Foodlaw-Reading

Dr David Jukes, The University of Reading, UK

The first Foodlaw-Reading page was published 20 May 1996

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Updated: 18 June, 2021

Latest News, Legislation and Documents

Latest News

  • EU: 17 June 2021 BREXIT - Protocol on Ireland / Northern Ireland: Statement by the European Commission following the UK's request to extend the grace period for chilled meats
  • UK: 17 June 2021 ALLERGENS - Food hypersensitivity takes centre stage at FSA Board meeting
  • EU: 14 June 2021 ORGANIC FOOD – Commission consultation: Organic products – imports from non-EU countries (inspection certificate & official controls)
  • EU: 14 June 2021 ORGANIC FOOD – Commission consultation: Organic products – imports from non-EU countries (rules for EU countries & operators)
  • INT: 10 June 2021 CODEX - CCFICS25 /standards delivering meaningful benefits for trading nations
  • UK: 10 June 2021 TRADE / OFFICIAL CONTROLS - CIEH supports urgent call for new veterinary agreement in new report
  • UK: 9 June 2021 BREXIT - UK statement on the meeting of the Withdrawal Agreement Joint Committee: 9 June 2021
  • EU: 8 June 2021 ADDITIVES – Council discussions: Regulation on food additives
  • EU: 8 June 2021 MARKETING STANDARDS - Commission launches public consultation on review of the EU marketing standards for agricultural products
  • EU: 3 June 2021 CONTAMINANTS - Council discussions: Maximum residue levels for certain substances in or on certain products
  • UK: 1 June 2021 TRADE - CTSI says Australian trade deal should not risk consumer standards
  • INT: 31 May 2021 CODEX - CCFICS25 / Trade is what will continue to keep our global community together
  • UK: 29 May 2021 FOOD SAFETY - FSA issues precautionary safety advice for specific melons
  • UK: 28 May 2021 MEAT HYGIENE / OFFICIAL CONTROLS - Consultation on Early Proposals for a Future Delivery Model for FSA-Delivered Official Controls in the Meat Sector
  • EU: 27 May 2021 ADDITIVES - Council discussions: Use of polyols in energy-reduced confectionery products
  • EU: 27 May 2021 CONTAMINANTS - Council discussions: Maximum residue levels for certain substances in or on certain products
  • EU: 27 May 2021 GMOs - Council discussions: New genomic techniques
  • UK: 27 May 2021 ADMINISTRATION - Board welcomes updates on the FSA’s strategic change programmes and recovery from COVID -19 adaptations
  • INT: 26 May 2021 CODEX - Good progress on methods of analysis and sampling at first virtual meeting
  • INT: 17-25 May 2021 CODEX - Report of the 41st Session of the Codex Committee on Methods of Analysis and Sampling
  • INT: 21 May 2021 BREASTMILK - WHO/UNICEF statement on the 40th anniversary of the international code of marketing breastmilk substitutes
  • EU: 20 May 2021 SUPPLEMENTS - Commission consultation: Restrictions on the use of monacolins from red yeast rice in foods
  • UK: 20 May 2021 CONTAMINANTS - Consultation on the first GB approval of the new active substance cinmethylin
  • UK: 19 May 2021 TRADE - Government must protect UK food standards in Australian trade deal
  • UK: 18 May 2021 PESTICIDES - Decision on amending the MRLs for oxathiapiprolin in or on various commodities
  • UK: 18 May 2021 PESTICIDES - Decision on amending the MRLs for fluxapyroxad in or on various root crops and coffee beans
  • INT: 16 May 2021 CODEX / ANALYSIS - Codex Committee moving towards a single, analytical standard for analysis and sampling
  • INT: 13 May 2021 CODEX / CONTAMINANTS - Contaminants committee proposes new maximum levels for cadmium in chocolate
  • UK: 13 May 2021 ADMINISTRATION - FSA Board to discuss future direction of regulation for food and feed
  • UK: 12 May 2021 NUTRITION - Calorie labelling on menus to be introduced in cafes, restaurants and takeaways - Government renews drive to tackle obesity and improve the nation’s health
  • UK: 11 May 2021 NUTRITION / ADVERTISING - The Food and Drink Federation responds to the Queen's Speech
  • UK: 11 May 2021 NUTRITION / ADVERTISING / ANIMAL WELFARE - Queen's Speech 2021: background briefing notes

