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The dairy industry is waiting on the details of the potential Berxit deal. Pic: ©GettyImages/pavlinec/Irina_Qiwi

Dairy responds to draft Brexit deal

By Jim Cornall

Last week, British Prime Minster Theresa May announced a draft Brexit document that has been met with mixed reaction.

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Edible insects in the EU: the long road to legalisation

By Katia Merten-Lentz, partner at Keller and Heckman, and Caroline Commandeur, legal consultant Keller and Heckman

Edible insects are covered by the EU's novel food regulation - but none have yet made it to the list of authorised novel foods. Legal experts from Keller and Heckman Katia Merten-Lentz and Caroline Commandeur weigh in on the the legal status of edible...

The EDA said it supports the overall idea of establishing an EU Protein Strategy.

EDA EU Protein Strategy and the dairy sector

By Jim Cornall

The European Dairy Association (EDA), the voice of the milk processing industry across Europe, has conducted, together with IFCN, a study on the EU protein balance sheet for dairy to complete the official ‘EU Protein Balance Sheet (PBS)’, in the light...

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EU to tighten rules to prevent misleading use of plant extracts

By Niamh Michail

The EU wants to tighten rules on the excessive use of antioxidants and labelling botanical preservatives, such as rosemary, as flavours – but it missed an opportunity to clarify the situation for food manufacturers, according to one expert.

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UK to introduce plastic packaging tax

By Rachel Arthur

The UK is planning to introduce a ‘world-leading’ tax on plastic packaging in 2022: applying to all single use plastic packaging that doesn’t include at least 30% recycled content.

The ‘Beyond Brexit: Farming for our Future’ conference in London urged the UK and EU to avoid a no-deal Brexit.

Arla Foods warns of no-deal Brexit issues

By Jim Cornall

Arla Foods has joined farmer organizations from the UK, Denmark, The Netherlands, Republic of Ireland, France and Germany to call for the UK government and the European Union to pull out all the stops to avoid a no-deal Brexit.

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