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Dr David Jukes, The University of Reading, UK

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Page last updated: 25 June, 2019

Documents: 2019

Providing access to selected documents relevant to food law issues - both its development and implementation. To access the document, click on the image. Documents are classified by subject and with an indication of its national (UK), regional (EU) or international (INT e.g. Codex) relevance. Where the link is to a different website, the link may not be available. For a listing of earlier documents available on this site, see: Documents 2017 - 2018

Topic headings on this page:

LABELLING

Food labelling: changing food allergen information laws: Consultation outcome - Summary of responses and government response

The consultation response was published by DEFRA as a web page. This has been saved on this site as a pdf document (click on image). See also: UK: 25 June 2019 LABELLING / ALLERGENS - Allergen labelling: Gove to introduce 'Natasha's Law'

Provided uder the Open Government Licence. The original reponse was accessed from:

Allergen Labelling: Letter to Michael Gove MP - Response to DEFRA Consultation.

A copy of the letter is available on this site. See also: UK: 5 June 2019 ENFORCEMENT / LEGISLATION / ALLERGENS / BREXIT - FSA Board meeting papers published for June 2019

Provided uder the Open Government Licence. The original letter was accessed from: . The full set of papers for the Board Meeting was accessed from:

GLUTEN LABELLING GUIDANCE: Best Practice for Prepacked Foods which Include or Exclude Cereals Containing Gluten

A copy of this publication is available on this site. See also: UK: 3 June 2019 LABELLING - FDF publishes updated gluten labelling guidance

Report of the 45th Session of the Codex Committee on Food Labelling

A copy of the report can be downloaded from the Codex website. See also: INT: 17 May 2019 CODEX - Codex Committee on Food Labelling (45th Session)

FSA Board Paper - Report: Food Hypersensitivity and the Government’s Allergen Labelling Review

The discussion at the FSA Board Meeting was based on this report. A copy is available on this site. See also: UK: 8 May 2019 LABELLING / ALLERGENS - FSA backs mandatory full ingredient labelling for pre-packed direct sale food

FoodDrinkEurope (FDE) Publication: Guidance on the Origin Indication of the Primary Ingredient

A copy of this document is available on this site. See also: EU: 22 March 2019 LABELLING - Guidance on the Origin Indication of the Primary Ingredient

Guidance: Food labelling changes after Brexit

The guidance was published as a web page but has been saved on this site as a pdf file. The Guidance can be found on-line at: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/food-labelling-changes-after-brexit. See also: UK: 5 February 2019 LABELLING - No deal Brexit advice: guidance on food and drink labelling

Consultation on amending allergen information provisions contained within domestic food information legislation for food prepacked for direct sale

A copy of the consultation document is available on this site (click on image). A summary document is also available: Summary Overview. An Impact Assessment is also available (external link). Consultation closes: 29 March 2019. See also: UK: 25 January 2019 LABELLING - Consultation on amending allergen information provisions contained within domestic food information legislation for food prepacked for direct sale

Provided uder the Open Government Licence. The original consultation document was accessed from: . The original consultation page was accessed from:

HYGIENE

A review of policy and procedures for the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme (FHRS) safeguards for food businesses

A copy of the review report is available on this site. In addition, the FSA has published a letter setting out (in the Appendix) its response to the review recommendation, see: FSA FHRS Reveiw Response. See also: UK: 10 June 2019 HYGIENE - Review of policy and procedures for the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme (FHRS) safeguards

Provided uder the Open Government Licence. The original review report was accessed from: . The FSA letter was accessed from FSA Smarter Communications

Codex Publication: 'Food Hygiene at 50'

A copy of this publication is available on this site. See also: INT: 28 February 2019 CODEX / HYGIENE - Codex Publication: 'Food Hygiene at 50'

COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) …/… of XXX amending Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 853/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards specific hygiene requirements for insects intended for human consumption

