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Food & Health Policy

Food Policy

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EFSA to share data on open-access platform

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has pledged to publish the scientific data it uses for EU-wide monitoring programmes, surveys and many of its risk assessments on its Knowledge Junction platform.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

Consumer group urges Commission to heed auditors’ call to close regulatory gaps

Consumer organisation, BEUC, is calling on the Commission to close regulatory gaps in EU food law identified in a January 15 report from the European Court of Auditors.

European Food Law Additives

Many Norwegians not willing to change eating habits to decrease environmental footprint

A study carried out by Oslo Met University researchers found that Norwegians are generally not willing to change their eating habits in order to decrease their environmental footprint. Men are especially unwilling to make a change here.

European Food Law Norway

Report calls for transformation of global diets to deliver sustainable food systems

Diet and food production must radically change to improve health and avoid potentially catastrophic damage to the planet, a report published in the Lancet medical journal warns.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

UK agricultural organisations warn against the “catastrophic” fallouts of a no-deal Brexit

Agricultural organisations in the UK are becoming increasingly mobilized to warn the country's government of the grave dangers of a no-deal scenario on Brexit.

EU European Agricultural Policy

UK proposes restrictions on the use of food and drink promotions

The UK government has proposed new rules that would restrict retailers from using promotions of food and drink high in fat, salt and sugar (HFSS), such as “buy one get one free”.

European Food Law Europe
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Health & Nutrition

Set Alert for Health and Nutrition

French authority disputes court ruling that said it erred when assessing glyphosate product

The French food safety agency, the Anses, has contested the finding of the French Administrative Court in Lyon that the agency made an error of assessment by approving Bayer legacy company Monsanto’s herbicide, Roundup Pro 360 (glyphosate).

Europe France

EFSA to share data on open-access platform

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has pledged to publish the scientific data it uses for EU-wide monitoring programmes, surveys and many of its risk assessments on its Knowledge Junction platform.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

Many Norwegians not willing to change eating habits to decrease environmental footprint

A study carried out by Oslo Met University researchers found that Norwegians are generally not willing to change their eating habits in order to decrease their environmental footprint. Men are especially unwilling to make a change here.

European Food Law Norway

German risk assessor rejects plagiarism charge in glyphosate assessment

The German federal institute for risk assessment, the BfR, has rejected accusations of deliberate deception while defending itself against a report claiming “plagiarism and super-ordinated copy and paste” in its assessment of the herbicide, glyphosate.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

Report calls for transformation of global diets to deliver sustainable food systems

Diet and food production must radically change to improve health and avoid potentially catastrophic damage to the planet, a report published in the Lancet medical journal warns.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

UK proposes restrictions on the use of food and drink promotions

The UK government has proposed new rules that would restrict retailers from using promotions of food and drink high in fat, salt and sugar (HFSS), such as “buy one get one free”.

European Food Law Europe
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Tax Policy

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Legislation in Poland promises to end row over fast food tax rate

Poland’s Ministry of Finance has developed a new draft bill to overhaul the country’s value-added tax (VAT) rate system for food products.
European Food Law Tax Policy

Ireland could drop exemption to put 23% VAT on food supplements

A guidance document published by the Revenue office of the Irish government says that the VAT exemption applied to food supplements will be lifted from March 1st 2019.

European Food Law Europe

Green Party MP calls for introduction of UK meat tax

The UK government should introduce a ‘meat tax’, as an adjunct to the Agriculture Bill, according to UK Green Party spokesperson and Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas.

Environment and Conservation Tax Policy
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Animal Welfare

Set Alert for Animal Welfare

EU agriculture policy diary (January 21-25): UTPs, fertilisers, CAP reform

EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan will defend his legislative proposals for the next CAP after Agriculture MEPs cast a crucial vote on the new rules to tackle unfair trading practices.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Medicated feed regulation will boost EU fight against antimicrobial resistance

The new regulation replacing a 1990 directive on medicated feed is the EU’s latest weapon in the fight against antimicrobial resistance by setting stricter standards on what medicines can be fed to farm animals.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

Tensions between Lithuania and Poland over ASF strategy

African Swine Fever is once again placing strains on relations within and between EU member states – with Lithuania clashing with Poland over import restrictions on pork.

Trade Disputes Food Safety and Standards
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