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Commission sets out monitoring guidance for acrylamide in additional foods

A European Commission recommendation is advising both the food industry and member states on which products they should monitor for the presence of the naturally-occurring processing contaminant acrylamide on top of those already required under a 2017 EU regulation (2017/2158). 

European Food Law Food Policy

Environment MEPs want stronger pesticide reduction in the next CAP

Current EU policies to protect pollinators are too weak to protect biodiversity and a stronger approach is needed in agricultural policy, according to the European Parliament’s Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee (ENVI).

EU European Agricultural Policy

Cattle and dairy industries “will collapse by 2030”, conference hears

The dairy and cattle industries are predicted to collapse by 2030 as animal meat is replaced by cheaper, good quality food made from precision fermentation protein, Informa’s Food Ingredients Europe conference in Paris, France heard today (December 2nd).

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Plant-based “egg” expected on European market by mid-2020

A plant-based version of egg is expected to be on the European market during the second quarter of 2020, offering a healthier and more environmentally friendly product than real eggs, a conference in Paris heard today.

European Food Law Compliance and Enforcement

Andriukaitis warns regulation by public opinion could harm EU food safety

Outgoing EU Health and Food Safety Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis has hit out at regulation by public opinion rather than science-based policy and defended genetically modified organisms as safe based on assessments not just from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), but also internationally.

European Food Law Environment and Conservation

Andriukaitis defends a science-based approach to food safety regulation

Vytenis Andriukaitis, the EU Health and Food Safety Commissioner since November 2014 mounted a robust defence of strict science-based policy-making in an exclusive interview with IEG Policy in which the Lithuanian politician discussed genetically modified organisms, health claims and nutritional labelling. Sara Lewis interviewed Vytenis Andriukaitis in the dying days of his tenure as EU Health and Food Safety Commissioner

European Food Law Food Policy

5G could help farming and food sectors to tackle key challenges – event

The next generation of mobile broadband could help farmers improve their agricultural practices and enhance transparency across the food supply chain, participants at an event heard.

International United Kingdom

Food and hospitality firms invest least in cyber security, UK survey finds

Companies in the food and hospitality sector spent the least on cyber security in the UK in 2018-19, according to a survey from Specops Software.

European Food Law Food Policy

French food safety agency reports additive use in processed foods decreasing in France

The use of additives in processed foods sold in France has dropped overall, according to a comprehensive study that the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (Anses) published November 20.

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