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European Food Law

Food and Health Policy

Austria set to veto EU-Mercosur trade deal

Austrian lawmakers have dealt a massive blow to the EU’s draft trade agreement with Mercosur by demanding that the goverment veto the deal.

EU Mercosur

European Parliament says traditional plant breeding should not be patented

On September 19, the European Parliament voted against patenting fruit, vegetables or seeds obtained from conventional breeding processes.
EU Agribusiness

EU states consider permanent waiver to smoked meat rules

EU member states are preparing to vote on a draft regulation that would effectively allow certain smoked meat and fish products to continue being made using traditional methods.

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Labelling and Advertising

China remains main source of fake food imported into the EU

Food has dropped in the rankings of fake and counterfeit products imported into the EU, the latest analysis by the European Commission shows. But China remains the number one source of fake foodstuffs, whilst North Macedonia is currently the biggest source of fake and counterfeit alcoholic drinks.

European Food Law Transportation

New report shows aflatoxins top EU food safety alerts in 2018

Aflatoxins were the leading cause of alerts generated through the EU Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) in 2018, with groundnut and nuts from the US followed by Turkey the top exporting nation, according to the latest annual report.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

Slovakian parliament passes meat origin amendment to food law

The Slovak parliament has voted to add a number of amendments to the country’s food law. Among others, lawmakers have decided to add a provision that requires local restaurants and caterers to inform their customers on the origin of the meat they use to prepare meals.

European Food Law Slovakia
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Food Safety and Standards

European Parliament says traditional plant breeding should not be patented

On September 19, the European Parliament voted against patenting fruit, vegetables or seeds obtained from conventional breeding processes.
EU Agribusiness

EU states consider permanent waiver to smoked meat rules

EU member states are preparing to vote on a draft regulation that would effectively allow certain smoked meat and fish products to continue being made using traditional methods.

European Food Law Food Policy

China remains main source of fake food imported into the EU

Food has dropped in the rankings of fake and counterfeit products imported into the EU, the latest analysis by the European Commission shows. But China remains the number one source of fake foodstuffs, whilst North Macedonia is currently the biggest source of fake and counterfeit alcoholic drinks.

European Food Law Transportation
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Food Technology

European Parliament says traditional plant breeding should not be patented

On September 19, the European Parliament voted against patenting fruit, vegetables or seeds obtained from conventional breeding processes.
EU Agribusiness

Approval decisions on GMOs referred back to EU Commission

The European Commission has been left to sign off its own proposals to approve two genetically modified maize lines after EU member states failed for a second time to reach a majority vote in favour. The outcome will result in a delay in granting the formal approvals for import and use in food and feed.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

ECJ rejects second challenge to EU approval of GM soybeans

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has dismissed a second request for a more detailed review of the EU import approval of Bayer legacy company Monsanto's genetically modified insect-resistant and glyphosate herbicide-tolerant Intact RR 2 Pro (MON87701xMON89788) soybeans.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law
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Traceability and Supply Chain

Austria set to veto EU-Mercosur trade deal

Austrian lawmakers have dealt a massive blow to the EU’s draft trade agreement with Mercosur by demanding that the goverment veto the deal.

EU Mercosur

China remains main source of fake food imported into the EU

Food has dropped in the rankings of fake and counterfeit products imported into the EU, the latest analysis by the European Commission shows. But China remains the number one source of fake foodstuffs, whilst North Macedonia is currently the biggest source of fake and counterfeit alcoholic drinks.

European Food Law Transportation

New report shows aflatoxins top EU food safety alerts in 2018

Aflatoxins were the leading cause of alerts generated through the EU Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) in 2018, with groundnut and nuts from the US followed by Turkey the top exporting nation, according to the latest annual report.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy
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Trade Policy

Austria set to veto EU-Mercosur trade deal

Austrian lawmakers have dealt a massive blow to the EU’s draft trade agreement with Mercosur by demanding that the goverment veto the deal.

EU Mercosur

Mercosur countries move to align closer with EU laws on food contact materials

The Mercosur countries of Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay have passed a Resolution which aligns their legislation on food contact materials more closely with that of the EU, writes Joan Baughan, a partner in law firm Steptoe & Johnson. The four countries have until January 15, 2020 to incorporate the Regulation into their national laws.

European Food Law US Food Policy

MPs warn 20% of UK’s fruit and vegetables come from “countries at risk of climate breakdown”

A high dependency on imported fresh food, coupled with failure to act on climate change, is risking national food security, a group of UK MPs have warned.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law
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Brexit

MPs warn 20% of UK’s fruit and vegetables come from “countries at risk of climate breakdown”

A high dependency on imported fresh food, coupled with failure to act on climate change, is risking national food security, a group of UK MPs have warned.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Veterinary body confirms report that no-deal Brexit is potential disease control risk

The disruption of a no-deal Brexit represents a potential risk to controlling disease and animal welfare in the UK, according to the National Office of Animal Health (NOAH).

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Spain set to coordinate plans for Brexit

The Spanish government has announced that is set to coordinate its Brexit plans with regional governments, especially with important fresh fruit and vegetable exporters such as Extremadura, Andalusia, Murcia, Castile-La Mancha and Valencia.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy
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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.
European Food Law Eurofood Monitor
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