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Dr David Jukes, The University of Reading, UK

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Last update: 14 August, 2019

Latest News, Legislation and Documents

Latest News

  • INT: 8 August 2019 CONTAMINANTS - Codex adopts code of practice to reduce exposure to contaminants in refined oils
  • EU: 2 August 2019 HORMONES - The European Union and the United States sign an agreement on imports of hormone-free beef
  • EU: 2 August 2019 PESTICIDES - Chlorpyrifos: EFSA assessment identifies human health effects
  • EU: 26 July 2019 QUALITY INDICATIONS - EU geographical indications of spirit drinks now available on new database
  • EU: 26 July 2019 GM FOOD - The Commission authorises nine genetically modified products for food and feed uses and one as ornamental cut flower
  • EU: 25 July 2019 CONTACT MATERIALS – BEUC comments: The EU needs rules on chemicals in coffee cups, straws and other paper food packaging, consumer test shows
  • EU: 24 July 2019 LABELLING / MEAT - Veggie tubes proposal a misteak: House of Lords Letter
  • EU: 22 July 2019 FOOD STANDARDS – Commission consultation: Evaluation of marketing standards [Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013]
  • EU: 19 July 2019 ORGANIC FOOD - Commission consultation: Organic food – list of substances that can be used in production
  • INT: 19 July 2019 SPS COMMIITTEE - Members address trade concerns, promote transparency in SPS Committee
  • EU: 19 July 2019 LABELLING / INSECTS - Bringing food information closer to consumers: the European insect sector publishes guidelines for edible insects
  • EU: 15 July 2019 FOODS FOR SPECIFIC USES - WHO/Europe studies find baby foods are high in sugar and inappropriately marketed for babies
  • EU: 15 July 2019 BEEF - Imports of hormone-free beef: EU-US agreement confirmed
  • INT: 8-12 July 2019 CODEX – Report of the Codex Alimentarius Commission Meeting
  • EU: 11 July 2019 ORGANIC FOODS - Commission consultation: Organic foods - detailed rules on production
  • UK: 11 July 2019 LEGISLATION - Food and feed law: legislation review (January - March 2019)
  • EU: 10 July 2019 OFFICIAL CONTROLS - Commission consultation: Food safety – strengthening targeted checks carried out at EU borders
  • INT: 10 July 2019 CODEX - New standards adopted at CAC42
  • INT: 8 July 2019 CODEX - Annual Report: Codex 2019 - The year of food safety
  • INT: 5 July 2019 CODEX - Executive Committee completes strategic plan and faces key discussions on the role of science
  • INT: 3 July 2019 WTO - WTO/OECD report highlights unique contribution of TBT/SPS Agreements to regulatory cooperation
  • EU: 1 July 2019 CONTAMINANTS - June 2019 Stakeholder Update on Rapidly Developing Policy on Food Contaminants

