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Labelling

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Polish competition watchdog: private label limitation bill unlikely to be passed by current Parliament

Marek Niechciał, the president of Poland’s competition watchdog UOKiK, has said the bill designed to limit the capacity of large retailers to sell products under their private labels is unlikely to be adopted by the incumbent parliament.

European Food Law Poland

Detox not an approved health claim, Andriukaitis tells French MEP

The use of the term ‘detox’ on food labels or in advertisements, needs approval as a health claim in Europe, EU Health and Food Safety Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis made clear in responding to a question from a French MEP.

European Food Law Food Policy

Food & Ag Policy Briefing: Funding proposals, UTPs law passes Parliament, UK announces Brexit tariff plan

US agriculture organizations have responded with dismay at proposed cuts to farm program funding in the Trump administration’s FY 2020 budget, but food safety programs could see an increase.

Crop Insurance Food Safety and Standards

EU needs to step up controls on internet food and supplement sales

A newly-published European Commission report shows EU member states need to step up controls on food products and supplements sold over the internet.

European Food Law Food Policy

EU agrees to join international agreement on GIs

Lawmakers have cleared the way for the EU to join a multilateral treaty that allows a more rapid and straightforward protection of Geographical Indications in third countries.

Geographical Indications European Food Law

Greece seeks EU protection for its famous agri-food products

Greece is determined to win protected status in both Europe and abroad for some of its signature agri-food products, the country’s Minister of Agricultural Development and Food has revealed.

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Geographical Indications

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Food & Ag Policy Briefing: Funding proposals, UTPs law passes Parliament, UK announces Brexit tariff plan

US agriculture organizations have responded with dismay at proposed cuts to farm program funding in the Trump administration’s FY 2020 budget, but food safety programs could see an increase.

Crop Insurance Food Safety and Standards

EU agrees to join international agreement on GIs

Lawmakers have cleared the way for the EU to join a multilateral treaty that allows a more rapid and straightforward protection of Geographical Indications in third countries.

Geographical Indications European Food Law

Greece seeks EU protection for its famous agri-food products

Greece is determined to win protected status in both Europe and abroad for some of its signature agri-food products, the country’s Minister of Agricultural Development and Food has revealed.

EU Greece

Mexican Tequila added to list of EU protected products

The European Commission has added Tequila, the Mexican spirit drink, to its register of Protected Geographical Indications (PGIs) this week.

European Food Law Europe

Whisky from Germany can’t be called ‘Glen Buchenbach’, court rules

Whisky originating from Swabia in south-west Germany and not from Scotland may not be called ‘Glen Buchenbach’, the District Court of Hamburg has ruled.

European Food Law Compliance and Enforcement

EU cheese GIs could cost US dairy sector $20bn, warns Agribusiness Intelligence study

The US dairy industry could suffer as much as US$20 billion in lost revenue over three years if the European Union were to succeed in claiming exclusive rights to use cheese names with protected geographical indications on global dairy markets.

Geographical Indications Farm Incomes
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Allergens

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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

Consultation on changes to UK food allergen labelling laws launched

The UK’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has launched a consultation on proposed changes to allergen labelling legislation.

European Food Law Allergens

Campaigners hit out at Commission approval of multi-event GM maize

Munich-based campaign group Testbiotech has hit out at the Commission’s approval of the Bayer/Monsanto genetically modified maize in some 14 different sub-combinations, shortly before the end of year recess.

European Food Law European Agricultural 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

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.

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Advertising

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UK planning 9 pm watershed on TV and online junk food ads

The UK is looking to tighten up its rules on the advertising of foods and drinks high in fat, sugar and salt (HFSS) on TV and online through a 9 pm watershed.

European Food Law Advertising

Awareness of alcohol marketing linked to greater teen drinking

Researchers are questioning the UK’s self-regulatory approach to alcohol marketing after a large observational study showed medium to high awareness of alcohol marketing among UK teens is linked to increased consumption and a greater probability of ‘higher risk’ drinking among current drinkers, plus a greater likelihood of trying alcohol among those that have never drunk.

European Food Law Advertising

Kellogg’s advert “exaggerated” health benefits of breakfast cereal, watchdog rules

An advert for a Kellogg’s breakfast cereal misled consumers through the use of an authorised EU health claim related to folic acid, the UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled.

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Health Claims

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Detox not an approved health claim, Andriukaitis tells French MEP

The use of the term ‘detox’ on food labels or in advertisements, needs approval as a health claim in Europe, EU Health and Food Safety Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis made clear in responding to a question from a French MEP.

European Food Law Food Policy

EU needs to step up controls on internet food and supplement sales

A newly-published European Commission report shows EU member states need to step up controls on food products and supplements sold over the internet.

European Food Law Food Policy

Kellogg’s advert “exaggerated” health benefits of breakfast cereal, watchdog rules

An advert for a Kellogg’s breakfast cereal misled consumers through the use of an authorised EU health claim related to folic acid, the UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled.

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