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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.
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Veto of phosphates in kebabs law loses by three votes

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.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

Resolution to veto BPA limit rejects migration limit in favour of full ban

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.

European Food Law Food Safety and Standards

BEUC urges MEPs to back phosphates in kebab 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.

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Fight over MEPs’ bid to outlaw phosphates in 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.

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Sweeteners ban in bakery goods to go ahead after veto fails

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.

European Food Law Additives

MEPs vote to block law authorising phosphates in doner kebabs

The European Parliament’s influential Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee has voted to block a Commission delegated act authorising use of phosphates in doner kebabs.
European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

Insect bread goes on sale after Finland lifts ban

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.

European Food Law Compliance and Enforcement

BPA law does not prevent danger to human health, says MEP

German Green MEP Martin Häusling has objected to a draft delegated regulation on bisphenol A (BPA) on grounds that it goes against the requirement in the EU’s framework food contact materials regulation (1935/2004) that migration of a substance into food must not endanger human health.
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