stimulates local production

The Russian ban on agricultural products from Western countries as well as President Vladimir Putin’s aim to make the country self-sufficient, seem to have stimulated important branches of Russia’s agricultural industry.

European Food Law Europe

Philippines breaks 22-year hiatus to receive beef from Northern Ireland

Beef has been shipped from Northern Ireland to the Philippines for the first time in 22 years.

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Brexit

Marketing restrictions needed on breakfast cereals, say dentists

The British Dental Association has called for “sweeping changes” to food marketing and product formulation following the publication of research into sugar-rich breakfast cereals.

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"No deal" Brexit would be disastrous, say meat processors

Meat processors in Northern Ireland have joined with beef and sheep farmers to warn that 'No Deal' would be a disastrous outcome from the ongoing Brexit negotiations.

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Brexit warning over Brazilian poultry even as EU seizures drop

Recent rejections of tainted Brazilian poultry are likely to hamper the country’s efforts to normalise trade with the EU, while also showing the need to maintain strict UK controls after Brexit, a food recall expert has warned.

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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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