Foodlaw-Reading

Dr David Jukes, The University of Reading, UK

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Latest News, Legislation and Documents

Latest News

  • EU: 28 October 2020 GEOPGRAHICAL INDICATIONS / TRADE -Parliament debate: EU agri-food products to be protected in China
  • EU: 28 October 2020 LABELLING - ‘Veggie burgers’ to remain ‘burgers’ thanks to EU Parliament vote
  • EU: 28 October 2020 GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS - Draft Roadmap: Food & drink – EU geographical indications scheme (revision)
  • EU: 27 October 2020 MARKETING STANDARDS - Commission Evaluation: EU marketing standards contribute to high quality standards for EU agri-food products
  • UK: 22 October 2020 QUALITY MARKS - New rules and logos to protect British food and drink: Legislation laid in Parliament setting out new rules and logos to protect British food and drink
  • EU: 20 October 2020 HEALTH CLAIMS / ADDITIVES - Council discussions: Rejected health claims and amendments to additive specifications
  • EU: 20 October 2020 ORGANIC FOODS – Council discussions: Postponement in the application of organic farming regulation due to COVID-19
  • EU: 20 October 2020 SUSTAINABILITY – Council discussions: Farm to fork strategy
  • INT: 15 October 2020 CODEX / FISH - Codex fish code ensures products meet international standards
  • INT: 13 October 2020 CODEX - First virtual Commission Day 4: adopts all standards proposed and reactivates fish committee
  • UK: 13 October 2020 TRADE - UK food standards now at risk as MPs reject key amendment, says CIEH
  • UK: 9 October 2020 NUTRITION /LABELLING – Publication of the ‘Nutrition Labelling Composition and Standards Provisional Common Framework’ command paper
  • EU: 9 October 2020 OFFICIAL CONTROLS - Commission consultation: Food safety – pre & post-slaughter inspections for cattle & horses (updated rules)
  • EU: 8 October 2020 FOOD SAFETY - RASFF annual report shows cooperation between Member States further increased
  • EU: 8 October 2018 ADDITIVES / CONTAMINANTS - Parliament objects to legislation on food products that might be harmful to kids
  • EU: 5 October 2020 ADDITIVES - Commission consultation: Food safety – re-evaluation of approved food additives (clearer information)
  • UK: 5 October 2020 CIEH calls on Government to protect food and environmental standards in Trade Bill
  • UK: 2 October 2020 ADMINISTRATION - Food Standards Scotland shares concerns over UK Internal Market Bill
  • EU: 2 October 2020 HYGIENE / OFFICIAL CONTROLS - Commission consultation: Live snails for human consumption – EU import requirements
  • EU: 1 October 2020 LABELLING - Court case: EU legislation harmonising the mandatory indication of the country of origin or place of provenance of foods and, in particular, of milk does not preclude the adoption of national measures imposing certain additional particulars regarding origin or provenance
  • UK: 1 October 2020 DATE MARKING / FOOD SAFETY - FSA launches consultation into shelf-life guidance for vacuum and modified atmosphere packed chilled beef, lamb and pork
  • UK: 1 October 2020 ALLERGENS / LABELLING - Campaign launched to support businesses adapt to new labelling laws for prepacked for direct sale food before October 2021
  • UK: 30 September 2020 BEEF / TRADE - First exports of UK beef to the USA in 20 years underway
  • UK: 29 September 2020 FOOD CRIME - FSA and FSS publish assessment of food crime in the UK
  • INT: 28 September 2020 CODEX - Standards adoption progresses at first ever virtual meeting
  • EU: 28 September 2020 GM FOOD - The Commission authorises a genetically modified soybean for food and feed
  • INT: 25 September 2020 CODEX - Codex approves regional standard for kava products for use as a beverage
  • UK: 24 September 2020 LABELLING / CLAIMS /NUTRITION - Consultation outcome - The Nutrition (Amendment etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020: consultation response
  • INT: 24 September 2020 CODEX - Virtual Commission opens with an emphasis on innovation
  • INT: 24 September 2020 CODEX - FAO Updates of decisions being taken at the ongoing 43rd Session
  • EU: 24 September 2020 BREXIT / TRADE - FoodDrinkEurope (FDE) Statement: No-deal Brexit & Covid-19
  • UK: 23 September 2020 BREXIT / TRADE - CIEH urges the Government to protect food standards as Lords pass critical amendment to the Agriculture Bill
  • UK: 23 September 2020 ADMINSTRATION – FSA Incidents & Resilience Annual Report 2019/20

