Foodlaw-Reading

Dr David Jukes, The University of Reading, UK

Providng access to food law since May 1996

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Future of this site

Following discussions with the University of Reading, it is now expected that this site will be closing at the end of August 2024. I am grateful to those who have recently completed the survey and indicated how much they value the site and my work in keeping it running for the last 28 years. However, I have decided that the new requirements will need a significant effort - more than I am willing to provide.

I am however open to suggestions from anyone who might have an interest in taking over its running and hosting it at another location - and, of course, potentially adapting and improving it. Please send any offers to my Reading email address which can be found quite easily elsewhere on this site.

David Jukes

Last updated: 9 July, 2024

Latest News, Legislation and Documents

Latest News

  • EU: 9 July 2024 FOOD FRAUD - Do you know how Member States fight fraud along the agri-food chain? A new Commission report gives you an insight
  • UK: 4 July 2024 REGULATED PRODUCTS - The Food Additives and Novel Foods (Authorisations and Miscellaneous Amendments) and Food Flavourings (Removal of Authorisations) (England) Regulations 2024
  • EU: 2 July 2024 GM FOODS - Commission authorises genetically modified maize for use as food and animal feed
  • INT: 1 July 2024 CODEX - CCEXEC86/ "Respond to the emerging challenges while leaving no one behind"
  • INT: 28 June 2024 SPS MEASURES / WTO - Members advance Sixth Review of SPS Agreement, address trade concerns
  • INT: 26 June 2024 SPS MEASURES / WTO - Members adopt key report on challenges and opportunities in SPS Agreement implementation
  • INT: 13 June 2024 CODEX / ADDITIVES - Codex goes for true blue
  • EU: 13 June 2024 COMPOSITION - Clearer rules on origin and composition of honey: Commission sets up Honey Platform
  • EU: 12 June 2024 FOOD CONTACT MATERIALS - Member States endorse ban of Bisphenol A in food contact materials
  • INT: 8 June 2024 CODEX / PESTICIDES - CCPR / Meeting concludes “Another successful gathering of the experts on pesticides”
  • EU: 6 June 2024 LABELLING - Country of Origin Labelling for foodstuffs - Information from the German and Austrian delegations, supported by the Estonian, Finnish, French and Portuguese delegations
  • EU: 4 June 2024 OFFICIAL CONTROLS - Commission consultation: methods of analysis for official checks as laid down in Commission Regulation No 2073/2005
  • UK: 3 June 2024 OFFICIAL CONTROLS / IMPORTS - Letter to importers regarding foods that do not conform with UK food legislation
  • INT: 3 June 2024 CODEX / CONTAMINANTS / PESTICIDES - CCPR55 / A productive and efficient committee with sense of warm collaboration and mutual respect

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

  • 11 June 2024: 741 (W. 102) - Food Additives and Novel Foods (Authorisations and Miscellaneous Amendments) and Food Flavourings (Removal of Authorisations) (Wales) Regulations 2024
  • 4 June 2024: 156 - Food Additives and Novel Foods (Authorisations and Miscellaneous Amendments) and Food Flavourings (Removal of Authorisations) (Scotland) Regulations 2024

EU

For changes to the publication of the Official Journal from October 2023, see the note on the EU Food Laws: 2024 page.
  • 9 July 2024: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2024/1874 of 8 July 2024 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/2235 laying down rules for the application of Regulations (EU) 2016/429 and (EU) 2017/625 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards model animal health certificates, model official certificates and model animal health/official certificates for the entry into the Union and movements within the Union of consignments of certain categories of animals and goods, and official certification regarding such certificates (OJ L, 2024/1874, 9.7.2024)
  • 5 July 2024: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2024/1893 of 4 July 2024 amending Annexes V and XIV to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/404 as regards the entries for the United States in the lists of third countries, territories or zones thereof 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, 2024/1893, 5.7.2024)
  • 4 July 2024: Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2024/1828 of 2 July 2024 renewing the authorisation for the placing on the market of feed containing, consisting of and of food and feed products produced from genetically modified maize MON 810 pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council and repealing Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2017/1207 (OJ L, 2024/1828, 4.7.2024)
  • 4 July 2024: Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2024/1826 of 2 July 2024 authorising the placing on the market of products containing, consisting of or produced from genetically modified maize DP23211 pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L, 2024/1826, 4.7.2024)
  • 4 July 2024: Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2024/1822 of 2 July 2024 authorising the placing on the market of products containing, consisting of or produced from genetically modified maize DP915635 pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L, 2024/1822, 4.7.2024)
  • 2 July 2024: Commission Regulation (EU) 2024/1808 of 1 July 2024 amending Regulation (EU) 2023/915 as regards the application date of lower maximum levels for ergot sclerotia and ergot alkaloids in food (OJ L, 2024/1808, 2.7.2024)
  • 27 June 2024: Commission Regulation (EU) 2024/1821 of 25 June 2024 amending Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1925/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council and Annex II to Directive 2002/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards iron milk caseinate added to foods and used in the manufacture of food supplements (OJ L, 2024/1821, 27.6.2024)
  • 26 June 2024: Commission Regulation (EU) 2024/1756 of 25 June 2024 amending and correcting Regulation (EU) 2023/915 on maximum levels for certain contaminants in food (OJ L, 2024/1756, 26.6.2024)
  • 13 June 2024: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2024/1694 of 12 June 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, territories or zones thereof 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, 2024/1694, 13.6.2024)
  • 12 June 2024: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2024/1662 of 11 June 2024 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 on the temporary increase of official controls and emergency measures governing the entry into the Union of certain goods from certain third countries implementing Regulations (EU) 2017/625 and (EC) No 178/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L, 2024/1662, 12.6.2024)
  • 7 June 2024: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2024/1611 of 6 June 2024 authorising the placing on the market of isomaltulose powder as a novel food and amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2470 (OJ L, 2024/1611, 7.6.2024)
  • 3 June 2024: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2024/1621 of 31 May 2024 amending Annexes V and XIV to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/404 as regards the entries for Australia and the United States in the lists of third countries, territories or zones thereof 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, 2024/1621, 3.6.2024)

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

Overview report - Fighting fraudulent practices in the agri-food chain

To see the report, click on image. See also: EU: 9 July 2024 FOOD FRAUD - Do you know how Member States fight fraud along the agri-food chain? A new Commission report gives you an insight

Also available is a guidance document:

  • JRC Report: Fighting fraudulent and deceptive practices in the agri-food chain - click here.

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

For older documents, see: Documents


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


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