Foodlaw-Reading

Dr David Jukes, The University of Reading, UK

Providng access to food law since May 1996

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Last updated: 2 September, 2022

Documents: 2022

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 no longer be available.

For other dates, see: Documents: 2021, Documents: 2020, Documents: 2019, Documents: 2017-18 and Documents: 2010 - 2016

Topic headings on this page:

LABELLING

Consultation outcome: Summary of responses to the call for evidence on labelling for animal welfare

A copy of this document is available on this site (click on image). See also: UK: 30 August 2022 LABELLING / ANIMAL WELFARE - Consultation outcome: Labelling for animal welfare: call for evidence

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

FSA Report: Precautionary Allergen Labelling (PAL) & Precautionary Allergen Information: the ‘may contain’ consultation. Report on findings and summary of stakeholder responses

This report is available on the FSA website. See also: UK: 6 June 2022 LABELLING - Precautionary Allergen Labelling (PAL) & Precautionary Allergen Information: the ‘may contain’ consultation. Report on findings and summary of stakeholder responses

HYGIENE

FSA Publication: The Wild Game Guidance - Guidance for primary producers and food business operators on the hygienic production of wild game

The publication (pdf version) is available from the FSA website (click on image). See also: UK: 25 July 2022 HYGIENE - FSA publishes refreshed Wild Game Guidance

Commission consultation: Draft Implementing Regulation amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/1375 as regards Trichinella control in relation to cutting of carcases and alternative analytical methods

A copy of the draft regulation is available on this site (click on image). See also: EU: 16 May 2022 MEAT HYGIENE - Commission consultation: Food safety – cutting of swine carcases pending outcome of Trichinella testing (updated rules)

Commission consultation: COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION amending and correcting Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 853/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council on specific hygiene requirements for food of animal origin as regards fishery products, eggs and certain highly refined products...

A copy of the draft Regulation is avaiable on this site (clickon imagde). An additional documment containing the draft Annex is also available - see Fish Hygiene - Annex. See also: EU: 3 May 2022 HYGIENE - Food safety - new requirements for transport and storage of fishery products

Report of the 52nd Session of the Codex Committee on Food Hygiene

The report can be downloaded from the Codex website (click on image). See also: INT: 9 March 2022 CODEX / HYGIENE - Report of the 52nd Session of the Codex Committee on Food Hygiene

ADDITIVES and CONTAMINANTS

Board Paper: Review of Retained Regulation 2016/6 on Importing Food from Japan Following the Fukushima Nuclear Accident

A copy of the document is available on this site. See also: UK: 14 March 2022 - ENFORCEMENT / CONTAMINANTS - FSA Board meets in Birmingham and supports the city to get ready for the Commonwealth Games

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

PESTICIDES, VETERINARY DRUGS and their RESIDUES

 

MEAT / FISH (including their products and aquaculture products

 

WINE/SPIRITS

Commission consultation: Amendment of definition of ethyl alcohol of agricultural origin

A copy of the draft regulation is available on this site. The consultation closes on 21 March 2022. See also: EU: 21 February 2022 SPIRIT DRINKS - Commisssion consultation: Amendment of definition of ethyl alcohol of agricultural origin

MISCELLANEOUS OTHER FOODS

DEFRA Consultation Document: Amending the Bread and Flour Regulations 1998 and the Bread and Flour Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998

A copy of the consultation document is available on this site (click on image). In addition, a Consultation Letter is available. See also: UK: 1 September 2022 FORTIFICATION - Folic acid added to flour to prevent brain and spinal conditions in foetuses

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

Report of the 22nd Session of the Codex Committee on Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

The report can be downloaded from the Codex website (click on image). See also: INT: 4 May 2022 CODEX - Report of the 22nd Session of the Codex Committee on Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

Commission draft regulation: COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards marketing standards for olive oil, and repealing Commission Regulation (EEC) No 2568/91 and Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 29/2012

A copy of this draft is available on this site (click on image). See also: Draft Annexes. See also: EU: 11 March 2022 OLIVE OIL - Commission Consultation: Olive oil – updated methods of analysis

