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Dr David Jukes, The University of Reading, UK

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Last updated:17 May, 2018

17 May, 2018tion and Documents

Listing the latest NEWS, LEGISLATION and DOCUMENTS


Latest News

  • EU: 15 May 2018 WINE - Commission consultation: Protected designations of origin and geographical indications, traditional terms and labelling of wine
  • EU: 15 May 2018 WINE - Commission consultation: Protected designations of origin and geographical indications, traditional terms of wine
  • EU: 14 May 2018 SPIRIT DRINKS – Council discussions: Amending and correcting labelling requirements for spirit drinks
  • EU: 14 May 2018 PESTICIDE RESIDUES – Council discussions: Amendments of pesticides - maximum residue levels
  • UK: 14 May 2018 GMOs - Post Implementation Review of The Specified Products from China (Restriction on First Placing on the Market) (England) Regulations 2012
  • UK: 4 May 2018 ANIMAL WELFARE - CCTV becomes mandatory in all abattoirs in England
  • UK: 1 May 2018 MEAT HYGIENE - Challenge group scrutinise UK-wide review into meat processing plants
  • EU: 30 April 2018 DUAL QUALITY - Welcoming EU-harmonised methodology for food quality characteristics
  • INT: 26 April 2018 GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS - Origin labelling of food a boost for local economies and sustainable development
  • EU: 25 April 2016 FRAUD - Fight against food fraud: Commission's contribution to Europol/Interpol action against fraudulent fresh tuna
  • UK: 25 April 2018 BREXIT - Business groups unite to call for post Brexit alignment within the UK on food and nutritional labelling and standards
  • INT: 24 April 2018 CONTAMINANTS - Codex committee deliberates limits to set on veterinary drugs in foods
  • EU: 23 April 2018 CONTAMINANTS - April 2018 Stakeholder update on rapidly developing policy on food contaminants
  • EU: 19 April 2018 LABELLING - FoodDrinkEurope welcomes EU discussion on FOP nutrition labelling
  • EU: 19 April 2018 ORGANIC FOOD - Organic food: MEPs tighten EU rules to match consumer expectations
  • EU: 17 April 2018 WASTE - EU action against food waste: Commission publishes guidelines to facilitate valorisation of food no longer intended for human consumption as animal feed
  • UK: 16 April 2018 ENFORCEMENT - Ninth Regulating Our Future Newsletter
  • EU: 16 April 2018 CONTACT MATERIALS – Council discussions: Proposed amendment to the plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food regulation
  • EU: 16 April 2018 RISK ASSESSMENT – Council discussions: Transparency and sustainability of the EU risk assessment in the food chain
  • EU: 16 April 2018 FOOD WASTE – Council discussions on the reduction of food waste
  • EU: 11 April 2018 DUAL QUALITY - A New Deal for Consumers: Commission strengthens EU consumer rights and enforcement
  • EU: 11 April 2018 RISK ASSESSMENT - EU Commission wants to end secrecy around food safety assessment
  • EU: 11 April 2018 RISK ASSESSMENT - Commission acts to boost trust in scientific studies on food safety
  • INT: 10 April 2018 CODEX - Pesticide Residues 50th session in Haikou China
  • UK: 9 April 2018 CONTACT MATERIALS - FSA Consultation: Proposed The Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

