Foodlaw-Reading

Dr David Jukes, The University of Reading, UK

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Last update: 21 March, 2019

Latest News, Legislation and Documents

New on this site:
The 'General Food Law': EU Regulation 178/2002
Providing a short introduction to the Regulation and links to relevant documents

 

Latest News

  • UK:19 March 2019 MEAT HYGIENE - Romford abattoir fined £24,000 for hygiene breaches: Abattoir found guilty following repeated warnings over ‘bunching’ of carcasses
  • UK: 18 March 2019 ADVERTISING / NUTRITION - Restrictions on adverts for food high in fat, sugar and salt: public asked for views
  • EU: 14 March 2019 PROTECTED DESIGNATIONS - Commission welcomes agreement to better protect geographical indications
  • EU: 14 March 2019 ORGANIC FOOD - The control system for organic products has improved, but more can be done, say EU Auditors
  • UK: 13 March 2019 ENFORCEMENT / ADMINISTRATION - FSA Chair reaffirms commitment to highest food safety standards after EU Exit
  • UK: 12 March 2019 ENFORCEMENT / HYGIENE - Birmingham meat plant fined over £250,000 for removal of detained meat
  • INT: 11 March 2019 CODEX - Codex Committee on General Principles: Bordeaux meeting a “laboratory of innovation” serving the entire Codex system
  • UK: 11 March 2019 PRODUCT RECALL - FSA launches new tools for withdrawing or recalling unsafe food
  • EU: 8 March 2019 OFFICIAL CONTROLS - New report finds that official controls on food sold over the Internet are still limited and highlights good practices and challenges seen in Member States
  • UK: 8 March 2019 LEGISLATION - Food and feed law: legislation review (October to December 2018)
  • UK: 8 March 2019 ENFORCEMENT / HYGIENE - Birmingham meat cutting plant fined for hygiene failings
  • INT: 7 March 2019 WTO / TBT - Members start implementing 2019-2021 work plan on Technical Barriers to Trade
  • EU: 7 March 2019 RISK ASSESSMENT / CONTAMINANTS – Court of Justice: EFSA’s decisions refusing access to the toxicity and carcinogenicity studies on the active substance glyphosate are annulled
  • EU: 6 March 2019 CONTAMINANTS - EU must better protect consumers from acrylamide in food, new test shows
  • EU: 5 March 2019 CONTAMINANTS - Pesticides: maximum residue levels for various substances - Council consideation
  • EU: 5 March 2019 OFFICIAL CONTROLS / HYGIENE - Application of public health requirements of imports of food: transitional period - Council consideation
  • INT: 1 March 2019 CODEX - Codex Committee on Fats and Oils (26th Session)
  • INT: 28 February 2019 CODEX / HYGIENE - Codex Publication: 'Food Hygiene at 50'
  • EU: 28 February 2019 BREXIT - FoodDrinkEurope warns of dramatic implications of a no-deal Brexit
  • EU: 28 February 2019 OFFICIAL CONTROLS - Commission consultation: Rules on border control posts and measures to be taken in cases of non-compliant consignments of animals and goods
  • EU: 26 February 2019 ORGANIC FOOD - Court of Justice: The Organic production logo of the European Union cannot be placed on meat derived from animals that have been slaughtered in accordance with religious rites without first being stunned
  • UK: 25 February 2019 NUTRITION / CLAIMS / BREXIT - Consultation outcome: The Nutrition (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018
  • INT: 25 February 2019 OILS AND FATS – Codex: Experts meet to discuss fats and oils in Malaysia
  • EU: 25 February 2019 ADMINISTRATION / POLICY - Food and drink industry launches priorities for the EU Institutions - FDE Policy Paper
  • UK: 21 February 2019 BREXIT - DEFRA Letter:  No deal exit planning - Export requirements guidance for the export of fish and fishery products to the EU – Note to local authorities
  • UK: 20 February 2019 BREXIT - Government urges businesses to prepare for changes to animal imports and exports in a no-deal Brexit: Guidance published today will help minimise disruption and allow continued movement of goods
  • EU: 19 February 2019 RISK ASSESSMENT - FoodDrinkEurope: Statement on transparency of EU risk assessment model
  • EU: 19 February 2019 PESTICIDE RESIDUES - Council discussions: Maximum residue levels for various substances

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. To access other legislation pages on this site, see Food Legislation - Index

