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Traceability and Supply Chain

Traceability & Supply Chain

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Palm oil body reinstates Nestle's membership

Swiss food and drinks giant Nestlé's membership in the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has been reinstated after the company submitted a new action plan.

International European Food Law

Polish parliament amends milk and dairy products market law

The Sejm, the lower chamber of the Polish parliament, has passed an amended law on the domestic milk and dairy products market which introduces a number of changes to the functioning of local milk producers and dairy products makers and their regulatory obligations. Among others, the legislation identifies new control authorities for Polish industry players and imposes new reporting requirements on local entities.

Europe Poland

Butter, yoghurts, cheese “could be restricted” by Brexit

The UK’s largest dairy, Arla, has said any non-tariff barriers to trade and labour shortages will make it more difficult to import dairy products from Europe after Brexit, and could lead to shortages of certain foods.

Europe United Kingdom

Austrian Council Presidency outlines agriculture priorities to member states

Within the next six months, Austria’s chairmanship of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council will focus on making progress in the interinstitutional discussions on the post-2020 CAP reform and reaching an agreement on the new rules against unfair trading practices.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Disagreements linger over threshold for GMO disclosure

USDA's proposed bioengineered food disclosure standard does not answer the key question of what threshold amount of a GMO triggers the disclosure requirements, prompting marked disagreement among stakeholders on where to draw the line. 

US Food Policy European Food Law

Strategic partnership puts Europe ‘on the map’ in lab-grown meat sector

One of Europe’s largest meat companies is making a significant investment in Mosa Meat - a Dutch start-up that claims to be the world's leading company for cultured beef.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law
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Environment & Conservation

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Palm oil body reinstates Nestle's membership

Swiss food and drinks giant Nestlé's membership in the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has been reinstated after the company submitted a new action plan.

International European Food Law

Podcast: CAP Reform & Farm Bill progress

Proposals for the next Common Agricultural Policy have been submitted by the European Commission, while the new US Farm Bill is making its way through the Legislative Branch, meaning it is a significant time for the farming sectors on both sides of the Atlantic.

European Agricultural Policy US Agricultural Policy

Austrian Council Presidency outlines agriculture priorities to member states

Within the next six months, Austria’s chairmanship of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council will focus on making progress in the interinstitutional discussions on the post-2020 CAP reform and reaching an agreement on the new rules against unfair trading practices.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Strategic partnership puts Europe ‘on the map’ in lab-grown meat sector

One of Europe’s largest meat companies is making a significant investment in Mosa Meat - a Dutch start-up that claims to be the world's leading company for cultured beef.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Codex to work on nutrition labels, sets new limits on contaminants

The 41st meeting of the UN’s Codex Alimentarius Commission this month set new limits for methylmercury found in fish and a naturally occurring contaminant found in chocolate. It also agreed to undertake new work on simplified nutrition labelling.

International European Food Law

Firms engaged in palm-oil-related deforestation use shadow companies to dodge commitments - report

Agribusiness multinationals are using shady corporate structures to gain access to palm oil sourced from plantations operating in breach of their sustainability commitments, according to a new report.

EU European Agricultural Policy
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Organics

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EFSA calls for review of pesticides in infant food

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has recommended a review of the maximum level of certain types of pesticide residues present in foods intended for infants and young children.

Europe European Food Law

New EU legislation on organic food production and labelling published

A regulation that updates the rules on the production and labelling of organic food products in the EU has been published in the EU’s Official Journal.

Europe European Agricultural Policy

Brexit could “hinder battle against obesity”

The battle against obesity in the UK could suffer a significant setback when the UK leaves the European Union next year, organic certification body, the Soil Association, has claimed.

Europe North America
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