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Dr David Jukes, The University of Reading, UK

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Last update: 24 April, 2019

Latest News, Legislation and Documents

Latest News

  • EU: 24 April 2019 NUTRITION - Food Safety: Commission adopts new Regulation to cut down presence of trans fatty acids
  • INT: 23 April 2019 FOOD SAFETY - WTO Forum looks at addressing food safety concerns through trade and cooperation
  • INT: 23 April 2019 FOOD SAFETY - FAO chief says trade has a key role to play in providing good quality, safe and healthy food
  • EU: 17 April 2019 DUAL QUALITY - BEUC Statement: Consumer law enforcement gets a welcome boost
  • EU: 17 April 2019 DUAL QUALITY - European Parliament strengthens EU consumer protection rules
  • EU: 17 April 2019 RISK ASSESSMENT – BEUC Statement: EU Parliament votes for more transparency of food safety studies
  • EU: 17 April 2019 RISK ASSESSMENT - FoodDrinkEurope statement on General Food Law reform
  • EU: 17 April 2019 RISK ASSESSMENT - Food safety: New rules to boost consumer trust approved by MEPs
  • EU: 17 April 2019 RISK ASSESSMENT - Commission welcomes the vote in the European Parliament on Commission's proposal for boosting trust in scientific studies on food safety
  • INT: 16 April 2019 CODEX / ADDITIVES - Bridging differences on sweeteners
  • EU: 15 April 2019 OFFICIAL CONTROLS - Council conclusions on the European Court of Auditors’ Special Report No 2/2019: ‘Chemical hazards in our food: EU food safety policy protects us but faces challenges’
  • EU: 12 April 2019 OFFICIAL CONTROLS - New report on special import conditions: how the EU and Member States keep unsafe food out
  • EU: 12 April 2019 FRAUD - Food fraud: publication of DG SANTE’s annual report
  • EU: 9 April 2019 HYGIENE – Council discussions: Transport of liquid oils and fats by sea
  • UK: 9 April 2019 MEAT HYGIENE - Manchester Abattoir Ltd (formerly Cheshire Halal) fined £18,285.92 after pleading guilty to breaching regulations
  • EU: 9 April 2019 SPIRIT DRINKS - Better production, labelling and protection rules for spirit drinks: Council adopts new regulation
  • EU: 8 April 2019 OFFICIAL CONTROLS - Commission Consultation: Rules on official controls and measures in cases of non-compliance of certain categories of animals and goods from third
  • INT: 6 April 2019 PESTICIDE RESIDUES / CODEX - Codex looks to harmonise regulation of biopesticides
  • INT: 4 April 2019 CODEX / ADDITIVES - Removing International Trade Challenges For Ripened Cheeses
  • UK: 3 April 2019 FOOD HYGIENE / MEAT – Supreme Court Judgement concerning the definition of Mechanically Separated Meat (MSM)
  • EU: 2 April 2019 FOOD LAW / MUTUAL RECOGNITION - FoodDrinkEurope welcomes new Regulation on Mutual Recognition
  • EU: 1 April 2019 FOOD QUALITY - New database for EU geographical indications aims to increase transparency and simplify search
  • INT: 29 March 2019 CODEX - Codex Committee on Food Additives (51st Session)
  • INT: 29 March 2019 ADDITIVES / CODEX - JECFA has its work cut out for it
  • UK: 28 March 2019 MEAT HYGIENE - Dunbia (Preston) fined over a quarter of a million pounds - the highest ever FSA fine
  • INT: 27 March 2019 ADDITIVES / CODEX - Managing food additives at national level
  • UK: 26 March 2019 NUTRITION / CLAIMS / BREXIT - DHSC Information regarding the controls on nutrition related matters if there is no EU exit deal
  • INT: 25 March 2019 CODEX / ADDITIVES - Codex Committee on Food Additives meets in Jinan, China
  • UK: 25 March 2019 NUTRITION / LABELLING - Government Response to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee report on Energy drinks and children
  • EU: 22 March 2019 LABELLING - Guidance on the Origin Indication of the Primary Ingredient
  • INT: 22 March 2019 WTO / SPS – SPS Committee Meeting:  Fall armyworm: a case study on how the SPS Agreement enables access to tools, technologies
  • EU: 22 March 2019 DUAL QUALITY - Deal agreed to protect consumers against misleading and unfair practices

For earlier news items for 2019, see Food Law News - 2019. For other years, see: Food Law News - Index


Latest Legislation

A listing of some of the most recently published EU and UK key legislation (not including UK regulations relating to Brexit). To access other legislation pages on this site, see Food Legislation - Index

