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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

EU farmers ask for less stringent rules on cadmium limits in fertilisers

Ahead of the trilogue taking place next week among the three EU institutions, EU agriculture representatives have called for more lenient rules on cadmium limits in fertilisers leaving farmers enough time to adjust to changing circumstances.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Hogan defends CAP Strategic Plans against dairy sector ‘renationalisation’ concerns

EU agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan has been forced to defend the European Commission’s plans for individual policy programmes at national level as a core part of the new CAP for 2021-27, amidst repeated concerns that the plan will negatively affect the ‘level playing field’ on the EU Single Market.

Trade Agreements Labeling

France curbs palm oil, soy and beef imports to tackle deforestation

In a major move to combat global deforestation, French authorities have presented a strategy to limit the imports of agri-food products linked to the disappearance of forest areas.

Environment and Conservation EU

Dispute breaks out over squeezable yoghurt in Norway

Norwegian dairy Q-Meieriene has accused its dairy rival Tine of violating the Norwegian Marketing Act after Tine’s September launch of a squeezable yoghurt product that has many similarities to Q-Meieriene’s Skyr Mini product.

Norway European Food Law

EU Court rules no copyright for taste

The European Court of Justice has ruled that Dutch producer Levola cannot hold copyright protection on the taste of its soft cheese.

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MEPs pressure Commission to suspend EU-Mercosur trade talks

European opponents of an EU-Mercosur deal have seized on comments made by Brazilian president-elect Jair Bolsonaro to push their case for a suspension of talks on a trade deal between the two blocs.

Trade Agreements Geographical Indications

Mutiny in the UK government ranks while May presents draft withdrawal deal to Commons

Two members of the UK government have resigned in protest over the draft Brexit withdrawal agreement which was unveiled last night.

Brexit Geographical Indications

UK set to remain close to EU agri-food market under new Brexit deal – if approved

The United Kingdom will stay part of a ‘Single Customs Union’ with the EU for as long as is necessary post-Brexit to resolve the Irish border question – thus preventing the UK from doing its own Free Trade Agreements with third countries for agricultural and other products for a potentially indefinite period of time after 2020.

Brexit Trade Agreements

EU Parliament Trade Committee greenlights EU-Japan free trade agreement

The European Parliament's Trade Committee has given its recommendation to approve the EU's landmark trade agreement with Japan.

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Croatian meat wins EU protected status

The way of raising a specific sheep breed has helped Croatia win protected status from the European Commission for the animals’ meat.

Europe Croatia

EU releases second annual report on state of its free trade agreements

Trade under the existing EU free trade agreements keeps growing while they contribute to removing barriers and promoting high labour and environmental standards, a new Commission report has revealed.

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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

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

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 sees sharp increase in reports of food risks to health

The number of notifications from the EU’s alert system for food and feed risks rose by more than a quarter over the last year, largely as a result of the fipronil egg and Brazilian poultry scandals.

Food Safety and Standards EU

Mainstream pesticide evaluations do not look at exposure to multiple chemicals

Current assessments of pesticides' safety by regulatory agencies do not evaluate the “cocktail effect” that the cumulative use of different chemicals may have on humans, animals and the environment, a scholar has said.

EU United States

Spanish authorities seize 45 tons of fake fresh tuna

Spanish law enforcers have seized 45 tons of low quality tuna illegally treated with dyes to make it look like fresh fish that can be sold at twice the price, in an operation coordinated by the EU agency for law enforcement cooperation (Europol).

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Dispute breaks out over squeezable yoghurt in Norway

Norwegian dairy Q-Meieriene has accused its dairy rival Tine of violating the Norwegian Marketing Act after Tine’s September launch of a squeezable yoghurt product that has many similarities to Q-Meieriene’s Skyr Mini product.

Norway European Food Law

Banned advert about palm oil in food viewed by millions

An advert that was banned from television in the UK because it was made by a political organisation has become hugely popular on the internet.

European Food Law Advertising

Monster Energy calls on USTR to focus on trade barriers to energy drink sales

California-based Monster Energy Company is complaining to U.S. trade officials that it’s facing an increasing number of non-science based barriers to keep out its energy drinks from Europe and other regions around the world.

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Podcast: Food and drink levies - public health and climate solution, or 'stealth tax'?

The topic of taxing certain food and drink products to change consumer behaviour has become one of the most hotly-contested debates in public health policy around the globe 
Food Policy Environment and Conservation

EU farmers ask for less stringent rules on cadmium limits in fertilisers

Ahead of the trilogue taking place next week among the three EU institutions, EU agriculture representatives have called for more lenient rules on cadmium limits in fertilisers leaving farmers enough time to adjust to changing circumstances.

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
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