Italian Court confirms that it is in breach of law to surreptitiously suggest that the consumption of a chewing gum would have as many beneficial effects for health as those arising from ordinary dental care.
In this recent judgement the ECJ focuses on the scope of the precautionary principle and the limits Member States have to meet in banning foodstuffs.
Kenya is approaching countries allowing insect-feed business. Canada has recently issued a novel insect-based feed authorisation for broiler chickens. In the US, insects can be sold without notifying them to the FDA on condition that they comply with GRAS status.
One of the latest case-law of the EU Court of Justice deals with the labelling requirements of foodstuff (honey) packaged in cartons supplied to mass caterers.
EU Commission sets the form and the content of the applications for the establishment of maximum residue limits (MRL) in foodstuffs of animal origin.
A first reading of the Italy's COOL mandatory regime for milk and dairies recently introduced. Following Swiss and French regulatory initiatives, Italy mandatory indication of the country of origin of the raw material (milk) for milk and diaries (e.g. milk, cheese, butter, yogurt, curd).country will soon enter into force. What is next?
A training seminar "Contaminants in Foods: Metal Detector and X Ray, technical and legal issues” will be held on March 16, 2016 in Pescara, organised by Lex Alimentaria in partnership with MettlerToledo and Almater.
Food is an essential feature of any society and it is coherent that it changes along with the latter. As was observed by a food historian, the core values of the nursing experience are the outcome and representation of cultural processes. The past year brought with it the EU review of the legal framework regarding the novel foods, the new Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 from the European Parliament and by the Council, November 25, 2015, focusing on novel foods and replacing Regulation (EC) No 258/1997.
How Italy plans to take its legislation on origin labelling into consistency with EU Food Labelling Rules: a matter banners, flags and weathervanes
The European Commission has approved the Danish national provisions which place restrictions on adding and using potassium nitrite (E249) and sodium nitrite (E250) to certain meat products (decision (EU) 2015/826, reported in our Food Service Law Alert). National levels will also apply to goods lawfully manufactured in other Member States
A scientific-technical seminar "Chemical Risk Management: dioxin and PCBs in the food chain" will be held on November 13, 2015 in Bolonia, organised by Lex Alimentaria.
This seminar addresses lawyers, regulatory affairs managers, consultants and other professionals practicing in food regulatory affairs. It is also relevant to officials of national authorities who intervene in the diverse food procedures and who are responsible for the administrative enforcement of the food measures finally taken. Moreover, it is also of interest to members of the judiciary and legal counsels intervening in litigation of food requirements.
Earlier this year, the EU reported two cases of African Swine Fever in wild boars in Lithuania and Poland near the border with Belarus.
EU notified the proposed regulation repealing Regulation (EC) No 258/97 on Novel Foods.
One year has passed since the horsemeat scandal made headlines in all media across Europe.
Italy is short to push forward Country of Origin Labelling (COOL) requirements