European Union (EU) Amends Food Additives Regulation No 1333/2008 on Stabilizers and Use of Ferrous Lactate

Posted by Dusan Ristic on Jun 18, 2019

From June 18, 2019, the European Union (EU) will apply the amendment to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 as published in “Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/891 of 28 May 2019 amending Annexes I and II to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the functional class of ‘stabilisers’ and the use of ferrous lactate (E 585) on the mushroom Albatrellus ovinus as a food ingredient in Swedish liver pâtés.“

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Topics: Food Additives, European Union

European Union (EU) Recalls Affecting Food Products – June 2019

Posted by Dusan Ristic on Jun 6, 2019

On June 3, 2019, the European Union (EU) Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) published new notifications of food recalls.

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Topics: European Union, Food Security

European Union (EU) Latest Recalls of May 2019

Posted by Dusan Ristic on May 16, 2019

On May 11 and 13, 2019, the European Union (EU) Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) released multiple food alerts on various food commodities:

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Topics: European Union, Pesticides, Contaminants

European Union (EU) Proposal to Cooperation and Customs Union Provisions on Organic Products Trades with the Republic of San Marino

Posted by Dusan Ristic on May 8, 2019

On May 3, 2019, the European Commission released the “ANNEX to Proposal for a Council Decision on the position to be taken by the European Union in the Cooperation Committee established by the Agreement on Cooperation and Customs Union between the European Economic Community and the Republic of San Marino with regard to applicable provisions on organic production and labelling of organic products, and arrangements for imports of organic products.“

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Topics: European Union, Trade

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

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 Adopts Two New Amendments To Vet Drugs Legislation

Posted by Aleksa Soldatic on Apr 9, 2018

 

On April 3 and 4 2018, the EU parliament adopted two Implementing Regulations that are amending Commission Regulation (EU) No 37/2010 on pharmacologically active substances and their classification regarding maximum residue limits in foodstuffs of animal origin.

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Topics: European Union, vet drugs, legislation

European Union: Nutritional Labeling For Alcoholic Beverages

Posted by Aleksa Soldatic on Mar 14, 2018

On March 12, 2018,  the alcoholic beverage industry submitted a self-regulatory proposal to the Commission and presented it to Commissioner Andriukaitis.

One year ago, the  European Commission adopted a report to the European Parliament and the Council regarding the mandatory labeling of the list of ingredients and the nutrition declaration of alcoholic beverages. This report is based on data collected by the Commission through Member States and stakeholders consultations.

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Topics: Labeling, Nutrition, European Union, alcoholic beverages

Lessons to Be Learned from Fipronil Incident?

Posted by Aleksa Soldatic on Aug 22, 2017

On July 20, 2017, Belgium notified the European Commission via RASFF – the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed, of fipronil presence in eggs imported from the Netherlands. The Content of fipronil in contaminated eggs ranged from 0.0031 to 1.2 mg/kg – ppm while the maximum residues levels (MRLs) in EU regulations for fipronil are set at 0.005 mg/kg. Presence of fipronil residues in eggs is believed to have been caused by the illegal use of this chemical on farms in the Netherlands to combat parasites in food-producing animals (chickens). This resulted in fipronil being detected in eggs produced by these animals.

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Topics: European Union, Food Contaminants

EU Moving Towards Regulating Acrylamide in Food

Posted by Selerant RSA on Jul 28, 2017

On July 19, 2017, members of the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed voted in favor of the European Commission’s proposal aiming to reduce acrylamide in foodstuffs.

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Topics: European Union, MRLs, Food Contaminants

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