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Latest News, Legislation and Documents

Latest News

  • EU: 13 May 2019 RESIDUES - Veterinary drug residues: compliance remains high
  • INT: 11 May 2019 NUTRITION - FAO chief warns of the ‘globalization of obesity’, urges G20 to ensure healthy diets through regulation
  • UK: 8 May 2019 LABELLING / ALLERGENS - FSA backs mandatory full ingredient labelling for pre-packed direct sale food
  • INT: 7 May 2019 NUTRITION / TRANS FAT - WHO welcomes industry action to align with global trans fat elimination targets
  • EU: 2 May 2019 QUALITY DESIGNATIONS – Court judgement: The use of figurative signs evoking the geographical area with which a protected designation of origin (PDO) is associated may constitute an unlawful evocation of that designation
  • EU: 29 April 2019 QUALITY - Commission consultation: EU food quality schemes — evaluation
  • INT: 25 April 2019 CONTAMINANTS - Netherlands and Indonesia co-host Codex contaminants meeting
  • EU: 24 April 2019 NUTRITION - FoodDrinkEurope: Welcoming the adoption of new EU regulation on industrial transfats
  • EU: 24 April 2019 NUTRITION - Food Safety: Commission adopts new Regulation to cut down presence of trans fatty acids
  • INT: 23 April 2019 FOOD SAFETY - WTO Forum looks at addressing food safety concerns through trade and cooperation
  • INT: 23 April 2019 FOOD SAFETY - FAO chief says trade has a key role to play in providing good quality, safe and healthy food
  • EU: 17 April 2019 DUAL QUALITY - BEUC Statement: Consumer law enforcement gets a welcome boost
  • EU: 17 April 2019 DUAL QUALITY - European Parliament strengthens EU consumer protection rules
  • EU: 17 April 2019 RISK ASSESSMENT – BEUC Statement: EU Parliament votes for more transparency of food safety studies
  • EU: 17 April 2019 RISK ASSESSMENT - FoodDrinkEurope statement on General Food Law reform
  • EU: 17 April 2019 RISK ASSESSMENT - Food safety: New rules to boost consumer trust approved by MEPs
  • EU: 17 April 2019 RISK ASSESSMENT - Commission welcomes the vote in the European Parliament on Commission's proposal for boosting trust in scientific studies on food safety
  • INT: 16 April 2019 CODEX / ADDITIVES - Bridging differences on sweeteners
  • EU: 15 April 2019 OFFICIAL CONTROLS - Council conclusions on the European Court of Auditors’ Special Report No 2/2019: ‘Chemical hazards in our food: EU food safety policy protects us but faces challenges’
  • EU: 12 April 2019 OFFICIAL CONTROLS - New report on special import conditions: how the EU and Member States keep unsafe food out
  • EU: 12 April 2019 FRAUD - Food fraud: publication of DG SANTE’s annual report
  • EU: 9 April 2019 HYGIENE – Council discussions: Transport of liquid oils and fats by sea
  • UK: 9 April 2019 MEAT HYGIENE - Manchester Abattoir Ltd (formerly Cheshire Halal) fined £18,285.92 after pleading guilty to breaching regulations
  • EU: 9 April 2019 SPIRIT DRINKS - Better production, labelling and protection rules for spirit drinks: Council adopts new regulation
  • EU: 8 April 2019 OFFICIAL CONTROLS - Commission Consultation: Rules on official controls and measures in cases of non-compliance of certain categories of animals and goods from third
  • INT: 6 April 2019 PESTICIDE RESIDUES / CODEX - Codex looks to harmonise regulation of biopesticides
  • INT: 4 April 2019 CODEX / ADDITIVES - Removing International Trade Challenges For Ripened Cheeses
  • UK: 3 April 2019 FOOD HYGIENE / MEAT – Supreme Court Judgement concerning the definition of Mechanically Separated Meat (MSM)
  • EU: 2 April 2019 FOOD LAW / MUTUAL RECOGNITION - FoodDrinkEurope welcomes new Regulation on Mutual Recognition
  • EU: 1 April 2019 FOOD QUALITY - New database for EU geographical indications aims to increase transparency and simplify search

