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Dr David Jukes, The University of Reading, UK

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Last updated: 14 August, 2018

Latest News, Legislation and Documents


Latest News

  • EU: 3 August 2018 GMOs - Commission authorises five Genetically Modified products for food and feed use
  • EU: 27 July 2018 PROTECTED DESIGNATIONS - EU to join the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement to better protect GIs
  • UK: 27 July 2018 HYGIENE - Proposed changes to the health and identification marks
  • UK: 25 July 2018 LEGISLATION - Food and feed law: legislation review (January to March 2018)
  • EU: 25 July 2018 GMOs - Organisms obtained by mutagenesis are GMOs and are, in principle, subject to the obligations laid down by the GMO Directive
  • EU: 19 July 2018 BREXIT - European Commission publishes Communication on preparing for the UK's withdrawal from the EU
  • UK: 19 July 2018 CONTAMINANTS - Expert Committee on Pesticide Residues in Food (PRiF): Annual Report for 2017
  • EU: 17 July 2018 FISHERY PRODUCTS - Public consultation on EU marketing standards for fishery and aquaculture products
  • INT: 13 July 2018 WTO SPS -Members advance discussion on the Fifth Review of the SPS Agreement
  • EU: 12 July 2018 QUALITY - Consumer product quality: MEPs take aim at dual standards
  • EU: 12 July 2018 QUALITY - BEUC Comments: European Parliament’s Consumer Protection Committee sends strong signal on dual product quality
  • INT: 9 July 2018 CODEX - 41st Commission reaffirms commitment to science and consensus
  • EU: 9 July 2018 CONTAMINANTS - July 2018 Stakeholder update on rapidly developing policy on food contaminants
  • INT: 2-6 July 2018 CODEX – Executive Summary of the 41st Session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission
  • INT: 6 July 2018 CODEX - Updates of decisions being taken at the ongoing 41st Session in Rome, Italy
  • UK: 5 July 2018 ENFORCEMENT -FSA Consultation: Regulating Our Future- Amendments to the Food Law Code of Practice (England)
  • UK: 4 July 2018 BREXIT - Parliament: Committee considers how decisions on food safety risks will be made post-Brexit
  • INT: 2 July 2018 CODEX - Codex annual meeting opens: The Codex Alimentarius Commission ready to adopt new standards in its 41st session

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 August 2018: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1132 of 13 August 2018 authorising the change of the designation and specific labelling requirement of the novel food synthetic zeaxanthin under Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 of the European Parliament and of the Council and amending Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2470 (OJ L205, 14.8.2018, page 15)
  • 14 August 2018: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1133 of 13 August 2018 authorising the placing on the market of dried aerial parts of Hoodia parviflora 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 L205, 14.8.2018, page 18)
  • 13 August 2018: Welsh Statutory Instrument 2018 No 913 (W.179) - Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2018
  • 13 August 2018: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1120 of 10 August 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 L204, 13.8.2018, page 31)
  • 13 August 2018: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1122 of 10 August 2018 authorising the placing on the market of pyrroloquinoline quinone disodium salt 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, 13.8.2018, page 36)
  • 13 August 2018: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1123 of 10 August 2018 authorising the placing on the market of 1-methylnicotinamide chloride 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, 13.8.2018, page 41)
  • 10 August 2018: Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2018/1109 of 1 August 2018 renewing the authorisation for the placing on the market of products containing, consisting of, or produced from genetically modified maize 59122 (DAS-59122-7) pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L203, 10.8.2018, page 7)
  • 10 August 2018: Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2018/1110 of 3 August 2018 authorising the placing on the market of products containing, consisting of, or produced from genetically modified maize 1507 × 59122 × MON 810 × NK603, and genetically modified maize combining two or three of the single events 1507, 59122, MON 810 and NK603, and repealing Decisions 2009/815/EC, 2010/428/EU and 2010/432/EU (OJ L203, 10.8.2018, page 13)
  • 10 August 2018: Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2018/1111 of 3 August 2018 authorising the placing on the market of products containing, consisting of, or produced from genetically modified maize MON 87427 × MON 89034 × NK603 (MON-87427-7 × MON-89Ø34-3 × MON-ØØ6Ø3-6) and genetically modified maize combining two of the events MON 87427, MON 89034 and NK603, and repealing Decision 2010/420/EU (OJ L203, 10.8.2018, page 20)
  • 10 August 2018: Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2018/1112 of 3 August 2018 renewing the authorisation for the placing on the market of products containing, consisting of, or produced from genetically modified maize GA21 (MON-ØØØ21-9) pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L203, 10.8.2018, page 26)
  • 10 August 2018: Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2018/1113 of 3 August 2018 renewing the authorisation for the placing on the market of food and feed produced from genetically modified sugar beet H7-1 (KM-ØØØH71-4) pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L203, 10.8.2018, page 32)
  • 3 August 2018: Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/1098 of 2 August 2018 amending and correcting Annex III 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 L197, 3.8.2018, page 7)
  • 3 August 2018: Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2018/1096 of 22 May 2018 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) No 29/2012 as regards the requirements for certain indications on the labelling of olive oil (OJ L197, 3.8.2018, page 3)
  • 31 July 2018: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1076 of 30 July 2018 amending Regulation (EU) No 37/2010 to classify the substance isoflurane as regards its maximum residue limit (OJ L194, 31.7.2018, page 41)
  • 30 July 2018: Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2018/1067 of 26 July 2018 amending Decision 2011/163/EU on the approval of plans submitted by third countries in accordance with Article 29 of Council Directive 96/23/EC (OJ L192, 30.7.2018, page 36)
  • 26 July 2018: Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/1049 of 25 July 2018 amending Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L189, 26.7.2018, page 9) [Relates to pesticide MRLs]
  • 24 July 2018: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1023 of 23 July 2018 correcting Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2470 establishing the Union list of novel foods (OJ L187, 24.7.2018, page 1)
  • 23 July 2018: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1032 of 20 July 2018 authorising the extension of use of oil from the micro algae Schizochytrium sp. 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 L185, 23.7.2018, page 9)
  • 19 July 2018: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1018 of 18 July 2018 authorising an extension of use of UV-treated baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) 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 L183, 19.7.2018, page 9)
  • 18 July 2018: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1011 of 17 July 2018 authorising an extension of use levels of UV-treated mushrooms 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 L181, 18.7.2018, page 4)
  • 13 July 2018: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/991 of 12 July 2018 authorising the placing on the market of hen egg white lysozyme hydrolysate 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 L177, 13.7.2018, page 9)

