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Should Infant and Follow-on Formula Continue to Contain Arachidonic Acid in the Future?

    Should Infant and Follow-on Formula Continue to Contain Arachidonic Acid in the Future?

From February 2020 onwards, new standards for infant and follow-on formulae will be in effect in the European Union (Commission Delegated Regulation 2016/127). They stipulate the obligatory addition of the

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Landmark Agreement to Protect 100 European Geographical Indications in China

    Landmark Agreement to Protect 100 European Geographical Indications in China

The EU and China have concluded the negotiations on a bilateral agreement to protect 100 European Geographical Indications (GI) in China and 100 Chinese GI in the EU. Delivering on the commitment made at the last

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European Commission Fines Coroos and Groupe CECAB €31.6 Million

    European Commission Fines Coroos and Groupe CECAB €31.6 Million

The European Commission has fined Coroos and Groupe CECAB a total of €31.6 million for breaching EU antitrust rules. Bonduelle was not fined as it revealed the existence of the

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Irish Whiskey Awarded Legal Protection in the World’s Largest Whisky Market

    Irish Whiskey Awarded Legal Protection in the World’s Largest Whisky Market

India has granted geographic indication status to Irish whiskey, a legal protection that will help prevent the sale of fake products in the Indian market. This protection now means that

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Legal Protection For Irish Whiskey in South Africa

    Legal Protection For Irish Whiskey in South Africa

The Irish Whiskey Association (IWA) has successfully registered Irish whiskey as a certification mark in South Africa, the seventh largest market for Irish whiskey in terms of volume. This registration

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European Commission Proposes to Increase Price Transparency in the Food Chain

    European Commission Proposes to Increase Price Transparency in the Food Chain

Having banned unfair trading practices and improved producer co-operation, the European Commission has presented the third element to improve fairness in the food supply chain by introducing greater transparency in

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European Commission Fines AB InBev €200 Million For Restricting Cross-border Sales of Beer

    European Commission Fines AB InBev €200 Million For Restricting Cross-border Sales of Beer

The European Commission has fined AB InBev €200.4 million for breaching EU antitrust rules. AB InBev, the world’s biggest beer company, has abused its dominant position on the Belgian beer

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European Commission Adopts Common Methodology to Measure Food Waste Across the EU

    European Commission Adopts Common Methodology to Measure Food Waste Across the EU

Each year around 20% of food produced in the EU is lost or wasted, causing unacceptable social, environmental and economic harm. The EU is committed to solving this problem and

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European Commission Adopts New Regulation to Cut Down Presence of Trans Fatty Acids

    European Commission Adopts New Regulation to Cut Down Presence of Trans Fatty Acids

The European Commission has adopted a new Regulation to set a maximum limit on the use of industrially produced trans-fat in foods in the EU. The measure aims at protecting consumers’ health

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Better Production, Labelling and Protection Rules For Spirit Drinks

    Better Production, Labelling and Protection Rules For Spirit Drinks

The European Council has adopted new rules aimed at clarifying and improving the legal framework setting out the definition, description, presentation and labelling of spirit drinks, including their use in

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EU Commission Confirms Irish Whiskey’s Status as a Geographical Indication

    EU Commission Confirms Irish Whiskey’s Status as a Geographical Indication

The Irish Whiskey Association (IWA) has welcomed the official announcement by the European Commission that Irish whiskey’s status as a Geographical Indication (GI) has been approved. Under a 2008 EU

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New EU Rules to Ensure Fairness in the Food Supply Chain

    New EU Rules to Ensure Fairness in the Food Supply Chain

The European Parliament has approved a new set of EU rules that will blacklist practices, such as late payments for delivered products, late unilateral cancellations or retroactive order changes, refusal

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Irish Whiskey Awarded Legal Protection in Australia For the First Time

    Irish Whiskey Awarded Legal Protection in Australia For the First Time

The Irish Whiskey Association (IWA) has successfully registered ‘Irish whiskey’ as a certification mark in Australia. This registration provides legal protection for Irish whiskey in Australia for the first time.

