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Dr David Jukes, The University of Reading, UK

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Last updated: 20 September, 2018

Latest News, Legislation and Documents

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

 

Latest News

  • EU: 20 September 2018 ORGANIC / HALAL FOODS - Advocate General Wahl proposes that the Court find that products from animals that have been the subject of ritual slaughter without prior stunning can be issued the European ‘organic farming’ label
  • EU: 19 September 2018 LABELLING - European Citizens' Initiative: Commission registers ‘Eat ORIGINal! Unmask your food' initiative
  • EU: 19 September 2018 LABELLING - Origin-labelling for meat – Consultation and evaluation roadmap
  • UK: 19 September 2018 ENFORCEMENT / ADMINISTRATION - Summary of discussions at FSA Board meeting 19 September 2018
  • EU: 18 September 2018 ADDITIVES / FLAVOURINGS - Council discussions: Food regulations
  • EU: 18 September 2018 CONTAMINANTS – Council Discussions: Amendments of pesticides - maximum residue levels
  • UK: 14 September 2018 ENFORCEMENT - Update on development of National Inspection Strategies for food
  • UK: 14 September 2018 NUTRITION / LABELLING - Consultation: Calorie labelling for food and drink served outside of the home
  • INT: 13 September 2018 CODEX - New edition of ‘Understanding Codex’ now available
  • EU: 13 September 2018 DUAL QUALITY - Consumer product quality: Parliament takes aim at dual standards 
  • UK: 13 September 2018 ENFORCEMEN T - FSA publishes local authority food law enforcement information
  • UK: 11 September 2018 HYGIENE - Proposed Changes to the UK Health and Identification Marking
  • UK: 4 September 2018 BREXIT – FSA Consultation: Proposed Approach to Retained EU Law for Food and Feed Safety and Hygiene
  • EU: 3 September 2018 BEEF - EU-US Trade: European Commission recommends settling longstanding WTO dispute
  • UK: 30 August 2018 ENERGY DRINKS - DHSC Consultation: Ending the sale of energy drinks to children
  • UK: 30 August 2018 OFFICIAL CONTROL - 2017 Annual Report on UK Multi-Annual National Control Plan published
  • EU: 23 August 2018 EFSA - Third external evaluation of EFSA – progress made, recommendations for improvement
  • UK: 23 August 2018 BREXIT - FDF response to Government's No-Deal' Technical Notices
  • INT: 17 August 2018 CODEX - Input invited from Members and Observers on Codex future plan
  • EU: 3 August 2018 GMOs - Commission authorises five Genetically Modified products for food and feed use
  • EU: 27 July 2018 PROTECTED DESIGNATIONS - EU to join the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement to better protect GIs
  • UK: 27 July 2018 HYGIENE - Proposed changes to the health and identification marks
  • UK: 25 July 2018 LEGISLATION - Food and feed law: legislation review (January to March 2018)
  • EU: 25 July 2018 GMOs - Organisms obtained by mutagenesis are GMOs and are, in principle, subject to the obligations laid down by the GMO Directive
  • EU: 19 July 2018 BREXIT - European Commission publishes Communication on preparing for the UK's withdrawal from the EU
  • UK: 19 July 2018 CONTAMINANTS - Expert Committee on Pesticide Residues in Food (PRiF): Annual Report for 2017
  • EU: 17 July 2018 FISHERY PRODUCTS - Public consultation on EU marketing standards for fishery and aquaculture products

