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Food and Health Policy

Industry questions dual quality food claims

The food industry is questioning the validity of claims about so-called ‘dual quality foods’ whereby brands sold in Eastern Europe are supposedly of inferior quality to those in the West. FoodDrinkEurope Director General, Mella Frewen, welcomed the European Commission’s plans to develop a standard EU methodology to test for quality differences at the 13 October Bratislava Summit for equal quality of products for all.
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Perdue discusses WTO quota issue, future agri-food trade with UK MPs

US agriculture secretary Sonny Perdue has met with British MPs to discuss post-Brexit UK-US agri-food trade and reaching an agreement on Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQ) at the World Trade Organization (WTO). 

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France commits to basing food pricing on farmers' production costs

French President Emmunuel Macron has committed to effectively reversing the country’s food chain pricing structure so that it starts with what farmers need to cover their production costs and then moves forward to the retail point. 

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Industry questions dual quality food claims

The food industry is questioning the validity of claims about so-called ‘dual quality foods’ whereby brands sold in Eastern Europe are supposedly of inferior quality to those in the West. FoodDrinkEurope Director General, Mella Frewen, welcomed the European Commission’s plans to develop a standard EU methodology to test for quality differences at the 13 October Bratislava Summit for equal quality of products for all.
European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

UK to launch inquiry into 2 Sisters poultry plant and wider food chain

The House of Commons’ Environment Food and Rural Affairs committee is to launch an inquiry into allegations of food safety breaches at the 2 Sisters Food Group’s West Bromwich poultry plant. The allegations were made in September by undercover reporters who worked at the plant and claimed, among other things, that slaughter dates on chickens were being changed.

European Food Law Compliance and Enforcement

Consumer law revamp could tackle dual quality foods as “a last resort”

An update to EU consumer protection laws that the Commission has planned for March 2018 could include amendments to tackle problems linked to so-called dual quality foods, where identical brands are of lesser quality in Central and Eastern European Member States, than those in the West and North. But the Commission sees new legislation as “a last resort,” Francisco Fonseca Morilla, the Deputy Director General of the Justice and Consumers directorate general (DG JUST), told MEPs on 11 October.
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Food Safety and Standards

Academic study says Bayer-Monsanto tie-up should be blocked

The proposed merger between Bayer and Monsanto should be blocked under EU competition rules, as divesting particular assets would not address the underlying concerns, a new study has found.

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New guidelines to step up food donation at EU level

The European Commission has adopted new steps to make food donation easier in the EU by clarifying relevant rules and helping lift barriers to food donations. 

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MEPs to urge Commission not to renew glyphosate authorisation

Left wing MEPs are filing a European Parliament motion opposing a European Commission proposal to renew the authorisation of controversial weed killer glyphosate for 10 years when it expires on 3 December.

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Food Technology

MEPs to urge Commission not to renew glyphosate authorisation

Left wing MEPs are filing a European Parliament motion opposing a European Commission proposal to renew the authorisation of controversial weed killer glyphosate for 10 years when it expires on 3 December.

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EFSA gives modified starches the thumbs up

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has given a dozen modified starches the green light following a risk assessment where it found no safety concerns with the amounts currently used in different applications.

European Food Law Additives

MEPs urge Commission not to approve two GM soybeans

The European Parliament’s Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee is calling on the EU Commission not to approve two genetically modified (GM) soybean varieties for import in a duo of non-binding resolutions adopted on 28 September.
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Traceability and Supply Chain

Academic study says Bayer-Monsanto tie-up should be blocked

The proposed merger between Bayer and Monsanto should be blocked under EU competition rules, as divesting particular assets would not address the underlying concerns, a new study has found.

European Agricultural Policy US Agricultural Policy

New guidelines to step up food donation at EU level

The European Commission has adopted new steps to make food donation easier in the EU by clarifying relevant rules and helping lift barriers to food donations. 

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Industry questions dual quality food claims

The food industry is questioning the validity of claims about so-called ‘dual quality foods’ whereby brands sold in Eastern Europe are supposedly of inferior quality to those in the West. FoodDrinkEurope Director General, Mella Frewen, welcomed the European Commission’s plans to develop a standard EU methodology to test for quality differences at the 13 October Bratislava Summit for equal quality of products for all.
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Trade Policy

Perdue discusses WTO quota issue, future agri-food trade with UK MPs

US agriculture secretary Sonny Perdue has met with British MPs to discuss post-Brexit UK-US agri-food trade and reaching an agreement on Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQ) at the World Trade Organization (WTO). 

European Agricultural Policy US Agricultural Policy

“Deadlock” on financial bill still blocks EU-UK Brexit negotiations

Brexit negotiations between the EU and the UK government have reached a “standstill” on the controversial divorce bill and positions remain still far apart on guaranteeing citizens’ rights, the two chief negotiators said today (October 12).

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

France in 'no hurry' to conclude EU-Mercosur trade deal - Macron

Emmanuel Macron has said negotiations between the EU and the Mercosur group of Latin American countries need to be ‘refreshed’ and will discuss the matter with other EU leaders next week.  

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Brexit

Perdue discusses WTO quota issue, future agri-food trade with UK MPs

US agriculture secretary Sonny Perdue has met with British MPs to discuss post-Brexit UK-US agri-food trade and reaching an agreement on Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQ) at the World Trade Organization (WTO). 

European Agricultural Policy US Agricultural Policy

“Deadlock” on financial bill still blocks EU-UK Brexit negotiations

Brexit negotiations between the EU and the UK government have reached a “standstill” on the controversial divorce bill and positions remain still far apart on guaranteeing citizens’ rights, the two chief negotiators said today (October 12).

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Post-Brexit farm support policy crucial to UK farm profitability, says new report

Changes to the UK’s agricultural support payment system post-Brexit are likely to have a more profound impact on the financial health of the UK agriculture industry than changes to the country’s external trade regime, according to an important new study published today (October 11).

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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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