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European Food Law

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Germany and Korea link up to study contaminants in daily diet

An ambitious study by German scientists to analyse the health effects of contaminants in food on the general population will source experience from Korea where so-called “Total Diet Studies” (TDS) have been carried out since 2000.

Europe Asia Pacific

Food and Health Policy

Andriukaitis tells EU governments to crack down on misleading food labelling

EU Health and Food Safety Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis has written to all 28 member states urging them to step up enforcement of European rules on misleading food labelling.

European Food Law Advertising

Strategic partnership puts Europe ‘on the map’ in lab-grown meat sector

One of Europe’s largest meat companies is making a significant investment in Mosa Meat - a Dutch start-up that claims to be the world's leading company for cultured beef.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Germany and Korea link up to study contaminants in daily diet

An ambitious study by German scientists to analyse the health effects of contaminants in food on the general population will source experience from Korea where so-called “Total Diet Studies” (TDS) have been carried out since 2000.

Europe Asia Pacific
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Labelling and Advertising

Disagreements linger over threshold for GMO disclosure

USDA's proposed bioengineered food disclosure standard does not answer the key question of what threshold amount of a GMO triggers the disclosure requirements, prompting marked disagreement among stakeholders on where to draw the line. 

US Food Policy European Food Law

Andriukaitis tells EU governments to crack down on misleading food labelling

EU Health and Food Safety Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis has written to all 28 member states urging them to step up enforcement of European rules on misleading food labelling.

European Food Law Advertising

EU and Japan create massive free trade zone

A wide-ranging trade and cooperation deal that the EU and Japan signed on 17 July will create a free trade zone covering over 600 million people, ending some €1 billion in export duties that European firms currently pay annually, with Europe’s agri-food sector expected to be one of the main winners.

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Food Safety and Standards

EU and Japan create massive free trade zone

A wide-ranging trade and cooperation deal that the EU and Japan signed on 17 July will create a free trade zone covering over 600 million people, ending some €1 billion in export duties that European firms currently pay annually, with Europe’s agri-food sector expected to be one of the main winners.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

Strategic partnership puts Europe ‘on the map’ in lab-grown meat sector

One of Europe’s largest meat companies is making a significant investment in Mosa Meat - a Dutch start-up that claims to be the world's leading company for cultured beef.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Germany and Korea link up to study contaminants in daily diet

An ambitious study by German scientists to analyse the health effects of contaminants in food on the general population will source experience from Korea where so-called “Total Diet Studies” (TDS) have been carried out since 2000.

Europe Asia Pacific
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Food Technology

Strategic partnership puts Europe ‘on the map’ in lab-grown meat sector

One of Europe’s largest meat companies is making a significant investment in Mosa Meat - a Dutch start-up that claims to be the world's leading company for cultured beef.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Calls for upcoming phthalates ban to include food contact materials

Pressure is on for the EU to extend a future ban on four phthalates to food contact materials after member states in the REACH (chemicals regulation) committee on 11 July unanimously backed a proposal restricting them in other uses, but with a controversial waiver for agriculture.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

Sommer amendments would stop EFSA publishing studies before its opinion

Amendments that German centre right MEP Renate Sommer has drafted on the proposal to revamp the EU’s risk assessment system would see the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) publish industry studies used to assess applications only after the final scientific opinion.

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Traceability and Supply Chain

Austrian Council Presidency outlines agriculture priorities to member states

Within the next six months, Austria’s chairmanship of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council will focus on making progress in the interinstitutional discussions on the post-2020 CAP reform and reaching an agreement on the new rules against unfair trading practices.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Disagreements linger over threshold for GMO disclosure

USDA's proposed bioengineered food disclosure standard does not answer the key question of what threshold amount of a GMO triggers the disclosure requirements, prompting marked disagreement among stakeholders on where to draw the line. 

US Food Policy European Food Law

Strategic partnership puts Europe ‘on the map’ in lab-grown meat sector

One of Europe’s largest meat companies is making a significant investment in Mosa Meat - a Dutch start-up that claims to be the world's leading company for cultured beef.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law
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Trade Policy

Austrian Council Presidency outlines agriculture priorities to member states

Within the next six months, Austria’s chairmanship of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council will focus on making progress in the interinstitutional discussions on the post-2020 CAP reform and reaching an agreement on the new rules against unfair trading practices.

EU European Agricultural Policy

EU and Japan create massive free trade zone

A wide-ranging trade and cooperation deal that the EU and Japan signed on 17 July will create a free trade zone covering over 600 million people, ending some €1 billion in export duties that European firms currently pay annually, with Europe’s agri-food sector expected to be one of the main winners.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

Brazil, EU and Russia clash at WTO over meat trade issues

Issues related to the global trade in meat products dominated the agenda at last week’s meeting of the World Trade Organization’s Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) committee – with Brazil, the EU and Russia all clashing over costly import restrictions.

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Brexit

Brexit White Paper welcomed by agri-food industry

The food and farming industries have welcomed the content of the UK Government’s Brexit White Paper, which sets out plans for a UK-EU free trade area abiding by a “common rulebook” and without a hard border with Northern Ireland.

Europe United Kingdom

Brexit White Paper published laying out envisaged partnership with EU

A White Paper detailing what sort of relationship the UK government wants with the EU following the country’s departure from the Bloc next March has now been published. The White Paper looks to avoid a hard border with Northern Ireland, which has been a major concern of the food and agriculture industries, and maintain cooperation with EU regulators to ensure continuing food safety.

Europe United Kingdom

Controversial new UK Brexit plan aims for ‘status quo’ on EU-UK farm trade

The long-awaited Brexit blueprint put forward by the UK government at a key meeting of senior ministers last Friday (July 7) offers the prospect of something very close to business as usual for agri-food trade between the UK, the EU and the rest of the world – if it proves to be acceptable to the EU-27.

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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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