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European Food Law

Food and Health Policy

Agribusiness COV19 Podcast April 3

Stay abreast of the latest developments in the global agriculture and food markets influenced by Covid-19 by listening to our daily IHS Markit Agribusiness podcast.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

UK millers “working round the clock” to meet flour demand

UK mills have been operating 24 hours a day to meet the increased demand for its’ produce in a country which has, until now, been self-sufficient in flour, the association representing British and Irish millers reports.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

North Macedonia prohibits livestock markets, tightens certification rules

North Macedonia’s Food and Veterinary Agency (FVA) has adopted a set of new measures designed to ensure safe flow of goods and animals as the COVID-19 pandemic rapidly evolves around the globe.

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Labelling and Advertising

Mexico gives food companies until October to implement stop-sign warning labels

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Mexican authorities have dealt another blow to the food industry, by releasing a tight timeframe for sweeping labeling reforms complete with requirements for new, front-of-package (FOP) warning labels for foods high in added sugar, salt, fat and calories.

US Food Policy Health and Nutrition

Dual origin labelling law takes effect

An EU regulation specifying that the source of the main ingredient in a food must be stated if it differs from the origin labelled on the product itself took effect April 1.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

Council greenlights EU-Vietnam trade deal

EU member states have given the final green light to the bloc’s trade agreement with Vietnam, which foresees tariff-free market access for agri-food products and protection for Geographical indications.

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Food Safety and Standards

EU farming association backs longer Farm to Fork Strategy delay

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the European Commission has pushed back the publication of its Farm to Fork (F2F) strategy to the end of April and pressure is now mounting to delay it even further.

EU Coronavirus

North Macedonia prohibits livestock markets, tightens certification rules

North Macedonia’s Food and Veterinary Agency (FVA) has adopted a set of new measures designed to ensure safe flow of goods and animals as the COVID-19 pandemic rapidly evolves around the globe.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Canadian pork plant stops operations after nine workers catch COVID-19

One of Canada’s largest pork companies has announced the temporary closure of a processing facility due to the spread of COVID-19 among plant employees.

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Food Technology

EFSA thumbs down to Coffee 21 DNA strands claim

The European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA’s) Panel on Nutrition, Novel Foods and Food Allergens (NDA) has given a negative opinion to a health claim for a dark roasted coffee and prevention of DNA strands breakage.

European Food Law Food Policy

Food and Ag Policy Briefing: France looks to recruit “land army”, US reduces inspections, IHS Markit podcasts online

Lockdowns grew as COVID-19 swept through Europe and the US last week, leading French Agriculture Minister, Didier Guillaume, to appeal to “the army in the shadows” to come out and help with food production.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

EU agency seeks input on pollinator guidance for biocides

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is seeking input from industry, civil society, research bodies and any other ‘stakeholder’ to help develop new guidance on how to assess the risk to bees and other pollinators from the use of biocides.

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Traceability and Supply Chain

COVID-19: Supermarket sales slow down in Italy

Supermarket sales keeps growing in Italy but at a slower pace compared with the start of the lockdown in the country, figures reveal.

Italy European Agricultural Policy

Dairy sector sounds alarm as France, Italy set up market support measures

The disruption caused by COVID-19 is putting the integrity of the EU's market organisation for dairy products under acute strain – and the Commission must act now to ensure coordinated action across all member states.

EU France

EU farming association backs longer Farm to Fork Strategy delay

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the European Commission has pushed back the publication of its Farm to Fork (F2F) strategy to the end of April and pressure is now mounting to delay it even further.

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Trade Policy

COVID-19: Keep agri-food products and workers moving across borders worldwide

The Directors General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) are urging governments worldwide to keep agri-food products and workers moving across borders during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

Council greenlights EU-Vietnam trade deal

EU member states have given the final green light to the bloc’s trade agreement with Vietnam, which foresees tariff-free market access for agri-food products and protection for Geographical indications.

EU Vietnam

COVID-19: Spain declares agri-food supply chains as essential services

The Spanish government has announced that most workers in the agri-food sector are not eligible for recoverable paid leave during the coronavirus pandemic because they are considered an element of an essential service.

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Brexit

UK citizens fear for meat standards in future US trade deal, survey finds

More than four fifths (81%) of the British public are worried about meat quality standards being relaxed by ministers in pursuit of trade deals with the US and the rest of the world, according to a survey commissioned by Unison, the UK’s largest union.

United Kingdom United States

Spain tries to appease protesting farmers with new food price law

The Spanish government introduced a new law to ensure that farmers are not forced to sell their produce at a loss.

Spain EU

Farmers' union leader urges maintenance of high UK food standards

The UK’s food standards must be the benchmark for any future UK trade deal - and a Trade and Standards Commission should be created to ensure that food that does not meet UK regulations cannot be imported into Britain.

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