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

  • 9 August 2019: Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/1338 of 8 August 2019 amending Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food (OJ L209, 9.8.2019, page 5)
  • 5 August 2019: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1314 of 2 August 2019 authorising the change of the specifications of the novel food Lacto-N-neotetraose 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 L205, 5.8.2019, page 4)
  • 5 August 2019: Council Decision (EU) 2019/1316 of 15 July 2019 on the signing, on behalf of the European Union, of the Agreement between the United States of America and the European Union on the Allocation to the United States of a Share in the Tariff Rate Quota for High Quality Beef referred to in the Revised Memorandum of Understanding Regarding the Importation of Beef from Animals Not Treated with Certain Growth-Promoting Hormones and Increased Duties Applied by the United States to Certain Products of the European Union (2014) (OJ L205, 5.8.2019, page 10)
  • 2 August 2019: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1294 of 1 August 2019 authorising the placing on the market of betaine 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, 2.8.2019, page 16)
  • 2 August 2019: Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1301 of 26 July 2019 amending Implementing Decision 2013/327/EU as regards the renewal of the authorisation to place on the market feed containing or consisting of genetically modified oilseed rapes Ms8, Rf3 and Ms8 × Rf3 pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L204, 2.8.2019, page 50)
  • 2 August 2019: Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1302 of 26 July 2019 authorising the placing on the market of products containing, consisting of or produced from genetically modified cotton GHB614 × LLCotton25 × MON 15985 pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L2014, 2.8.2019, page 54)
  • 2 August 2019: Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1303 of 26 July 2019 authorising the placing on the market of products containing, consisting of or produced from genetically modified maize 5307 (SYN-Ø53Ø7-1), pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council on genetically modified food and feed (OJ L204, 2.8.2019, page 60)
  • 2 August 2019: Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1304 of 26 July 2019 authorising the placing on the market of products containing, consisting of or produced from genetically modified maize 4114 (DP-ØØ4114-3), pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L204, 2.8.2019, page 65)
  • 2 August 2019: Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1305 of 26 July 2019 authorising the placing on the market of products containing, consisting of or produced from genetically modified maize Bt11 × MIR162 × 1507 × GA21 and sub-combinations Bt11 × MIR162 × 1507, MIR162 × 1507 × GA21 and MIR162 × 1507 pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L204, 2.8.2019, page 69)
  • 2 August 2019: Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1306 of 26 July 2019 renewing the authorisation for the placing on the market of products containing, consisting of or produced from genetically modified maize 1507 × NK603 (DAS-Ø15Ø7-1 × MON-ØØ6Ø3-6) pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L204, 2.8.2019, page 75)
  • 2 August 2019: Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1307 of 26 July 2019 authorising the placing on the market of products containing, consisting of or produced from genetically modified maize MON 87403 (MON-874Ø3-1), pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L204, 2.8.2019, page 81)
  • 2 August 2019: Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1308 of 26 July 2019 authorising the placing on the market of products containing, consisting of or produced from genetically modified maize MON 87411 (MON-87411-9), pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L204, 2.8.2019, page 85)
  • 2 August 2019: Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1309 of 26 July 2019 authorising the placing on the market of products containing, consisting of or produced from genetically modified soybean MON 87751 (MON-87751-7), pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L204, 2.8.2019, page 90)
  • 30 July 2019: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1272 of 29 July 2019 correcting Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2470 establishing the Union list of novel foods and Implementing Decision (EU) 2017/2078 authorising an extension of use of yeast beta-glucans as a novel food ingredient under Regulation (EC) No 258/97 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L201, 30.7.2019, page 3)
  • 25 July 2019: Regulation (EU) 2019/1243 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 June 2019 adapting a number of legal acts providing for the use of the regulatory procedure with scrutiny to Articles 290 and 291 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (OJ L198, 25.7.2019, page 241) [Provides increased authority to the Commission to adopt delegated legislation - amends 178/2002 (general food law), 1830/2003 (GM food), 2065/2003 (smoke flavourings), and 853/2004 (hygiene of animal products)]
  • 24 July 2019: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1256 of 23 July 2019 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/943 on emergency measures suspending imports of dried beans from Nigeria, as regards extending its period of application (OJ L196, 24.7.2019, page 3)
  • 23 July 2019: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1249 of 22 July 2019 amending Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 669/2009 implementing Regulation (EC) No 882/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the increased level of official controls on imports of certain feed and food of non-animal origin (OJ L195, 23.7.2019, page 5)
  • 12 July 2019: Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1195 of 10 July 2019 amending Decisions 2008/730/EC, 2008/837/EC, 2009/184/EC, 2011/354/EU, Implementing Decisions 2012/81/EU, 2013/327/EU, (EU) 2015/690, (EU) 2015/697, (EU) 2015/699, (EU) 2016/1215, (EU) 2017/1208 and (EU) 2017/2451 as regards the authorisation holder and the representative for the placing on the market of genetically modified soybean, cotton, oilseed rape and maize (OJ L187, 12.7.2019, page 43)
  • 11 July 2019: Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/1176 of 10 July 2019 amending Annexes II, III and V to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards maximum residue levels for 2,5-dichlorobenzoic acid methylester, mandipropamid and profoxydim in or on certain products (OJ L185, 11.7.2019, page 1)
  • 8 July 2019: Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1166 of 28 June 2019 amending Implementing Decision (EU) 2018/1113 as regards the representative of the authorisation holder (OJ L182, 8.7.2019, page 44) [Relates to approvals of GM crops]
  • 8 July 2019: Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1167 of 28 June 2019 amending Implementing Decision (EU) 2017/2453 as regards the authorisation holders and the representatives (OJ L182, 8.7.2019, page 46) [Relates to approvals of GM crops]
  • 8 July 2019: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1162 of 1 July 2019 amending Annexes I and II to Regulation (EU) No 206/2010 as regards the models of veterinary certificates BOV-X, OVI-X, OVI-Y and RUM and the lists of third countries, territories or parts thereof from which the introduction into the Union of certain ungulates and of fresh meat is authorised (OJ L182, 8.7.2019, page 1)
  • 8 July 2019: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1139 of 3 July 2019 amending Regulation (EC) No 2074/2005 as regards official controls on food of animal origin in relation to requirements concerning food chain information and fishery products and to the reference to recognised testing methods for marine biotoxins and to testing methods for raw milk and heat-treated cow's milk (OJ L180, 4.7.2019, page 12)