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

  • 13 May 2019: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/723 of 2 May 2019 laying down rules for the application of Regulation (EU) 2017/625 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the standard model form to be used in the annual reports submitted by Member States (OJ L124, 13.5.2019, page 1) [Official controls]
  • 30 April 2019: Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/674 of 29 April 2019 amending 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 L114, 30.4.2019, page 7)
  • 25 April 2019: Directive (EU) 2019/633 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 April 2019 on unfair trading practices in business-to-business relationships in the agricultural and food supply chain (OJ L111, 25.4.2019, page 5)
  • 25 April 2019: Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/649 of 24 April 2019 amending Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 1925/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards trans fat, other than trans fat naturally occurring in fat of animal origin (OJ L110, 25.4.2019, page 17)
  • 25 April 2019: Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/651 of 24 April 2019 refusing to authorise a health claim made on foods and referring to children's development and health (OJ L110, 25.4.2019, page 23)
  • 11 April 2019: European Council Decision (EU) 2019/584 taken in agreement with the United Kingdom of 11 April 2019 extending the period under Article 50(3) TEU (OJ L101, 11.4.2019, page 1)
  • 11 April 2019: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/585 of 11 April 2019 amending Regulation (EU) No 206/2010 as regards the inclusion of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and certain of its Crown Dependencies in the lists of third countries, territories or parts thereof authorised for the introduction into the Union of certain animals and fresh meat (OJ L100I, 11.4.2019, page 1)
  • 11 April 2019: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/586 of 11 April 2019 amending Part 1 of Annex I to Commission Regulation (EC) No 798/2008 as regards the inclusion of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and certain of its Crown Dependencies in the list of third countries, territories, zones or compartments authorised for the introduction into the Union of consignments of poultry and poultry products (OJ L100I, 11.4.2019, page 4)
  • 11 April 2019: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/587 of 11 April 2019 amending Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 119/2009 as regards the inclusion of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and certain of its Crown Dependencies in the list of third countries or parts thereof authorised for the introduction into the Union of consignments of meat of wild leporidae, of certain wild land mammals and of farmed rabbits (OJ L100I, 11.4.2019, page 8)
  • 11 April 2019: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/588 of 11 April 2019 amending Annex I to Regulation (EU) No 605/2010 as regards the inclusion of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and certain of its Crown Dependencies in the list of third countries or parts thereof authorised for the introduction into the Union of consignments of raw milk, dairy products, colostrum and colostrum-based products intended for human consumption (OJ L100I, 11.4.2019, page 11)
  • 5 April 2019: Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/552 of 4 April 2019 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 azoxystrobin, bicyclopyrone, chlormequat, cyprodinil, difenoconazole, fenpropimorph, fenpyroximate, fluopyram, fosetyl, isoprothiolane, isopyrazam, oxamyl, prothioconazole, spinetoram, trifloxystrobin and triflumezopyrim in or on certain products (OJ L96, 5.4.2019, page 6)

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

Report for 2017 on the results from the monitoring of veterinary medicinal product residues and other substances in live animals and animal products

The full report is available from the EFSA website. See also: EU: 13 May 2019 RESIDUES - Veterinary drug residues: compliance remains high

FSA Board Paper - Report: Food Hypersensitivity and the Government’s Allergen Labelling Review

The discussion at the FSA Board Meeting was based on this report. A copy is available on this site. See also: UK: 8 May 2019 LABELLING / ALLERGENS - FSA backs mandatory full ingredient labelling for pre-packed direct sale food

Overview report: Safety of Imported Food - How EU Member States Apply Special Import Controls

A copy of this report is available on this site. See also: EU: 12 April 2019 OFFICIAL CONTROLS - New report on special import conditions: how the EU and Member States keep unsafe food out

The EU Food Fraud Network and the System for Administrative Assistance - Food Fraud: Annual Report 2018

A copy of the report is available on this site. See also: EU: 12 April 2019 FRAUD - Food fraud: publication of DG SANTE’s annual report

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Commission consultation: COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) …/... of XXX supplementing Regulation (EU) 2017/625 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards conditions for monitoring the transport and arrival of consignments of certain goods from the border control post of arrival to the establishment at the place of destination in the Union

A copy of this draft is available on this site. See also: EU: 8 April 2019 OFFICIAL CONTROLS - Commission Consultation: Rules on official controls and measures in cases of non-compliance of certain categories of animals and goods from third

For older documents, see: Documents


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