MAY A GHEWING GUM HAVE AS MANY BENEFICIAL AS ORDINARY DENTAL CARE?

MAY A GHEWING GUM HAVE AS MANY BENEFICIAL AS ORDINARY DENTAL CARE?

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.

EU COURT CLARIFIES LIMITS IN BANNING FOODSTUFFS

EU COURT CLARIFIES LIMITS IN BANNING FOODSTUFFS

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 SHEDS LIGHT ON INSECTS’ POTENTIAL USE AS FEED

KENYA SHEDS LIGHT ON INSECTS’ POTENTIAL USE AS FEED

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.

LABELLING OF FOOD BEING PART OF A MEAL: EU COURT SETS THE (NEW) SCENE

LABELLING OF FOOD BEING PART OF A MEAL: EU COURT SETS THE (NEW) SCENE

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. 

PHARMACOLOGICALLY ACTIVE SUBSTANCES IN FOODS: COMMISSION PAVES THE WAY FOR SETTING MRLS

PHARMACOLOGICALLY ACTIVE SUBSTANCES IN FOODS: COMMISSION PAVES THE WAY FOR SETTING MRLS

EU Commission sets the form and the content of the applications for the establishment of maximum residue limits (MRL) in foodstuffs of animal origin.

ITALY PUTS ITS COOL REGULATION FOR DAIRIES ON THE WAY

ITALY PUTS ITS COOL REGULATION FOR DAIRIES ON THE WAY

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?

Novel Foods Regulation: Questions and Answers

Novel Foods Regulation: Questions and Answers

Insights on new EU regulation on novel foods, in partnership with Entomofago.eu 

CONTAMINANTS IN FOODS: METAL DETECTOR AND X RAY, TECHNICAL AND LEGAL ISSUES

CONTAMINANTS IN FOODS: METAL DETECTOR AND X RAY, TECHNICAL AND LEGAL ISSUES

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.

Restyling EU Novel foods regulation

Restyling EU Novel foods regulation

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.

Towards an amendment of the Made in Italy Foodstuff? A matter of banners, flags and weathervanes

Towards an amendment of the Made in Italy Foodstuff? A matter of banners, flags and weathervanes

How Italy plans to take its legislation on origin labelling into consistency with EU Food Labelling Rules: a matter banners, flags and weathervanes 

DANISH RESTRICTIONS TO NITRITE'S ADDITION IN MEAT PRODUCTS ARE EU CONSISTENT

DANISH RESTRICTIONS TO NITRITE'S ADDITION IN MEAT PRODUCTS ARE EU CONSISTENT

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

EU SETS MAXIMUM LEVELS FOR INORGANIC ARSENIC FOR RICE AND BABY FOODS

EU SETS MAXIMUM LEVELS FOR INORGANIC ARSENIC FOR RICE AND BABY FOODS

The maximum level of arsenic in food for the European market has finally been determined. 

Chemical Risk Management: dioxin and PCBs in the food chain

Chemical Risk Management: dioxin and PCBs in the food chain

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.

Food Regulation in Action: Procedures and Proceedings in EU Food Law, Luxembourg, 24&25 September

Food Regulation in Action: Procedures and Proceedings in EU Food Law, Luxembourg, 24&25 September

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.
 

AFRICAN SWINE FEVER – EU CHALLENGES IMPORT BAN BY RUSSIA

Earlier this year, the EU reported two cases of African Swine Fever in wild boars in Lithuania and Poland near the border with Belarus.

REFORM OF EU REGULATION ON NOVEL FOODS: A STEP FORWARD

EU notified the proposed regulation repealing Regulation (EC) No 258/97 on Novel Foods.

FIGHTING FOOD FRAUDS AT EU LEVEL – STATE OF PLAY

One year has passed since the horsemeat scandal made headlines in all media across Europe.

ITALY TO ENFORCE THE COOL FOR MILK

Italy is short to push forward  Country of Origin Labelling (COOL) requirements