Foodlaw-Reading

Dr David Jukes, The University of Reading, UK

Providng access to food law since May 1996

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Last updated: 15 June, 2024

Documents: 2024

Providing access to selected documents relevant to food law issues - both its development and implementation. To access the document, click on the image. Documents are classified by subject and with an indication of its national (UK), regional (EU) or international (INT e.g. Codex) relevance. Where the link is to a different website, the link may no longer be available.

For other dates, see: Documents: 2023, Documents: 2022, Documents: 2021, Documents: 2020, Documents: 2019, Documents: 2017-18 and Documents: 2010 - 2016

Topic headings on this page:

LABELLING

DEFRA Consultation Document: Consultation on fairer food labelling

A copy of the document is available on this site (click on image). Also available are: Annex A - Glossary of terms and Annex B - Draft production standards. See also: UK: 12 March 2024 LABELLING - Consultation launched to make food labelling fairer and clearer

Provided under the Open Government Licence. The original documents were accessed from:

Consultation Questions: Marking of Retail Goods Consultation

A copy of this document is available on this site (click on image). Also available is draft Marking of Retail Goods Regulations 2024. See also: UK: 2 February 2024 LABELLING / BREXIT - Consultation: 'Not for EU’ labelling for retail products across Great Britain.

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

FDE Publication - FoodDrinkEurope position: digital labelling

A copy of this document is available on this site (click on image). See also: EU: 12 January 2024 LABELLING - FoodDrinkEurope Position: Digital Labelling

HYGIENE

COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) amending Regulation (EU) No 142/2011 as regards requirements for the import of used cooking oil

A copy of the draft Regulation is available on this site (click on image). In addition, a draft Annex is available - see: Draft Annex - Used Cooking Oil. See also: EU: 3 May 2024 HYGIENE / SAFETY - Commission consultation – updated rules for imports of used cooking oil

Commission consultation: Draft COMMISSION REGULATION amending Regulation (EC) No 2073/2005 as regards Listeria monocytogenes

A copy of the draft regulation is available on this site (click on image). In addition a draft Annex is available - see: ANNEX to the COMMISSION REGULATION. See also: EU: 10 April 2024 FOOD HYGIENE - Commission consultation: Listeria monocytogenes in ready-to-eat foods – update of safety criteria

Report of the 54th Session of the Codex Committee on Food Hygiene

The report can be downloaded from the Codex website (click on image). See also: INT: 15 March 2024 CODEX / HYGIENE - Report of the 54th Session of the Codex Committee on Food Hygiene

ADDITIVES and CONTAMINANTS

FSA Consultation on proposed reforms to the regulated products authorisation process

A copy of the consultation document is available on this site (click on image). See also: UK: 3 April 2024 REGULATED PRODUCTS – FSA Consultation launched on proposed reforms to the regulated products authorisation process

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

Consultation pack on applications for authorisations of four novel foods and three food additives, application for twenty-two food flavouring substances removals and proposal to set a limit for ethylene oxide in all food additives

A copy of the consultation pack is available on this site (click on image). See also: 2 February 2024 REGULATED PRODUCTS - Consultation on applications for authorisation of miscellaneous regulated products: four novel foods, three food additives, removal of twenty-two food flavouring authorisations, and a proposal to set a limit for ethylene oxide in food additives.

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

PESTICIDES, VETERINARY DRUGS and their RESIDUES

Commission consultation: Draft Commssion Regulation amending Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards radish leaves

A copy of the draft is available on this site (click on the image). In addition, a draft Annex is available - see: Draft Regulation MRLs - Annex. See also: EU: 22 February 2024 PESTICIDES - Amendment of the Annex relating to the food commodities to which MRLs apply

MEAT / FISH (including their products and aquaculture products

Consultation on Mechanically Separated Meat (MSM) Guidance

A copy of the consultation document is available on this site (click on image). In addition, the Draft Guidance document is also available separatly - see: Guidance on Mechanically Separated Meat (MSM). See also: UK: 28 February 2024 MEAT HYGIENE - FSA launches consultation on Mechanically Separated Meat guidance

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

WINE/SPIRITS

 

MISCELLANEOUS OTHER FOODS

Commission consultation: Draft COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/2105 laying down rules on conformity checks of marketing standards for olive oil and methods of analysis of the characteristics of olive oil

A copy of the draft Regulation is available on this site (click on image). Also available is a draft Annex. See Draft Annex - Olive Oil Regulation. See also: EU: 31 May 2024 OLIVE OIL - Commission consultation: Olive oil marketing standards – revision of conformity checks

Report of the 28th Session of the Codex Committee on Fats and Oils

The report can be downloaded from the Codex website (click on image). See also: INT: 23 February 2024 CODEX / FATS AND OILS- Report of the 28th Session of the Codex Committee on Fats and Oils

GM / PBOs / NOVEL FOODS

FSA Consultation on proposed reforms to the regulated products authorisation process

A copy of the consultation document is available on this site (click on image). See also: UK: 3 April 2024 REGULATED PRODUCTS – FSA Consultation launched on proposed reforms to the regulated products authorisation process

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

Consultation pack on applications for authorisations of four novel foods and three food additives, application for twenty-two food flavouring substances removals and proposal to set a limit for ethylene oxide in all food additives

A copy of the consultation pack is available on this site (click on image). See also: 2 February 2024 REGULATED PRODUCTS - Consultation on applications for authorisation of miscellaneous regulated products: four novel foods, three food additives, removal of twenty-two food flavouring authorisations, and a proposal to set a limit for ethylene oxide in food additives.

