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Traceability and Supply Chain

Traceability & Supply Chain

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Russia brings back ban on transhipment of US poultry to Kazakhstan

Russia is once again blocking the movement of US chicken meat to Kazakhstan in a move that could put fresh strains on relations within the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU).

Food Safety and Standards Trade Disputes

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

World’s "largest factory for meat alternatives” opens in UK

The company Quorn Foods has announced the opening of the “world’s biggest meat alternative production facility” in North East England, UK.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

Chinese pigmeat production in danger as ASF crisis deepens

China’s ongoing battle against African Swine Fever (ASF) took a serious turn for the worse this week as the disease reached Sichuan province – the country’s top pig producing region - and was then detected for the first time in wild boar.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Producers responsible for raw milk safety, says Andriukaitis

Producers selling raw milk are responsible for ensuring that it is safe to drink and complies with both EU food hygiene regulations and national laws, EU Health and Food Safety Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis has told a Spanish MEP.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

Croatian government expects food prices to drop following VAT cut

Croatia’s government has submitted to the country’s parliament a draft budget for 2019 which includes a reduced value-added tax (VAT) on fresh meat, fish, fruit and vegetables, and eggs to the country's parliament. Senior government officials say they expect the tax cut will be reflected by lower retail prices of these products.

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Environment & Conservation

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World’s "largest factory for meat alternatives” opens in UK

The company Quorn Foods has announced the opening of the “world’s biggest meat alternative production facility” in North East England, UK.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

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

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

EU agriculture policy diary (November 19-23): CAP reform, pesticides and EU-Africa trade

The week ahead will kick off on Monday with the gathering of EU Agriculture ministers in the Agrifish Council.

EU European Agricultural Policy

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
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Organics

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Coalition urges more strict application of EU agrochemical regulations

The EU has "one of the best" regulations for pesticides in the world, but it is not implemented in practice, says a new coalition of over 110 civil society organisations.

Europe European Food Law

Czech opposition MPs propose lower VAT on organic food

The Czech Republic’s opposition Christian and Democratic Union – Czechoslovak People's Party (KDU-CSL) - has announced a legislative proposal to lower the value-added tax (VAT) on organic food from 15% to 10%.

Czech Republic European Food Law

Norwegian youth party proposes shutdown of traditional chicken industry

The youth wing of Norway’s Green Party has proposed a shutdown of the traditional Norwegian chicken industry. It is calling for traditional production to be replaced by organic chicken and vegetable production instead.
Europe Norway
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