A copy of this draft is available on this site (click on image). See also Annex 1. For more details, see the consultation page at: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/initiatives/ares-2018-3849989_en. Consultation closes 20 February 2019. See also: EU: 23 January 2019 HYGIENE - Commission Consultation: Specific hygiene rules for insects intended for human consumption

ADDITIVES and CONTAMINANTS

Commission consultation: Food safety – limits on chemicals in traditionally smoked meat and fish (PAHs)

A copy of this consultation document is available on this site. A draft Annex is also available - see: Smoked Fish - Draft Annex. For more details, see the Commission page at: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/initiatives/ares-2019-3884312_en. Consultation closes: 19 July 2019. See also: EU: 21 June 2019 CONTAMINANTS - Commission consultation: Food safety – limits on chemicals in traditionally smoked meat and fish (PAHs)

Report for 2017 on the results from the monitoring of veterinary medicinal product residues and other substances in live animals and animal products

The full report is available from the EFSA website. See also: EU: 13 May 2019 RESIDUES - Veterinary drug residues: compliance remains high

Report of the 13th Session of the Codex Committee on Contaminants in Food

A copy of the report can be downloaded from the Codex website. See also: INT: 3 May 2019 CODEX - Codex Committee on Contaminants in Food (13th Session)

Report of the 51st Session of the Codex Committee on Food Additives

A copy of the report can be downloaded from the Codex website. See also: INT: 29 March 2019 CODEX - Codex Committee on Food Additives (51st Session)

BEUC Letter to the Commission: More efforts needed to protect consumers from acrylamide in food, new EU test shows

A copy of the letter is available on this website. See also: EU: 6 March 2019 CONTAMINANTS - EU must better protect consumers from acrylamide in food, new test shows

Commission Draft: COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) …/… of XXX on reference points for action for non-allowed pharmacologically active substances present in food of animal origin and repealing Decision 2005/34/EC

A copy of this draft is available on this site (click on image). In addition the draft Annex is available in a separate file - see: Reference points for action for non-allowed pharmacologically active substances - Annex. For more details, see the consultation page at: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/initiatives/ares-2019-152722_en. Consultation closes 8 February 2019. See also: EU: 11 January 2019 CONTAMINANTS - Commission Consultation: Limits for pharmacologically active substances prohibited in animal products

PESTICIDES, VETERINARY DRUGS and their RESIDUES

COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) …/… of XXX amending Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards maximum residue levels for chlorate in or on certain products

A copy of this draft is available on this site (click on image). See also Annex 1 and Annex 2. For more details, see the consultation page at: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/initiatives/ares-2019-334046_en. Consultation closes 18 February 2019. See also: EU: 21 January 2019 PESTICIDE RESIDUES - Commission Consultation: Food safety - maximum levels of chlorate in food

MEAT / FISH (including their products and aquaculture products

 

WINE

 

MISCELLANEOUS OTHER FOODS

Report of the 26th Session of the Codex Committee on Fats and Oils

A copy of the report can be downloaded from the Codex website. See also: INT: 1 March 2019 CODEX - Codex Committee on Fats and Oils (26th Session)

A drop of oil, a tonne of value:  Codex Committee on Fats and Oil

A copy of this publication is available on this site. See also: INT: 25 February 2019 OILS AND FATS – Codex: Experts meet to discuss fats and oils in Malaysia

Report of the 4th Session of the Codex Committee on Spices and Culinary Herbs

A copy of the report can be downloaded from the Codex website. See also: INT: 25 January 2019 CODEX / HERBS AND SPICES - Codex Committee on Spices and Culinary Herbs (4th Session)

GM / NOVEL FOODS

 

ORGANIC FOODS

Special report no 04/2019: The control system for organic products has improved, but some challenges remain

A copy of this report is available on this site. See also: EU: 14 March 2019 ORGANIC FOOD - The control system for organic products has improved, but more can be done, say EU Auditors

CONTACT MATERIALS

Commission consultation: Migration limits for lead, cadmium and possibly other metals from ceramic and vitreous food contact materials