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

FSA Consultation letter to stakeholders: Proposed changes to the health and identification marks

A copy of this document is available on this site. See also: 27 July 2018 HYGIENE - Proposed changes to the health and identification marks

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

A copy of this document is available on this site. See also: 25 July 2018 LEGISLATION - Food and feed law: legislation review (January to March 2018)

Communication from the Commission: Preparing for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union on 30 March 2019

A copy of this document is available on this site. Note that this document has the reference COM(2018)556 and can be seen in the standard ComDoc format on the EurLex site - see: Brexit Communication See also Communication Annex. See also: 19 July 2018 BREXIT - European Commission publishes Communication on preparing for the UK's withdrawal from the EU

Expert Committee on Pesticide Residues in Food (PRiF): Annual Report for 2017

A copy of this report is available on the government website. See also: 19 July 2018 CONTAMINANTS - Expert Committee on Pesticide Residues in Food (PRiF): Annual Report for 2017

July 2018 Stakeholder update on rapidly developing policy on food contaminants

A copy of the pdf file is available on this site. See also: 9 July 2018 CONTAMINANTS - July 2018 Stakeholder update on rapidly developing policy on food contaminants

Report of the CODEX ALIMENTARIUS COMMISSION Forty-first Session

This document is available on the Codex website. See also:: 2-6 July 2018 CODEX – Executive Summary of the 41st Session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission

FSA Consultation: Food Law Code of Practice consultation pack 2018

A copy of this document is available on this site (click on image). The FSA has also provided the following (which can be downloaded from the FSA website using the links):

See also: 5 July 2018 ENFORCEMENT – FSA Consultation: Regulating Our Future- Amendments to the Food Law Code of Practice (England)

FSA Consultation: The Operational Policy for the approval of meat establishments undertaken by the FSA

A copy of the consultation document is available on this site. See also: 28 June 2018 MEAT HYGIENE - The Operational Policy for the approval of meat establishments undertaken by the FSA

Food Standards Agency Westminster Annual Report and Accounts 2017/18

A copy of the report is available on this site. See also: 28 June 2018 FSA publishes its Annual Report and Accounts for 2017/18

Commission Draft Implementing Regulation: .. amending Regulation (EC) No 889/2008 laying down detailed rules for the implementation of Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 on organic production and labelling of organic products with regard to organic production, labelling and control

For a copy of the draft regulation text, click on the image. For a copy of the draft Annexes, click here. See also: 25 June 2018 ORGANIC FOOD - Commission draft implementing regulation: Modification and extension of current rules on organic production

Commission Draft Regulation: Commission amendment to the Regulation on microbiological criteria for foodstuffs

For a copy of the draft regulation text, click on the image. For a copy of the draft Annex, click here. See also: 25 June 2018 HYGIENE - Commission Draft Regulation

Childhood obesity: a plan for action - Chapter 2

A copy of the full publication is available on the Department of Health pages. See also: 25 June 2018 NUTRITION / LABELLING - Childhood obesity: a plan for action - Chapter 2

Food Labels: Tricks of the Trade - Our recipe for honest labels in the EU

A report publilshed by BEUC, the European consumer organisation. A copy of the full report is available on this site. See also: 14 June 2018 LABELLING - Food labels can fool you: BEUC publishes EU snapshot

Framework for selecting and testing of food products to assess quality related characteristics:  EU harmonised testing methodology

A copy of the document is available on the Commission's site. See also: 14 June 2018 QUALITY - Dual quality of food: European Commission releases common testing methodology

Commission notice on questions and answers on the application of Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the provision of food information to consumers

A copy of this document is available on this site. See also: 8 June 2018 LABELLING - Commission notice on questions and answers on the application of Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the provision of food information to consumers

Mid-Point Programme Report – Regulating Our Future

This is a paper prepared for the June 2018 meeting of the FSA Board. A copy of the report is available on this site. A second document (Appendix 2) is also available. See: Milestones Chart See also: 6 June 2018 ENFORCECMENT – FSA Board Paper: Mid-Point Programme Report – Regulating Our Future

An update on the Food Standards Agency’s preparations for the UK’s exit from the European Union

This is a paper prepared for the June 2018 meeting of the FSA Board. A copy of the paper is available on this site. A supporting document on the consumer perceptions of Brexit was provided as a appendix to the report. A copy is available - see: Citizen's Views - January 2018 See also: 6 June 2018 BREXIT - An update on the Food Standards Agency’s preparations for the UK’s exit from the European Union

For older documents, see: Documents


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