Commission draft regulation: COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards marketing standards for olive oil, and repealing Commission Regulation (EEC) No 2568/91 and Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 29/2012

A copy of this draft is available on this site (click on image). Also provided as part of the consultation: Draft Annexes. See also: EU: 11 March 2022 OLIVE OIL - Commission Consultation: Olive oil – changes to marketing standards

GM / NOVEL FOODS

FSA Board Paper: The Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill

A pdf copy of this paper (originally provided as a web page) is available on this site (click on image). Note that the Table in Annex C did not display correctly in the pdf version but has been copied into a separate pdf file - see: Board Paper Table. See also: UK: 30 August 2022 GM FOOD – FSA Board Paper: The Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill

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

FSA Consultation on transitional arrangements for edible insects in Great Britain

A copy of the consultation document is available on this site (click on image). See also: UK: 13 July 2022 NOVEL FOODS - Consultation on transitional arrangements for edible insects in Great Britain

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

Commission factsheet: Farm to Fork Strategy: Public consultation on new genomic techniques

A copy of the factsheet is available on this site. See also: EU: 29 April 2022 GMOs – Commission consultation: Legislation for plants produced by certain new genomic techniques

ORGANIC FOODS

 

SUSTAINABILITY / WASTE

Council of the EU: Conclusions on the EU’s commitment to an ambitious Codex Alimentarius fit for the challenges of today and tomorrow

A copy of the document is available on this site. See also: EU: 21 February 2022 SUSTAINABILITY / CODEX - Council calls for greater emphasis on sustainability in international food standards

Commission Call for Evidence: Application of EU health and environmental standards to imported agricultural and agri-food products

A copy of this document is available on this site. The 'Call for Evidence' is available on the Commission site - see: Imports of agricultural and food products – applying EU health and environmental standards. The Feedback will close on the 16 March 2022. See also: EU: 16 February 2022 SUSTAINABILITY - Commission consultation: Imports of agricultural and food products – applying EU health and environmental standards

CONTACT MATERIALS

FSA Consultation: Removal of the requirement to use the ‘Do Not Eat’ pictograph on active and intelligent food contact materials

A copy of the consultation document is available on this site (click on image). See also: UK: 13 July 2022 CONTACT MATERIALS – FSA Consultation: Removal of the requirement to use the ‘Do Not Eat’ pictograph on active and intelligent food contact materials

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

FSA Consultation on proposed changes to national (England only) law in relation to EU Directives on animal feed, food contact materials and extraction solvents.

A copy of the consultation document is available on this site (click on image). See also: UK: 13 July 2022 CONTACT MATERIALS / EXTRACTION SOLVENTS - Consultation on proposed changes to national (England only) law in relation to EU Directives on animal feed, food contact materials and extraction solvents

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

FOOD QUALITY / FOOD FRAUD

Government consultation: Enhanced Investigatory Powers for the Food Standards Agency (FSA)

A copy of the consultation document is available on this site (click on image). See also: UK: 26 May 2022 ENFORCEMENT - Consultation: Enhanced Investigatory Powers for the Food Standards Agency

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

FDE Publicaation: Guidance on Food Allergen Management for Food Manufacturers - Version 2

A copy of this Guidance is available on this site. See also: EU: 11 April 2022 FOOD SAFETY - FDE Publication: Guidance on Food Allergen Management for Food Manufacturers

Commission consultation: Proposal for a Regulation ... on European Union geographical indications for wine, spirit drinks and agricultural products, and quality schemes for agricultural products

A copy of the proposal is available on this site (click on image). In addition there separate files for three Annexes. See: Annex 1, Annex 2 and Annex 3. See also: EU: 3 April 2022 QUALITY DESIGNATIONS - Commission consultation: EU geographical indications scheme (revision)

Commission Consultation: Draft COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION amending Delegated Regulation (EU) No 664/2014 supplementing Regulation (EU) No 1151/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to the establishment of the Union symbols for protected designations of origin, protected geographical indications and traditional specialities guaranteed and with regard to certain rules on sourcing, certain procedural rules and certain additional transitional rules