A copy of this consultation document is available on this site (click on image). For more details, see the Commission page at: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/initiatives/ares-2019-325847_en. Consultation closes: 26 June 2019. See also: EU: 29 May 2019 OFFICIAL CONTROLS - Commission consultation: Food safety – heavy metals in ceramic, glass and enameled table and kitchenware

FOOD QUALITY / FOOD FRAUD

The EU Food Fraud Network and the System for Administrative Assistance - Food Fraud: Annual Report 2018

A copy of the report is available on this site. See also: EU: 12 April 2019 FRAUD - Food fraud: publication of DG SANTE’s annual report

ANTI-MICROBIAL RESISTENCE

 

BREXIT

EU Exit (FSA 19-06-18)

A copy of this Board Paper is available on this site. See also: UK: 5 June 2019 ENFORCEMENT / LEGISLATION / ALLERGENS / BREXIT - FSA Board meeting papers published for June 2019

Provided uder the Open Government Licence. The original Board Paper was accessed from: . The full set of papers for the Board Meeting was accessed from:

Guidance Bulletin: The Nutrition (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019: Practical Changes for Industry

A copy of this publication is available on this site. To access additional documents (e.g. UK register of health claims), see also: UK: 26 March 2019 NUTRITION / CLAIMS / BREXIT - DHSC Information regarding the controls on nutrition related matters if there is no EU exit deal

Provided uder the Open Government Licence. The original document was accessed from: .

FoodDrikEurope press release: One month to go: FoodDrinkEurope warns of dramatic implications of a no-deal Brexit

A copy of the Press Release is available on this site. See also: EU: 28 February 2019 BREXIT - FoodDrinkEurope warns of dramatic implications of a no-deal Brexit

Consultation outcome: The Nutrition (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

A copy of the full Government response is available on this site (click on image). See also: UK: 25 February 2019 NUTRITION / CLAIMS / BREXIT - Consultation outcome: The Nutrition (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

Provided uder the Open Government Licence. The original document was accessed from: .

No deal exit planning - Export requirements guidance for the export of fish and fishery products to the EU – Note to local authorities

A copy of the full letter (including the mentioned Annexs) is available on this site. See also: UK: 21 February 2019 BREXIT - DEFRA Letter:  No deal exit planning - Export requirements guidance for the export of fish and fishery products to the EU – Note to local authorities

Provided uder the Open Government Licence. The original consultation document was accessed from: .

Guidance: Food labelling changes after Brexit

The guidance was published as a web page but has been saved on this site as a pdf file. The Guidance can be found on-line at: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/food-labelling-changes-after-brexit. See also: UK: 5 February 2019 LABELLING - No deal Brexit advice: guidance on food and drink labelling

BRC 'No deal Brexit letter' sent to MPs

A copy of the letter is available on this site. See also: UK: 29 January 2019 BREXIT - British Retail Consortium sends 'no deal brexit letter' to MPs at the House of Commons warning of the consequences of a no deal brexit to UK consumers and the food supply chain.

NUTRITION ISSUES (including health claims, foods for special groups and obesity policy matters)

DHSC Consultation: Proposal to add folic acid to flour: consultation document

The consultation is available as a web page - see: Proposal to add folic acid to flour: consultation document. The text of the consultation document is available as a pdf file on this site. See also: UK: 13 June 2019 NUTRITION - Adding folic acid to flour: public asked views

COUNTDOWN TO 2023: WHO REPORT ON GLOBAL TRANS FAT ELIMINATION 2019

A copy of the report can be seen on the WHO website. See also: INT: 22 May 2019 TRANS FAT - Five billion people still at risk from industrial trans fat exposure - First WHO annual report on trans fat elimination shows some countries are taking action, but more is needed

Guidance Bulletin: The Nutrition (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019: Practical Changes for Industry

A copy of this publication is available on this site. To access additional documents (e.g. UK register of health claims), see also: UK: 26 March 2019 NUTRITION / CLAIMS / BREXIT - DHSC Information regarding the controls on nutrition related matters if there is no EU exit deal

Provided uder the Open Government Licence. The original document was accessed from: .

