In this edition of the Brussels Bulletin, Denmark moves to ban PFAS chemicals from food packaging, a European Citizens’ Initiative calls for the introduction of a minimum price on CO₂ emissions, and Germany prohibits glyphosate.
Two-thirds of shoppers now expect food shortages as a result of Brexit, according to research from shopper insight group HIM. However, is there also an opportunity for supermarkets to respond to growing interest in locally sourced foods?
Indonesia’s recent banning of products carrying ‘Palm Oil Free’ labels has received a positive response from the local industry, while MNCs Nestle and PepsiCo have reiterated their commitment to use of RSPO-certified palm oil.
The European Union (EU)’s recent demands that Australia remove food product names it claims are protected under the Geographical Indication (GI) scheme, such as feta or gruyere cheese, has angered the country’s F&B industry, but the government insists...
If the UK crashes out of the EU without a deal, the introduction of border controls on the Irish border will disrupt food supplies and harm businesses trading across Europe’s ‘perimeter fence’, warn experts.
By Katia Merten-Lentz, partner at Keller and Heckman
The EU-Canada trade deal, which came into force on a temporary basis in 2017, is working its way through national legislators for approval. The controversial agreement raises a number of questions about labelling and transparency. Katia Merten-Lentz,...
The European Food Standards Authority has clarified its stance on ground flaxseed after UK media reports suggested that the safety watchdog was warning that too much of it could expose people to toxic levels of cyanide.