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Belgium and Spain knuckles rapped over GMM rules

The European Commission has requested Belgium and Spain to comply with 2003 rulings of the European Court of Justice concerning their failure to adopt and notify national legislation implementing an...

New markets for Nutrinova

Sales of the high intensity sweetener acesulfame K look set to rise for ingredients firm Nutrinova with the company confirming this week that the FDA has approved its non-carbohydrate sweetener...

Traceability rules could be retailers' nightmare

With tight new rules on traceability soon to hit European food manufacturers and retailers, European food lawyer Raymond O'Rourke examines the new legislation and the impact this will have on...

Economy to benefit from GM-free zones?

Parliament adopts contentious report calling for rules to be established at Community level on the coexistence of genetically modified (GM) crops with ordinary crops 'without delay'.

Kosher certification moves forward

Public health and safety company NSF International (NSF) has announced a new alliance with the STAR-K Kosher Certification organisation. The purpose is to meet the growing kosher food certification demands...

FSANZ, changes to food code

Infant formula to alpha-cyclodextrin via enzyme processing are all on the table as the nascent food authority in Oceania calls for comments on its food standards code.

New traceability rules to increase litigation?

With tight new rules on traceability soon to hit European food manufacturers and retailers, European food lawyer Raymond O'Rourke examines the new legislation and the impact this will have on...

Countdown for labels

Retailers and manufacturers working in Australia have five days to go before meeting the new rules on food labels, warned the Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) today.

Countdown at zero for bioterrorism rule, but FDA gives grace period

Tough new rules on food imports into the US came into force today, but with thousands of foreign and domestic companies yet to register with the Food and Drug Administration...

Byrne update on enlargement

Speaking in Brussels earlier this week, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection David Byrne announced the latest development on issues relating to food safety within an enlarged EU.

Additives stakeholders welcome amendments

New rules that harmonise EU legislation on additives necessary for the storage and use of flavourings were welcomed by industry last week. Proposed by the Commission in 2002, amendments to...

Key GM food vote disappoints and delights

Branded by some as political and others as sensible, a divided Europe yesterday saw member states failing to suppport the Commission proposal to authorise the first GM foodstuff - BT11...

Europe to vote on GM foods

This afternoon food specialists from member states will vote on a proposal to end Europe's five year moratorium on genetically modified foods. A deeply-divided issue, the outcome of the vote...

New rules tackle unfair competition in additives

In a move to beat unfair competition, the European Council has adopted an amendment of its directive on food additives other than colours and sweeteners. The changes set out to...

Victory for UK farmers in beef ban battle

The National Farmers Union has finally won its hard-fought legal action against the French ban on British beef, the UK group announced on Monday.

Brussels strategy to move Doha forward?

When 145 countries walked away from the negotiating table at the World Trade Organisation meeting in Cancun in September, disappointment hung in the air over a failure to make real...

Food safety agenda finds form

As new US rules on bioterrorism fall shortly on the increasingly broad shoulders of the food industry, the US agriculture secretary confirmed this week that food safety will remain a...

Commission tables new rules on food contact materials

The European Commission has put forward revised regulations on materials that come into contact with food. Among the proposed changes is a more modern approach...

Lycopene from fungus files for novel food ingredient status

Vitatene, a subsidiary of Spanish penicillin firm Antibioticos, has applied for novel foods approval to market lycopene extracted from the fungus Blakeslea trispora on the...

EU law spotlight at FiE

As a raft of new food legislation, notably the labelling of food allergens and genetically modified organisms, enters into force in Europe food manufacturers cannot...

Countdown to bioterrorism rules

Chaos is soon likely to set in with only one month to go until tough laws on bioterrorism enter into force in the US. At...

Olive oil rules!

Measures to support the sustainable development of Europe's olive oil crops find their roots in reform to the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) cleared in...

Moves to end 'discriminatory' HFCS tax

A protracted trade dispute over high fructose corn syrup and sugar between Mexico and the US could have cleared an impasse. In a speech to...

CIAA looks at health claims

The EU's nutrition and health claims legislation must give industry the flexibility to invest in R&D to develop healthier foods, warned the president of Europe's...