For earlier news items for 2020, see Food Law News - 2020. 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 October 2020: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1572 of 28 October 2020 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/626 as regards lists of third countries and regions thereof authorised for the entry into the European Union of dairy products and insects (OJ L359, 29.10.2020, page 5)
  • 28 October 2020: Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/1566 of 27 October 2020 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 bupirimate, carfentrazone-ethyl, ethirimol, and pyriofenone in or on certain products (OJ L358, 28.10.2020, page 30)
  • 28 October 2020: Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/1565 of 27 October 2020 amending Annexes II, III and IV to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards maximum residue levels for 1,4‐diaminobutane, 1-methylcyclopropene, ammonium acetate, bifenazate, chlorantraniliprole, chlormequat, cyprodinil, limestone, mandipropamid, pepper, pyridaben, repellants: blood meal, seaweed extracts and trimethylamine hydrochloride in or on certain products (OJ L358, 28.10.2020, page 3)
  • 27 October 2020: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1560 of 26 October 2020 amending Annex VI to Regulation (EC) No 152/2009 laying down the methods of analysis for the determination of constituents of animal origin for the official control of feed (OJ L357, 27.10.2020, page 17)
  • 27 October 2020: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1559 of 26 October 2020 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2470 establishing the Union list of novel foods (OJ L357, 27.10.2020, page 7)
  • 23 October 2020: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1540 of 22 October 2020 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 as regards sesamum seeds originating in India (OJ L353, 23.10.2020, page 4)
  • 15 October 2020: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1478 of 14 October 2020 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/1375 as regards sampling, the reference method for detection and import conditions related to Trichinella control (OJ L338, 15.10.2020, page 7)
  • 8 October 2020: Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/1419 of 7 October 2020 amending Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the use of ascorbic acid (E 300) and citric acid (E 330) on white vegetables intended for further processing (OJ L326, 8.10.2020, page 11)
  • 30 September 2020: Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1360 of 28 September 2020 authorising the placing on the market of products containing, consisting of or produced from genetically modified soybean MON 87708 × MON 89788 × A5547-127, pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L316, 30.9.2020, page 1)
  • 29 September 2020: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1341 of 28 September 2020 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/466 as regards the period of application of temporary measures (OJ L314, 29.10.2020, page 2) [relates to official controls]
  • 24 September 2020: Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/1322 of 23 September 2020 amending Regulation (EC) No 1881/2006 as regards maximum levels of 3‐monochloropropanediol (3-MCPD), 3-MCPD fatty acid esters and glycidyl fatty acid esters in certain foods (OJ L310, 24.9.2020, page 2)
  • 8 September 2020: Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/1255 of 7 September 2020 amending Regulation (EC) No 1881/2006 as regards maximum levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in traditionally smoked meat and smoked meat products and traditionally smoked fish and smoked fishery products and establishing a maximum level of PAHs in powders of food of plant origin used for the preparation of beverages (OJ L 293, 8.9.2020, page 1)
  • 3 September 2020: Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/1245 of 2 September 2020 amending and correcting Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food (OJ L288, 3.9.2020, page 1)

For earlier EU legislation for 2020, see: EU Food Laws: 2020


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

   

Revision of the EU geographical indications (GIs) systems in agricultural products and foodstuffs, wines and spirit drinks

A copy of this draft document is available on this site. See also: EU: 28 October 2020 GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS - Draft Roadmap: Food & drink – EU geographical indications scheme (revision)

COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT: EVALUATION of marketing standards (contained in the CMO Regulation, the ‘Breakfast Directives’ and CMO secondary legislation)

A copy of the report is available on this site. See also: EU: 27 October 2020 MARKETING STANDARDS - Commission Evaluation: EU marketing standards contribute to high quality standards for EU agri-food products.

