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Council seeking to boost autonomy of EFSA panels in risk assessment process

The Council is seeking to strengthen the autonomy of the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA’s) scientific panels in its future position on the proposal to increase transparency in the risk assessment in the food chain, IEG Policy has learned.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

USDA, FDA to jointly regulate cell-cultured meat

USDA and FDA have formally agreed to jointly regulate cell-based meat, and USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue and FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said Friday (Nov. 16) no new legislation is needed to make it work.

US Food Policy US Agricultural Policy

Xylo-oligosaccharides get EU novel food green light

The EU has authorised xylo-oligosaccharides as a novel food in a range of food products, including breads, biscuits and yogurts.

European Food Law Food Policy

Good farm hygiene crucial to stop antimicrobial resistance – FAO

By simply adopting good hygiene practices during the daily farm operations, farmers can play a vital role in stemming the spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation has said.

EU European Agricultural Policy

EFSA consults on threshold of toxicological concern approach

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has launched a public consultation on its proposed guidance for the use of the threshold of toxicological concern (TTC) approach in food safety assessment.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

Commission adopts communication on endocrine disruptors

The European Commission has adopted a Communication setting out a European approach to endocrine disruptors to protect EU citizens and the environment from hazardous chemicals.

EU European Agricultural Policy

EPO revokes patent on Bayer/Monsanto’s broccoli

The European Patent Office (EPO) has revoked a patent it had previously granted to Monsanto for a type of broccoli.

EU European Agricultural Policy

IEG Policy’s October Top 10: FDA agenda, growth of blockchain and CAP strategic plans

The US Food and Drug Administration outlined its priority list for the coming months in October, while applications of blockchain technology in the agriculture and food supply chain are forecast to grow considerably, and EU officials and academics debated the new CAP’s strategic plans.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

EU approval for three novel foods

A trio of novel foods have had the green light under the latest implementing regulations to emerge from the European Commission.

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