Government Response to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee report on Energy drinks and children

A copy of this publication is availabe on this site. See also: UK: 25 March 2019 ENERGY DRINKS - Government Response to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee report on Energy drinks and children

Provided uder the Open Government Licence. The original document was accessed from: .

DHSC Consultation: Introducing further advertising restrictions on TV and online for products high in fat, sugar and salt (HFSS)

A copy of the consultation document is available on this site. For more details, see the main consultation page at: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/further-advertising-restrictions-for-products-high-in-fat-salt-and-sugar. The consultation closes on the 10 June 2019. See also: UK: 18 March 2019 ADVERTISING / NUTRITION - Restrictions on adverts for food high in fat, sugar and salt: public asked for views.

Provided uder the Open Government Licence. The original document was accessed from: .

Consultation outcome: The Nutrition (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

A copy of the full Government response is available on this site (click on image). See also: UK: 25 February 2019 NUTRITION / CLAIMS / BREXIT - Consultation outcome: The Nutrition (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

Provided uder the Open Government Licence. The original document was accessed from: .

OFFICIAL CONTROLS

Commission consultation: Temporary measures on entry into the Union of certain goods

A copy of this consultation document is available on this site (click on image). For more details, see the Commission page at: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/initiatives/ares-2018-2570894_en. Consultation closes: 16 July 2019. See also: EU: 18 June 2019 OFFICIAL CONTROLS - Commission consultation: Temporary measures on entry into the Union of certain goods

Overview report: Audits of Official Controls in EU-Member States

A copy of this report is available on this site. See also: EU: 13 June 2019 OFFICIAL CONTROLS - Commission finds national audits on official controls help ensuring compliance with feed and food law, animal health and animal welfare rules

Multi-Annual National Control Plan for the United Kingdom April 2019 to March 2023 (updated 2019)

A copy of the document is available on this site. See also: UK: 13 June 2019 OFFICIAL CONTROLS - Revised UK Multi-Annual National Control Plan (MANCP) published

Provided uder the Open Government Licence. The original report was accessed from: .

Ensuring food safety and standards

A copy of the report is available on this site. See also: UK: 12 June 2019 OFFICIAL CONTROLS – National Audit Office Report: Ensuring food safety and standards

Provided uder the Open Government Licence. The original report was accessed from: .

Regulating Our Future (ROF) – Delivering a Modernised Model for Food Standards Official Controls (FSA 19-06-06)

A copy of this Board Paper is available on this site. See also: UK: 5 June 2019 ENFORCEMENT / LEGISLATION / ALLERGENS / BREXIT - FSA Board meeting papers published for June 2019

Provided uder the Open Government Licence. The original Board Paper was accessed from: . The full set of papers for the Board Meeting was accessed from:

FSA Sampling Strategy: Our Future Approach to Sampling (FSA 19-06-09)

news/A copy of this Board Paper is available on this site. See also: UK: 5 June 2019 ENFORCEMENT / LEGISLATION / ALLERGENS / BREXIT - FSA Board meeting papers published for June 2019

Provided uder the Open Government Licence. The original Board Paper was accessed from: . The full set of papers for the Board Meeting was accessed from:

FSA Approach to Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions (FSA 19-06-10)

A copy of this Board Paper is available on this site. See also: UK: 5 June 2019 ENFORCEMENT / LEGISLATION / ALLERGENS / BREXIT - FSA Board meeting papers published for June 2019

Provided uder the Open Government Licence. The original Board Paper was accessed from: . The full set of papers for the Board Meeting was accessed from:

Report of the 40th Session of the Codex Committee on Methods of Analysis and Sampling

