Dusan Ristic

Food Regulatory Specialist at Selerant

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European Union (EU) Releases New Food Alerts and Recalls in April 2019

Posted by Dusan Ristic on Apr 16, 2019

On April 15, 2019, the European Union (EU) Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) released new food alerts and recalls.

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Topics: Food Safety, European Union, Pesticides, MRLs

South Africa Regulates the Protection of Geographical Indications on Agricultural Products Sold at National Level

Posted by Dusan Ristic on Mar 27, 2019

On March 22, 2019, the South African Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries published the new regulation “Protection of geographical indications used on agricultural products intended for sale in South Africa“ under section 15 of the Agricultural Product Standard Act , 1990 (Act No. 119 of 1990).

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Topics: Authority/Regulatory News

European Union (EU) March 2019 Recalls on Food Commodities

Posted by Dusan Ristic on Mar 22, 2019

In March 2019 the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) portal of the European Union published recalls on food categories from different countries.

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Topics: European Union, Pesticides, Contaminants

EU Amends Regulation No 10/2011 on Food Contact Plastic Materials

Posted by Dusan Ristic on Jan 31, 2019

On January 31, 2019, the new amendment “Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/37 of 10 January 2019 amending and correcting Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food (Text with EEA relevance.)“ will come into force.

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Topics: Authority/Regulatory News

European Union (EU) Latest Food Recalls

Posted by Dusan Ristic on Jan 10, 2019

On January 2 and 8, 2019, the European Commission notified new food safety risks in the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) portal.

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Topics: Pesticides, Contaminants

The European Commission Intends to Revise Limits of Pharmacologically Active Substances in Food of Animal Origin

Posted by Dusan Ristic on Jan 9, 2019

On January 11, 2019, the European Commission published the draft “COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) …/… on reference points for action for non-allowed pharmacologically active substances present in food of animal origin and repealing Decision 2005/34/EC“

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Topics: Veterinary Drugs

Scotland's Minimum Pricing for Alcohol Goes Into Effect in May 2018

Posted by Dusan Ristic on Mar 26, 2018

The recent order on alcohol pricing has finally put an end to a five-year-long discussion on the minimum pricing for alcoholic beverages. Even though the Alcohol (Minimum Pricing) Act was approved already in 2012, it was challenged by the Scotch Whisky Association for breaching EU law. The UK Supreme Court cleared the challenge in November last year, paving the way to application of the Act from May 1, 2018.

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Topics: pricing, alcoholic beverages, Scotland

Food Labeling: Information Provided vs. Information Received

Posted by Dusan Ristic on May 25, 2017

Open Public Consultation in relation with the evaluation on the Regulation on nutrition and health claims made on foods, launched by European Commission, is closing on June 1, 2017. Until the results arrive, what are the news?

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Topics: Food Labeling, Nutritional Claims

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