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Implementing law on novel food status adopted

The Commission has adopted an implementing regulation setting out the steps applicants need to follow to clarify that their products are novel foods or ingredients and crucially how to claim confidentiality for key data.
European Food Law Food Policy

Analysis: how the revised novel food regulation serves innovation

Since the 1st January 2018, the new Regulation (EU) No 2015/2283 on novel foods has applied within the EU, replacing previous outdated rules issued from Regulation (EC) No 258/97, which framed these specific foods for nearly twenty years. The new Regulation significantly differs from its predecessor, which was full of restrictions. With this new legislation, food business operators are now equipped with the tools for facilitating innovation, as Katia Merten-Lentz, of international law firm Keller & Heckman, writes.

European Food Law Additives

EU to slash SML for perchlorate in plastic food contact materials

The EU’s specific migration limit (SML) for perchlorate in plastic food contact materials is to be slashed 0.05 milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg) of food to 0.002 mg/kg in a delegated regulation that the Commission expects to adopt by the end of May.

European Food Law Food Policy

Commission set to adopt novel food law despite Dutch criticism

The European Commission is to adopt an implementing law for the novel foods regulation before the end of the month, despite criticism from the Netherlands that the measure, setting conditions for determining whether a food is novel or not, will not bring harmonisation.

European Food Law Food Policy

EU court annuls Commission decision on genetically modified soybean products

The General Court of the European Union has annulled a Commission’s decision, whereby they had rejected an application for review of the marketing authorisation granted to genetically modified (GM) soybean products.

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EU alcoholic drinks industry presents self-regulatory nutrition labelling approach

The European alcoholic beverages associations have submitted their self-regulatory proposals on the listing of ingredients and nutritional information for alcoholic drinks to EU Health and Food Safety Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis, with the hope of eventually turning their ideas into legislation.

Labeling Compliance and Enforcement

EFSA cellulose clearance “critical” to additives industry, says Dow manager

The positive opinion that the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) handed down for a range of celluloses is “critical” to the additives sector as health-conscious consumers seek a fibre-rich diet, Michiel Van Genugten, Global Market Manager, Dow Food Solutions told IEG Policy.
European Food Law Additives

Commission research arm sets up fraud and dual quality food centre

The Commission’s in-house research arm, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) will 13 March launch a Knowledge Centre on Food Fraud and Quality, an expert network on both fraud and alleged dual quality products.
European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

IEG Policy's February Top 10: Food safety ‘mega trends’, Germany’s glyphosate strategy, EU COOL rules

A Walmart official’s view on the key influences in food safety, the possible beginning of the end for glyphosate use in Germany, and concerns over country-of-origin labelling in Europe were the subjects of some of the most popular articles on IEG Policy last month.

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