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Latest News, Legislation and Documents

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UK Food Labelling: Historical Development of Legal Controls (1943-1996)

 

Latest News

  • INT: 13 November 2018 CODEX COMMITTEE - Landmark food hygiene discussions begin in Panama
  • EU: 13 November 2018 COURT OF JUSTICE - The taste of a food product is not eligible for copyright protection / The taste of a food product cannot be classified as a ‘work’
  • EU: 13 November 2018 GMOs - Commission’s Chief Scientific Advisors publish statement on the regulation of gene editing
  • EU: 7 November 2018 LABELLING - European Citizens' Initiative: Commission registers 'Mandatory food labelling Non-Vegetarian / Vegetarian / Vegan' initiative'
  • UK: 6 November 2018 BREXIT / LABELLING - Food labelling: amending laws - DEFRA Consultation
  • EU: 29 October 2018 OFFICIAL CONTROLS - Commission consultation: Rules on a crisis management plan for food and animal feed
  • INT: 26 October 2018 CODEX - Codex Committee on Food Import and Export Inspection and Certification Systems (24th Session)
  • EU: 23 October 2018 CONTAMINANTS - October 2018 Stakeholder update on rapidly developing policy on food contaminants
  • INT: 22 October 2018 CODEX COMMITTEE - Codex committee discusses modern solutions to enhance the integrity of the global food trade and protect consumers
  • INT: 20 October 2018 CODEX COMMITTEE – CCFICS: Fran Freeman to Chair first committee session in Brisbane, Australia
  • EU: 19 October 2018 BEEF / HORMONES - European Commission welcomes Member States' support to settle WTO dispute with the United States
  • UK: 17 October 2018 MEAT HYGIENE - The Food Standards Agency and Food Standards Scotland Boards respond positively to the UK-wide meat Review
  • EU: 17 October 2018 FOOD LAW - Don’t delay General Food Law, BEUC urges Members of European Parliament
  • UK: 16 October 2018 HONEY / NAUTRAL MINERAL WATERS - Consultation on amending domestic food legislation
  • EU: 12 October 2018 OFFICIAL CONTROLS - Commission consultation: Consignments subject to border control checks - additional categories
  • UK: 11 October 2018 MEAT HYGIENE - Review of UK meat processing identifies improvements
  • UK: 10 October 2018 LABELLING - CIEH Statement: Food Labelling Loopholes must be closed
  • EU: 9 October 2018 WEIGHTS - Council discussions: Placing on the EU market of Japanese shochu
  • EU: 9 October 2018 OFFICIAL CONTROLS - Commission consultation: New lists of non-EU countries authorised to import animal products
  • EU: 9 October 2018 OFFICIAL CONTROLS - Commission consultation: New rules on food imported from non-EU countries
  • EU: 9 October 2018 HYGIENE - Commission consultation: Avoiding contamination of oils and fats transported by sea (permitted previous cargoes)
  • UK: 5 October 2018 PROTECTED DESIGNATIONS - Consultation on improved enforcement of the Protected Food Name Scheme
  • EU: 5 October 2018 NUTRITION - Food: further steps taken to cutting down presence of fatty acids
  • EU: 4 October 2018 NUTRITION – BEUC Statement: Commission publishes it plans to limit unhealthy trans fats
  • EU: 4 October 2018 NUTRITION - Comission consultation: Industrial trans fats in foods – setting a legal limit
  • UK: 4 October 2018 PROTECTED DESIGNATIONS - Consultation on establishing UK Geographical Indications (GI) schemes after exit

For earlier news item for 2018, see Food Law News 2018


Latest Legislation

A listing of some of the most recently published EU and UK key legislation. For a complete listing, see EU Food Laws 2018 or UK Food Regulations - Chronological Listing - Current

  • 13 November 2018: Commission Decision (EU) 2018/1701 of 7 November 2018 on the proposed citizens' initiative entitled ‘Mandatory food labelling Non-Vegetarian/Vegetarian/Vegan’ (OJ L285, 13.11.2018, page  80)
  • 12 November 2018: Regulation (EU) 2018/1670 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2018 amending Regulation (EC) No 110/2008 as regards nominal quantities for the placing on the Union market of single distilled shochu produced by pot still and bottled in Japan (OJ L284, 12.11.2018, page 1)
  • 8 November 2018: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1660 of 7 November 2018 imposing special conditions governing the import of certain food of non-animal origin from certain third countries due to the risks of contamination with pesticides residues, amending Regulation (EC) No 669/2009 and repealing Implementing Regulation (EU) No 885/2014 (OJ L278, 8.11.2018, page 7)
  • 6 November 2018: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1648 of 29 October 2018 authorising the placing on the market of xylo-oligosaccharides as a novel food under Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 of the European Parliament and of the Council and amending Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2470 (OJ L275, 6.11.2018, page 1)
  • 6 November 2018: Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/1649 of 5 November 2018 amending Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 1334/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards removal from the Union list of certain flavouring substances (OJ L275, 6.11.2018, page 7)
  • 6 November 2018: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1650 of 5 November 2018 amending Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 798/2008 as regards the entries for Canada, Russia and the United States in the list of third countries, territories, zones or compartments from which certain poultry commodities may be imported into or transit through the Union in relation to highly pathogenic avian influenza (OJ L275, 6.11.2018, page 10)
  • 5 November 2018: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1647 of 31 October 2018 authorising the placing on the market of egg membrane hydrolysate as a novel food under Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 of the European Parliament and of the Council and amending Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2470 (OJ L274, 5.11.2018, page 51)
  • 31 Octdober 2018: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1631 of 30 October 2018 authorising the placing on the market of cranberry extract powder as a novel food under Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 of the European Parliament and of the Council and amending Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2470 (OJ L272, 31.10.2018, page 17)
  • 31 Octdober 2018: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1632 of 30 October 2018 authorising the placing on the market of bovine milk basic whey protein isolate as a novel food under Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 of the European Parliament and of the Council and amending Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2470 (OJ L272, 31.10.2018, page 23)
  • 31 Octdober 2018: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1633 of 30 October 2018 authorising the placing on the market of refined shrimp peptide concentrate as a novel food under Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 of the European Parliament and of the Council and amending Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2470 (OJ L272, 31.10.2018, page 29)
  • 23 Octdober 2018: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1584 of 22 October 2018 amending Regulation (EC) No 889/2008 laying down detailed rules for the implementation of Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 on organic production and labelling of organic products with regard to organic production, labelling and control (OJ L264, 23.10.2018, page 1)
  • 23 Octdober 2018: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1587 of 22 October 2018 revoking the designation of the Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy, as a European Reference Laboratory for the residues listed in Annex I, Group B(3)(c) to Council Directive 96/23/EC (OJ L264, 23.10.2018, page 20)
  • 22 Octdober 2018: Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2018/1583 of 18 October 2018 amending Annexes I and II to Decision 2006/766/EC as regards the import of bivalve molluscs and fishery products from Peru and Myanmar for human consumption (OJ L263, 22.10.2018, page 71)
  • 18 October 2018: Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/1555 of 17 October 2018 refusing to authorise certain health claims made on foods and referring to the reduction of disease risk (OJ L261, 18.10.2018, page 3)
  • 18 October 2018: Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/1556 of 17 October 2018 refusing to authorise certain health claims made on foods, other than those referring to the reduction of disease risk and to children's development and health (OJ L261, 18.10.2018, page 6)

