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Traceability and Supply Chain

Traceability & Supply Chain

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ANSES warning on spirulina risks

The French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (ANSES) is warning about potential risks linked to spirulina after several adverse events linked to supplements containing the substance were reported in France.
European Food Law Food Safety and Standards

EU sets 2018 import quota for Norwegian waters and soft drinks

The EU has set a 19.033 million litre duty free tariff quota for certain water and soft drink imports from Norway for 2018.
European Food Law Food Policy

Commission updates EU’s high-risk import list

The EU’s high-risk import list of fruit and vegetables subject to stepped up border controls in an annex to a 2009 regulation (669/2009) has had its latest twice-yearly update. 
European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

Commission greenlights compensation for Belgian egg producers affected by fipronil

The Commission has authorised the Belgian government to compensate egg and poultry producers who have been economically impacted by the fipronil scandal this summer.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Commission pressured to deliver impact assessment results on UTPs by February

Slovakia called for the Commission to deliver the result of its impact assessment on tackling unfair trading practices (UTPs) not later than February next year and to establish a basic legal act applicable in all member states.
European Agricultural Policy Traceability & Supply Chain

EU extends organic pullet plus pig and poultry feed waivers a year

The European Commission has extended both an organic egg production and pig and poultry feed waiver by another year until 31 December 2018.

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Environment & Conservation

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Meat likely to be taxed instead of subsidised in future, says report

The latest warning that meat could be taxed to tackle climate change was made this week in a report to investors holding $4 trillion of assets.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

Brexit is opportunity to create joined-up food and farming policies, MPs hear

The UK will be able to redesign food and farming policies so that they no longer tackle the issues of agriculture, obesity and the environment separately, but rather in a single approach, MPs on the House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs select committee heard.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

Europe “must change diet” to tackle climate change and malnutriton

A new report out this week calls on Europeans to change their diets in order to brake climate change and boost food security, in particular by reducing meat consumption and promoting lab-grown meat and insect protein.

European Food Law Agribusiness

France tops food sustainability index

An annual index compiled to show which countries have the most sustainable food systems has again ranked France in first place, followed by Japan and Germany.
European Food Law Agribusiness

Defra secretary unveils plans for 'streamlined' UK farm support

The UK’s environment secretary has outlined plans for a more simplified approach to farmer support, and suggested that a post-Brexit agriculture policy will be more oriented towards achieving environmental goals than the current Common Agricultural Policy. 

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Hard Brexit will hurt UK dairy farmers and consumers

A hard Brexit would have dire consequences for UK dairy farmers and increase prices for British consumers, a representative of the international dairy cooperative Arla Foods warned ENVI MEPs today. 

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Organics

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Europe “must change diet” to tackle climate change and malnutriton

A new report out this week calls on Europeans to change their diets in order to brake climate change and boost food security, in particular by reducing meat consumption and promoting lab-grown meat and insect protein.

European Food Law Agribusiness

France tops food sustainability index

An annual index compiled to show which countries have the most sustainable food systems has again ranked France in first place, followed by Japan and Germany.
European Food Law Agribusiness

EU countries confirm new rules for organic farming

Member states have endorsed the deal on the revision of existing rules on organic production and labelling for which a provisional agreement had been reached with the Parliament in June. 

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