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European Food Law

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Tea claiming to be “detoxifying” breaches EU health claims regulation

A tea company has been told to stop using the health claim “detox” for its product because it breaches the EU’s nutrition and health claims Regulation (1924/2006), despite exemptions in place for products on the market before 2005.

Europe European Food Law

Food and Health Policy

EU consumers have the biggest potential to reduce food waste

EU consumers and households can contribute the most towards reducing food waste and implementing the circular economy package, the EU health and food safety Commissioner said. 
EU European Agricultural Policy

Spirits producers say excise tax proposal could increase discrimination

Just hours after the European Commission unveiled a proposal to revise excise taxes on alcoholic drinks on 25 May Europe’s spirit’s producers warned it failed to address unfair distortions between different alcoholic beverages and risks increasing discrimination.

European Food Law Food Policy

Member states slam industry’s alcohol labelling proposal

The drinks industry’s self-regulatory alcohol labelling proposal was slammed by several member states at a meeting last month, a newly-published summary reveals.

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Labelling and Advertising

EU consumers have the biggest potential to reduce food waste

EU consumers and households can contribute the most towards reducing food waste and implementing the circular economy package, the EU health and food safety Commissioner said. 
EU European Agricultural Policy

Member states slam industry’s alcohol labelling proposal

The drinks industry’s self-regulatory alcohol labelling proposal was slammed by several member states at a meeting last month, a newly-published summary reveals.

European Food Law Food Policy

Tea claiming to be “detoxifying” breaches EU health claims regulation

A tea company has been told to stop using the health claim “detox” for its product because it breaches the EU’s nutrition and health claims Regulation (1924/2006), despite exemptions in place for products on the market before 2005.

Europe European Food Law
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Food Safety and Standards

EU consumers have the biggest potential to reduce food waste

EU consumers and households can contribute the most towards reducing food waste and implementing the circular economy package, the EU health and food safety Commissioner said. 
EU European Agricultural Policy

UK retailers take action on plastic, as new “plastic free” logo is launched

Efforts to reduce the use of plastic in the food arena are picking up pace with a “plastic free” logo being launched and two large retailers announcing their own initiatives.

Europe United Kingdom

OECD urges governments to encourage plastic recycling, tax new plastics

The 35 member countries of the OECD are being urged to ensure that more plastic packaging is recycled “as a matter of urgency” to reduce pollution. Among the measures recommended include making consumers pay for single-use carrier bags, cutlery and drinking straws, and taxing manufacturers for using new, rather than recycled, plastics.

European Food Law Packaging
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Food Technology

MEPS call for block on GM maize approvals

Proposed EU approvals for two genetically modified maize lines should be withdrawn, says the European Parliament’s Environment Committee.
Europe European Parliament

Blockchain could improve halal traceability, technology firm says

With Muslim consumers seeking stronger assurances over the authenticity of Halal meat products, blockchain technology is increasingly being seen as an answer to global compliance issues.

International European Food Law

France considering ban on titanium dioxide as food additive

France may well ban the food additive titanium dioxide (E171) by the end of 2018, according to a junior government minister.

Europe France
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Traceability and Supply Chain

EU consumers have the biggest potential to reduce food waste

EU consumers and households can contribute the most towards reducing food waste and implementing the circular economy package, the EU health and food safety Commissioner said. 
EU European Agricultural Policy

Spirits producers say excise tax proposal could increase discrimination

Just hours after the European Commission unveiled a proposal to revise excise taxes on alcoholic drinks on 25 May Europe’s spirit’s producers warned it failed to address unfair distortions between different alcoholic beverages and risks increasing discrimination.

European Food Law Food Policy

UK retailers take action on plastic, as new “plastic free” logo is launched

Efforts to reduce the use of plastic in the food arena are picking up pace with a “plastic free” logo being launched and two large retailers announcing their own initiatives.

Europe United Kingdom
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Trade Policy

Russian embargo on Brazilian meat looks set to be lifted

After almost six months in place, Russia’s embargo on Brazilian beef and pork looks set to be lifted within the next few days.

South America Europe

US Senators call for protection of US cheese from EU GIs

As the US, Mexico and Canada finish re-negotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), senators are urging the Trump administration to protect the use of common cheese names.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

Russia may restrict French fries imports from European suppliers in sanctions reprisal

Russia's National Fruit and Vegetable Union has asked the Ministry of Agriculture (Minselkhoz) to reduce imports of frozen French fries in response to the sanctions that the US and other Western countries have imposed on Moscow.

Russian Federation European Agricultural Policy
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Brexit

Lack of progress in Brexit talks, EU Council hears

The EU Council, in its 27 member state format, has called for urgent progress on the issue of the Irish border in ongoing Brexit talks, while the European Commission’s chief negotiator has outlined a potential framework for a future partnership talks with the UK

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Ireland set to commence beef sales to China after plants get Beijing approval

Ireland will soon be able to send its first beef shipments to China as the first tranche of production facilities are approved by Beijing, the Irish Agriculture Ministry has indicated.

European Agricultural Policy US Agricultural Policy

UK "urgently needs" food security strategy to prepare for Brexit

The UK government needs to urgently formulate a comprehensive food security strategy in preparation for Brexit, a report published today by the House of Lords states.

Europe United Kingdom
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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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