Latest Documents

Providing access to recent key documents relating to UK, EU or international aspects of food law. Some will be available from this site, others will be available from links to other sites. To access documents, click on the images. Documents are shown with the most recent additions first. For older documents, see: Documents

A Scientific Perspective on the Regulatory Status of Products Derived from Gene Editing and the Implications  for the GMO Directive

A copy of this document can be downloaded from the Commission's site. See also: EU: 13 November 2018 GMOs - Commission’s Chief Scientific Advisors publish statement on the regulation of gene editing

DEFRA Consultation Document: Food labelling: amending laws

A copy of the full consultation document is available on this site. See also: UK: 6 November 2018 BREXIT / LABELLING - Food labelling: amending laws - DEFRA Consultation

Consultation document: COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION (EU) establishing a general plan for crisis management in the field of the safety of food and feed

The Commission has issued a consultation on a draft decision (click on image). See also the related Annex. For more details see: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/initiatives/ares-2018-4534677_en. The consultation closes on 26 November 2018. See also: EU: 29 October 2018 OFFICIAL CONTROLS - Commission consultation: Rules on a crisis management plan for food and animal feed

October 2018 Stakeholder update on rapidly developing policy on food contaminants.

Issued by the Food Standards Agency reporting on EU discussions on various food contaminants. See also: EU: 23 October 2018 CONTAMINANTS - October 2018 Stakeholder update on rapidly developing policy on food contaminants

Consultation document: COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION amending Regulation (EU) 2017/625 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the categories of consignments to be subjected to official controls at border control posts

The Commission has issued a consultation on a draft regulation on this topic. See also: EU: 12 October 2018 OFFICIAL CONTROLS - Commission consultation: Consignments subject to border control checks - additional categories

A Review of Meat Cutting Plants and Cold Stores: Final report

A copy of the report is available on this site (click on image). Also available is a copy of the related FSA Board Paper for discussion by the Board on the 17th October 2018 - see Meat Review - Board Paper. See also: UK: 11 October 2018 MEAT HYGIENE - Review of UK meat processing identifies improvements

Commission Delegated Regulation supplementing Regulation (EU) 2017/625 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to requirements to be respected by consignments of certain animals and goods intended for human consumption entering the Union

A copy of the draft Regulation is available on this site. See also: EU: 9 October 2018 OFFICIAL CONTROLS - Commission consultation: New rules on food imported from non-EU countries

Commission Implementing Regulation establishing lists of third countries or regions thereof authorised for the entry into the European Union of certain animals and goods intended for human consumption

A copy of the draft Regulation is available on this site. A copy of the draft Annex is also available. See also: EU: 9 October 2018 OFFICIAL CONTROLS - Commission consultation: New lists of non-EU countries authorised to import animal products

Commission draft Regulation amending the Annex to Regulation (EU) No 579/2014 granting derogation from certain provisions of Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 852/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the transport of liquid oils and fats by sea

A copy of the draft Regulation is available on this site (click on image). A copy of the draft Annex is also available. See also: EU: 9 October 2018 HYGIENE - Commission consultation: Avoiding contamination of oils and fats transported by sea (permitted previous cargoes)

DEFRA Consultation: Consultation on improved enforcement of the Protected Food Name Scheme

A copy of the consultation document is available on this site. See also: UK: 5 October 2018 PROTECTED DESIGNATIONS - Consultation on improved enforcement of the Protected Food Name Scheme

Geographical Indications Consultation on establishing UK Geographical Indications (GI) schemes after EU Exit

A copy of the consultation document is available on this site. See also: UK: 5 October 2018 PROTECTED DESIGNATIONS - Consultation on improved enforcement of the Protected Food Name Scheme

Commission Draft - Commission Regulation amending Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 1925/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards trans fat, other than trans fat naturally occurring in animal fat, in foods intended for the final consumer

A copy of the draft Regulation is available on this site. See also: EU: 4 October 2018 NUTRITION - Industrial trans fats in foods – setting a legal limit and also: EU: 5 October 2018 NUTRITION - Food: further steps taken to cutting down presence of fatty acids

For older documents, see: Documents


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