A copy of the report can be downloaded from the Codex website. See also: INT: 31 May 2019 CODEX - Codex Committee on Methods of Analysis and Sampling (40th Session)

Commission consultation: COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) …/... of XXX amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/186 as regards the introduction into the Union of consignments from certain third countries, sampling procedures and reporting requirements by the Member States and amending Regulation (EC) No 669/2009

A copy of this consultation document is available on this site (click on image). For more details, see the Commission page at: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/initiatives/ares-2017-6259172_en. A draft Annex is also available in a separate document - see: Annex. Consultation closes: 21 June 2019. See also: EU: 24 May 2019 OFFICIAL CONTROLS - Commission consultation: Commission Implementing Regulation on sampling imported foodstuffs to control pathogens and reporting requirements by EU

COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) …/... of XXX laying down implementing measures for the Rapid alert system for food and feed, and rules as regards the computerised information system for notifying and reporting on listed animal diseases, the notification of the presence of, and protective measures taken against, plant pests, administrative assistance and cooperation between Member States’ authorities, and the functioning of the information management system for official controls (‘the IMSOC Regulation’)

A copy of this consultation document is available on this site (click on image). For more details, see the Commission page at: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/initiatives/ares-2018-3763320_en. A draft Annex is also available in a separate document - see: Annex. Consultation closes: 17 June 2019. See also: EU: 20 May 2019 OFFICIAL CONTROLS - Commission consultation document: Implementing regulation - The Information management system for official controls Regulation (IMSOC)

Commission consultation: COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) …/... of XXX supplementing Regulation (EU) 2017/625 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards conditions for monitoring the transport and arrival of consignments of certain goods from the border control post of arrival to the establishment at the place of destination in the Union

A copy of this draft is available on this site. See also: EU: 8 April 2019 OFFICIAL CONTROLS - Commission Consultation: Rules on official controls and measures in cases of non-compliance of certain categories of animals and goods from third

Overview report Official Controls on Internet Sales of Food in EU Member States

A copy of this report is available on this site. See also: EU: 8 March 2019 OFFICIAL CONTROLS - New report finds that official controls on food sold over the Internet are still limited and highlights good practices and challenges seen in Member States

Draft Regulation: Rules on border control posts and measures to be taken in cases of non-compliant consignments of animals and goods

A copy of the draft Regulation is available on this site. A draft annex is also available. Consultation closes on 26 March 2019. See also: EU: 28 February 2019 OFFICIAL CONTROLS - Commission consultation: Rules on border control posts and measures to be taken in cases of non-compliant consignments of animals and goods

Commission Consultation: COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) …/... of XXX supplementing Regulation (EU) 2017/625 of the European Parliament and Council regarding cases of suspected or established non-compliance with Union rules applicable to the use or residues of pharmacologically active substances authorised in veterinary medicinal products or as feed additives or with Union rules applicable to the use or residues of prohibited or unauthorised pharmacologically active substances.

A copy of this draft is available on this site (click on image). A draft Annex is also available. For more details, see the consultation page at: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/initiatives/ares-2018-645516_en. Consultation closes 13 March 2019. See also: EU: 13 February 2019 OFFICIAL CONTROLS - Commission Consultation: Regulation on the measures to be taken in case of non-compliances related to VMPs and their residues

Commission Consultation: COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) …/... of XXX supplementing Regulation (EU) 2017/625 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the Common Health Entry Document accompanying consignments of animals and goods to their destination

A copy of this draft is available on this site. See also: EU: 12 February 2019 HYGIENE - Commission Consultation: Rules related to the Common Health Entry Document (CHED).