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Agreement on Unfair Trading Practices in the Food Supply Chain Will Protect All EU Farmers

    Agreement on Unfair Trading Practices in the Food Supply Chain Will Protect All EU Farmers

The European Parliament, the Council and the Commission have reached a political agreement on a new set of rules that will ensure protection of 100% of EU farmers and of

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EU Ban on Throwaway Plastics By 2021

    EU Ban on Throwaway Plastics By 2021

Single-use plastic items such as plates, cutlery, straws, balloon sticks or cotton buds, will be banned in the EU. These products, which make up over 70% of marine litter, will

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Market-leading Food Contact Conference, P&P, Takes Place This December in Vienna

    Market-leading Food Contact Conference, P&P, Takes Place This December in Vienna

Over 200 experts from across the food contact industry will come together in Vienna, Austria from 3–6 December 2018 to attend Smithers Pira’s P&P (Plastics & Paper in Contact with

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Bunge Loders Croklaan Takes Industry Lead in Offering its Food Portfolio in Europe as Low 3-MCPDE and GE

    Bunge Loders Croklaan Takes Industry Lead in Offering its Food Portfolio in Europe as Low 3-MCPDE and GE

Ahead of European legislation, Bunge Loders Croklaan, a leading global producer of sustainable premium quality vegetable oils and fats, can now offer its entire palm oil food portfolio with low 3-MCPDE levels,

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British Organic Food Exports at Mercy of EU Discretion After No-deal Brexit

    British Organic Food Exports at Mercy of EU Discretion After No-deal Brexit

The UK organic certification body OF&G has warned that a no-deal Brexit risks the continuation of organic food exports to the EU relying on interim reciprocal and discretionary trading arrangements.

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Going Beyond Food Industry Flooring Standards

    Going Beyond Food Industry Flooring Standards

The scale of today’s food industry combined with the strict standards that it has to comply with means that food and beverage businesses have never faced so many challenges and concerns

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European Commission Tables Update of Rules on Alcohol Excise Duties

    European Commission Tables Update of Rules on Alcohol Excise Duties

The European Commission has proposed to reshape the rules governing excise duty on alcohol within the EU, paving the way for a better business environment and reduced costs for small

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Food Industry Progress to Cut Sugar in the UK Unveiled

    Food Industry Progress to Cut Sugar in the UK Unveiled

Public Health England (PHE) has published the first assessment of progress on the government’s sugar reduction programme, measuring how far the food industry has gone towards reducing the sugar children

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UK Sugar Tax Adds £5 Million in Soft Drink Retail Sales

    UK Sugar Tax Adds £5 Million in Soft Drink Retail Sales

Since the UK soft drinks sugar levy came into force on 6th April 2018, market data from IRI, the provider of big data and predictive analytics for FMCG manufacturers and

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Minimum Unit Pricing Implemented in Scotland

    Minimum Unit Pricing Implemented in Scotland

Scotland has become the first country in the world to implement minimum unit pricing for alcohol. New legislation brought into

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European Commission Clears Ireland’s Sugar Sweetened Drinks Tax

    European Commission Clears Ireland’s Sugar Sweetened Drinks Tax

The European Commission has concluded that Ireland’s sugar sweetened drinks tax does not involve State aid. In particular, the Commission

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DuPont Nutrition & Health and Inbiose to Bring 2’-Fucosyllactose to the European Market

    DuPont Nutrition & Health and Inbiose to Bring 2’-Fucosyllactose to the European Market

DuPont Nutrition & Health and Inbiose have received regulatory approval of their first human milk oligosaccharide (HMO) ingredient for infant

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MOGUNTIA Establishing New Future-oriented IT Infrastructure With Infor

    MOGUNTIA Establishing New Future-oriented IT Infrastructure With Infor

Infor, a leading provider of industry-specific cloud applications, has announced that MOGUNTIA FOOD GROUP, a spice producer focusing on meat

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Brewers of Europe Welcomes Industry-wide Agreement on Consumer Information

    Brewers of Europe Welcomes Industry-wide Agreement on Consumer Information

The Brewers of Europe, which brings together national brewers’ associations from 29 European countries and provides a voice to support

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Industry-wide Review Launched into Meat Processing Plants Across the UK

    Industry-wide Review Launched into Meat Processing Plants Across the UK

The Food Standards Agency and Food Standards Scotland have published details of a major review into the sites where meat

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Scottish Government to Introduce 50 Pence Per Unit Minimum Price For Alcohol

    Scottish Government to Introduce 50 Pence Per Unit Minimum Price For Alcohol

The Scottish Government will recommend the minimum price per unit of alcohol should be set at 50 pence. The decision

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European Strategy on Plastic Waste Adopted

    European Strategy on Plastic Waste Adopted

The first-ever Europe-wide strategy on plastics, has been adopted. It is a part of the transition towards a more circular

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Revised Safe Intake For 3-MCPD in Vegetable Oils and Food

    Revised Safe Intake For 3-MCPD in Vegetable Oils and Food

EFSA’s experts have used an updated scientific approach to reassess the possible long-term adverse effects of the food processing contaminant

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Green Light For Cargill/Faccenda Foods Joint Venture

