Foodlaw-Reading

Dr David Jukes, The University of Reading, UK

The first Foodlaw-Reading page was published 20 May 1996

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Last updated: 16 September, 2021

Latest News, Legislation and Documents

Latest News

  • INT: 13 September 2021 CODEX / ADDITIVES - CCFA52 / Committee sends over 500 food additive provisions for adoption
  • UK: 13 September 2021 LABELLING – DEFRA: Call for Evidence - Labelling for Animal Welfare
  • EU: 10 September 2021 SUSTAINABILITY - New farm to fork strategy must make our food systems more sustainable, say MEPs
  • EU: 9 September 2021 QUALITY DESIGNATIONS - The Court specifies the conditions for the protection of products covered by a protected designation of origin as laid down by the regulation establishing a common organisation of the markets in agricultural products
  • UK: 9 September 2021 WINE - Consultation on proposed changes to UK Wine Legislation
  • INT: 8 September 2021 CODEX - CAC44 / Codex Members again show overwhelming support for holding a virtual Commission
  • EU: 8 September 2021 FOOD FRAUD - 2020 Annual Food Fraud report: Fight against food fraud in Europe continued despite the COVID-19 pandemic
  • INT: 1 September 2021 CODEX - CCFA52 / food additives committee gets underway stressing business as usual
  • UK: 24 August 2021 PESTICIDES - GB Maximum Residue Level amendments
  • INT: 24 August 2021 ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE - World leaders and experts call for significant reduction in the use of antimicrobial drugs in global food systems
  • UK: 23 August 2021 NOVEL FOODS - Update on the status of edible insects on the UK market
  • EU: 23 August 2021 RASFF - Food safety: RASFF Annual report shows significant rise in number of alerts
  • INT: 23 August 2021 CODEX - CCPR52 / Committee on pesticide residues approves new MRLs to CAC44
  • EU: 17 August 2021 GMOs - The Commission authorises ten genetically modified crops for use as food and animal feed
  • UK: 11 August 2021 QUALITY SCHEMES - Welsh Gower Salt Marsh Lamb first new registration under new UK Geographical Indication schemes
  • EU: 10 August 2021 LABELLING - Commission report: Origin labelling rules for meats remains relevant for consumers
  • UK: 9 August 2021 GMOs / NOVEL FOODS - Report into international approaches to the regulation of GM and novel foods published

For earlier news items for 2021, see Food Law News - 2021. 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

