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European Food Law

Food and Health Policy

Valentine’s Day crackdown smashes Italian wine fraud network

A Valentine’s Day swoop backed by the EU law enforcement agency (Europol) has brought down a gang responsible for counterfeiting the trademarks of a famous Italian winery.

European Food Law Food Policy

OIE reports global progress on antimicrobial use, improvement needed on regulatory framework

A new report by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) shows there has been global progress on the regulation and monitoring of antimicrobial use in animals.

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

Green MEP calls for cautious approach to lab meat development in EU

A Green MEP has urged caution with cell-cultured meat development in the EU, calling for the bloc to apply the precautionary principle to prevent risks to human health or the environment.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy
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Labelling and Advertising

Geographical Indications are holding back EU-Australia trade talks

Early trade discussions between the EU and Australia are being hampered by disagreements on the protection of EU agri-food names, with cheeses and wines being the most controversial products.

EU Australia

Valentine’s Day crackdown smashes Italian wine fraud network

A Valentine’s Day swoop backed by the EU law enforcement agency (Europol) has brought down a gang responsible for counterfeiting the trademarks of a famous Italian winery.

European Food Law Food Policy

Portugal seizes spirit drink for allegedly “abusing protected status of Tequila”

Portugal’s food safety and economic monitoring authority (ASAE) inspected and seized 1,750 litres of a spirit for allegedly abusing the geographical indication Tequila in early February, following a complaint from the Tequila regulating council Consejo Regulador del Tequila (CRT).

European Food Law Europe
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Food Safety and Standards

Dutch trader fined for fraud with Fipronil eggs

An egg trader in the Netherlands has been fined EUR30,000 for a fraud involving the sale of potentially contaminated eggs.

European Food Law Europe

Valentine’s Day crackdown smashes Italian wine fraud network

A Valentine’s Day swoop backed by the EU law enforcement agency (Europol) has brought down a gang responsible for counterfeiting the trademarks of a famous Italian winery.

European Food Law Food Policy

Portugal seizes spirit drink for allegedly “abusing protected status of Tequila”

Portugal’s food safety and economic monitoring authority (ASAE) inspected and seized 1,750 litres of a spirit for allegedly abusing the geographical indication Tequila in early February, following a complaint from the Tequila regulating council Consejo Regulador del Tequila (CRT).

European Food Law Europe
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Food Technology

Green MEP calls for cautious approach to lab meat development in EU

A Green MEP has urged caution with cell-cultured meat development in the EU, calling for the bloc to apply the precautionary principle to prevent risks to human health or the environment.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

EU product approvals being reassigned in run-up to Brexit

UK-based firms are looking to shift the ownership of their EU product approvals to subsidiaries in continental Europe in preparation for the UK leaving the EU on March 29th.

Europe European Food Law

Polish Council of Ministers approves draft bill on GMO-free labelling

Poland’s Council of Ministers has approved a draft bill that is to introduce a label for Polish food products that are free of genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

European Food Law Poland
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Traceability and Supply Chain

Dutch trader fined for fraud with Fipronil eggs

An egg trader in the Netherlands has been fined EUR30,000 for a fraud involving the sale of potentially contaminated eggs.

European Food Law Europe

Valentine’s Day crackdown smashes Italian wine fraud network

A Valentine’s Day swoop backed by the EU law enforcement agency (Europol) has brought down a gang responsible for counterfeiting the trademarks of a famous Italian winery.

European Food Law Food Policy

Turkish producers top quarterly food recall index

Turkish producers were responsible for a total of 82 food recalls in the final three months of 2018 – far ahead of any other country of origin, according to a company monitoring the figures.

European Food Law Europe
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Trade Policy

Geographical Indications are holding back EU-Australia trade talks

Early trade discussions between the EU and Australia are being hampered by disagreements on the protection of EU agri-food names, with cheeses and wines being the most controversial products.

EU Australia

Portugal seizes spirit drink for allegedly “abusing protected status of Tequila”

Portugal’s food safety and economic monitoring authority (ASAE) inspected and seized 1,750 litres of a spirit for allegedly abusing the geographical indication Tequila in early February, following a complaint from the Tequila regulating council Consejo Regulador del Tequila (CRT).

European Food Law Europe

European Parliament approves investment agreements with Singapore

The Parliament plenary has greenlighted the investment agreements between the EU and Singapore, a step forward towards its implementation.

EU European Agricultural Policy
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Brexit

EU product approvals being reassigned in run-up to Brexit

UK-based firms are looking to shift the ownership of their EU product approvals to subsidiaries in continental Europe in preparation for the UK leaving the EU on March 29th.

Europe European Food Law

Food and Ag Policy briefing: US talks on cell-based meat, proposal to resolve dairy labelling dispute, Brexit concerns get louder

Progress was being made in the US last week to ensure that regulators are suitably ready to deal with the innovative leap forward that is cell-based meat.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Nestlé Europe chief calls on EU to take unilateral action to ease borders post-Brexit

Marco Settembri, Nestlé Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Europe, Middle East and North Africa is calling on EU decision makers to open up Europe’s borders unilaterally for food products in the likely event of a hard, no-deal Brexit.

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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