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Dr David Jukes, The University of Reading, UK

Providng access to food law since May 1996

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Last updated: 15 February, 2024

Latest News, Legislation and Documents

Latest News

  • EU: 13 February 2024 TRADE / SPS MEASURES - 2023 Activity Report of the EU WTO Sanitary and Phytosanitary Notification Authority and Enquiry Point
  • EU: 9 February 2024 CONTACT MATERIALS - Commission consultation: Commission launches 4-week feedback period on ban of BPA in food contact materials
  • UK: 8 February 2024 OFFICIAL CONTROLS / ADMINISTRATION - Letter to local authority Chief Executives regarding budget setting for statutory food & feed services
  • EU: 7 February 2024 NEW GENOMIC TECHNIQUES (NGTs) - New Genomic Techniques: MEPs back rules to support green transition of farmers
  • UK: 7 February 2024 ENFORCEMENT - FSA prosecutes production manager who obstructed an NFCU officer
  • UK: 6 February 2024 CLAIMS - Government response to the consultation on proposed legislative reforms in relation to nutrition and health claims on food
  • UK: 5 February 2024 OFFICIAL CONTROLS / FRAUD - FSA welcomes custodial sentence in food crime case
  • INT: 2 February 2024 HERBS AND SPICES / CODEX - Report of the 7th Session of the Codex Committee on Spices and Culinary Herbs
  • INT: 2 February 2024 HERBS AND SPICES / CODEX - CCSCH7 concludes first Codex meeting of the year and forwards three new standards for adoption
  • UK: 2 February 2024 LABELLING / BREXIT - Consultation: 'Not for EU’ labelling for retail products across Great Britain
  • UK: 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

For older news items for 2024, see Food Law News - 2024. For other years, see: Food Law News - Index


Latest Legislation

A listing of some of the most recently published UK and EU key legislation. To access other legislation pages on this site, see Food Legislation - Index

UK

  • 6 February 2024: Official Controls (Import of High-Risk Food and Feed of Non-Animal Origin) (Amendment of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU)2019/1793) (England) Regulations 2024 (SI 2024, No 120)
  • 6 February 2024: Official Controls (Import of High-Risk Food and Feed of Non-Animal Origin) (Amendment of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU)2019/1793) (Wales) Regulations 2024 (SI 2024 No 119 (W.27))
  • 2 February 2024: Wine (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2024 (SI 2024, No 115)

EU

For changes to the publication of the Official Journal from October 2023, see the note on the EU Food Laws: 2024 page.
  • 15 February 2024: Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2024/585 of 8 December 2023 supplementing Regulation (EU) No 251/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards specific rules for the indication and designation of ingredients for aromatised wine products (OJ L, 2024/585, 15.02.2024)
  • 6 February 2024: Commission Regulation (EU) 2024/451 of 5 February 2024 amending Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards maximum residue levels for nicotine in or on certain products (OJ L, 2024/451, 06.02.2024)
  • 2 February 2024: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2024/452 of 1 February 2024 amending Annexes V and XIV to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/404 as regards the entries for Canada and the United States in the lists of third countries authorised for the entry into the Union of consignments of poultry and germinal products of poultry, and of fresh meat of poultry and game birds (OJ L, 2024/452, 02.02.2024)
  • 30 January 2024: Commission Regulation (EU) 2024/398 of 29 January 2024 amending Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards maximum residue levels for haloxyfop in or on certain products (OJ L, 2024/398, 30.01.2024)
  • 30 January 2024: Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2024/391 of 26 January 2024 authorising the placing on the market of products containing, consisting of or produced from genetically modified maize Bt11 × MIR162 × MIR604 × MON 89034 × 5307 × GA21 and thirty sub-combinations, pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L, 2024/391, 30.01.2024)
  • 30 January 2024: Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2024/389 of 26 January 2024 renewing the authorisation for the placing on the market of products containing, consisting of or produced from genetically modified oilseed rape Ms8, Rf3 and Ms8 × Rf3 pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L, 2024/389, 30.01.2024)
  • 29 January 2024: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2024/393 of 26 January 2024 amending Annexes II, IV, IX and X to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/404 as regards the lists of third countries or territories, or zones thereof, authorised for the entry into the Union of consignments of certain ungulates and germinal products thereof from New Zealand, South Africa and the United Kingdom, and correcting Annexes V and XXII thereto as regards the list of third countries or territories, or zones thereof, authorised for the entry into the Union of consignments of poultry and germinal products thereof and for the transit through the United Kingdom of consignments originating and returning to the Union (OJ L, 2024/393, 29.01.2024)
  • 29 January 2024: Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2024/388 of 26 January 2024 amending Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/1385 as regards the scope extension of the authorisation and repealing Implementing Decision (EU) 2015/701 (OJ L, 2024/388, 30.01.2024) [concerns genetically modified oilseed rape]
  • 29 January 2024: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2024/393 of 26 January 2024 amending Annexes II, IV, IX and X to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/404 as regards the lists of third countries or territories, or zones thereof, authorised for the entry into the Union of consignments of certain ungulates and germinal products thereof from New Zealand, South Africa and the United Kingdom, and correcting Annexes V and XXII thereto as regards the list of third countries or territories, or zones thereof, authorised for the entry into the Union of consignments of poultry and germinal products thereof and for the transit through the United Kingdom of consignments originating and returning to the Union (OJ L, 2024/393, 29.01.2024)
  • 25 January 2024: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2024/360 of 24 January 2024 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/478 as regards the extension of the period of application of protective measures on imports of bivalve molluscs from Türkiye intended for human consumption (OJ L, 2024/360, 25.01.2024)
  • 25 January 2024: Commission Regulation (EU) 2024/376 of 24 January 2024 amending Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards maximum residue levels for indoxacarb in or on certain products (OJ L, 2024/376, 25.01.2024)
  • 25 January 2024: Commission Regulation (EU) 2024/374 of 24 January 2024 amending Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the title of the food categories of alcoholic beverages and the use of several additives in certain alcoholic beverages (OJ L, 2024/374, 25.01.2024)

For earlier legislation for 2024, see: EU Food Laws: 2024 or UK Food Regulations: 2010 - Present


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

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

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

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:

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:

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:

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

For older documents, see: Documents


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