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Food & Health Policy

Food Policy

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No cloned food for EU under Australia and New Zealand FTAs, says Malmström

Europe will not be forced to accept milk and meat from cloned animals under future free trade agreements (FTAs) it is negotiating with Australia and New Zealand, EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström confirmed in response to a written question from a French MEP.
European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

Andriukaitis confirms member states can set age limits for energy drink consumption

Member states can set a minimum age limit for energy drink consumption since public health is a national not Union matter, EU Health and Food Safety Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis made clear in response to a written question from Croatian Socialist MEP Biljana Borzan.
European Food Law Food Safety and Standards

EU sets 2018 import quota for Norwegian waters and soft drinks

The EU has set a 19.033 million litre duty free tariff quota for certain water and soft drink imports from Norway for 2018.
European Food Law Food Policy

Food industry makes official complaint against Italy over country-of-origin labelling

The food industry association, FoodDrinkEurope, has made an official complaint to the European Commission over Italy’s enactment of laws on origin labelling. The association alleges that Italy's national laws are against EU law and wants them repealed.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

Perdue talks trade, NAFTA, Farm Bill and regulatory reform

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue touched on the importance of trade for U.S. agriculture, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the upcoming Farm Bill and regulatory reform during a Tuesday (Dec. 12) speech at the National Press Club.

US Food Policy US Agricultural Policy

Cases of Salmonella in EU poultry on the rise - EFSA report

After years of progress, EU efforts to combat Salmonella appear to have suffered a setback with new figures showing a rise in the number of cases in humans and increased prevalence in poultry.
Europe European Agricultural Policy
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Health & Nutrition

Set Alert for Health and Nutrition

Andriukaitis confirms member states can set age limits for energy drink consumption

Member states can set a minimum age limit for energy drink consumption since public health is a national not Union matter, EU Health and Food Safety Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis made clear in response to a written question from Croatian Socialist MEP Biljana Borzan.
European Food Law Food Safety and Standards

ANSES warning on spirulina risks

The French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (ANSES) is warning about potential risks linked to spirulina after several adverse events linked to supplements containing the substance were reported in France.
European Food Law Food Safety and Standards

German risk assessor warns on magnesium intake

The maximum daily level for magnesium in food supplements should not exceed 250 milligrams (mg), the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) has said in a new assessment published this week.

European Food Law Food Safety and Standards

UK teachers call for ban on energy drinks in schools

Energy drinks should be banned from schools because they are distracting children from their work, a UK teaching union has said, as new research is published about the availability of the drinks.

European Food Law Food Policy

Commission criticised for self-regulatory approach to alcohol labelling

The European Commission came under fire at the 8 December Health Council for taking a self-regulatory approach to alcohol labelling rather than proposing an end to the exemption for drinks containing over 1.2% alcohol by volume (ABV) from the 2011 food information to consumers regulation (FIC – 1169/2011).

European Food Law Advertising

Romania notifies trans fat law

Romania has formally notified a law restricting trans fatty acids (trans fats) in foods to the European Commission.

European Food Law Food Safety and Standards
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Tax Policy

Set Alert for Tax Policy

Meat likely to be taxed instead of subsidised in future, says report

The latest warning that meat could be taxed to tackle climate change was made this week in a report to investors holding $4 trillion of assets.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

Bulgaria 2018 EU presidency focus on labelling, tax, waste and market access

Bulgaria takes over the reins of the EU Council of Ministers for the six months rotating presidency on 1 January with plans to focus on labelling, tax structures, the circular economy, trade and market access as well as small and medium-sized enterprises, participants at a 29 November Brewers of Europe event heard.

European Food Law Food Policy

UK food industry thriving, cost to environment calculated

UK food and drink exports grew by 15% to £5.9bn in third quarter of 2017, whilst the trade deficit increased by 0.7% to -£5.6bn in the same period as the trade deficit with EU countries widened, the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) reports. A separate report out this week has collated a different set of financials: what UK consumers have to pay because of the damage caused by food production to the environment and public health.

European Food Law Agribusiness
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Animal Welfare

Set Alert for Animal Welfare

No cloned food for EU under Australia and New Zealand FTAs, says Malmström

Europe will not be forced to accept milk and meat from cloned animals under future free trade agreements (FTAs) it is negotiating with Australia and New Zealand, EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström confirmed in response to a written question from a French MEP.
European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

Cases of Salmonella in EU poultry on the rise - EFSA report

After years of progress, EU efforts to combat Salmonella appear to have suffered a setback with new figures showing a rise in the number of cases in humans and increased prevalence in poultry.
Europe European Agricultural Policy

Commission greenlights compensation for Belgian egg producers affected by fipronil

The Commission has authorised the Belgian government to compensate egg and poultry producers who have been economically impacted by the fipronil scandal this summer.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law
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