  • 20 March 2019: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/446 of 19 March 2019 amending and correcting Regulation (EC) No 1235/2008 laying down detailed rules for implementation of Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 as regards the arrangements for imports of organic products from third countries (OJ L77, 20.3.2019, page 67)
  • 12 March 2019: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/387 of 11 March 2019 authorising an extension of use of Schizochytrium sp. (ATCC PTA-9695) oil as a novel food and the change of the designation and of the specific labelling requirement of Schizochytrium sp. (ATCC PTA-9695) oil under Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 of the European Parliament and of the Council, and amending Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2470 (OJ L70, 12.3.2019, page 17)
  • 12 March 2019: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/388 of 11 March 2019 authorising the change of the specifications of the novel food 2′-fucosyllactose 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 L70, 12.3.2019, page 21)
  • 8 March 2019: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/370 of 7 March 2019 amending Regulation (EC) No 1635/2006 laying down detailed rules for the application of Council Regulation (EEC) No 737/90, by reason of the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the Union (OJ L68, 8.3.2019, page 1) [Checks for radioactivity caused by the Chernobly accident]
  • 6 March 2019: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/366 of 5 March 2019 amending Annex I to Regulation (EU) No 605/2010 as regards the list of third countries or parts thereof from which the introduction into the European Union of consignments of raw milk, dairy products, colostrum and colostrum-based products is authorised (OJ L65, 6.3.2019, page 1)
  • 1 March 2019: Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/343 of 28 February 2019 providing derogations from Article 1(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council on nutrition and health claims made on food for the use of certain generic descriptors (OJ L62, 1.3.2019, page 1)
  • 21 February 2019: Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/300 of 19 February 2019 establishing a general plan for crisis management in the field of the safety of food and feed (OJ L50, 21.2.2019, page 55)

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

DHSC Consultation: Introducing further advertising restrictions on TV and online for products high in fat, sugar and salt (HFSS)

A copy of the consultation document is available on this site. For more details, see the main consultation page at: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/further-advertising-restrictions-for-products-high-in-fat-salt-and-sugar. The consultation closes on the 10 June 2019. See also: UK: 18 March 2019 ADVERTISING / NUTRITION - Restrictions on adverts for food high in fat, sugar and salt: public asked for views

Special report no 04/2019: The control system for organic products has improved, but some challenges remain

A copy of this report is available on this site. See also: EU: 14 March 2019 ORGANIC FOOD - The control system for organic products has improved, but more can be done, say EU Auditors

Guidance on Food Traceability, Withdrawals and Recalls within the UK Food Industry

A copy of the FSA Guidance document is available on this site (click on image). To access additional support tools provided by the FSA, go to: https://www.food.gov.uk/business-guidance/food-incidents-product-recalls-and-withdrawals. See also: UK: 11 March 2019 PRODUCT RECALL - FSA launches new tools for withdrawing or recalling unsafe food

Overview report Official Controls on Internet Sales of Food in EU Member States

A copy of this report is available on this site. See also: EU: 8 March 2019 OFFICIAL CONTROLS - New report finds that official controls on food sold over the Internet are still limited and highlights good practices and challenges seen in Member States

Food and feed law: Compendium of UK food and feed legislation with associated context and changes during October – December 2018

A copy of this report is available from the Government website. See also: UK: 8 March 2019 LEGISLATION - Food and feed law: legislation review (October to December 2018)

BEUC Letter to the Commission: More efforts needed to protect consumers from acrylamide in food, new EU test shows

A copy of the letter is available on this website. See also: EU: 6 March 2019 CONTAMINANTS - EU must better protect consumers from acrylamide in food, new test shows

Report of the 26th Session of the Codex Committee on Fats and Oils

A copy of the report can be downloaded from the Codex website. See also: INT: 1 March 2019 CODEX - Codex Committee on Fats and Oils (26th Session)

Codex Publication: 'Food Hygiene at 50'

A copy of this publication is available on this site. See also: INT: 28 February 2019 CODEX / HYGIENE - Codex Publication: 'Food Hygiene at 50'

FoodDrikEurope press release: One month to go: FoodDrinkEurope warns of dramatic implications of a no-deal Brexit

A copy of the Press Release is available on this site. See also: EU: 28 February 2019 BREXIT - FoodDrinkEurope warns of dramatic implications of a no-deal Brexit

Draft Regulation: Rules on border control posts and measures to be taken in cases of non-compliant consignments of animals and goods

A copy of the draft Regulation is available on this site. A draft annex is also available. Consultation closes on 26 March 2019. See also: EU: 28 February 2019 OFFICIAL CONTROLS - Commission consultation: Rules on border control posts and measures to be taken in cases of non-compliant consignments of animals and goods

Consultation outcome: The Nutrition (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

A copy of the full Government response is available on this site (click on image). See also: UK: 25 February 2019 NUTRITION / CLAIMS / BREXIT - Consultation outcome: The Nutrition (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

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

A drop of oil, a tonne of value:  Codex Committee on Fats and Oil

A copy of this publication is available on this site. See also: INT: 25 February 2019 OILS AND FATS – Codex: Experts meet to discuss fats and oils in Malaysia

Let’s step up to the plate - Europe’s Food and Drink Industry Priorities for the EU Institutions 2019 - 2024

A copy of the full policy paper is available on this site. See also: EU: 25 February 2019 ADMINISTRATION / POLICY - Food and drink industry launches priorities for the EU Institutions - FDE Policy Paper

No deal exit planning - Export requirements guidance for the export of fish and fishery products to the EU – Note to local authorities

A copy of the full letter (including the mentioned Annexs) is available on this site. See also: UK: 21 February 2019 BREXIT - DEFRA Letter:  No deal exit planning - Export requirements guidance for the export of fish and fishery products to the EU – Note to local authorities

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

For older documents, see: Documents


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