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A proposal to veto a draft regulation authorising phosphates in frozen vertical spit meat – doner kebabs – fell by just three votes in the European Parliament’s Strasbourg plenary on 13 December, meaning the Commission now has the green light to adopt the legislation.
A draft European Parliament resolution to veto a Commission delegated regulation lowering the migration limit for bisphenol A (BPA) in plastic food contact materials and extending the restrictions to varnishes and coatings argues that the proposal would still allow some exposure rather than avoiding it altogether and calls for a full ban.
The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) has written to MEPs ahead of a crucial vote next week urging them to back a resolution to veto a law that would allow phosphate use in frozen vertical spit meat and making clear that it would not mean an EU ban on doner kebabs.
Doner kebab producers and restaurants are fight back against a European Parliament resolution that they say could wipe the popular fast food off the menu in Europe.
The Commission has the green light to adopt a delegated regulation outlawing a series of artificial sweeteners in fine bakery wares after a motion to veto the proposal fell in the European Parliament’s Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee on 28 November.
A Finnish bakery has introduced insect bread to several grocery stores in the country after Finland lifted its ban on selling insects as food earlier this month. Insect-based food can be expected to become more common fare in Europe from January 1st 2018, when the revised EU novel foods regulation enters force.
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