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Dr David Jukes, The University of Reading, UK

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Last update: 12 June, 2019

Latest News, Legislation and Documents

Latest News

  • EU: 13 June 2019 LABELLING - Advocate General Hogan: EU law requires, for a product originating in a territory occupied by Israel since 1967, the indication of the geographical name of this territory and, where it is the case, the indication that the product comes from an Israeli settlement
  • EU: 13 June 2019 RISK ASSESSMENT - Boosting trust in scientific studies on food safety: the Commission welcomes Council adoption of new rules for a more transparent risk assessment process
  • UK: 13 June 2019 NUTRITION - Adding folic acid to flour: public asked views
  • UK: 13 June 2019 OFFICIAL CONTROLS - Revised UK Multi-Annual National Control Plan (MANCP) published
  • UK: 12 June 2019 OFFICIAL CONTROLS - FSA Welcomes National Audit Office Report
  • UK: 12 June 2019 OFFICIAL CONTROLS – National Audit Office Report: Ensuring food safety and standards
  • UK: 10 June 2019 HYGIENE - Review of policy and procedures for the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme (FHRS) safeguards
  • INT: 7 June 2019 FOOD SAFETY - Codex: a blueprint for safe food on World Food Safety Day
  • EU: 7 June 2019 FOOD SAFETY - BEUC: World Food Safety Day: what the EU has done and must still do
  • INT: 6 June 2019 FOOD SAFETY - The first UN World Food Safety Day to be marked on Friday 7 June: Food safety is everyone’s business
  • UK: 5 June 2019 ENFORCEMENT / LEGISLATION / ALLERGENS / BREXIT - FSA Board meeting papers published for June 2019
  • UK: 3 June 2019 LABELLING - FDF publishes updated gluten labelling guidance
  • INT: 31 May 2019 CODEX - Codex Committee on Methods of Analysis and Sampling (40th Session)
  • UK: 31 May 2019 MEAT HYGIENE - Preston abattoir ordered to pay more than £44,800 for public health failures - Bowland Foods Limited plead guilty to failing to ensure removal of specified parts of animals required by law
  • EU: 29 May 2019 OFFICIAL CONTROLS - Commission consultation: Food safety – heavy metals in ceramic, glass and enameled table and kitchenware
  • EU: 24 May 2019 OFFICIAL CONTROLS - Commission consultation: Commission Implementing Regulation on sampling imported foodstuffs to control pathogens and reporting requirements by EU
  • INT: 22 May 2019 TRANS FAT - Five billion people still at risk from industrial trans fat exposure - First WHO annual report on trans fat elimination shows some countries are taking action, but more is needed
  • EU: 20 May 2019 LABELLING / NUTRITION - Consumer groups launch petition for EU-wide simplified nutrition label
  • EU: 20 May 2019 OFFICIAL CONTROLS - Commission consultation document: Implementing regulation - The Information management system for official controls Regulation (IMSOC)
  • INT: 17 May 2019 CODEX - Codex Committee on Food Labelling (45th Session)
  • UK: 16 May 2019 OFFICIAL CONTROLS -  Food Standards Agency: 12th Regulating Our Future Newsletter
  • EU: 14 May 2019 INFANT FORMULAE – Council discussions: Vitamin D requirements
  • UK: 14 May 2019 MEAT HYGIENE - Cutting plant fined for obstructing FSA inspections: London based cutting plant M Coban Ltd fined over £10,000
  • EU: 13 May 2019 WINE - New rules to simplify and homogenise EU wine making practices
  • EU: 13 May 2019 RESIDUES - Veterinary drug residues: compliance remains high
  • INT: 11 May 2019 NUTRITION - FAO chief warns of the ‘globalization of obesity’, urges G20 to ensure healthy diets through regulation
  • UK: 8 May 2019 LABELLING / ALLERGENS - FSA backs mandatory full ingredient labelling for pre-packed direct sale food
  • INT: 7 May 2019 NUTRITION / TRANS FAT - WHO welcomes industry action to align with global trans fat elimination targets
  • INT: 3 May 2019 CODEX - Codex Committee on Contaminants in Food (13th Session)
  • EU: 2 May 2019 QUALITY DESIGNATIONS – Court judgement: The use of figurative signs evoking the geographical area with which a protected designation of origin (PDO) is associated may constitute an unlawful evocation of that designation

