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European Food Law

Food and Health Policy

Centre right MEPs insist on science-based pesticide approvals

The European Parliament’s largest political group, the centre right European People’s Party (EPP), is demanding that the EU takes a science-based approach towards pesticide authorisation.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

Belgium to cull four thousand pigs to prevent ASF spread

Belgium will announce in the coming days the culling of 4,000 pigs in the confined area following the discovery of nine boars suffering from African Swine Fever (ASF), the country’s federal minister has said.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Croatian government drafts amended VAT law to lower tax rate on food products

The Croatian government has submitted a draft amended value-added tax (VAT) law to the country’s parliament.

Europe Croatia
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Labelling and Advertising

Senior doctor calls for ban on the sale of energy drinks to children

A senior doctor has called for a ban on the sale of energy drinks to children as the UK government currently consults on whether to implement such legislation.

Europe United Kingdom

Vilnius conference pushes blockchain benefits for food safety, traceability and logistics

Blockchain technology will increasingly be adopted by companies in the agri-food sector in the years to come, and will be essential to ensuring food and drink products flow smoothly between the UK and EU post-Brexit, a conference in Lithuania heard this week.

Traceability & Supply Chain Technology

ECJ advocate general says halal meat can be labelled organic

Meat from animals that have been killed following the Islamic or Jewish ritual slaughter (halal or Shechita) without prior stunning can carry the European organic farming label, the Advocate General of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has recommended.

European Agricultural Policy EU
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Food Safety and Standards

Centre right MEPs insist on science-based pesticide approvals

The European Parliament’s largest political group, the centre right European People’s Party (EPP), is demanding that the EU takes a science-based approach towards pesticide authorisation.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

Belgium to cull four thousand pigs to prevent ASF spread

Belgium will announce in the coming days the culling of 4,000 pigs in the confined area following the discovery of nine boars suffering from African Swine Fever (ASF), the country’s federal minister has said.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Cell-cultured food could help solve climate problem, experts say

Delicious, affordable, cell- and plant-based meats that consumers trust may just solve the world’s largest climate problem, said experts at the recent Good Food Conference in Berkeley, Calif.

US Food Policy US Agricultural Policy
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Food Technology

Centre right MEPs insist on science-based pesticide approvals

The European Parliament’s largest political group, the centre right European People’s Party (EPP), is demanding that the EU takes a science-based approach towards pesticide authorisation.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

Cell-cultured food could help solve climate problem, experts say

Delicious, affordable, cell- and plant-based meats that consumers trust may just solve the world’s largest climate problem, said experts at the recent Good Food Conference in Berkeley, Calif.

US Food Policy US Agricultural Policy

Vilnius conference pushes blockchain benefits for food safety, traceability and logistics

Blockchain technology will increasingly be adopted by companies in the agri-food sector in the years to come, and will be essential to ensuring food and drink products flow smoothly between the UK and EU post-Brexit, a conference in Lithuania heard this week.

Traceability & Supply Chain Technology
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Traceability and Supply Chain

Centre right MEPs insist on science-based pesticide approvals

The European Parliament’s largest political group, the centre right European People’s Party (EPP), is demanding that the EU takes a science-based approach towards pesticide authorisation.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

Belgium to cull four thousand pigs to prevent ASF spread

Belgium will announce in the coming days the culling of 4,000 pigs in the confined area following the discovery of nine boars suffering from African Swine Fever (ASF), the country’s federal minister has said.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Commission clears Luxembourg food ingredients merger

The European Commission has given EQT Fund Management the green light to acquire food ingredients maker Antelope Topco S.C.A (Azelis) because there are no horizontal overlaps or vertical links between the two Luxembourg-based companies.

European Food Law Traceability & Supply Chain
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Trade Policy

Belgium to cull four thousand pigs to prevent ASF spread

Belgium will announce in the coming days the culling of 4,000 pigs in the confined area following the discovery of nine boars suffering from African Swine Fever (ASF), the country’s federal minister has said.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Brazil boosts inspection to avoid African Swine Fever

Brazil is to step up inspection at borders to prevent the entry of African Swine Fever (ASF), which has been rapidly spreading in Europe, Asia and Africa.
EU European Agricultural Policy

Retail bosses reject claims food giants hit by UTPs

The Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of 22 leading retailers and wholesalers across Europe have written to the Chair of the EU Agriculture Council, Austrian Agriculture Minister Elisabeth Köstinger “to express their intense concern at the idea currently being promoted by powerful multinational food processors that they need protection against retailers,” as discussions on the unfair trading practices (UTPs) continue in the European Parliament and Council.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy
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Brexit

Call for UK and US to abolish farm tariffs, align food standards post-Brexit

The United Kingdom and the United States should abandon all tariffs on bilateral agricultural trade and also adopt a purely science-based approach to sanitary and phytosanitary issues under a new ‘model’ bilateral trade agreement, according to a new report published on Tuesday (September 18).

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Brexit and subsidiarity pose risks to future of CAP - analyst

The EU needs to maintain strong policy control over major issues such as climate change, biodiversity, animal health and food safety as well as resist any post-Brexit temptation to devolve too much power back to member states, according to a leading French CAP expert.

CAP Brexit

EU agri-policy diary (September 17-21): Brexit, UTPs

National delegations are gathering in Brussels to discuss new rules to protect farmers from unfair trading practices, while Foreign Ministers prepare high-level Brexit discussions taking place in Austria later this week.

Brexit EU
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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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