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European Food Law

Food and Health Policy

Polish MPs call on government to liberalise online alcohol sales

A group of Polish lawmakers from the opposition Confederation party have called on the government to scrap the ban on online alcohol sales. The MPs claim that the restriction does not take into account the societal and technological developments that have taken place in Poland over the past years.

European Food Law Poland

Protecting children from junk food marketing a human rights issue

Protecting children from harmful marketing practices for products high in fat, sugar and salt (HFSS) is a human rights issue and governments that are a party to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) “have a duty to protect, respect and fulfil children’s right to health,” according to a major new report from the World Cancer Research Fund International (WCRF).

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China to ban single-use plastic straws, tableware and bags

China is banning the production and sale of single-use plastic in stages, starting this year with drinking straws and, in big cities, foam plastic tableware.

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Labelling and Advertising

Protecting children from junk food marketing a human rights issue

Protecting children from harmful marketing practices for products high in fat, sugar and salt (HFSS) is a human rights issue and governments that are a party to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) “have a duty to protect, respect and fulfil children’s right to health,” according to a major new report from the World Cancer Research Fund International (WCRF).

European Food Law US Food Policy

Pan-Europe petition to make origin labelling mandatory passes one million signatures

Italy’s farmers’group, Coldiretti, has announced that 1.1 million signatures have now been collected across Europe in support of the pan-European “Eat ORIGINal! Unmask your food” petition that appeals to the European Commission to guarantee more transparency in food labelling.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Key European Parliament committee backs EU-Vietnam free trade agreement

The European Parliament’s International Trade Committee January 21 backed the free trade and investment protection agreements between the EU and Vietnam.

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Food Safety and Standards

China to ban single-use plastic straws, tableware and bags

China is banning the production and sale of single-use plastic in stages, starting this year with drinking straws and, in big cities, foam plastic tableware.

European Food Law Food Policy

EU suspends imports of Ukraine’s poultry over avian flu

Authorities in Ukraine reacted with dismay today after being informed that the EU is suspending poultrymeat imports following recent outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian flu.

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EU tries again to reform decision-making for GMOs and agrochemicals

The European Commission is hoping to restart discussions on its proposals to reform the EU decision-making process, or “comitology”, particularly for approvals of genetically modified organisms and agrochemicals.

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Food Technology

Kyriakides dismisses titanium dioxide (E 171) safety concerns in letter to MEPs

EU Health and Food Safety Commissioner Stella Kyriakides has told a cross-party group of MEPs that current use of the controversial food additive titanium dioxide (E 171) does not pose a safety concern, based on advice from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

European Food Law Additives

NBT proposal will be in new EU Farm-to-Fork strategy

A proposal on the regulation of new breeding techniques (NBTs) in plants will be included in the forthcoming “Farm-to-Fork” strategy, says EU Health and Food Safety Commissioner Stella Kyriakides. 

EU European Agricultural Policy

EU to crack down on absorber pads in packaging that shed fibres into food

The Commission wants member states to crack down on absorber pads in food packaging that shed fibres into the meat, fish, fruit and vegetables that they touch, EU Health and Food Safety Commissioner Stella Kyriakides made clear in response to a written question from an MEP.

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Traceability and Supply Chain

Polish MPs call on government to liberalise online alcohol sales

A group of Polish lawmakers from the opposition Confederation party have called on the government to scrap the ban on online alcohol sales. The MPs claim that the restriction does not take into account the societal and technological developments that have taken place in Poland over the past years.

European Food Law Poland

EU suspends imports of Ukraine’s poultry over avian flu

Authorities in Ukraine reacted with dismay today after being informed that the EU is suspending poultrymeat imports following recent outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian flu.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

EU tries again to reform decision-making for GMOs and agrochemicals

The European Commission is hoping to restart discussions on its proposals to reform the EU decision-making process, or “comitology”, particularly for approvals of genetically modified organisms and agrochemicals.

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Trade Policy

Spanish group to fight Trump tariffs on food wait to meet PM

Members of Spain’s newly-formed Platform against Tariffs of the Trump Administration on Spanish food products have met with the country’s minister of industry, trade and tourism, Reyes Maroto, and the minister of agriculture, fisheries and food, Luis Planas, to convey the platform’s “utmost concern” about the current situation.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

US tariffs on Spanish olives could be lowered after court ruling

A court ruling could force US authorities to lift some of the tariffs imposed on black olives from Spain, an exporters’ association has said.

EU United States

EU suspends imports of Ukraine’s poultry over avian flu

Authorities in Ukraine reacted with dismay today after being informed that the EU is suspending poultrymeat imports following recent outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian flu.

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Brexit

Organic food consumption growing in the EU

Demand for organic food has increased sharply in the EU with northern countries representing the main destination market for those products.

EU European Agricultural Policy

EU agriculture policy diary (January 20-24): Council chair and Wojciechowski meet MEPs

The new Croatian Council Presidency will present its priorities for agriculture, environment and trade policies to members of the European Parliament this week.

EU Vietnam

Key parliamentary food safety committee to get even bigger after Brexit

The European Parliament’s Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee (ENVI) is to grow even more next month after a post-Brexit tweak of committee make up.

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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.
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