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: vet drugs, European Union, 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: Nutrition, Labeling, alcoholic beverages, European Union

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, Food Contaminants, MRLs

Russian Import Ban Prolonged Until End 2018

Posted by Elena Rumyantseva on Jul 28, 2017

By Decision No 790 from July 4, 2017 Russian Federation has once again prolonged the food import ban, aimed towards the US, EU, Canada, Australia, Norway, Ukraine, Albania, Montenegro, Iceland and Lichtenstein. This decision is amending the original Decision from 2014, extending the application of the ban until the end of 2018.

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Topics: Russian Federation, European Union

EU: Pesticides limits in human food

Posted by Daniela Milani on Jun 27, 2017

Bitertanol, chlormequat and tebufenpyrad residues

The European Union published the Corrigendum to Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/693 of April 7, 2017 amending Annexes II, III and V to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards maximum residue levels for bitertanol, chlormequat and tebufenpyrad in or on certain products.

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Topics: European Union, Pesticides, MRLs

EU: New limits for food additives: E249-250; E 338-452, E 943a, E 943b and E 338-452

Posted by Daniela Milani on Jun 27, 2017

Nitrites (E 249-250) in ‘golonka peklowana

The European Union published the Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/839 of May 17, 2017 amending Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the use of nitrites (E 249-250) in ‘golonka peklowana’.

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Topics: European Union, Food Additives

Organic products from Chile coming into Europe

Posted by Ofelia Medina on May 15, 2017

Organic products standards between Europe and Chile are aligned; it was confirmed on April 27, 2017 with the closure of the trade agreement signed by the Chilean Agriculture Minister and the European Ministers of Agriculture and Fishery.

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Topics: Chile, European Union, Organic Products, Trade

EU: Pesticide Limits in Human Food

Posted by Daniela Milani on May 9, 2017

Acequinocyl, amitraz, coumaphos, diflufenican, flumequine, metribuzin, permethrin, pyraclostrobin and streptomycin residues

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Topics: Pesticides, European Union, MRLs, Residues in food

EU: Fluralaner and its Maximum Residue Limits

Posted by Daniela Milani on Apr 8, 2017

Fluralaner and its maximum residue limits

The European Union published the Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/201 of 6 February 2017 amending Regulation (EU) No 37/2010 to classify the substance fluralaner as regards its maximum residue limit.
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Topics: European Union, Veterinary Drugs

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