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

  • 29 May 2019: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/890 of 27 May 2019 imposing special conditions governing the import of groundnuts from Gambia and Sudan and amending Regulation (EC) No 669/2009 and Implementing Regulation (EU) No 884/2014 (OJ L142, 29.5.2019, page 48)
  • 29 May 2019: Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/891 of 28 May 2019 amending Annexes I and II to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the functional class of ‘stabilisers’ and the use of ferrous lactate (E 585) on the mushroom Albatrellus ovinus as a food ingredient in Swedish liver pâtés (OJ L142, 29.5.2019, page 54)
  • 23 May 2019: Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/828 of 14 March 2019 amending Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/127 with regard to vitamin D requirements for infant formula and erucic acid requirements for infant formula and follow-on formula (OJ L137, 23.5.2019, page 12)
  • 20 May 2019: Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/799 of 17 May 2019 amending Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 1334/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the removal from the Union list of the flavouring substance furan-2(5H)-one (OJ L132, 20.5.2019, page 12)
  • 20 May 2019: Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/800 of 17 May 2019 amending Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the extension of the use of carminic acid, carmine (E 120) in certain meat products traditional in French Overseas Territories (OJ L132, 20.5.2019, page 15)
  • 20 May 2019: Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/801 of 17 May 2019 amending Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the use of mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids (E 471) on certain fresh fruits (OJ L132, 20.5.2019, page 18)
  • 20 May 2019: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/802 of 17 May 2019 correcting the Greek language version of Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/775 laying down rules for the application of Article 26(3) of Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the provision of food information to consumers, as regards the rules for indicating the country of origin or place of provenance of the primary ingredient of a food (OJ L132, 20.5.2019, page 21)
  • 17 May 2019: Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/624 of 8 February 2019 concerning specific rules for the performance of official controls on the production of meat and for production and relaying areas of live bivalve molluscs in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2017/625 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L131, 17 May 2019, page 1)
  • Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/625 of 4 March 2019 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 certain animals and goods intended for human consumption (OJ L131, 17 May 2019, page 18)
  • 17 May 2019: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/626 of 5 March 2019 concerning lists of third countries or regions thereof authorised for the entry into the European Union of certain animals and goods intended for human consumption, amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/759 as regards these lists (OJ L131, 17 May 2019, page 31)
  • 17 May 2019: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/627 of 15 March 2019 laying down uniform practical arrangements for the performance of official controls on products of animal origin intended for human consumption in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2017/625 of the European Parliament and of the Council and amending Commission Regulation (EC) No 2074/2005 as regards official controls (OJ L131, 17 May 2019, page 51)
  • 17 May 2019: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/628 of 8 April 2019 concerning model official certificates for certain animals and goods and amending Regulation (EC) No 2074/2005 and Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/759 as regards these model certificates (OJ L131, 17 May 2019, page 101)
  • 17 May 2019: Regulation (EU) 2019/787 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 April 2019 on the definition, description, presentation and labelling of spirit drinks, the use of the names of spirit drinks in the presentation and labelling of other foodstuffs, the protection of geographical indications for spirit drinks, the use of ethyl alcohol and distillates of agricultural origin in alcoholic beverages, and repealing Regulation (EC) No 110/2008 (OJ L130, 17 May 2019, page 1)
  • 17 May 2019: Commission Recommendation (EU) 2019/794 of 15 May 2019 on a coordinated control plan with a view to establishing the prevalence of certain substances migrating from materials and articles intended to come into contact with food (OJ L129, 17 May 2019, page 37)
  • 14 May 2019: Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/759 of 13 May 2019 laying down transitional measures for the application of public health requirements of imports of food containing both products of plant origin and processed products of animal origin (composite products) (OJ L125, 14.5.2019, page 11)
  • 14 May 2019: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/760 of 13 May 2019 authorising the placing on the market of Yarrowia lipolytica yeast biomass 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 L125, 14.5.2019, page 13)
  • 13 May 2019: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/723 of 2 May 2019 laying down rules for the application of Regulation (EU) 2017/625 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the standard model form to be used in the annual reports submitted by Member States (OJ L124, 13.5.2019, page 1) [Official controls]

