Foodlaw-Reading

Dr David Jukes, The University of Reading, UK

..... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....
Last updated: 14 February, 2018

Food Law News

Now listing the latest NEWS, LEGISLATION and DOCUMENTS

For the traditional Food Law News page, see Food Law News 2018


Latest News

  • UK: 14 February 2018 MEAT HYGIENE - The Food Standards Agency welcomes Birmingham Halal Abattoir Ltd fine
  • EU: 14 February 2018 CONTACT MATERIALS - Bisphenol A: more stringent measures for food contact materials
  • EU: 11 February 2018 BREXIT - FDF signatories of NFU Brexit statement
  • UK: 11 February 2018 MEAT HYGIENE - Fairfax Meadow begins voluntary withdrawal of meat products
  • UK: 8 February 2018 MEAT HYGIENE - Meat products recall by Muscle Food
  • UK: 7 February 2018 CONTAMINANTS - Post implementation review of the Contaminants in Food (England) Regulations 2013
  • EU: 6 February 2018 PESTICIDES – European Parliament sets up special committee on EU authorisation process
  • UK: 5 February 2018 MEAT HYGIENE - Production allowed to resume at one Russell Hume site
  • UK: 5 February 2018 ENFORCEMENT - Post implementation review of the Food Safety (Sampling & Qualifications) (England) Regulations 2013
  • EU: 2 February 2018 FOOD QUALITY - Press speakings of Commissioner Jourová at a joint press conference on dual quality of food with Chair of Czech Parliament Agriculture committee Mr. Faltynek
  • EU: 2 February 2018 FOOD QUALITY - Commission announces dual quality of food testing campaign
  • EU: 1 February 2018 BREXIT - Notice To Stakeholders: Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU Food Law
  • UK: 1 February 2018 MEAT HYGIENE - Review of cutting plants and cold stores
  • EU: 31 January 2018 FISHERY PRODUCTS - Commission consultation: Evaluation of the marketing standards framework for fishery and aquaculture products
  • UK: 30 January 2018 ENFORCEMENT - Eighth Regulating our Future Newsletter
  • EU: 29 January 2018 BREXIT -  European Commission receives mandate to begin negotiations with the United Kingdom on transitional arrangements
  • EU: 29 January 2018 OFFICIAL CONTROLS - European Union reference laboratories for African horse sickness and for fish and crustacean diseases
  • UK: 26 January 2018 MEAT HYGIENE - FSA update on Russell Hume
  • EU: 26 January 2018 CLAIMS - Misleading food claims: 9 years and counting for EU to act
  • EU: 25 January 2018 SPIRITS - Definition, presentation and labelling of spirit drinks: Parliament committee discussions
  • EU: 25 January 2018 QUALITY - Commission Enforcement Action: January infringements package: key decisions
  • UK: 24 January 2018 MEAT HYGIENE - Action taken at meat business

For earlier news item for 2018, see Food Law News 2018


Latest Legislation

A listing of some of the most recently published EU and UK key legislation. For a complete listing, see EU Food Laws 2018 or UK Food Regulations - Chronological Listing - Current

  • 14 February 2018: Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/213 of 12 February 2018 on the use of bisphenol A in varnishes and coatings intended to come into contact with food and amending Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 as regards the use of that substance in plastic food contact materials (OJ L41, 14.2.2018, page 6)
  • 10 February 2018: Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/199 of 9 February 2018 refusing to authorise a health claim made on foods, other than those referring to the reduction of disease risk and to children's development and health (OJ L38, 10.2.2018, page 9)
  • 6 February 2018: Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/175 of 2 February 2018 amending Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 110/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the definition, description, presentation, labelling and the protection of geographical indications of spirit drinks  (OJ L32, 6.2.2018, page 48)
  • 23 January 2018: UK Statutory Instrument 2018 No 41: Soft Drinks Industry Levy Regulations 2018
  • 23 January 2018: Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/62 of 17 January 2018 replacing Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L18, 23.1.2018, page 1) [Pesticide residues]
  • 23 January 2018: Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/97 of 22 January 2018 amending Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the use of sweeteners in fine bakery wares (OJ L17, 23.1.2017, page 11)
  • 23 January 2018: Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/98 of 22 January 2018 amending Annexes II and III to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council and the Annex to Commission Regulation (EU) No 231/2012 as regards calcium sorbate (E 203) (OJ L17, 23.1.2017, page 14)
  • 20 January 2018: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/83 of 19 January 2018 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 L16, 20.1.2018, page 6)
  • 19 January 2018: Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/78 of 16 January 2018 amending Annexes II and III to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards maximum residue levels for 2-phenylphenol, bensulfuron-methyl, dimethachlor and lufenuron in or on certain products (OJ L14, 19.1.2017, page 6)
  • 19 January 2018: Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/79 of 18 January 2018 amending Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food (OJ L14, 19.1.2017, page 31)
  • 18 January 2018: Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/73 of 16 January 2018 amending Annexes II and III to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards maximum residue levels for mercury compounds in or on certain products (OJ L13, 18.1.2017, page 8)
  • 18 January 2018: Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/74 of 17 January 2018 amending Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the use of phosphoric acid — phosphates — di-, tri- and polyphosphates (E 338-452) in frozen vertical meat spits (OJ L13, 18.1.2018, page 21)
  • 18 January 2018: Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/75 of 17 January 2018 amending the Annex to Regulation (EU) No 231/2012 laying down specifications for food additives listed in Annexes II and III to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards specifications for Microcrystalline cellulose (E460(i)) (OJ L13, 18.1.2018, page 24)
  • 17 January 2018: Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/70 of 16 January 2018 amending Annexes II, III and IV to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards maximum residue levels for ametoctradin, chlorpyrifos-methyl, cyproconazole, difenoconazole, fluazinam, flutriafol, prohexadione and sodium chloride in or on certain products (OJ L12, 17.1.2017, page 24)

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 Report - Post Implementation Review: The Contaminants in Food (England) Regulations 2013

A copy of this document is available on this site. See also: UK: 7 February 2018 CONTAMINANTS - Post implementation review of the Contaminants in Food (England) Regulations 2013

EP Briefing: Authorisation of pesticides in the EU - with a focus on glyphosate

A background paper provided by the European Parliament. It is available on the EP website. See also: EU: 6 February 2018 PESTICIDES – European Parliament sets up special committee on EU authorisation process

Consultation pack: Post implementation review of the Food Safety (Sampling & Qualifications) (England) Regulations 2013

A copy of this document is available on this site. See also: UK: 5 February 2018 ENFORCEMENT - Post implementation review of the Food Safety (Sampling & Qualifications) (England) Regulations 2013

Notice To Stakeholders: Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU Food Law

A copy of this Notice is available on this site. See also: EU: 1 February 2018 BREXIT - Notice To Stakeholders: Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU Food Law

Evaluation and fitness check roadmap - Evaluation of the marketing standards framework for fishery and aquaculture products

A copy of the document is available on this site. See also: EU: 31 January 2018 FISHERY PRODUCTS - Commission consultation: Evaluation of the marketing standards framework for fishery and aquaculture products

Guidance on comparative nutrition claims

This document published by the UK's Food and Drink Federation. A copy is available on this site (click on image). See also: UK: 22 January 2018 CLAIMS - FDF launches new guidance on comparative nutrition claims

For older documents, see: Documents


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



To go to main Foodlaw-Reading Index page, click here.