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Dr David Jukes, The University of Reading, UK

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Last update: 11 September, 2019

Latest News, Legislation and Documents

Latest News

  • EU: 10 September 2019 ORGANIC FOODS – Commission consultation: Organic food – exemptions to production rules in extreme events
  • UK: 5 September 2019 LABELLING - New law introduced to extend labelling requirements for people with food allergies and intolerances
  • UK: 4 September 2019 LEGISLATION - Food and feed law: legislation review (April to June 2019)
  • INT: 3 September 2019 CODEX - CCAFRICA hears calls for further investment in food safety for greater market access
  • UK: 3 September 2019 ENFORCEMENT - FSA publishes latest annual report on local authority food law enforcement
  • INT: 1 September 2019 CODEX - Codex begins intense series of regional consultations
  • INT: 30 August 2019 CODEX - Standards instrumental in driving regional integration in Africa
  • UK: 29 August 2019 ENFORCEMENT - Consultation: Implementation of the Official Controls Regulations
  • UK: 22 August 2019 MEAT HYGIENE - Bowland Foods Limited receives increased fine of £62,000 after being convicted of public health failures in May
  • INT: 8 August 2019 CONTAMINANTS - Codex adopts code of practice to reduce exposure to contaminants in refined oils
  • EU: 2 August 2019 HORMONES - The European Union and the United States sign an agreement on imports of hormone-free beef
  • EU: 2 August 2019 PESTICIDES - Chlorpyrifos: EFSA assessment identifies human health effects

For earlier news items for 2019, see Food Law News - 2019. 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

  • 6 September 2019: Regulation (EU) 2019/1381 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 June 2019 on the transparency and sustainability of the EU risk assessment in the food chain and amending Regulations (EC) No 178/2002, (EC) No 1829/2003, (EC) No 1831/2003, (EC) No 2065/2003, (EC) No 1935/2004, (EC) No 1331/2008, (EC) No 1107/2009, (EU) 2015/2283 and Directive 2001/18/EC (OJ L231, 6.9.2019, page 1)
  • 9 August 2019: Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/1338 of 8 August 2019 amending Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food (OJ L209, 9.8.2019, page 5)
  • 5 August 2019: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1314 of 2 August 2019 authorising the change of the specifications of the novel food Lacto-N-neotetraose produced with Escherichia coli K-12 under Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 of the European Parliament and of the Council and amending Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2470 (OJ L205, 5.8.2019, page 4)
  • 5 August 2019: Council Decision (EU) 2019/1316 of 15 July 2019 on the signing, on behalf of the European Union, of the Agreement between the United States of America and the European Union on the Allocation to the United States of a Share in the Tariff Rate Quota for High Quality Beef referred to in the Revised Memorandum of Understanding Regarding the Importation of Beef from Animals Not Treated with Certain Growth-Promoting Hormones and Increased Duties Applied by the United States to Certain Products of the European Union (2014) (OJ L205, 5.8.2019, page 10)
  • 2 August 2019: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1294 of 1 August 2019 authorising the placing on the market of betaine 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 L204, 2.8.2019, page 16)
  • 2 August 2019: Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1301 of 26 July 2019 amending Implementing Decision 2013/327/EU as regards the renewal of the authorisation to place on the market feed containing or consisting of genetically modified oilseed rapes Ms8, Rf3 and Ms8 × Rf3 pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L204, 2.8.2019, page 50)
  • 2 August 2019: Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1302 of 26 July 2019 authorising the placing on the market of products containing, consisting of or produced from genetically modified cotton GHB614 × LLCotton25 × MON 15985 pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L2014, 2.8.2019, page 54)
  • 2 August 2019: Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1303 of 26 July 2019 authorising the placing on the market of products containing, consisting of or produced from genetically modified maize 5307 (SYN-Ø53Ø7-1), pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council on genetically modified food and feed (OJ L204, 2.8.2019, page 60)
  • 2 August 2019: Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1304 of 26 July 2019 authorising the placing on the market of products containing, consisting of or produced from genetically modified maize 4114 (DP-ØØ4114-3), pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L204, 2.8.2019, page 65)
  • 2 August 2019: Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1305 of 26 July 2019 authorising the placing on the market of products containing, consisting of or produced from genetically modified maize Bt11 × MIR162 × 1507 × GA21 and sub-combinations Bt11 × MIR162 × 1507, MIR162 × 1507 × GA21 and MIR162 × 1507 pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L204, 2.8.2019, page 69)
  • 2 August 2019: Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1306 of 26 July 2019 renewing the authorisation for the placing on the market of products containing, consisting of or produced from genetically modified maize 1507 × NK603 (DAS-Ø15Ø7-1 × MON-ØØ6Ø3-6) pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L204, 2.8.2019, page 75)
  • 2 August 2019: Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1307 of 26 July 2019 authorising the placing on the market of products containing, consisting of or produced from genetically modified maize MON 87403 (MON-874Ø3-1), pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L204, 2.8.2019, page 81)
  • 2 August 2019: Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1308 of 26 July 2019 authorising the placing on the market of products containing, consisting of or produced from genetically modified maize MON 87411 (MON-87411-9), pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L204, 2.8.2019, page 85)
  • 2 August 2019: Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1309 of 26 July 2019 authorising the placing on the market of products containing, consisting of or produced from genetically modified soybean MON 87751 (MON-87751-7), pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L204, 2.8.2019, page 90)

For earlier EU legislation for 2019, see: EU Food Laws: 2019


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

Commission consultation: Organic food – exemptions to production rules in extreme events

A copy of the proposed regulation is available on this site. See also: EU: 10 September 2019 ORGANIC FOODS – Commission consultation: Organic food – exemptions to production rules in extreme events

Food and feed law: Compendium of UK food and feed legislation with associated context and changes during April – June 2019

A copy of this report is available from the Government website. See also: UK: 4 September 2019 LEGISLATION - Food and feed law: legislation review (April to June 2019)

LAEMS 2018-2019 report

A copy of the report is available on this site (click on image). In addition, detailed data can be downloaded from the FSA website - see: Food hygiene data / Food standards data / Sampling data. See also: UK: 3 September 2019 ENFORCEMENT - FSA publishes latest annual report on local authority food law enforcement

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

Consultation Document - Consultation on the Implementation of the Official Controls Regulations (England)

A copy of the consutation document is available on this site (click on image). Additional documents are available on the FSA website for Wales and Northern Ireland. See also: UK: 29 August 2019 ENFORCEMENT - Consultation: Implementation of the Official Controls Regulations

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

For older documents, see: Documents


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