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Another domino falls: EU countries to unite against probiotic labelling law

25th February 2021

Another domino falls: EU countries to unite against probiotic labelling law

Denmark's Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries has set out to work with Spain and other EU countries in an aim to change EU regulation to allow use of the word “probiotic” on labels.

Defining ‘natural’ in food: Commission pressed to fill ‘considerable gap’ in labelling framework

19th February 2021

Defining ‘natural’ in food: Commission pressed to fill ‘considerable gap’ in labelling framework

More than 30 MEPs are supporting a campaign for the term ‘natural’ to be legally defined in EU food law.

Origin labelling for honey blends on Slovenia’s presidency agenda: ‘EU producers can hardly compete with imported honey’

16th January 2021

Origin labelling for honey blends on Slovenia’s presidency agenda: ‘EU producers can hardly compete with imported honey’

When Slovenia takes on the presidency of the Council of the EU later this year, it wants to make origin labelling for honey blends more transparent. This would benefit producers and consumers alike, says the country’s food and agricultural chief, Darja Majkovič.

Organic product agreement between the EU & UK

13th January 2021

Organic product agreement between the EU & UK

The European Commission has said that it will recognise the 6 organic certification schemes operating in the UK for a year post Brexit.

On 24 December 2020, the UK Government reached an agreement with the EU on the highly anticipated Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA). The TCA was ratified by the UK Parliament on 30 December 2020 and will be applied provisionally in the EU from 1 January 2021, pending ratification by the EU Parliament in early 2021.The TCA provides for an equivalence agreement between the UK and EU, which means that products certified as organic in one market will be recognised as organic in the other. 

Nitrates and charcuterie: French MPs call for 2025 ban

13th January 2021

Nitrates and charcuterie: French MPs call for 2025 ban

A French Parliamentary report recommends the use of nitrates in processed meats should be gradually phased out by 2025 over concerns that consumption of this controversial additive – used to extend the shelf life and prevent the oxidisation of processed meats – can be linked to a higher cancer risk.

 

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