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Labelling

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Research into salt content of snack sparks call for compulsory front-of-pack nutrition labelling

New research which analysed 555 savoury picnic “finger foods” available from retailers, such as olives and pasties, revealed high levels of salt in one in four of the products.

European Food Law Food Policy

France leader in seeking EU protected status for foods

France currently has 42 applications to protect its regional foods, leading the pack ahead of Spain, which has 29 applications and Italy with 27, according to a food box company.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Swedish ice cream company forced to remove “all-natural ingredients” wording

The city of Gothenburg, Sweden has told an ice cream company to remove the wording “all-natural ingredients” from its packaging after the company was reported to the city's authorities by the consumer organisation Äkta vara.

European Food Law Sweden

German farmers slam meat tax proposal as production drops

Farm groups have rebuffed calls to introduce a meat tax in Germany, saying environmental and welfare goals would be better served by helping them compete with overseas suppliers who produce to lower standards.

Animal Welfare Environment and Conservation

Italian farmers call for zero-tolerance policy on wine fraud

Italy’s farmer group, Coldiretti, has appealed to the authorities to introduce a zero-tolerance policy towards wine fraud practices that are threatening the stability of the wine sector in the country.

European Food Law Italy

EU geographical indications register now includes spirit drinks

The EU’s new public geographical indications (GI) database, eAmbrosia, now lists spirit drinks as well as wine, the European Commission announced at the end of July.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy
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Geographical Indications

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France leader in seeking EU protected status for foods

France currently has 42 applications to protect its regional foods, leading the pack ahead of Spain, which has 29 applications and Italy with 27, according to a food box company.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Australia reveals EU ambitions for GI products in future trade deal

Australia’s trade ministry has published a list of 172 food and drink products that the European Union wants to be protected as Geographical Indications (GIs) under a future trade agreement between the two markets. The list includes a variety of dairy products as well as types of olive oil, meat and spices.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

China seeks recognition for type of tea as EU geographical indication

China has put forward a type of tea to be recognised under the European Union’s system of geographical indications (GI).

Geographical Indications Trade Agreements

EU geographical indications register now includes spirit drinks

The EU’s new public geographical indications (GI) database, eAmbrosia, now lists spirit drinks as well as wine, the European Commission announced at the end of July.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

Food & Ag Policy Briefing: CBD rules still confusing, US adamant on ag in EU trade talks

The lack of clarity on rules concerning the production and marketing of food and drink products containing cannabidiol (CBD) was again highlighted in the United States last week.

Agribusiness Animal Health

Italian farmers hold talks with government to boost domestic sector

Etore Prandini, head of Italy’s influential farmer organization Coldiretti, met with Italy’s Vice Premier Matteo Salvini to propose a range of measures aimed at boosting support for the domestic agri-food sector.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy
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Allergens

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Study finds most bread products in Norway have labelling errors

The Norwegian Food Safety Authority has published the results of a 2018 mapping of the labelling of 209 breads and bread products sold in Norway. More than 8 out of 10 products had minor or major errors in relation to the regulations.

European Food Law Traceability & Supply Chain

Industry publishes gluten labelling guidance

A guidance document on how to label foods with gluten content has been published by the UK Food and Drink Federation (FDF) with support from three allergen-focused groups.

 

European Food Law Allergens

Commission allergen work on hold

The European Commission has admitted that work on allergens in its health and food safety directorate general (DG SANTE) has been side-lined due to ‘other priorities.’

European Food Law Allergens

UK Food Standards Agency recommends full ingredient labelling

The UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) has this week recommended to the Government that increased allergen information should be provided on pre-packed direct sale food.

European Food Law Allergens

Food & Ag Policy Briefing: USDA Outlook event, CAP reform delay, new allergen labeling

The outlook for US food and agriculture policy in 2019 was openly discussed and dissected over the course of several days in Virginia last week, with trade disputes, farm incomes and the regulation of gene-edited animals among the issues on the agenda.

Allergens European Agricultural Policy

French food safety agency calls for more allergens to be listed on food labels

The French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (ANSES) is calling for more allergens to be listed on food labels than those currently required under the food information to consumers regulation (FIC – 1169/2011).

European Food Law Allergens
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Advertising

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Mondelez censored under new rules on gender stereotyping in advertising

An advert for the cheese brand Philadelphia has been banned because it showed two men being ineffective parents, thereby breaking new UK advertising rules on gender stereotyping.

European Food Law Advertising

Swedish ice cream company forced to remove “all-natural ingredients” wording

The city of Gothenburg, Sweden has told an ice cream company to remove the wording “all-natural ingredients” from its packaging after the company was reported to the city's authorities by the consumer organisation Äkta vara.

European Food Law Sweden

Italian farmers call for zero-tolerance policy on wine fraud

Italy’s farmer group, Coldiretti, has appealed to the authorities to introduce a zero-tolerance policy towards wine fraud practices that are threatening the stability of the wine sector in the country.

European Food Law Italy
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Health Claims

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EFSA says nicotinamide riboside is safe as source of Vitamin B3 in supplements

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has said that nicotinamide riboside can be safely used as a source of Vitamin B3 in food supplements at a daily serving of 300mg.

European Food Law Additives

Swedish ice cream company forced to remove “all-natural ingredients” wording

The city of Gothenburg, Sweden has told an ice cream company to remove the wording “all-natural ingredients” from its packaging after the company was reported to the city's authorities by the consumer organisation Äkta vara.

European Food Law Sweden

Food & Ag Policy Briefing: CBD rules still confusing, US adamant on ag in EU trade talks

The lack of clarity on rules concerning the production and marketing of food and drink products containing cannabidiol (CBD) was again highlighted in the United States last week.

Agribusiness Animal Health
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