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Dr David Jukes, The University of Reading, UK

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Last update: 4 November, 2019

Latest News, Legislation and Documents

Latest News

  • INT: 3 November 2019 CODEX - Codex food hygiene principles basis for safe food around the world
  • INT: 28 October 2019 CODEX - Codex family comes together despite tension in Santiago
  • EU: 22 October 2019 OFFICIAL CONTROLS - Worrying decline of food controls in Europe, new BEUC report reveals
  • INT: 18 October 2019 CODEX - Latin America and Caribbean addressing challenges of food safety
  • UK: 18 October 2019 BEEF - China opens doors to British Beef
  • EU: 15 October 2019 FOOD SAFETY - Council discussions : Food safety: state of play on major issues and Recent Listeria cases in the EU
  • UK: 14 October 2019 BREXIT / EXPORTS / HYGIENE - UK secures ‘listed status’ to protect £5 billion export market
  • EU: 10 October 2019 GMOs - MEPs oppose EU Commission plans to authorise three herbicide-resistant GMOs
  • EU: 7 October 2019 GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS - European Union to join agreement enhancing protection of geographical indications
  • INT: 5 October 2019 CODEX - Codex Members gather in Mexico to develop standards for fresh fruits and vegetables
  • INT: 30 September 2019 CODEX - New trade opportunities pose new challenges for CCEURO region
  • EU: 27 September 2019 - BEEF / TRADE - EU beef exports to Korea resume after almost 20 years
  • INT: 25 September 2019 CODEX - Surveys, Strategies and Standards. Productive session for CCASIA
  • INT: 23 September 2019 CODEX - Through Codex, Asia works together to strengthen the Codex system and regional cooperation
  • EU: 24 September 2019 CONTAMINANTS - Council discussions: Maximum levels of erucic acid and hydrocyanic acid in certain foodstuffs and of citrinin in food supplements based on rice fermented with red yeast Monascus purpureus
  • UK: 18 September 2019 ALLERGENS / ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE / OFFICIAL CONTROLS - FSA Board Meeting: Board announces plans to protect people with food allergies and intolerances
  • EU: 17 September 2019 FOOD SAFETY - Commission publishes its annual report on the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF)
  • EU: 16 September 2019 OFFICIAL CONTROLS: Council discussions - Cases of suspected or established non-compliance with Union rules applicable to the use or residues of pharmacologically active substances
  • EU: 16 September 2019 CONTAMINANTS: Council discussions - Reference points for action for non-allowed pharmacologically active substances present in food of animal origin
  • EU: 16 September 2019 FOOD HYGIENE: Council discussions - Prevention of Salmonella in reptile meat
  • EU: 16 September 2019 OFFICIAL CONTROLS: Council discussions - Traceability of certain animal by-products and derived products

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 October 2019: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1686 of 8 October 2019 authorising the extension of use of bovine milk basic whey protein isolate 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 L258, 9.10.2019, page 13)
  • 30 September 2019: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1604 of 27 September 2019 amending Regulation (EEC) No 2568/91 on the characteristics of olive oil and olive-residue oil and on the relevant methods of analysis (OJ L250, 30.9.2019, page 14)
  • 27 September 2019: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1589 of 26 September 2019 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) No 540/2011 as regards the extension of the approval periods of the active substances amidosulfuron, beta-cyfluthrin, bifenox, chlorotoluron, clofentezine, clomazone, cypermethrin, daminozide, deltamethrin, dicamba, difenoconazole, diflubenzuron, diflufenican, fenoxaprop-P, fenpropidin, fludioxonil, flufenacet, fosthiazate, indoxacarb, lenacil, MCPA, MCPB, nicosulfuron, picloram, prosulfocarb, pyriproxyfen, thiophanate-methyl, triflusulfuron and tritosulfuron (OJ L248, 27.9.2019, page 24)
  • 26 September 2019: Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/1582 of 25 September 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 imazalil in or on certain products (OJ L246, 26.9.2019, page 1)
  • 18 September 2019: Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/1561 of 17 September 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 chlormequat in cultivated fungi (OJ L240, 18.9.2019, page 1)
  • 18 September 2019: Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1562 of 16 September 2019 amending Decisions 2007/305/EC, 2007/306/EC and 2007/307/EC as regards the tolerance period for traces of Ms1×Rf1 (ACS-BNØØ4-7×ACS-BNØØ1-4) hybrid oilseed rape, Ms1×Rf2 (ACS-BNØØ4-7×ACS-BNØØ2-5) hybrid oilseed rape and Topas 19/2 (ACS-BNØØ7-1) oilseed rape, as well as their derived products (OJ L240, 18.9.2019, page 13)
  • 17 September 2019: Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/1559 of 16 September 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 cyflufenamid, fenbuconazole, fluquinconazole and tembotrione in or on certain products (OJ L239, 17.9.2019, page 1)

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

BEUC Report: Keeping food in check - A snapshot of national official food controls – and what this means for consumers

A copy of this report is available on this site. See also: EU: 22 October 2019 OFFICIAL CONTROLS - Worrying decline of food controls in Europe, new BEUC report reveals

FSA Board Paper: UK Official Food and Feed Laboratories: Vision for the Future

A copy of this Board Paper is available on this site. See also:UK: 18 September 2019 ALLERGENS / ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE / OFFICIAL CONTROLS - FSA Board Meeting: Board announces plans to protect people with food allergies and intolerances

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

FSA Board Paper: Incidents & Resilience Annual Report 2018/19

A copy of this Board Paper is available on this site. See also:UK: 18 September 2019 ALLERGENS / ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE / OFFICIAL CONTROLS - FSA Board Meeting: Board announces plans to protect people with food allergies and intolerances

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

FSA Board Paper: Local Authority Performance

A copy of this Board Paper is available on this site. The supporting LAEMS report is also available - see LAEMS Report 2018-19. See also:UK: 18 September 2019 ALLERGENS / ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE / OFFICIAL CONTROLS - FSA Board Meeting: Board announces plans to protect people with food allergies and intolerances

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

RASFF - The Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed 2018 Annual Report

A copy of the report is available on this site. See also: EU: 17 September 2019 FOOD SAFETY - Commission publishes its annual report on the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF)

Commission consultation: Organic food – exemptions to production rules in extreme events

A copy of the proposed regulation is available on this site. See also: EU: 10 September 2019 ORGANIC FOODS – Commission consultation: Organic food – exemptions to production rules in extreme events

Report of the 23rd Session of the FAO/WHO Coordinating Committee for Africa

A copy of the report can be downloaded from the Codex website. See also: INT: 6 September 2019 CODEX - FAO/WHO Coordinating Committee for Africa (23rd Session)

Food and feed law: Compendium of UK food and feed legislation with associated context and changes during April – June 2019

A copy of this report is available from the Government website. See also: UK: 4 September 2019 LEGISLATION - Food and feed law: legislation review (April to June 2019)

LAEMS 2018-2019 report

A copy of the report is available on this site (click on image). In addition, detailed data can be downloaded from the FSA website - see: Food hygiene data / Food standards data / Sampling data. See also: UK: 3 September 2019 ENFORCEMENT - FSA publishes latest annual report on local authority food law enforcement

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

Consultation Document - Consultation on the Implementation of the Official Controls Regulations (England)

A copy of the consutation document is available on this site (click on image). Additional documents are available on the FSA website for Wales and Northern Ireland. See also: UK: 29 August 2019 ENFORCEMENT - Consultation: Implementation of the Official Controls Regulations

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

For older documents, see: Documents


This page was first established by David Jukes on 28 May 1996.



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