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Food & Ag Policy Briefing: Wojciechowski wins over MEPs, US tariff fall out, JBS under the spotlight

A much-improved performance by Janusz Wojciechowski saw Poland’s EU agriculture Commissioner-designate convince members of the European Parliament’s AGRI committee that he is the right person for the job, following a second hearing last week.

CAP Budget and Financing

Nestlé frustrated with court order in 'Non-GMO' labeling dispute

Nestlé is urging a federal judge in California to reverse or at least clarify a recent order denying its bid to dismiss a class action challenging its "No GMO Ingredients" label, arguing the order "manifestly fails to address" key material facts presented to the court.

US Food Policy Labeling

Bayer continues to defend glyphosate in cancer lawsuits

Bayer is prepared to use all appeal options in the glyphosate-cancer lawsuits against the company, but would also consider a settlement if that proves to be less costly, a board member has said.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Brazilian, Kenyan and US farm stakeholders decry trade restrictions

Farmers and industry professionals from around the world have discussed US tariff spats and EU trade restrictions at a corporate event in Germany.

International United States

Glyphosate tensions “low point” for Bayer in recent years, says company leader

Despite being hurt by the controversies around glyphosate, Bayer is still confident about a positive outcome in the court cases on the active ingredient, discussions at an event revealed.  

International EU

GMA unveils new name as Consumer Brands Association

The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) continues to push away from representing just food companies and announced Thursday (Sept. 26) it will be rebranded as the Consumer Brands Association (CBA), starting January 2020.

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Senate panel dives into debate over how to ramp up U.S. aquaculture

The United States has unrivaled potential for a booming aquaculture industry but regulatory uncertainty is scaring off companies and investors, a panel of industry experts and stakeholders told the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation on Wednesday (Oct. 16).   

US Food Policy US Agricultural Policy

New study finds takeout food increases PFAS exposure

A new study of consumers’ eating habits and associated blood-serum levels of per- and polyfluoroakyl substances (PFAS) appears to bolster concerns about the chemicals’ persistence, toxicity and impact on human health and supports avoiding the use of fluorinated chemicals in food contact materials (FCMs), according to the researchers. 

US Food Policy Food Safety and Standards

Dean Foods departure from IDFA shows upstart products disrupting trade group alliances

The recent announcement that Dean Foods, the largest U.S. processor and distributor of milk, is leaving the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) is another sign of how innovation in the meat and dairy sectors is shaking up traditional industry branches, a food industry expert said Wednesday (Oct. 9).

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Partners sought to develop food packaging that can be digested by animals

An organisation called the Animal Digestible Food Packaging (ADFP) Initiative is seeking government and industry partners to develop technology it believes could help solve the dual challenges of food waste and litter, making packaging into a resource rather than a liability.

European Food Law US Food Policy

FDA, stakeholders discuss horizontal options for modernizing identity standards

While FDA is looking for broad and across-the-board ways to modernize standards of identity, agency officials suggested on Friday (Sept. 27) they are not ruling out options for updating some standards individually or eliminating standards the agency deems “unnecessary” or “overly burdensome.”

US Food Policy Additives

Food & Ag Policy Briefing: Pressure builds on FDA over CBD, US-Japan trade deal, CAP transition

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is coming under increasing pressure to be more proactive in establishing a clear regulatory framework for cannabidiol (CBD) foods and supplements – but law makers and industry stake holders appear divided on the next steps.

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