For earlier news items for 2021, see Food Law News - 2021. For other years, see: Food Law News - Index


Latest Legislation

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

  • 7 June 2021: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/912 of 4 June 2021 authorising changes in the specifications of the novel food Lacto-N-neotetraose (microbial source) and amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2470 (OJ L199, 7.6.2021, page 10)
  • 4 June 2021: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/900 of 3 June 2021 authorising a change of the conditions of use of the novel food ‘galacto-oligosaccharide’ under Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 of the European Parliament and of the Council and amending Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2470 (OJ L197, 4.6.2021, page 71)
  • 2 June 2021: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/882 of 1 June 2021 authorising the placing on the market of dried Tenebrio molitor larva 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 L194, 2.6.2021, page 16)
  • 28 May 2021: Food and Drink (Miscellaneous Amendments Relating to Food and Wine Composition, Information and Labelling) Regulations 2021 (SI 2021, No 632)
  • 27 May 2021 Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/842 of 26 May 2021 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) No 307/2012 as regards transparency and confidentiality requirements for the EU risk assessment of substances under scrutiny (OJ L186, 27.5.2021, page 16) [relates to addition of vitamins and minerals, or other substances, to food]
  • 11 May 2021: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/772 of 10 May 2021 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/977 as regards the temporary measures in relation to controls on the production of organic products, in particular the period of application (OJ L165, 11.5.2021, page 28)
  • 11 May 2021: Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2021/771 of 21 January 2021 supplementing Regulation (EU) 2018/848 of the European Parliament and of the Council by laying down specific criteria and conditions for the checks of documentary accounts in the framework of official controls in organic production and the official controls of groups of operators (OJ L165, 11.5.2021, page 25)

For earlier EU legislation for 2021, see: EU Food Laws: 2021


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

Draft for consultation: COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION supplementing Regulation (EU) 2018/848 of the European Parliament and of the Council with rules on the official controls in respect of consignments of organic products and in-conversion products intended for import into the Union and on the certificate of inspection.

A copy of this document is available on this site (click on image). In addition a draft annex is also available. For more details, see the consultation page at: Consultation - Organics - Imports - Inspection . The consultation closes on 12 July 2021. See also: EU: 14 June 2021 ORGANIC FOOD – Commission consultation: Organic products – imports from non-EU countries (inspection certificate & official controls)

Draft for consultation: COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION laying down rules on documents and notifications required for organic and inconversion products intended for import into the Union.

A copy of this document is available on this site (click on image). In addition a draft annex is also available. For more details, see the consultation page at: Consultation - Organics - Imports. The consultation closes on 12 July 2021. See also: EU: 14 June 2021 ORGANIC FOOD – Commission consultation: Organic products – imports from non-EU countries (rules for EU countries & operators)

FSA Consultation: Consultation on Early Proposals for a Future Delivery Model for FSA-Delivered Official Controls in the Meat Sector

A copy of the consultation document is available on this site (click on image). For the consultation page, see: FSA Consultation - Meat Sector Controls. The closing date for comments is 23 July 2021. See also: UK: 28 May 2021 MEAT HYGIENE / OFFICIAL CONTROLS - Consultation on Early Proposals for a Future Delivery Model for FSA-Delivered Official Controls in the Meat Sector

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

Commission consultation: Restrictions on the use of monacolins from red yeast rice in foods

A copy of the draft regulation is available on this site (click on image), For the consultation page, see: Commission consultation - red yeast rice. The consultation closes 17 June 2021. See also: EU: 20 May 2021 SUPPLEMENTS – Commission consultation: Restrictions on the use of monacolins from red yeast rice in foods

FSA Board meeting papers:

  • LOCAL AUTHORITY RECOVERY ROADMAP (FSA 21-05-02)
  • ACHIEVING BUSINESS COMPLIANCE PROGRAMME (FSA 21-05-03)
  • OPERATIONAL TRANSFORMATION PROGRAMME – DEVELOPMENT OF THE FUTURE DELIVERY MODEL (FSA 21-05-04)

Copies of these papers are available on this site (click on links above). See also: UK: 13 May 2021 ADMINISTRATION - FSA Board to discuss future direction of regulation for food and feed

Provided uder the Open Government Licence. Links to the original documents was accessed from:

For older documents, see: Documents


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



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