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ECJ hands down opinion on dispute over German whisky

The European Court of Justice’s (ECJ’s) Advocate General has handed down his opinion on a dispute between the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) and a Germany whisky producer over the German producer’s use of the Gaelic word “Glen” in his branding.

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Parliament committee slams UK government for ‘lack of clarity’ over Brexit

The UK government has been strongly criticised by a parliamentary committee over an alleged failure to offer adequate levels of guidance to the UK agri-food sector as to what its future trade policy will be after the UK leaves the EU.

Brexit Food Safety and Standards

ECJ hands down opinion on dispute over German whisky

The European Court of Justice’s (ECJ’s) Advocate General has handed down his opinion on a dispute between the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) and a Germany whisky producer over the German producer’s use of the Gaelic word “Glen” in his branding.

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EU judge advises Court to throw out Jägermeister design appeal

A European Court of Justice judge, Advocate General Juliane Kokott, has recommended that it reject an appeal from spirits maker Mast-Jägermeister, against a General Court ruling dismissing a case against the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) contesting its refusal to register a trademark.

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ECJ hands down opinion on dispute over German whisky

The European Court of Justice’s (ECJ’s) Advocate General has handed down his opinion on a dispute between the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) and a Germany whisky producer over the German producer’s use of the Gaelic word “Glen” in his branding.

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Red Bull adverts “do not breach rules” over brain function claims

Energy drink producer Red Bull has been told it can continue to run two animated advertisements, one of which implied that consuming the drink could allow someone to beat a robot at chess. Both adverts also contained claims that were found to be protected by an exemption in EU law.

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UK’s food standards should “not be sacrificed on altar” of cheap imports, says Parliamentary committee

The UK’s international reputation for high animal welfare, environmental and food standards should not be sacrificed on the altar of cheap imports, the House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) select committee concludes in a report on its inquiry into Brexit and food trade.

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Parliament committee slams UK government for ‘lack of clarity’ over Brexit

The UK government has been strongly criticised by a parliamentary committee over an alleged failure to offer adequate levels of guidance to the UK agri-food sector as to what its future trade policy will be after the UK leaves the EU.

Brexit Food Safety and Standards

ECJ hands down opinion on dispute over German whisky

The European Court of Justice’s (ECJ’s) Advocate General has handed down his opinion on a dispute between the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) and a Germany whisky producer over the German producer’s use of the Gaelic word “Glen” in his branding.

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EU judge advises Court to throw out Jägermeister design appeal

A European Court of Justice judge, Advocate General Juliane Kokott, has recommended that it reject an appeal from spirits maker Mast-Jägermeister, against a General Court ruling dismissing a case against the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) contesting its refusal to register a trademark.

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Food Technology

Commission still analysing results from trans-fat consultation

The Commission is still considering the comments received to a public consultation looking at different options for tackling trans fats that closed on 9 February, a spokesperson told IEG Policy.
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Study links highly processed foods to cancer

A study published in The BMJ last week has linked highly processed foods to cancer, with the researchers warning that the rapidly increasing consumption of ultra-processed foods “may drive an increasing burden of cancer in the next decades” and advising taxes, marketing restrictions and reformulation policies as a solution.
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EFSA says time for a full risk assessment of aflatoxins

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has said that it is time for its Panel on contaminants in the food chain (CONTAM) to carry out a full risk assessment of aflatoxins, the naturally occurring carcinogenic moulds found on groundnuts, nuts and cereals.
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Traceability and Supply Chain

Parliament committee slams UK government for ‘lack of clarity’ over Brexit

The UK government has been strongly criticised by a parliamentary committee over an alleged failure to offer adequate levels of guidance to the UK agri-food sector as to what its future trade policy will be after the UK leaves the EU.

Brexit Food Safety and Standards

Slovak ministry drafts unfair market practices bill to support local food producers

The Slovak Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development is drafting a new bill with the aim to eliminate unfair market practices in the food sector.

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Commission proposes ban on suspect Brazilian meat suppliers

The EU is considering plans to delist a number of Brazilian meat suppliers due to problems identified in the wake of last year's 'Carne Fraca' corruption scandal.

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Parliament committee slams UK government for ‘lack of clarity’ over Brexit

The UK government has been strongly criticised by a parliamentary committee over an alleged failure to offer adequate levels of guidance to the UK agri-food sector as to what its future trade policy will be after the UK leaves the EU.

Brexit Food Safety and Standards

ECJ hands down opinion on dispute over German whisky

The European Court of Justice’s (ECJ’s) Advocate General has handed down his opinion on a dispute between the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) and a Germany whisky producer over the German producer’s use of the Gaelic word “Glen” in his branding.

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EU judge advises Court to throw out Jägermeister design appeal

A European Court of Justice judge, Advocate General Juliane Kokott, has recommended that it reject an appeal from spirits maker Mast-Jägermeister, against a General Court ruling dismissing a case against the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) contesting its refusal to register a trademark.

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Brexit

Parliament committee slams UK government for ‘lack of clarity’ over Brexit

The UK government has been strongly criticised by a parliamentary committee over an alleged failure to offer adequate levels of guidance to the UK agri-food sector as to what its future trade policy will be after the UK leaves the EU.

Brexit Food Safety and Standards

UK ‘should join Trans-Pacific trade pact’ to secure global markets

The United Kingdom should apply to join the nascent trans-Pacific CPTPP trade agreement as a means of leveraging access to the world’s most economically dynamic region, according to a leading UK trade policy expert.

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Details of future UK food and farm policy ‘coming soon’, Gove tells farm union

The United Kingdom will be publishing a Consultation Paper on the future of UK agriculture policy “very shortly”.

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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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