A copy of the draft Regulation is available on this site. See also: EU: 9 Feburary 2022 QUALITY DESIGNATIONS - Commission Consultations: Protection of geographical indications (delegating rules/implementing rules)

Commission Consultation: Draft COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION amending Implementing Regulation (EU) No 668/2014 laying down rules for the application of Regulation (EU) No 1151/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council on quality schemes for agricultural products and foodstuffs

A copy of the draft Regulation is available on this site. Also available is the Annex to the draft Regulation - see: Commission Proposal - Annex. See also: EU: 9 Feburary 2022 QUALITY DESIGNATIONS - Commission Consultations: Protection of geographical indications (delegating rules/implementing rules)

ANTI-MICROBIAL RESISTENCE

Codex Publication: Foodborne Antimicrobial Resistance Compendium of Standards

The document is available from the FAO pages (click on image). See also: INT: 17 February 2022 CODEX - Compendium of Codex AMR texts provides complete framework for decision makers to address foodborne AMR

BREXIT

FSA Consultation on proposed changes to Welsh law in relation to EU Directives on animal feed, food contact materials and extraction solvents

A copy of the consultation document is available on this site (click on image). See also: UK: 4 August 2022 BREXIT - Consultation on proposed changes to Welsh law in relation to EU Directives on animal feed, food contact materials and extraction solvents

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

Consultation on proposed changes to national (England only) law in relation to EU Directives on animal feed, food contact materials and extraction solvents.

A copy of the consultation document is available on this site (click on image). See also: UK: 13 July 2022 BREXIT - FSA Consultation on proposed changes to national (England only) law in relation to EU Directives on animal feed, food contact materials and extraction solvents

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

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

WHO European Regional Obesity Report 2022

A copy of the report can be downloaded from the WHO site (click on image). See also: INT: 3 May 2022 NUTRITION - Obesity causes cancer and is major determinant of disability and death, warns new WHO report

WHO Report: Scope and impact of digital marketing strategies for promoting breastmilk substitutes

The full report can be downloaded from the WHO website. See: Scope and impact of digital marketing strategies for promoting breastmilk substitutes. See also: INT: 28 April 2022 FORMULA MILK - WHO reveals shocking extent of exploitative formula milk marketing

DHSC Guidance Restricting promotions of products high in fat, sugar or salt by location and by volume price: implementation guidance

The Guidance has been published as a web page. A copy of the page in pdf format is available on this site (click on image). An additional Annex B in pdf format was published with a copy on this site: Annex B Enforcement Flowchart. See also: UK: 6 April 2022 NUTRITION - Guidance: Restricting promotions of products high in fat, sugar or salt by location and by volume price: implementation guidance

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

OFFICIAL CONTROLS / ENFORCEMENT

FSA Board Paper: FSA 22-09-06 - Public Analyst Official Laboratory System: Our Approach to Building a Resilient System

A pdf copy of this paper (originally provided as a web page) is available on this site (click on image). Note that the figures did not display in the pdf version but have been copied into a separate pdf file - see: Board Paper Figures. See also: UK: 31 August 2022 OFFICIAL CONTROLS - FSA Board Paper: Public Analyst Official Laboratory System: Our Approach to Building a Resilient System

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

Commission Draft Regulation: Commission Delegated Regulation supplementing Regulation (EU) 2017/625 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to requirements for the entry into the Union of consignments of food-producing animals and certain goods intended for human consumption

A copy of the draft is available on this site (click on image). In addition, a separate pdf document provides the draft Annex - see: Commission Delegated Regulation supplementing Regulation (EU) 2017/625 Draft Annex. See also: EU: 6 July 2022  OFFICIAL CONTROL - Commission consultation: Food safety – checks on imports of animals/animal products into the EU

Commission Publication: 2021 Annual Report: Alert and Cooperation Network

A copy of the report is available on this site (click on image). See also: EU: 1 July 2022 RASFF - Alert and Cooperation Network on food: 2021 report shows increased cooperation

