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Dr David Jukes, The University of Reading, UK

Providng access to food law since May 1996

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Last update: 10 August, 2022

Latest News, Legislation and Documents

Latest News

  • UK: 25 July 2022 HYGIENE - FSA publishes refreshed Wild Game Guidance
  • EU: 15 July 2022 OFFICIAL CONTROLS - Health and food audits and analysis - Programme 2022, July to December released
  • EU: 14 July 2022 QUALITY SCHEMES - Judgment of the Court in Case C-159/20 - Commission v Denmark (PDO Feta): By failing to stop the use of the designation ‘Feta’ for cheese intended for export to third countries, Denmark has failed to fulfil its obligations under EU law
  • UK: 13 July 2022 NOVEL FOODS - Consultation launched to bring clarity to British edible insect industry
  • UK: 13 July 2022 NOVEL FOODS - Consultation on transitional arrangements for edible insects in Great Britain
  • 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
  • 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
  • UK: 13 July 2022 PESTICIDES - HSE Pesticides ebulletin: GB maximum residue level amendments
  • EU: 6 July 2022 LABELLING / NUTRITION - BEUC calls on EU investigation into anti Nutri-Score lobby groups over suspected breach of transparency obligations
  • EU: 6 July 2022  OFFICIAL CONTROL - Commission consultation: Food safety – checks on imports of animals/animal products into the EU
  • INT: 5 July 2022 CODEX / RESIDUES - CCPR / a significant influence on the development of national pesticide residue standards
  • UK: 4 July 2022 ADDITIVES - Use of new food additive E960c (enzymatically produced steviol glycoside) and designation of the previously authorised food additive E960 (Steviol Glycosides derived from Stevia) to E960a
  • INT: 3 July 2022 CODEX / PESTICIDES - Guibiao YE introduces the 53rd session of the Codex Committee on Pesticide Residues
  • EU: 1 July 2022 RASFF - Alert and Cooperation Network on food: 2021 report shows increased cooperation
  • EU: 1 July 2022 RISK ASSESSMENT / ADMINISTRATION - Strengthening governance at EFSA: new Management Board becomes operational

For earlier news items for 2022, see Food Law News - 2022. For other years, see: Food Law News - Index


Latest Legislation

A listing of some of the most recently published EU and UK key legislation. To access other legislation pages on this site, see Food Legislation - Index

  • 9 August 2022: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/1385 of 8 August 2022 amending Annexes V and XIV to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/404 as regards the entries for Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States in the lists of third countries authorised for the entry into the Union of consignments of poultry, germinal products of poultry and fresh meat of poultry and game birds (OJ L 207, 9.8.2022, page 115)
  • 9 August 2022: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/1381 of 8 August 2022 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2470 as regards the conditions of use of the novel food galacto-oligosaccharide (OJ L 207, 9.8.2022, page 12)
  • 8 August 2022: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/1373 of 5 August 2022 authorising the placing on the market of iron hydroxide adipate tartrate as a novel food and amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2470 (OJ L 206, 8.8.2022, page 28)
  • 8 August 2022: Commission Regulation (EU) 2022/1370 of 5 August 2022 amending Regulation (EC) No 1881/2006 as regards maximum levels of ochratoxin A in certain foodstuffs (OJ L 206, 8.8.2022, page 11)
  • 5 August 2022: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/1365 of 4 August 2022 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2470 as regards the conditions of use of the novel food Schizochytrium sp. oil rich in DHA and EPA (OJ L 205, 5.8.2022, page 230)
  • 5 August 2022: Commission Regulation (EU) 2022/1364 of 4 August 2022 amending Regulation (EC) No 1881/2006 as regards maximum levels of hydrocyanic acid in certain foodstuffs (OJ L 205, 5.8.2022, page 227)
  • 5 August 2022: Commission Regulation (EU) 2022/1363 of 3 August 2022 amending Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards maximum residue levels for 2,4-D, azoxystrobin, cyhalofop-butyl, cymoxanil, fenhexamid, flazasulfuron, florasulam, fluroxypyr, iprovalicarb and silthiofam in or on certain products (OJ L 205, 5.8.2022, page 207)
  • 2 August 2022: Commission Regulation (EU) 2022/1346 of 1 August 2022 amending Annexes II and III to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards maximum residue levels for 1,4-dimethylnaphthalene, 8-hydroxyquinoline, pinoxaden and valifenalate in or on certain products (OJ L 202, 2.8.2022, page 31)
  • 2 August 2022: Commission Regulation (EU) 2022/1343 of 29 July 2022 amending Annexes II and III to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards maximum residue levels for acequinocyl, chlorantraniliprole and emamectin in or on certain products (OJ L 202, 2.8.2022, page 1)
  • 29 July 2022: Commission Regulation (EU) 2022/1324 of 28 July 2022 amending Annexes II and III to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards maximum residue levels for benzovindiflupyr, boscalid, fenazaquin, fluazifop-P, flupyradifurone, fluxapyroxad, fosetyl-Al, isofetamid, metaflumizone, pyraclostrobin, spirotetramat, thiabendazole and tolclofos-methyl in or on certain products (OJ L 200, 29.7.2022, page 68)
  • 29 July 2022: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/1322 of 25 July 2022 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 (OJ L 200, 29.7.2022, page 25)
  • 29 July 2022: Commission Regulation (EU) 2022/1321 of 25 July 2022 amending Annexes II and III to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards maximum residue levels for fluoride ion, oxyfluorfen, pyroxsulam, quinmerac and sulfuryl fluoride in or on certain products (OJ L 200, 29.7.2022, page 1)
  • 26 July 2022: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/1306 of 25 July 2022 amending Annexes V and XIV to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/404 as regards the entries for the United Kingdom and the United States in the lists of third countries authorised for the entry into the Union of consignments of poultry, germinal products of poultry and fresh meat of poultry and game birds (OJ L 197, 26.7.2022, page 102)
  • 21 July 2022: Commission Regulation (EU) 2022/1264 of 20 July 2022 amending Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards maximum residue levels for fludioxonil in or on certain products (OJ L 192, 21.7.2022, page 1)
  • 6 July 2022: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/1160 of 5 July 2022 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2470 as regards the conditions of use and the specifications of the novel food nicotinamide riboside chloride (OJ L 179, 6.7.2022, page 25)
  • 1 July 2022: Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2022/1094 of 29 June 2022 authorising the placing on the market of products containing, consisting of or produced from genetically modified maize DP4114 × MON 810 × MIR604 × NK603 and genetically modified maize combining two or three of the single events DP4114, MON 810, MIR604 and NK603, pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L 176, 1.7.2022, page 26)

For earlier EU legislation for 2022, see: EU Food Laws: 2022


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

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 publication: Health and food audits and analysis Programme July to December 2022

A copy of this document is available on this site (click on image). See also: EU: 15 July 2022 OFFICIAL CONTROLS - Health and food audits and analysis - Programme 2022, July to December released

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:

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:

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

For older documents, see: Documents


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