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

  • 19 September 2018: Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/1246 of 18 September 2018 amending Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 1334/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the inclusion of pyroligneous distillate in the Union list of flavourings (OJ L235, 19.9.2018, page 3)
  • 14 August 2018: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1132 of 13 August 2018 authorising the change of the designation and specific labelling requirement of the novel food synthetic zeaxanthin under Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 of the European Parliament and of the Council and amending Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2470 (OJ L205, 14.8.2018, page 15)
  • 14 August 2018: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1133 of 13 August 2018 authorising the placing on the market of dried aerial parts of Hoodia parviflora 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 L205, 14.8.2018, page 18)
  • 13 August 2018: Welsh Statutory Instrument 2018 No 913 (W.179) - Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2018
  • 13 August 2018: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1120 of 10 August 2018 amending Annex I to Regulation (EU) No 605/2010 as regards the list of third countries or parts thereof from which the introduction into the European Union of consignments of raw milk, dairy products, colostrum and colostrum-based products is authorised (OJ L204, 13.8.2018, page 31)
  • 13 August 2018: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1122 of 10 August 2018 authorising the placing on the market of pyrroloquinoline quinone disodium salt 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 L204, 13.8.2018, page 36)
  • 13 August 2018: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1123 of 10 August 2018 authorising the placing on the market of 1-methylnicotinamide chloride 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 L204, 13.8.2018, page 41)
  • 10 August 2018: Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2018/1109 of 1 August 2018 renewing the authorisation for the placing on the market of products containing, consisting of, or produced from genetically modified maize 59122 (DAS-59122-7) pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L203, 10.8.2018, page 7)
  • 10 August 2018: Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2018/1110 of 3 August 2018 authorising the placing on the market of products containing, consisting of, or produced from genetically modified maize 1507 × 59122 × MON 810 × NK603, and genetically modified maize combining two or three of the single events 1507, 59122, MON 810 and NK603, and repealing Decisions 2009/815/EC, 2010/428/EU and 2010/432/EU (OJ L203, 10.8.2018, page 13)
  • 10 August 2018: Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2018/1111 of 3 August 2018 authorising the placing on the market of products containing, consisting of, or produced from genetically modified maize MON 87427 × MON 89034 × NK603 (MON-87427-7 × MON-89Ø34-3 × MON-ØØ6Ø3-6) and genetically modified maize combining two of the events MON 87427, MON 89034 and NK603, and repealing Decision 2010/420/EU (OJ L203, 10.8.2018, page 20)
  • 10 August 2018: Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2018/1112 of 3 August 2018 renewing the authorisation for the placing on the market of products containing, consisting of, or produced from genetically modified maize GA21 (MON-ØØØ21-9) pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L203, 10.8.2018, page 26)
  • 10 August 2018: Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2018/1113 of 3 August 2018 renewing the authorisation for the placing on the market of food and feed produced from genetically modified sugar beet H7-1 (KM-ØØØH71-4) pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L203, 10.8.2018, page 32)
  • 3 August 2018: Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/1098 of 2 August 2018 amending and correcting Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 110/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the definition, description, presentation, labelling and the protection of geographical indications of spirit drinks (OJ L197, 3.8.2018, page 7)
  • 3 August 2018: Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2018/1096 of 22 May 2018 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) No 29/2012 as regards the requirements for certain indications on the labelling of olive oil (OJ L197, 3.8.2018, page 3)

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

Origin-labelling for meat - evaluation

A copy of the document is available on this site (click on image). For more details and to access the consultation page, see: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/initiatives/ares-2018-3112936_en. See also: EU: 19 September 2018 LABELLING - Origin-labelling for meat – Consultation and evaluation roadmap

DHSC: Consultation on mandating calorie labelling in the out-ofhome sector

A copy of the consultation document is available on this site. For more details, see: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/calorie-labelling-for-food-and-drink-served-outside-of-the-home. See also: UK: 14 September 2018 NUTRITION / LABELLING - Consultation: Calorie labelling for food and drink served outside of the home

Understanding Codex

A copy of the English language version of the booklet is available on this site. For other languages, see the news item on the Codex pages: http://www.fao.org/fao-who-codexalimentarius/news-and-events/news-details/en/c/1152769/. See also: INT: 13 September 2018 CODEX - New edition of ‘Understanding Codex’ now available

Annual report on local authority food law enforcement - For England, Northern Ireland and Wales: 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018

A copy of this report is available on this site. For more details and to access the supporting data, see: https://www.food.gov.uk/about-us/local-authorities#monitoring-local-authority-activity. See also: UK: 13 September 2018 ENFORCEMEN T - FSA publishes local authority food law enforcement information

Proposed Changes to the UK Health and Identification Marking

A copy of the consultation document is available on this site. See also: UK: 11 September 2018 HYGIENE - Proposed Changes to the UK Health and Identification Marking

FSA Consultation: Proposed Approach to Retained EU Law for Food and Feed Safety and Hygiene

A copy of this document is available on this site. See also: UK: 4 September 2018 BREXIT – FSA Consultation: Proposed Approach to Retained EU Law for Food and Feed Safety and Hygiene

DHSC Consultation: Ending the sale of energy drinks to children

A copy of this document is available on this site. See also: UK: 30 August 2018 ENERGY DRINKS - DHSC Consultation: Ending the sale of energy drinks to children

2017 UK Annual Report - Progress towards implementation of the Multi-Annual National Control Plan for the United Kingdom

A copy of the full document is available on this site. See also: UK: 30 August 2018 OFFICIAL CONTROL - 2017 Annual Report on UK Multi-Annual National Control Plan published

3rd Independent External Evaluation of EFSA 2011-2016 - Final Report

A copy of the report is available on the EFSA website. Also available are the Appendices to the report: 3rd EFSA Evaluation - Appendices. See also: EU: 23 August 2018 EFSA - Third external evaluation of EFSA – progress made, recommendations for improvement

For older documents, see: Documents


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