Codex: Code of Practice for Fish and Fishery Products

This publication is available from the FAO web site. [Note: the publication has 372 page]. For more details, see: INT: 15 October 2020 CODEX / FISH - Codex fish code ensures products meet international standards

Nutrition related labelling, composition and standards provisional common framework

A copy of this publication is available on this site (click on image). See also: UK: 9 October 2020 NUTRITION /LABELLING – Publication of the ‘Nutrition Labelling Composition and Standards Provisional Common Framework’ command paper

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

Commission draft: COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION amending Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/624 as regards certification in case of slaughter at the holding of provenance

A copy of the draft is available on this site. For more details, see: EU: 9 October 2020 OFFICIAL CONTROLS - Commission consultation: Food safety – pre & post-slaughter inspections for cattle & horses (updated rules)

RASFF: The Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed Annual Report 2019

A copy of the report is available on this site. For more details, see: EU: 8 October 2020 FOOD SAFETY - RASFF annual report shows cooperation between Member States further increased

Consultation document: COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) …/... of XXX amending Regulation (EU) No 257/2010 setting up a programme for the re-evaluation of approved food additives in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on food additives

A copy of the draft regulation is available on this site. For more details, see: EU: 5 October 2020 ADDITIVES - Commission consultation: Food safety – re-evaluation of approved food additives (clearer information)

Consultation document: COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) amending Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/625 as regards import conditions for live snails, for composite products and for casings placed on the market for human consumption

A copy of this document is available on this site. For more details, see: EU: 2 October 2020 HYGIENE / OFFICIAL CONTROLS - Commission consultation: Live snails for human consumption – EU import requirements

FSA Consultation Document: Guidance on the safety and shelf-life of vacuum and modified atmosphere packed chilled food with respect to nonproteolytic Clostridium botulinum – chilled fresh beef, lamb and pork

A copy of this document is available on this site. Also provided is a copy of a Joint statement by the Working Group on the Clostridium botulinum Guidance. See also: UK: 1 October 2020 DATE MARKING / FOOD SAFETY - FSA launches consultation into shelf-life guidance for vacuum and modified atmosphere packed chilled beef, lamb and pork

Provided uder the Open Government Licence. The original consultation was accessed from: . The Joint Statement was accessed from:

FSA Publication: Food Crime Strategic Assessment 2020

A copy of this publication is available on this site. See also: UK: 29 September 2020 FOOD CRIME - FSA and FSS publish assessment of food crime in the UK

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

Incidents & Resilience Annual Report 2019/20

A copy of this document is available on this site. See also: UK: 23 September 2020 FOOD SAFETY – FSA Incidents & Resilience Annual Report 2019/20

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

Council Paper 10846/20: Front of Pack Nutrition Labeling ‒ Information from the Italian and the Czech delegations, on behalf of the Cyprus, Czech, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian and Romanian delegations.

The paper is available from the Council website. See also: EU: 17 September 2020 NUTRITION / LABELLING - Council Paper: NON PAPER on the “Front of Pack Nutrition Labeling – FOPNL” by Cyprus, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia and Romania

FAO: Trade and food safety standards Facilitating and accelerating food and agricultural trade during COVID-19 and beyond

A copy of the policy document is available on this site. See also: INT: 3 September 2020 COVID-19 / CODEX - Codex standards and regional committees key to FAO COVID-19 response on trade and food safety

FSA Board Paper: Food and Feed Safety and Hygiene Common Framework Update

A copy of this paper is available on this site. See also: UK: 3 September 2020 BREXIT / ADMINSTRATION – Board Paper: Food and Feed Safety and Hygiene Common Framework Update

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

For older documents, see: Documents


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