Commission consultation: Draft Commission Implementing Regulation amending and correcting Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/627 as regards practical arrangements for the performance of official controls in live bivalve molluscs, fishery products, or related to UV-radiation

A copy of the draft is available on this site (click on image). The consultation is available on the Commission site - see: Food safety – official checks of live shellfish, poultry and fish products (updated rules). The consultation closes on 25 May 2022. See also: EU: 27 April 2022 OFFICIAL CONTROLS - Commission consultation: Food safety – official checks of live shellfish, poultry and fish products (updated rules)

FSA Consultation: Amendments to Retained Regulation 2019/1793: Controls Applied to Imported Food and Feed not of Animal Origin

A copy of the consultation pack is available on this site (click on image). See also: UK: 14 April 2022 OFFICIAL CONTROLS - Amendments to Retained Regulation 2019/1793: Controls Applied to Imported Food and Feed not of Animal Origin

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

Commission consultation: Draft COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/632 as regards the lists of products of animal origin, animal by-products and composite products subject to official controls at border control posts.

A copy of this draft regulation is available on this site (click on image). A lengthy Annex is also available - see: Draft Annex. See also: EU: 7 Apri 2022 OFFICIAL CONTROLS - Commission consultation: Food safety – border checks (for products of animal origin, composite products, and their CN codes)

REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION on the overall operation of official controls carried out in Member States (2019-2020) to ensure the application of food and feed law, rules on animal health and welfare, plant health and plant protection products

A copy of the report is available on this site (click on image). A separate document is also available: COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT Accompanying the document REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION. See also: EU: 29 March 2022 OFFICIAL CONTROLS - The Commission reports on official controls on food and feed, animal health and welfare, plant health and plant protection products performed in 2019 and 2020 in EU countries

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

FSA Annual Report: Our Food 2021: An annual review of food standards across the UK

The report can be accessed on the FSA website (click on image). See also: UK: 27 June 2022 ADMINISTRATION / ENFORCEMENT - Inaugural report on UK food standards cautions of challenges ahead - FSA & FSS launch major evidence-led review of the UK food system.

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

Sanitary and Phytosanitary Declaration for the 12th Ministerial Conference: Responding to Modern SPS Challenges

The Decalartion can be seen on the WTO website. See also: INT: 22 June 2022 WTO SPS MEASURES - Members laud Ministerial Declaration addressing food safety, animal, plant health challenges

Food and Drink Federation Publication: A UK trade and investment strategy for food and drink

A copy of the publication is available on this site. See also: UK: 9 June 2022 TRADE - The FDF proposes new approach to trade policy to drive economic growth and improve affordability of food

National Audit Office Report: Regulating after EU Exit

A copy of this report can be downloaded from the NAO website (click on link). See also: UK: 18 May 2022 ADMINISTRATION – National Audit Office Report: Regulating after EU Exit

Food you can trust: FSA Strategy 2022–2027

A copy of the booklet is available on this site (click on image). See also: UK: 18 March 2022 ADMINISTRATION - Food Standards Agency launches new five-year strategy - The five-year plan includes a new emphasis on making food healthy and more sustainable

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

Board Paper: FSA Strategy

A copy of the document is available on this site. See also: UK: 14 March 2022 - ENFORCEMENT / CONTAMINANTS - FSA Board meets in Birmingham and supports the city to get ready for the Commonwealth Games

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

Board Paper: Annual Review of Risk Analysis Process: Focus on Overall Performance and Risk Management

A copy of the document is available on this site. See also: UK: 14 March 2022 - ENFORCEMENT / CONTAMINANTS - FSA Board meets in Birmingham and supports the city to get ready for the Commonwealth Games

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

Food Compositional Standards and Labelling Common Framework - Provisional Framework Outline Agreement and Concordat

A copy of the document is available on this site. See also: UK: 17 February 2022 UK INTERNAL MARKET - Updated Food Compositional Standards and Labelling Common Framework

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


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