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

  • 16 May 2018: Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/685 of 3 May 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 abamectin, beer, fluopyram, fluxapyroxad, maleic hydrazide, mustard seeds powder and tefluthrin in or on certain products (OJ L121, 16.5.2018, page 1)
  • 16 May 2018: Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/686 of 4 May 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 chlorpyrifos, chlorpyrifos-methyl and triclopyr in or on certain products (OJ L121, 16.5.2018, page 30)
  • 16 May 2018: Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/687 of 4 May 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 acibenzolar-S-methyl, benzovindiflupyr, bifenthrin, bixafen, chlorantraniliprole, deltamethrin, flonicamid, fluazifop-P, isofetamid, metrafenone, pendimethalin and teflubenzuron in or on certain products (OJ L121, 16.5.2018, page 63)
  • 14 May 2018: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/700 of 8 May 2018 amending the lists of third country establishments from which imports of specified products of animal origin are permitted, regarding certain establishments from Brazil (OJ L118, 14 May 2018, page 1)
  • 7 May 2018: Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/681 of 4 May 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 Polyvinyl alcohol-polyethylene glycol graft-co-polymer (E 1209) (OJ L116, 7.5.2018, page 1)
  • 7 May 2018: Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/682 of 4 May 2018 amending Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the use of polyglycerol polyricinoleate (E 476) in emulsified sauces (OJ L116, 7.5.2018, page 5)
  • 4 May 2018: Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/677 of 3 May 2018 amending Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the use of Thaumatin (E 957) as a flavour enhancer in certain food categories (OJ L114, 4.5.2018, page 10)
  • 4 May 2018: Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/678 of 3 May 2018 amending and correcting Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 1334/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards certain flavouring substances (OJ L114, 4.5.2018, page 13)
  • 24 April 2018: Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/627 of 20 April 2018 correcting certain language versions of Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on food additives (OJ L104, 24.4.2018, page 57)
  • 12 April 2018: Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2018/561 of 29 January 2018 amending Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/127 with regard to protein requirements for follow-on formula (OJ L94, 12.4.2018, page 1)
  • 10 April 2018: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/555 of 9 April 2018 concerning a coordinated multiannual control programme of the Union for 2019, 2020 and 2021 to ensure compliance with maximum residue levels of pesticides and to assess the consumer exposure to pesticide residues in and on food of plant and animal origin (OJ L92, 10.4.2018, page 6)
  • 4 April 2018: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/523 of 28 March 2018 amending Regulation (EU) No 37/2010 to classify the substance fluazuron as regards its maximum residue limit (OJ L88, 4.4.2018, page 1)
  • 3 April 2018: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/520 of 28 March 2018 amending Regulation (EU) No 37/2010 to classify the substance solvent naphtha, light aromatic, as regards its maximum residue limit (OJ L87, 3.4.2018, 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

Post Implementation Review of The Specified Products from China (Restriction on First Placing on the Market) (England) Regulations 2012 and The Specified Products from China (Restriction on First Placing on the Market) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2013

A copy of this document is available on this site. See also: UK: 14 May 2018 GMOs - Post Implementation Review of The Specified Products from China (Restriction on First Placing on the Market) (England) Regulations 2012

Multi-Annual National Control Plan for the United Kingdom - April 2013 to March 2019 (Revised March 2018)

A revised version of this document was published by the FSA on the 20th March 2018. A copy is available on this site.

Strengthening sustainable food systems through geographical indications An analysis of economic impacts

A copy of the report is available on the FAO website. See also: 26 April 2018 GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS - Origin labelling of food a boost for local economies and sustainable development

COMMISSION NOTICE Guidelines for the feed use of food no longer intended for human consumption

This document has been published in the Official Journal (OJ C133, 12.4.2018 page 2) and can be downloaded from there. See also: 17 April 2018 WASTE - EU action against food waste: Commission publishes guidelines to facilitate valorisation of food no longer intended for human consumption as animal feed

COM(2018) 173 - Proposal for a DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on unfair trading practices in business-to-business relationships in the food supply chain

A copy of this document is available on this site. See also: EU: 11 April 2018 DUAL QUALITY - A New Deal for Consumers: Commission strengthens EU consumer rights and enforcement

COM(2018) 179 - Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on the transparency and sustainability of the EU risk assessment in the food chain amending Regulation (EC) No 178/2002 [on general food law], ….

A copy of this document is available on this site. For related news item, see: EU: 11 April 2018 RISK ASSESSMENT - Commission acts to boost trust in scientific studies on food safety. Also available are three related documents:

The Proposed Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

A copy of the consultation document is available on this site. See also: UK: 9 April 2018 CONTACT MATERIALS - FSA Consultation: Proposed The Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

The EU Food Fraud Network and the System for Administrative Assistance & Food Fraud - Annual Report 2017

A copy of this report is available on this site.

For older documents, see: Documents


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