Consultation Document: Review of raw drinking milk official controls

A copy of this document is available on this site (click on image). Consultation closes: 30 April 2019. See also: UK: 7 February 2019 OFFICIAL CONTROLS / MILK - FSA Consultation: Review of raw drinking milk official controls

Provided uder the Open Government Licence. The original consultation document was accessed from: . The original consultation page, giving access to additional documents, was accessed from:

COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) …/... of XXX establishing rules on specific training requirements for staff for performing certain physical checks at border control posts

A copy of this draft is available on this site. For more details, see the consultation page at: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/initiatives/ares-2019-275600_en. Consultation closes 14 February 2019. See also: EU: 17 January 2019 OFFICIAL CONTROLS - Commission Consultation: Delegated Regulation on specific training requirements for staff for performing physical checks

COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) …/... of XXX supplementing Regulation (EU) 2017/625 of the European Parliament and of the Council by derogating from the rules on the designation of control points and from the minimum requirements for border control posts

A copy of this draft is available on this site (click on image). For more details, see the consultation page at: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/initiatives/ares-2019-238799_en. Consultation closes 13 February 2019.See also: EU: 16 January 2019 OFFICIAL CONTROLS - Commission Consultation: Draft Delegated Regulation on rules derogations on the designation of border control posts and from border control post requirements

Chemical hazards in our food: EU food safety policy protects us but faces challenges

A copy of this report is available on this site. See also: EU: 15 January 2019 OFFICIAL CONTROLS - Court of Auditors Report: EU food safety system overstretched

COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) …/... of XXX on prior notification of consignments of certain categories of animals and goods entering the Union

A copy of this draft is available on this site (click on image). For more details, see the consultation page at: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/initiatives/ares-2018-1213844_en. Consultation closes 12 February 2019. See also: EU: 15 January 2019 OFFICIAL CONTROLS - Commission Consultation: Border controls for livestock and goods

GENERAL ADMINISTRATION ISSUES (including general food law and components of risk analysis)

Joint Statement by FAO, WHO and WTO - International Forum on Food Safety and Trade

A copy of the Statement is available on this site. See also: INT: 13 June 2019 CODEX - FAO, WHO and WTO emphasize the importance of harmonization of national food safety requirements with Codex standards

Fact Sheet New legislation on transparency and sustainability of the EU risk assessment model in the food chain

A copy of a Commission supporting 'Fact Sheet' is available on this site. See also: EU: 13 June 2019 RISK ASSESSMENT - Boosting trust in scientific studies on food safety: the Commission welcomes Council adoption of new rules for a more transparent risk assessment process

Guidance on Food Traceability, Withdrawals and Recalls within the UK Food Industry

A copy of the FSA Guidance document is available on this site (click on image). To access additional support tools provided by the FSA, go to: https://www.food.gov.uk/business-guidance/food-incidents-product-recalls-and-withdrawals. See also: UK: 11 March 2019 PRODUCT RECALL - FSA launches new tools for withdrawing or recalling unsafe food

Food and feed law: Compendium of UK food and feed legislation with associated context and changes during October – December 2018

A copy of this report is available from the Government website. See also: UK: 8 March 2019 LEGISLATION - Food and feed law: legislation review (October to December 2018)

Let’s step up to the plate - Europe’s Food and Drink Industry Priorities for the EU Institutions 2019 - 2024

A copy of the full policy paper is available on this site. See also: EU: 25 February 2019 ADMINISTRATION / POLICY - Food and drink industry launches priorities for the EU Institutions - FDE Policy Paper

Agreement on the Commission's proposal on transparency and sustainability of the EU risk assessment model in the food chain - Questions and Answers

A copy of this Memo is available on this site. See also: EU: 11 February 2019 RISK ASSESSMENT - Boosting trust in scientific studies on food safety: Commission welcomes the provisional agreement reached today

Consultation: Guidance on Food Traceability, Withdrawals and Recalls within the UK Food Industry

A copy of the Consultation Letter is available on this site (click on image). Also available on this site is the Draft Guidance. See also: UK: 7 January 2019 TRACEABILITY / RECALL – FSA Consultation: Guidance on food traceability, withdrawals and recalls within the UK food industry

Provided uder the Open Government Licence. The original consultation letter was accessed from: . The original draft guidance was accessed from:


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