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

Letter from Lord Teverson to Robert Goodwill MP

A copy of this letter is available on this site. For more details of the House of Lords inquiry, see the related website: Veggie Tubes: proposed restrictions on naming vegetarian food. See also: EU: 24 July 2019 LABELLING / MEAT - Veggie tubes proposal a misteak: House of Lords Letter

Commission consultation: Organic food – list of substances that can be used in production

A copy of this consultation document is available on this site. A draft Annex is also available - see: Annex - ist of Substances. For more details, see the Commission page at: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/initiatives/ares-2019-4697957_en. Consultation closes: 16 August 2019. See also: EU: 19 July 2019 ORGANIC FOOD - Commission consultation: Organic food – list of substances that can be used in production

Guidance - The provision of food information to consumers: edible insect-based products

A copy of this publication is available on this site. See also: EU: 19 July 2019 LABELLING / INSECTS - Bringing food information closer to consumers: the European insect sector publishes guidelines for edible insects

Commission consultation: COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) …/... of XXX amending Annex II to Regulation (EU) 2018/848 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards certain detailed production rules for organic products

A copy of this consultation document is available on this site (click on image). A draft Annex is also available - see: Annex - Amendments. For more details, see the Commission page at: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/initiatives/ares-2019-4458569_en. Consultation closes: 8 August 2019. See also: EU: 11 July 2019 ORGANIC FOODS - Commission consultation: Organic foods - detailed rules on production

Food and feed law: legislation review (January - March 2019)

A copy of this publication is available on this site (click on image). See also: UK: 11 July 2019 LEGISLATION - Food and feed law: legislation review (January - March 2019)

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

Commission consultation: COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) …/... of XXX on the procedures at border control posts for a coordinated performance by competent authorities of intensified official controls on products of animal origin, germinal products, animal by-products and composite products

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-2019-4422853_en. Consultation closes: 7 August 2019. See also: EU: 10 July 2019 OFFICIAL CONTROLS - Commission consultation: Food safety – strengthening targeted checks carried out at EU borders

Codex 2019 - The year of food safety

A copy of this publication is available on this site. See also: INT: 8 July 2019 CODEX - Annual Report: Codex 2019 - The year of food safety

FSA: June 2019 Stakeholder Update on Rapidly Developing Policy on Food Contaminants

The full Update is available on this site. See also: EU: 1 July 2019 CONTAMINANTS - June 2019 Stakeholder Update on Rapidly Developing Policy on Food Contaminants

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

For older documents, see: Documents


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