The multimillion euro aid measures designed to prop up Union fruit and vegetable producers hit by Russia’s 7 August ban on Western food imports, have been formally adopted and published in the EU’s Official Journal.
Spain and France held the first bilateral meeting of EU ministers to
assess the impact of the embargo imposed by Moscow and to establish a joint
front to demand strong and continued action to mitigate the consequences of the
Russian veto from the European Commission, announced Spanish authorities last
A week after the EU lifted its trade measures against the Faroe Islands on herring and mackerel, Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Maria Damanaki met her Faroe Islands counterpart Jacob Vestergaard, in Athens last Friday.
The latest development in the long-running battle over country-of-origin labelling (COOL) is a Wall Street Journal article on August 21 reporting that the World Trade Organization (WTO) has ruled against the United States in a case brought by Canada and Mexico, Food Chemical News reports.
Serbian acreage planted with GM crops has increased by 34% year-on-year to above 30 hectares in 2014, even though commercial cultivation of these crops in the country is not permitted by law, Serbian authorities told EU Food Law.
A Dutch former victim of Listeriosis has written to EU Health Commissioner Tonio Borg calling on the Commission to authorise the Listeria-killing product Listex P100.
Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has given a 30 September deadline for comments on its plans to update the Food Standards Code to correct what it says is a health claims anomaly.
A claim from Lactalis B&C about its “Low fat and low trans spreadable fat rich in unsaturated and omega-3 fatty acids” and reduction of LDL-cholesterol concentrations is poised to get EU authorisation under a draft Commission regulation sent to EU Member States for clearance through the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health.
An advertising campaign offering a “free" trip to the top of a Norwegian mountain through the purchase of a 1.5-litre bottle of soft drink has been removed because a watchdog said it targeted pre-teen children.
Extending the storage time of eggs at home or at retail would increase Salmonella food poisoning risks, according to the latest scientific opinion from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) on public health risks from eggs.
The Commission President should have various scientific advisors rather than relying on the advice of a single official, according to a 28 strong coalition of non-governmental organisations.
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