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European Food Law

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German risk assessor warns on magnesium intake

The maximum daily level for magnesium in food supplements should not exceed 250 milligrams (mg), the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) has said in a new assessment published this week.

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Food and Health Policy

No cloned food for EU under Australia and New Zealand FTAs, says Malmström

Europe will not be forced to accept milk and meat from cloned animals under future free trade agreements (FTAs) it is negotiating with Australia and New Zealand, EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström confirmed in response to a written question from a French MEP.
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Andriukaitis confirms member states can set age limits for energy drink consumption

Member states can set a minimum age limit for energy drink consumption since public health is a national not Union matter, EU Health and Food Safety Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis made clear in response to a written question from Croatian Socialist MEP Biljana Borzan.
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ANSES warning on spirulina risks

The French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (ANSES) is warning about potential risks linked to spirulina after several adverse events linked to supplements containing the substance were reported in France.
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Labelling and Advertising

Food industry makes official complaint against Italy over country-of-origin labelling

The food industry association, FoodDrinkEurope, has made an official complaint to the European Commission over Italy’s enactment of laws on origin labelling. The association alleges that Italy's national laws are against EU law and wants them repealed.

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UK teachers call for ban on energy drinks in schools

Energy drinks should be banned from schools because they are distracting children from their work, a UK teaching union has said, as new research is published about the availability of the drinks.

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EU extends organic pullet plus pig and poultry feed waivers a year

The European Commission has extended both an organic egg production and pig and poultry feed waiver by another year until 31 December 2018.

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Food Safety and Standards

Andriukaitis confirms member states can set age limits for energy drink consumption

Member states can set a minimum age limit for energy drink consumption since public health is a national not Union matter, EU Health and Food Safety Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis made clear in response to a written question from Croatian Socialist MEP Biljana Borzan.
European Food Law Food Safety and Standards

ANSES warning on spirulina risks

The French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (ANSES) is warning about potential risks linked to spirulina after several adverse events linked to supplements containing the substance were reported in France.
European Food Law Food Safety and Standards

German risk assessor warns on magnesium intake

The maximum daily level for magnesium in food supplements should not exceed 250 milligrams (mg), the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) has said in a new assessment published this week.

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Food Technology

No cloned food for EU under Australia and New Zealand FTAs, says Malmström

Europe will not be forced to accept milk and meat from cloned animals under future free trade agreements (FTAs) it is negotiating with Australia and New Zealand, EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström confirmed in response to a written question from a French MEP.
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Veto of phosphates in kebabs law loses by three votes

A proposal to veto a draft regulation authorising phosphates in frozen vertical spit meat – doner kebabs – fell by just three votes in the European Parliament’s Strasbourg plenary on 13 December, meaning the Commission now has the green light to adopt the legislation.

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Resolution to veto BPA limit rejects migration limit in favour of full ban

A draft European Parliament resolution to veto a Commission delegated regulation lowering the migration limit for bisphenol A (BPA) in plastic food contact materials and extending the restrictions to varnishes and coatings argues that the proposal would still allow some exposure rather than avoiding it altogether and calls for a full ban.

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Traceability and Supply Chain

ANSES warning on spirulina risks

The French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (ANSES) is warning about potential risks linked to spirulina after several adverse events linked to supplements containing the substance were reported in France.
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EU sets 2018 import quota for Norwegian waters and soft drinks

The EU has set a 19.033 million litre duty free tariff quota for certain water and soft drink imports from Norway for 2018.
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Commission updates EU’s high-risk import list

The EU’s high-risk import list of fruit and vegetables subject to stepped up border controls in an annex to a 2009 regulation (669/2009) has had its latest twice-yearly update. 
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Trade Policy

No cloned food for EU under Australia and New Zealand FTAs, says Malmström

Europe will not be forced to accept milk and meat from cloned animals under future free trade agreements (FTAs) it is negotiating with Australia and New Zealand, EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström confirmed in response to a written question from a French MEP.
European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

Food industry makes official complaint against Italy over country-of-origin labelling

The food industry association, FoodDrinkEurope, has made an official complaint to the European Commission over Italy’s enactment of laws on origin labelling. The association alleges that Italy's national laws are against EU law and wants them repealed.

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EU, US, Japan attack “severe excess capacity” in international trade but refrain from naming China

The main trade representatives for the EU, the US and Japan delivered a joint statement committing to enhance trilateral cooperation and to re-establish a “global level playing field” in international trade.

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Brexit

EU Council prepares draft guidelines for Brexit 'Phase 2' negotiations

Acknowledging that sufficient progress has been made on the first phase of Brexit talks, the EU Council has prepared a set of draft guidelines to be adopted at the next Council meeting, next Friday (December 15). 

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Industry welcomes breakthrough in Brexit negotiations

The UK food industry has welcomed the agreement reached by UK and EU teams negotiating on Brexit which will effectively allow talks to progress to trade issues.

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Brexit is opportunity to create joined-up food and farming policies, MPs hear

The UK will be able to redesign food and farming policies so that they no longer tackle the issues of agriculture, obesity and the environment separately, but rather in a single approach, MPs on the House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs select committee heard.

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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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