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European Food Law

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Detox not an approved health claim, Andriukaitis tells French MEP

The use of the term ‘detox’ on food labels or in advertisements, needs approval as a health claim in Europe, EU Health and Food Safety Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis made clear in responding to a question from a French MEP.

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Food and Health Policy

French plan to ban exports of non-EU approved pesticides delayed

The French National Assembly, the country's lower house of Parliament, has postponed by three years, a government move to ban the manufacture of agrochemicals that do not hold approval within the EU but are exported to countries outside the EU.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Investigation launched into EU’s approvals of five pesticides

European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly has opened an inquiry into the EU approval process for five agrochemical active ingredients, and the use of the confirmatory data procedure (CDP), following two complaints from environmental group Pesticide Action Network (PAN) Europe.

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Any extension of Article 50 “must ensure more orderly Brexit”, says food industry

European food and agriculture organisations have today said that any extension of the Article 50 process by which the UK withdraws from the EU must “provide a more orderly withdrawal and therefore predictability to operators”

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Labelling and Advertising

Polish competition watchdog: private label limitation bill unlikely to be passed by current Parliament

Marek Niechciał, the president of Poland’s competition watchdog UOKiK, has said the bill designed to limit the capacity of large retailers to sell products under their private labels is unlikely to be adopted by the incumbent parliament.

European Food Law Poland

Detox not an approved health claim, Andriukaitis tells French MEP

The use of the term ‘detox’ on food labels or in advertisements, needs approval as a health claim in Europe, EU Health and Food Safety Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis made clear in responding to a question from a French MEP.

European Food Law Food Policy

UK planning 9 pm watershed on TV and online junk food ads

The UK is looking to tighten up its rules on the advertising of foods and drinks high in fat, sugar and salt (HFSS) on TV and online through a 9 pm watershed.

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Food Safety and Standards

French plan to ban exports of non-EU approved pesticides delayed

The French National Assembly, the country's lower house of Parliament, has postponed by three years, a government move to ban the manufacture of agrochemicals that do not hold approval within the EU but are exported to countries outside the EU.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Investigation launched into EU’s approvals of five pesticides

European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly has opened an inquiry into the EU approval process for five agrochemical active ingredients, and the use of the confirmatory data procedure (CDP), following two complaints from environmental group Pesticide Action Network (PAN) Europe.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Detox not an approved health claim, Andriukaitis tells French MEP

The use of the term ‘detox’ on food labels or in advertisements, needs approval as a health claim in Europe, EU Health and Food Safety Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis made clear in responding to a question from a French MEP.

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Food Technology

Cannabidiol - a trendy substance in a fuzzy regulatory landscape

Shops selling products containing Cannabidiol (CBD) are popping-up across Europe and raising questions about their legality, write Katia Merten-Lentz and Manon Ombredane of international law firm Keller & Heckman.

European Food Law Europe

EFSA backs safety of colouring annatto E

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has handed down a positive opinion on the safety of the colouring annatto E (E160 b), after assessing new mutagenicity data.

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More delays on the EU approvals of GMOs

Delays continue in the EU approval and renewal process for genetically modified crops with another set of indecisive votes on European Commission proposals.

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Traceability and Supply Chain

French plan to ban exports of non-EU approved pesticides delayed

The French National Assembly, the country's lower house of Parliament, has postponed by three years, a government move to ban the manufacture of agrochemicals that do not hold approval within the EU but are exported to countries outside the EU.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Investigation launched into EU’s approvals of five pesticides

European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly has opened an inquiry into the EU approval process for five agrochemical active ingredients, and the use of the confirmatory data procedure (CDP), following two complaints from environmental group Pesticide Action Network (PAN) Europe.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Any extension of Article 50 “must ensure more orderly Brexit”, says food industry

European food and agriculture organisations have today said that any extension of the Article 50 process by which the UK withdraws from the EU must “provide a more orderly withdrawal and therefore predictability to operators”

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Trade Policy

Any extension of Article 50 “must ensure more orderly Brexit”, says food industry

European food and agriculture organisations have today said that any extension of the Article 50 process by which the UK withdraws from the EU must “provide a more orderly withdrawal and therefore predictability to operators”

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Food & Ag Policy Briefing: Funding proposals, UTPs law passes Parliament, UK announces Brexit tariff plan

US agriculture organizations have responded with dismay at proposed cuts to farm program funding in the Trump administration’s FY 2020 budget, but food safety programs could see an increase.

Crop Insurance Food Safety and Standards

UK's plans to drop tariffs “could breach WTO rules”, EU farm chief says

The UK’s plans to drop import tariffs on goods entering Northern Ireland from the Irish Republic in the event of a no deal Brexit could breach international trade law, Phil Hogan, the EU’s Commissioner for Agriculture, has warned.

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Brexit

Any extension of Article 50 “must ensure more orderly Brexit”, says food industry

European food and agriculture organisations have today said that any extension of the Article 50 process by which the UK withdraws from the EU must “provide a more orderly withdrawal and therefore predictability to operators”

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Food & Ag Policy Briefing: Funding proposals, UTPs law passes Parliament, UK announces Brexit tariff plan

US agriculture organizations have responded with dismay at proposed cuts to farm program funding in the Trump administration’s FY 2020 budget, but food safety programs could see an increase.

Crop Insurance Food Safety and Standards

UK's plans to drop tariffs “could breach WTO rules”, EU farm chief says

The UK’s plans to drop import tariffs on goods entering Northern Ireland from the Irish Republic in the event of a no deal Brexit could breach international trade law, Phil Hogan, the EU’s Commissioner for Agriculture, 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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