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Closing date nears for Commission consultation on phthalate use in food contact materials

The closing date for a European Commission survey on the use of phthalates (esters of phthalic acid) in food contact materials (FCMs) is looming.

European Food Law Food Policy

European Commission plans food safety research platform

The European Commission has launched a call for tenders to run a future EU research and innovation platform on food safety.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

MEPs oppose imports of GM maize and soybeans

EU parliamentarians have objected to the European Commission’s plans to authorise the imports of three herbicide-resistant GMOs into the EU, pointing to risks of higher pesticide levels.

EU International

Partners sought to develop food packaging that can be digested by animals

An organisation called the Animal Digestible Food Packaging (ADFP) Initiative is seeking government and industry partners to develop technology it believes could help solve the dual challenges of food waste and litter, making packaging into a resource rather than a liability.

European Food Law US Food Policy

Under Vytenis Andriukaitis, diverse issues tackled with a level head

Outgoing Health and Food Safety Commissioner, Vytenis Andriukaitis, will be stepping down on November 1 after overseeing five years at the helm of DG SANTE.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

MEPs give Stella Kyriakides the green light as EU Health “and Food Safety” Commissioner

The European Parliament’s Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee (ENVI) October 2 cleared Cypriot Commissioner Stella Kyriakides for the health portfolio, that includes food safety, following a three-hour hearing the evening before.  However, the Committee argued that, like outgoing Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis, Kyriakides should have the words “and Food Safety” in her title.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

Food & Ag Policy Briefing: Pressure builds on FDA over CBD, US-Japan trade deal, CAP transition

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is coming under increasing pressure to be more proactive in establishing a clear regulatory framework for cannabidiol (CBD) foods and supplements – but law makers and industry stake holders appear divided on the next steps.

Additives CAP

Environment MEPs object to imports of herbicide-resistant GMOs

MEPs in the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) committee voted to oppose the European Commission’s plans to allow imports of three genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) designed to be resistant to herbicides.

EU Agribusiness

Global market for cell-based meats to hit $214 million in 2025, $593 million by 2032

Fueled by growing worldwide demand for protein, a steady stream of investment and an increasing number of startups, the global market for cell-based meat is set to expand significantly over the coming decade, reaching $214 million in 2025.

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