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Traceability and Supply Chain

Traceability & Supply Chain

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Any extension of Article 50 “must ensure more orderly Brexit”, says food industry

European food and agriculture organisations have today said that any extension of the Article 50 process by which the UK withdraws from the EU must “provide a more orderly withdrawal and therefore predictability to operators”

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

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

Czech Republic to drop emergency checks on Polish beef

Czech Agriculture Minister Miroslav Toman has provisionally agreed to drop emergency checks on Polish beef after Warsaw promised to put in place new measures to address concerns over food safety.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Polish ministry experts suggest loosening of Sunday shopping ban

A report commissioned by the Polish Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology has recommended that the government loosen the country’s Sunday shopping ban.

European Food Law Poland

OECD-EUIPO report says 6.8% of EU imports fake

A staggering 6.8% of goods imported into the EU are counterfeit, up from 5% in 2013, according to a joint report by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the EU’s Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

MEP claims over 100,000 Fipronil-contaminated eggs have reached consumers

A Romanian MEP has claimed that over 100,000 fipronil-contaminated eggs have reached consumers since a farm in Romania was contaminated at the end of last year.

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Environment & Conservation

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French plan to ban exports of non-EU approved pesticides delayed

The French National Assembly, the country's lower house of Parliament, has postponed by three years, a government move to ban the manufacture of agrochemicals that do not hold approval within the EU but are exported to countries outside the EU.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Investigation launched into EU’s approvals of five pesticides

European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly has opened an inquiry into the EU approval process for five agrochemical active ingredients, and the use of the confirmatory data procedure (CDP), following two complaints from environmental group Pesticide Action Network (PAN) Europe.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

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 control system for organic products has improved, auditors find

The control system for organic production in the EU has improved in recent years, but there are still shortcomings in the national supervision of compliance and on product traceability, the European Court of Auditors has found.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Most Danes ready to change food habits for climate’s sake , finds survey

According to a new study carried out for the Danish Dairy Association by Userneeds, many Danes are ready to change their food consumption habits for the sake of the climate.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

Activists who damaged glyphosate containers told “EU law not on your side”

French environmental activists who damaged containers of the controversial, glyphosate-based herbicide Roundup have said in their defence that the legal basis of pesticide approvals in the EU is at fault. However, the European Court of Justice has delivered an opinion rejecting their stance.

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Organics

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Most Danes ready to change food habits for climate’s sake , finds survey

According to a new study carried out for the Danish Dairy Association by Userneeds, many Danes are ready to change their food consumption habits for the sake of the climate.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

No Deal or Article 50 extension looms, as MPs reject Brexit agreement again

The UK government will publish on Wednesday (March 13) its proposals for import tariffs to apply on agricultural and other imports in the event of a no deal Brexit, after a fresh defeat for prime minister Theresa May’s Brexit Withdrawal Agreement on Tuesday evening (March 12).

Brexit Trade Agreements

UK organic produce “faces trade embargo” under no deal Brexit, says farmers' union

The EU needs to recognise UK organic certification bodies in the event of a no-deal so that the country’s organic sector export products are not forced back onto the home market, potentially at the cost of millions of pounds, the National Farmers' Union (NFU) has said.

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