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Traceability and Supply Chain

Traceability & Supply Chain

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Belgium to cull four thousand pigs to prevent ASF spread

Belgium will announce in the coming days the culling of 4,000 pigs in the confined area following the discovery of nine boars suffering from African Swine Fever (ASF), the country’s federal minister has said.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Commission clears Luxembourg food ingredients merger

The European Commission has given EQT Fund Management the green light to acquire food ingredients maker Antelope Topco S.C.A (Azelis) because there are no horizontal overlaps or vertical links between the two Luxembourg-based companies.

European Food Law Traceability & Supply Chain

Vilnius conference pushes blockchain benefits for food safety, traceability and logistics

Blockchain technology will increasingly be adopted by companies in the agri-food sector in the years to come, and will be essential to ensuring food and drink products flow smoothly between the UK and EU post-Brexit, a conference in Lithuania heard this week.

Traceability & Supply Chain Technology

Brazil boosts inspection to avoid African Swine Fever

Brazil is to step up inspection at borders to prevent the entry of African Swine Fever (ASF), which has been rapidly spreading in Europe, Asia and Africa.
EU European Agricultural Policy

Lithuanian government to boost competition in retail sector

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis has announced plans by his government to develop a number of measures to stimulate competition between the country’s big retailers, aiming to reduce food prices, and limit the impact of large retail chains on Lithuania’s food sector.

European Food Law Food Policy

The impact of limiting cadmium levels in European fertilizers – a constructive approach

In recent years, the words ‘phosphate’ and ‘cadmium’ have jointly come under the spotlight even in non-specialised press articles. On more than one occasion they have depicted scary, almost ‘doomsday’ scenarios that may come as a consequence of regulatory changes put forward by the European Commission.

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Environment & Conservation

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Centre right MEPs insist on science-based pesticide approvals

The European Parliament’s largest political group, the centre right European People’s Party (EPP), is demanding that the EU takes a science-based approach towards pesticide authorisation.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

Cell-cultured food could help solve climate problem, experts say

Delicious, affordable, cell- and plant-based meats that consumers trust may just solve the world’s largest climate problem, said experts at the recent Good Food Conference in Berkeley, Calif.

US Food Policy US Agricultural Policy

The impact of limiting cadmium levels in European fertilizers – a constructive approach

In recent years, the words ‘phosphate’ and ‘cadmium’ have jointly come under the spotlight even in non-specialised press articles. On more than one occasion they have depicted scary, almost ‘doomsday’ scenarios that may come as a consequence of regulatory changes put forward by the European Commission.

Crop Inputs Environment and Conservation

GM maize treated with glyphosate does not cause cancer, EFSA conference told

Genetically modified maize treated with glyphosate did not show any significant risk-related features, a scientist from the German Federal Research Institute of Nutrition and Food told a major scientific conference this week.

EU European Agricultural Policy

“Clear path” towards treaty to protect world’s oceans established

An intergovernmental conference on creating a legal framework to protect the exploitation of the world’s oceans foresees the preparation of a draft treaty during the first quarter of 2019.

 

International European Agricultural Policy

Belgium closes off public access to forests to contain ASF outbreak

Belgium is putting in place strict new measures to prevent the spread of African Swine Fever (ASF), saying it wants to learn lessons from Czech Republic, where containment efforts have recently met with success.

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Organics

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ECJ advocate general says halal meat can be labelled organic

Meat from animals that have been killed following the Islamic or Jewish ritual slaughter (halal or Shechita) without prior stunning can carry the European organic farming label, the Advocate General of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has recommended.

European Agricultural Policy EU

Call for UK and US to abolish farm tariffs, align food standards post-Brexit

The United Kingdom and the United States should abandon all tariffs on bilateral agricultural trade and also adopt a purely science-based approach to sanitary and phytosanitary issues under a new ‘model’ bilateral trade agreement, according to a new report published on Tuesday (September 18).

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

EU judge to hand down opinion in organic halal labelling case

An EU judge, the advocate general, will on 20 September hand down an opinion on a case brought by an animal rights group challenging the right of halal meat to carry an organic label on grounds that slaughter without stunning does not meet the high welfare standards required under EU law.

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