  • 11 April 2019: European Council Decision (EU) 2019/584 taken in agreement with the United Kingdom of 11 April 2019 extending the period under Article 50(3) TEU (OJ L101, 11.4.2019, page 1)
  • 11 April 2019: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/585 of 11 April 2019 amending Regulation (EU) No 206/2010 as regards the inclusion of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and certain of its Crown Dependencies in the lists of third countries, territories or parts thereof authorised for the introduction into the Union of certain animals and fresh meat (OJ L100I, 11.4.2019, page 1)
  • 11 April 2019: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/586 of 11 April 2019 amending Part 1 of Annex I to Commission Regulation (EC) No 798/2008 as regards the inclusion of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and certain of its Crown Dependencies in the list of third countries, territories, zones or compartments authorised for the introduction into the Union of consignments of poultry and poultry products (OJ L100I, 11.4.2019, page 4)
  • 11 April 2019: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/587 of 11 April 2019 amending Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 119/2009 as regards the inclusion of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and certain of its Crown Dependencies in the list of third countries or parts thereof authorised for the introduction into the Union of consignments of meat of wild leporidae, of certain wild land mammals and of farmed rabbits (OJ L100I, 11.4.2019, page 8)
  • 11 April 2019: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/588 of 11 April 2019 amending Annex I to Regulation (EU) No 605/2010 as regards the inclusion of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and certain of its Crown Dependencies in the list of third countries or parts thereof authorised for the introduction into the Union of consignments of raw milk, dairy products, colostrum and colostrum-based products intended for human consumption (OJ L100I, 11.4.2019, page 11)
  • 5 April 2019: Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/552 of 4 April 2019 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 azoxystrobin, bicyclopyrone, chlormequat, cyprodinil, difenoconazole, fenpropimorph, fenpyroximate, fluopyram, fosetyl, isoprothiolane, isopyrazam, oxamyl, prothioconazole, spinetoram, trifloxystrobin and triflumezopyrim in or on certain products (OJ L96, 5.4.2019, page 6)
  • 29 March 2019: Regulation (EU) 2019/515 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 March 2019 on the mutual recognition of goods lawfully marketed in another Member State and repealing Regulation (EC) No 764/2008 (OJ L91, 29.3.2019, page 1)
  • 29 March 2019: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/533 of 28 March 2019 concerning a coordinated multiannual control programme of the Union for 2020, 2021 and 2022 to ensure compliance with maximum residue levels of pesticides and to assess the consumer exposure to pesticide residues in and on food of plant and animal origin (OJ L88, 29.3.2019, page 28)
  • 28 March 2019: Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/525 of 26 March 2019 amending Decision 2011/163/EU on the approval of plans submitted by third countries in accordance with Article 29 of Council Directive 96/23/EC (OJ L86, 28.3.2019, page 72) [measures to monitor certain substances and residues thereof in live animals and animal products]
  • 27 March 2019: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/506 of 26 March 2019 authorising the placing on the market of D-ribose 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 L85, 27.3.2019, page 11)
  • 25 March 2019: Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/478 of 14 January 2019 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 (OJ L82, 25.3.2019, page 4)
  • 22 March 2019: European Council Decision (EU) 2019/476 taken in agreement with the United Kingdom of 22 March 2019 extending the period under Article 50(3)TEU  (OJ L80I, 22.3.2019, page 1)
  • 20 March 2019: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/446 of 19 March 2019 amending and correcting Regulation (EC) No 1235/2008 laying down detailed rules for implementation of Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 as regards the arrangements for imports of organic products from third countries (OJ L77, 20.3.2019, page 67)
  • 12 March 2019: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/387 of 11 March 2019 authorising an extension of use of Schizochytrium sp. (ATCC PTA-9695) oil as a novel food and the change of the designation and of the specific labelling requirement of Schizochytrium sp. (ATCC PTA-9695) oil under Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 of the European Parliament and of the Council, and amending Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2470 (OJ L70, 12.3.2019, page 17)
  • 12 March 2019: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/388 of 11 March 2019 authorising the change of the specifications of the novel food 2′-fucosyllactose produced with Escherichia coli K-12 under Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 of the European Parliament and of the Council and amending Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2470 (OJ L70, 12.3.2019, page 21)

For earlier EU legislation for 2019, see: EU Food Laws: 2019


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

Overview report: Safety of Imported Food - How EU Member States Apply Special Import Controls

A copy of this report is available on this site. See also: EU: 12 April 2019 OFFICIAL CONTROLS - New report on special import conditions: how the EU and Member States keep unsafe food out

The EU Food Fraud Network and the System for Administrative Assistance - Food Fraud: Annual Report 2018

A copy of the report is available on this site. See also: EU: 12 April 2019 FRAUD - Food fraud: publication of DG SANTE’s annual report

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Commission consultation: COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) …/... of XXX supplementing Regulation (EU) 2017/625 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards conditions for monitoring the transport and arrival of consignments of certain goods from the border control post of arrival to the establishment at the place of destination in the Union

A copy of this draft is available on this site. See also: EU: 8 April 2019 OFFICIAL CONTROLS - Commission Consultation: Rules on official controls and measures in cases of non-compliance of certain categories of animals and goods from third

Guidance Bulletin: The Nutrition (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019: Practical Changes for Industry

A copy of this publication is available on this site. To access additional documents (e.g. UK register of health claims), see also: UK: 26 March 2019 NUTRITION / CLAIMS / BREXIT - DHSC Information regarding the controls on nutrition related matters if there is no EU exit deal

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

Government Response to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee report on Energy drinks and children

A copy of this publication is availabe on this site. See also: UK: 25 March 2019 NUTRITION / LABELLING - Government Response to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee report on Energy drinks and children

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

FoodDrinkEurope (FDE) Publication: Guidance on the Origin Indication of the Primary Ingredient

A copy of this document is available on this site. See also: EU: 22 March 2019 LABELLING - Guidance on the Origin Indication of the Primary Ingredient

DHSC Consultation: Introducing further advertising restrictions on TV and online for products high in fat, sugar and salt (HFSS)

A copy of the consultation document is available on this site. For more details, see the main consultation page at: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/further-advertising-restrictions-for-products-high-in-fat-salt-and-sugar. The consultation closes on the 10 June 2019. See also: UK: 18 March 2019 ADVERTISING / NUTRITION - Restrictions on adverts for food high in fat, sugar and salt: public asked for views.

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

For older documents, see: Documents


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