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Traceability and Supply Chain

Traceability & Supply Chain

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Romanian parliament drafts honey labelling law

The Romanian parliament has drafted a law imposing additional labelling requirements on local producers, processors and importers of honey.

European Food Law Advertising

UK vegans push climate change to encourage diet switch

The Vegan Society carried out a survey last month to gauge levels of awareness among the population about the link between agriculture and climate change. 

European Food Law Environment and Conservation

Swedish supermarket chain mislead consumers with ad campaign rules court

Swedish supermarket Coop has been found guilty of misleading and improper marketing in its commercials which created a link between the consumption of organic foods and the level of pesticides in the bodies of those who consume those foods. 

European Food Law Sweden

Report warns that UK is unprepared for complex changes to food system before Brexit

Leading food policy specialists have warned the UK government that the country is currently unprepared to make the changes to the food system that are needed in the run up to its exit from the European Union.

European Food Law Brexit

Poland’s unfair market practices law enters into force amid industry protests

Poland’s law on eliminating unfair use of contractual advantages in the food sector has entered into force, enabling local food producers to petition the country’s competition watchdog, the UOKiK, to probe potential unfair market practices by retailers and impose financial fines.

European Food Law Traceability & Supply Chain

Calls grow for EU agri-food supply chain legislation

Agriculture ministers from the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Slovenia have stepped up their calls for EU-wide legislation on unfair trading practices (UTPs) in the agri-food supply chain, urging the European Commission to bring forward strong legislative proposals “as quickly as possible”

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Environment & Conservation

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Wheat pesticide picoxystrobin to be taken off EU market following EFSA opinion

The European Commission has refused an application to approve the renewal of use of a wheat pesticide, partly because it is deemed a risk to earthworms and aquatic organisms.

European Food Law Agribusiness

Sweden calls for more deposit schemes as squash companies inspire

Sweden’s environment minister, Karolina Skog, is calling for more food and drink products to have deposit schemes on them to increase recycling rates in the country.

European Food Law

UK vegans push climate change to encourage diet switch

The Vegan Society carried out a survey last month to gauge levels of awareness among the population about the link between agriculture and climate change. 

European Food Law Environment and Conservation

UK-US trade deal could stumble over food standards

The UK’s international trade secretary, Liam Fox, is in the US this week to talk with his American counterpart about forging a trade deal between the two countries after the UK leaves the EU. Fox wants agriculture to be included in any deal with the US, but US farmers’ demands to export chlorine-treated chicken, hormone-treated beef and GM crops to the UK as part of the deal has split opinion among Fox’s cabinet colleagues.

European Food Law Environment and Conservation

Fisheries policy hailed a success as North Sea cod comes back from the brink

North Sea cod can carry the coveted Marine Conservation Society’s (MCS’s) label after efforts over several years led depleting fish stocks to return to sustainable levels.  

European Food Law Food Policy

Plant-based diet “better than reusing shopping bags and recycling” to reduce CO2 emissions

Eating a plant-based diet is one of the most effective ways for an individual to reduce their contribution to greenhouse gas emissions, but governments are failing to take action, new research finds. Three other actions also put forward as effective in the study are: avoiding air travel, living car free and having fewer children.

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Organics

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Bakeries and organic foods could be hit by acrylamide law

Traditional bakeries and organic food production could be hard hit by the acrylamide mitigation regulation currently open for consultation until 7 July, according to producers that have submitted comments.

European Food Law Food Safety and Standards

EU finally clinches organic food deal

A political deal has finally been reached between the EU institutions on new rules for the EU’s organic sector, in talks that have been ongoing since 2014.

European Food Law Labeling

US senators call for increased scrutiny of organic imports

A group of senators are raising concerns about non-organic imports being passed fraudulently as organic in the U.S. market and asking USDA to update them on the agency’s plan to address the problem.

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