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

ORGANIC FOODS

 

SUSTAINABILITY / WASTE

 

CONTACT MATERIALS

Commission consultation: COMMISSION REGULATION on the use of bisphenol A (BPA) and other bisphenols and their derivatives with harmonised classification for specific hazardous properties in certain materials and articles intended to come into contact with food, amending Regulation (EU) No 10/2011, amending Regulation (EC) No 1895/2005 and repealing Regulation

A copy of the draft Regulation is available on this site (click on image). Also available is a separate Draft Annex. See also: EU: 9 February 2024 CONTACT MATERIALS - Commission consultation: Commission launches 4-week feedback period on ban of BPA in food contact materials

FOOD QUALITY / FOOD FRAUD

WTO Book: Illicit trade in food and food fraud

The book can be downloaded from the WTO site (click on image). See also: INT: 28 May 2024 WTO / FOOD FRAUD - New WTO publication highlights strategies to tackle illicit trade in food and food fraud

ANTI-MICROBIAL RESISTENCE

 

BREXIT

DEFRA Consultation Document: Revocation of food and drink assimilated legislation.

A copy of this document is available on this site (click on image). See also: UK: 14 May 2024 BREXIT - Revocation and amendment of food and drink assimilated laws. Also available are:

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

NUTRITION ISSUES (including health claims, foods for special groups and obesity policy matters)

Scottish Government Consultation Document: Restricting promotions of food and drink high in fat, sugar or salt – Consultation on the detail of proposed regulations

A copy of the consultation document is available on this site (click on image). To reply to the consultation, see: https://consult.gov.scot/population-health/restriction-promotion-of-food-and-drink-proposed. The consultation closes on 21 My 2024. See also: UK: 27 February 2024 SCOTLAND / HEALTHY EATING - Improving the nation’s diet: Move to restrict promotions on unhealthy food and drink

OFFICIAL CONTROLS / ENFORCEMENT

Draft Commission Implementing Regulation laying down analytical methods applicable to official controls performed for the verification of compliance of food business operators with Regulation (EC) No 2073/2005

A copy of the draft is available on this site (click on image). See also: EU: 4 June 2024 OFFICIAL CONTROLS - Commission consultation: methods of analysis for official checks as laid down in Commission Regulation No 2073/2005

FSA LA Letter: Letter to importers regarding foods that do not conform with UK food legislation

A copy of the letter, including Annex1, is available on this site (click on image). See also: UK: 3 June 2024 OFFICIAL CONTROLS / IMPORTS - Letter to importers regarding foods that do not conform with UK food legislation

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

National Food Standard Priorities for England, Wales, and Northern Ireland

A copy of this document is available on this site (click on image). See also: UK: 20 May 2024 OFFICIAL CONTROLS - National Food Standards Priorities 2024-2025 and the National Enforcement Priorities 2024-25 for Animal Feed and Food Hygiene at Primary Production

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

National Enforcement Priorities for England and Wales: Feed law enforcement and food hygiene law enforcement at primary production

A copy of this document is available on this site (click on image). See also: UK: 20 May 2024 OFFICIAL CONTROLS - National Food Standards Priorities 2024-2025 and the National Enforcement Priorities 2024-25 for Animal Feed and Food Hygiene at Primary Production

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

FSA Consultation Document: Amendments to assimilated Regulation 2019/1793: Official Controls Applied to Imported High Risk Food and Feed not of Animal Origin

A copy of this document is available on this site (click on image). See also: UK: 14 March 2024 OFFICIAL CONTROLS / IMPORTED FOODS - Amendments to assimilated Regulation 2019/1793: Official Controls Applied to Imported High Risk Food and Feed not of Animal Origin

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

FSA Letter to LA Chief Executives: Food Standards Act 1999 assimilated EU Regulation No. 2017/625 EC

A copy of this document is available on this site (click on image). See also: UK: 8 February 2024 OFFICIAL CONTROLS / ADMINISTRATION - Letter to local authority Chief Executives regarding budget setting for statutory food & feed services

Provided under the Open Government Licence. The original document was accessed from the FSA Smarter Communications Platform - see:

GENERAL ADMINISTRATION ISSUES (including general food law, components of risk analysis and trade policy)

FSA Consultation on proposed reforms to the regulated products authorisation process

A copy of the consultation document is available on this site (click on image). See also: UK: 3 April 2024 REGULATED PRODUCTS – FSA Consultation launched on proposed reforms to the regulated products authorisation process

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

FSA Board Paper: Regulated Products Reform Update

A copy of the Board Paper discussed at the meeting is available on this site (as a pdf version of the web page) (click on image). See also: UK: 22 March 2024 ADMINISTRATION - Highlights from March 2024 FSA Board Meeting: Discussions on regulated products reform and foodborne disease policy

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

2023 Activity Report of the EU WTO Sanitary and Phytosanitary Notification Authority and Enquiry Point

A copy of the report is available on this site (click on image). See also: EU: 13 February 2024 TRADE / SPS MEASURES - 2023 Activity Report of the EU WTO Sanitary and Phytosanitary Notification Authority and Enquiry Point


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