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

Fact Sheet New legislation on transparency and sustainability of the EU risk assessment model in the food chain

A copy of a Commission supporting 'Fact Sheet' is available on this site. See also: EU: 13 June 2019 RISK ASSESSMENT - Boosting trust in scientific studies on food safety: the Commission welcomes Council adoption of new rules for a more transparent risk assessment process

DHSC Consultation: Proposal to add folic acid to flour: consultation document

The consultation is available as a web page - see: Proposal to add folic acid to flour: consultation document. The text of the consultation document is available as a pdf file on this site. See also: UK: 13 June 2019 NUTRITION - Adding folic acid to flour: public asked views

Multi-Annual National Control Plan for the United Kingdom April 2019 to March 2023 (updated 2019)

A copy of the document is available on this site. See also: UK: 13 June 2019 OFFICIAL CONTROLS - Revised UK Multi-Annual National Control Plan (MANCP) published

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

Ensuring food safety and standards

A copy of the report is available on this site. See also: UK: 12 June 2019 OFFICIAL CONTROLS – National Audit Office Report: Ensuring food safety and standards

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

A review of policy and procedures for the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme (FHRS) safeguards for food businesses

A copy of the review report is available on this site (click on image). In addition, the FSA has published a letter setting out (in the Appendix) its response to the review recommendation, see: FSA FHRS Reveiw Response. See also: UK: 10 June 2019 HYGIENE - Review of policy and procedures for the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme (FHRS) safeguards

Provided uder the Open Government Licence. The original review report was accessed from: . The FSA letter was accessed from FSA Smarter Communications

Allergen Labelling: Letter to Michael Gove MP - Response to DEFRA Consultation.

A copy of the letter is available on this site. See also: UK: 5 June 2019 ENFORCEMENT / LEGISLATION / ALLERGENS / BREXIT - FSA Board meeting papers published for June 2019

Provided uder the Open Government Licence. The original letter was accessed from: . The full set of papers for the Board Meeting was accessed from:

Regulating Our Future (ROF) – Delivering a Modernised Model for Food Standards Official Controls (FSA 19-06-06)

A copy of this Board Paper is available on this site. See also: UK: 5 June 2019 ENFORCEMENT / LEGISLATION / ALLERGENS / BREXIT - FSA Board meeting papers published for June 2019

Provided uder the Open Government Licence. The original Board Paper was accessed from: . The full set of papers for the Board Meeting was accessed from:

FSA Sampling Strategy: Our Future Approach to Sampling (FSA 19-06-09)

A copy of this Board Paper is available on this site. See also: UK: 5 June 2019 ENFORCEMENT / LEGISLATION / ALLERGENS / BREXIT - FSA Board meeting papers published for June 2019

Provided uder the Open Government Licence. The original Board Paper was accessed from: . The full set of papers for the Board Meeting was accessed from:

FSA Approach to Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions (FSA 19-06-10)

A copy of this Board Paper is available on this site. See also: UK: 5 June 2019 ENFORCEMENT / LEGISLATION / ALLERGENS / BREXIT - FSA Board meeting papers published for June 2019

Provided uder the Open Government Licence. The original Board Paper was accessed from: . The full set of papers for the Board Meeting was accessed from:

EU Exit (FSA 19-06-18)