  • 1 September 2021: Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2021/1422 of 26 April 2021 amending Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/624 as regards certification in case of slaughter at the holding of provenance (OJ L307, 1.9.2021, page 1)
  • 30 August 2021: Commission Regulation (EU) 2021/1408 of 27 August 2021 amending Regulation (EC) No 1881/2006 as regards maximum levels of tropane alkaloids in certain foodstuffs (OJ L304, 30.8.2021, page 1)
  • 25 August 2021: Commission Regulation (EU) 2021/1399 of 24 August 2021 amending Regulation (EC) No 1881/2006 as regards maximum levels of ergot sclerotia and ergot alkaloids in certain foodstuffs (OJ L301, 25.8.2021, page 1)
  • 20 August 2021: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1377 of 19 August 2021 authorising the change of the conditions of use of the novel food astaxanthin-rich oleoresin from Haematococcus pluvialis algae under Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 of the European Parliament and of the Council and amending Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2470 (OJ L297, 20.8.2021, page 20)
  • 20 August 2021: Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2021/1374 of 12 April 2021 amending 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 (OJ L297, 20.8.2021, page 1)
  • 16 August 2021: Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2021/1342 of 27 May 2021 supplementing Regulation (EU) 2018/848 of the European Parliament and of the Council with rules on the information to be sent by third countries and by control authorities and control bodies for the purpose of supervision of their recognition under Article 33(2) and (3) of Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 for imported organic products and the measures to be taken in the exercise of that supervision (OJ L292, 16.8.2021, page 20)
  • 13 August 2021: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1355 of 12 August 2021 on multiannual national control programmes for pesticides residues to be established by Member States (OJ L291, 13.8.2021, page 120)
  • 13 August 2021: Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2021/1353 of 17 May 2021 supplementing Regulation (EU) 2017/625 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to the cases and conditions under which competent authorities may designate official laboratories which do not fulfil the conditions in relation to all the methods they use for official controls or other official activities (OJ L291, 13.8.2021, page 20)
  • 12 August 2021: Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2021/1335 of 27 May 2021 amending Regulation (EU) 2019/787 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the labelling of spirit drinks resulting from the combination of a spirit drink with one or more foodstuffs (OJ L289, 12.8.2021, page 4)
  • 12 August 2021: Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2021/1334 of 27 May 2021 amending Regulation (EU) 2019/787 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards allusions to legal names of spirit drinks or geographical indications for spirit drinks in the description, presentation and labelling of other spirit drinks (OJ L289, 12.8.2021, page 1)
  • 11 August 2021: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1327 of 10 August 2021 amending Annexes II, IX and XV to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/405 as regards the lists of third countries or regions thereof authorised for the entry into the Union of fresh meat of wild solipeds, fishery products from aquaculture, and insects, and correcting Annex XI to that Implementing Regulation as regards the list of third countries and regions thereof authorised for the entry into the Union of frogs’ legs and snails (OJ L288, 11.8.2021, page 28)
  • 11 August 2021: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1326 of 10 August 2021 authorising the placing on the market of Schizochytrium sp. (FCC-3204) oil 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 L288, 11.8.2021, page 24)
  • 11 August 2021: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1325 of 10 August 2021 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/977 as regards the period of application of the temporary measures in relation to controls on the production of organic products (OJ L288, 11.8.2021, page 21)
  • 11 August 2021: Commission Regulation (EU) 2021/1323 of 10 August 2021 amending Regulation (EC) No 1881/2006 as regards maximum levels of cadmium in certain foodstuffs (OJ L288, 11.8.2021, page 13)
  • 10 August 2021: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1319 of 9 August 2021 authorising changes in the specifications of the novel food Coriander seed oil from Coriandrum sativum and amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2470 (OJ L286, 10.8.2001, page 12)
  • 10 August 2021: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1318 of 9 August 2021 correcting Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2470 establishing the Union list of novel foods, Decision 2008/968/EC authorising the placing on the market of arachidonic acid-rich oil from Mortierella alpina as a novel food ingredient and Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/484 authorising the placing on the market of lacto-N-tetraose as a novel food (OJ L286, 10.8.2001, page 5)
  • 10 August 2021: Commission Regulation (EU) 2021/1317 of 9 August 2021 amending Regulation (EC) No 1881/2006 as regards maximum levels of lead in certain foodstuffs (OJ L286, 10.8.2001, page 1)

For earlier EU legislation for 2021, see: EU Food Laws: 2021


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

DEFRA Consultation Document: Consultation on proposed changes to UK Wine Legislation

A copy of the consultation document is available on this site (click on image). The consultation is an online survey. To access the consultation, see: Consultation on proposed changes to UK Wine Legislation. The consultation closes on the 23 September 2021. See also: UK: 9 September 2021 WINE - Consultation on proposed changes to UK Wine Legislation

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

RASFF - The Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed Annual Report 2020

A copy of the report is available on this site. See also: EU: 23 August 2021 RASFF - Food safety: RASFF Annual report shows significant rise in number of alerts

COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT EVALUATION of the mandatory indication of the country of origin or place of provenance for fresh, chilled and frozen meat of swine, sheep, goats and poultry

A copy of this document is available on this site. See also: EU: 10 August 2021 LABELLING - Commission report: Origin labelling rules for meats remains relevant for consumers

FSA Report: Comparing international approaches to food safety regulation of GM and Novel Foods

A copy of the detailed report (215 pages) can be found on the FSA web pages. See also: UK: 9 August 2021 GMOs / NOVEL FOODS - Report into international approaches to the regulation of GM and novel foods published

For older documents, see: Documents


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