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European Food Law

Food and Health Policy

EU Geographical Indications dominated by southern Europe - study

Researchers found that the EU’s Geographical Indications are strongly concentrated in the south of Europe and listed a number of possible factors that could explain this uneven spread.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Harmonizing FOP labels on tap for next month’s Codex food labeling committee

The U.S. delegation plans to recommend Codex continue working on draft guidelines to harmonize front-of-package (FOP) labeling at a meeting next month, and not wait for the World Health Organization (WHO) to issue its own guidelines, which are in the works.

 

US Food Policy European Food Law

Greens say consumer protection law “a wasted opportunity” to tackle dual quality goods

A revamp to EU consumer protection rules approved in an April 17 European Parliament vote has come under fire from Green/European Free Alliance (EFA) and left-wing MEPs because it does not clearly ban dual quality goods, where products sold under identical brands differ in composition or quality.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy
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Labelling and Advertising

Ag groups reiterate calls for USMCA approval following USITC report

Positive impacts for the US ag sector from the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) – detailed in a new report from the US International Trade Commission (USITC) – were hailed by US ag and food groups who used the news to reiterate their calls for swift approval of the pact.

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

EU Geographical Indications dominated by southern Europe - study

Researchers found that the EU’s Geographical Indications are strongly concentrated in the south of Europe and listed a number of possible factors that could explain this uneven spread.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Harmonizing FOP labels on tap for next month’s Codex food labeling committee

The U.S. delegation plans to recommend Codex continue working on draft guidelines to harmonize front-of-package (FOP) labeling at a meeting next month, and not wait for the World Health Organization (WHO) to issue its own guidelines, which are in the works.

 

US Food Policy European Food Law
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Food Safety and Standards

Ag groups reiterate calls for USMCA approval following USITC report

Positive impacts for the US ag sector from the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) – detailed in a new report from the US International Trade Commission (USITC) – were hailed by US ag and food groups who used the news to reiterate their calls for swift approval of the pact.

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

EU agriculture policy diary (April 22-26): EU-Japan Summit

In an otherwise quiet week for European agri-food policy-makers, EU and Japanese leaders will meet in Brussels to assess the initial implementation of their bilateral free trade agreement.

EU Japan

‘No fault’ in approval extensions for EU active ingredients

There has been no maladministration in the European Commission’s practice of extending EU approval periods for agrochemical active ingredients (AIs) to allow for delays in renewal procedures, says EU Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly.

Crop Inputs Environment and Conservation
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Food Technology

France bans titanium dioxide from 2020

France is to ban the food additive titanium dioxide (E 171) from January 1, 2020, French Economics and Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire announced on April 17.

European Food Law Additives

MEPs back general food safety revision that will see industry studies published

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) will in future have to publish the studies that industry submits for applications to authorise regulated products, such as additives, pesticides, genetically modified organisms or food contact materials, under a regulation that MEPs cleared April 17 in Strasbourg.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

Council acknowledges auditors’ conclusion that EU food safety system overstretched

EU agriculture ministers have acknowledged the findings of the European Court of Auditors that the European system for controlling chemicals in foods is overstretched, in conclusions adopted at the April 15 Council.

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Traceability and Supply Chain

‘No fault’ in approval extensions for EU active ingredients

There has been no maladministration in the European Commission’s practice of extending EU approval periods for agrochemical active ingredients (AIs) to allow for delays in renewal procedures, says EU Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly.

Crop Inputs Environment and Conservation

Greens say consumer protection law “a wasted opportunity” to tackle dual quality goods

A revamp to EU consumer protection rules approved in an April 17 European Parliament vote has come under fire from Green/European Free Alliance (EFA) and left-wing MEPs because it does not clearly ban dual quality goods, where products sold under identical brands differ in composition or quality.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

Rapporteur group for glyphosate review gets EU member state backing

EU member states have supported proposals for the next EU reassessment of the herbicide, glyphosate, to be handled by a group of rapporteur states comprising France, Hungary, Netherlands and Sweden.

Crop Inputs Compliance and Enforcement
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Trade Policy

Ag groups reiterate calls for USMCA approval following USITC report

Positive impacts for the US ag sector from the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) – detailed in a new report from the US International Trade Commission (USITC) – were hailed by US ag and food groups who used the news to reiterate their calls for swift approval of the pact.

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

EU Geographical Indications dominated by southern Europe - study

Researchers found that the EU’s Geographical Indications are strongly concentrated in the south of Europe and listed a number of possible factors that could explain this uneven spread.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

EU agriculture policy diary (April 22-26): EU-Japan Summit

In an otherwise quiet week for European agri-food policy-makers, EU and Japanese leaders will meet in Brussels to assess the initial implementation of their bilateral free trade agreement.

EU Japan
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Brexit

Food and Ag Policy Briefing: Brexit extended, US talks more tariffs on EU goods, Vietnam bans glyphosate imports

The UK food industry said it was “mightily relieved” last week by the news that the European Council had offered to extend the Brexit process until October 31.

Brexit Agribusiness

Farm profits in England to fall by 38% under ‘hard’ Brexit, warns new study

Average farm profits in England could fall by over a third by 2022 if Britain pursues a ‘hard’ Brexit, according to new projections published today (April 12).

Farm Incomes Brexit

Food industry “mightily relieved” by Brexit delay to October

The European Council’s decision last night (April 10) to offer the UK an extension to the Brexit process to October 31 has been greeted with considerable relief by the UK’s food and agriculture industries.

Europe 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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