A copy of this Board Paper is available on this site. See also: UK: 5 June 2019 ENFORCEMENT / LEGISLATION / ALLERGENS / BREXIT - FSA Board meeting papers published for June 2019

Provided uder the Open Government Licence. The original Board Paper was accessed from: . The full set of papers for the Board Meeting was accessed from:

GLUTEN LABELLING GUIDANCE: Best Practice for Prepacked Foods which Include or Exclude Cereals Containing Gluten

A copy of this publication is available on this site. See also: UK: 3 June 2019 LABELLING - FDF publishes updated gluten labelling guidance

Report of the 40th Session of the Codex Committee on Methods of Analysis and Sampling

A copy of the report can be downloaded from the Codex website. See also: INT: 31 May 2019 CODEX - Codex Committee on Methods of Analysis and Sampling (40th Session)

Commission consultation: Migration limits for lead, cadmium and possibly other metals from ceramic and vitreous food contact materials

A copy of this consultation document is available on this site (click on image). For more details, see the Commission page at: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/initiatives/ares-2019-325847_en. Consultation closes: 26 June 2019. See also: EU: 29 May 2019 OFFICIAL CONTROLS - Commission consultation: Food safety – heavy metals in ceramic, glass and enameled table and kitchenware

Commission consultation: COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) …/... of XXX amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/186 as regards the introduction into the Union of consignments from certain third countries, sampling procedures and reporting requirements by the Member States and amending Regulation (EC) No 669/2009

A copy of this consultation document is available on this site (click on image). For more details, see the Commission page at: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/initiatives/ares-2017-6259172_en. A draft Annex is also available in a separate document - see: Annex. Consultation closes: 21 June 2019. See also: EU: 24 May 2019 OFFICIAL CONTROLS - Commission consultation: Commission Implementing Regulation on sampling imported foodstuffs to control pathogens and reporting requirements by EU

COUNTDOWN TO 2023: WHO REPORT ON GLOBAL TRANS FAT ELIMINATION 2019

A copy of the report can be seen on the WHO website. See also: INT: 22 May 2019 TRANS FAT - Five billion people still at risk from industrial trans fat exposure - First WHO annual report on trans fat elimination shows some countries are taking action, but more is needed

COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) …/... of XXX laying down implementing measures for the Rapid alert system for food and feed, and rules as regards the computerised information system for notifying and reporting on listed animal diseases, the notification of the presence of, and protective measures taken against, plant pests, administrative assistance and cooperation between Member States’ authorities, and the functioning of the information management system for official controls (‘the IMSOC Regulation’)

A copy of this consultation document is available on this site (click on image). For more details, see the Commission page at: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/initiatives/ares-2018-3763320_en. A draft Annex is also available in a separate document - see: Annex. Consultation closes: 17 June 2019. See also: EU: 20 May 2019 OFFICIAL CONTROLS - Commission consultation document: Implementing regulation - The Information management system for official controls Regulation (IMSOC)

Report of the 45th Session of the Codex Committee on Food Labelling

A copy of the report can be downloaded from the Codex website. See also: INT: 17 May 2019 CODEX - Codex Committee on Food Labelling (45th Session)

Report for 2017 on the results from the monitoring of veterinary medicinal product residues and other substances in live animals and animal products

The full report is available from the EFSA website. See also: EU: 13 May 2019 RESIDUES - Veterinary drug residues: compliance remains high

FSA Board Paper - Report: Food Hypersensitivity and the Government’s Allergen Labelling Review

The discussion at the FSA Board Meeting was based on this report. A copy is available on this site. See also: UK: 8 May 2019 LABELLING / ALLERGENS - FSA backs mandatory full ingredient labelling for pre-packed direct sale food

Report of the 13th Session of the Codex Committee on Contaminants in Food

A copy of the report can be downloaded from the Codex website. See also: INT: 3 May 2019 CODEX - Codex Committee on Contaminants in Food (13th Session)

For older documents, see: Documents


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