    Green Light For Cargill/Faccenda Foods Joint Venture

The proposed joint venture between Cargill and Faccenda Foods to create a leading UK food company focused on chicken, turkey

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The Future of Food and Farming – For a Flexible, Fair and Sustainable Common Agricultural Policy

    The Future of Food and Farming – For a Flexible, Fair and Sustainable Common Agricultural Policy

Simpler rules and a more flexible approach will ensure the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) delivers real results in supporting farmers

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AB InBev Accused of Abusing Dominant Position in Belgium

    AB InBev Accused of Abusing Dominant Position in Belgium

The European Commission has informed AB InBev of its preliminary view that the company has abused its dominant position on

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2 Sisters and Standards in Poultry Processing Report Published

    2 Sisters and Standards in Poultry Processing Report Published

The Environment, Foods and Rural Affairs Committee in the UK has published its report into 2 Sisters Food Group and

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Alcohol Minimum Unit Pricing to Go Ahead in Scotland

    Alcohol Minimum Unit Pricing to Go Ahead in Scotland

The UK Supreme Court has ruled that minimum unit pricing for alcohol, which was passed overwhelmingly by the Scottish Parliament

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European Commission Proposes Fishing Opportunities in the Atlantic and North Sea For 2018

    European Commission Proposes Fishing Opportunities in the Atlantic and North Sea For 2018

The European Commission has presented its proposal for fishing opportunities in the Atlantic and the North Sea for 2018. The

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The Brewers of Europe Ahead of Target in Fulfilling Commitment For Comparable Information

    The Brewers of Europe Ahead of Target in Fulfilling Commitment For Comparable Information

The Brewers of Europe are successfully implementing their voluntary commitment to list ingredients and provide comparable nutrition information, calling on

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The End of EU Sugar Production Quotas

The very last agricultural quota system in place, managing sugar production in the European Union, was scrapped on 30 September

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European Commission Guides Member States in Tackling Dual Quality Food Products

    European Commission Guides Member States in Tackling Dual Quality Food Products

The European Commission has issued a set of guidelines on the application of EU food and consumer laws to dual

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New Members For ESSNA

    New Members For ESSNA

The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA) has announced another expansion in its membership as Synergy Tastes, Active Nutrition International,

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Heineken’s Acquisition of Punch is Cleared

    Heineken’s Acquisition of Punch is Cleared

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has accepted proposals by Heineken to resolve concerns over its £402.7 million acquisition of

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Market-leading Food Contact Conference, Plastics & Paper in Contact with Food – 4-7 December, Berlin

    Market-leading Food Contact Conference, Plastics & Paper in Contact with Food – 4-7 December, Berlin

Over 200 experts from across the food contact industry will come together in Berlin, Germany from 4–7 December 2017 to

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New Research By Action on Sugar Reveals Cereal Manufacturers Are Using Poor Nutrition Labelling

    New Research By Action on Sugar Reveals Cereal Manufacturers Are Using Poor Nutrition Labelling

Leading sugar and health expert group Action on Sugar, based at Queen Mary University of London, is calling for colour-coded

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New Codex Standard Will “Spark Permeate Market into Life”

    New Codex Standard Will “Spark Permeate Market into Life”

The final approval of a Codex Alimentarius international standard for dairy permeate powder has been given a warm welcome by

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Scientists Investigate Origin of Isolated BSE Cases

    Scientists Investigate Origin of Isolated BSE Cases

The European response to bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) after the crisis of the 1980s has significantly reduced prevalence of the

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EFSA Reviews Safety of Glutamates Added to Food

    EFSA Reviews Safety of Glutamates Added to Food

EFSA has established a safe intake level for glutamic acid and glutamates used as food additives after re-evaluating their safety.

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€70 Million to Further Support European Fruit Producers

    €70 Million to Further Support European Fruit Producers

The exceptional measures already in place to help producers of perishable fruits affected by the ban on imports imposed by

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EFSA Confirms Safe Levels For Nitrites and Nitrates Added to Food

    EFSA Confirms Safe Levels For Nitrites and Nitrates Added to Food

Existing safe levels for nitrites and nitrates intentionally added to meat and other foods are sufficiently protective for consumers, EFSA

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The Revision of ISO 22000 on Food Management Moves One Step Further

    The Revision of ISO 22000 on Food Management Moves One Step Further

Revision is ongoing for ISO 22000 on food safety management systems, which has just reached the Draft International Standard (DIS) stage. The

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EU Fisheries Controls – More Effort Needed

    EU Fisheries Controls – More Effort Needed

More efforts are needed if the EU is to have an effective fisheries control system in place, according to a

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Fight Against Illegal Fishing

    Fight Against Illegal Fishing

The European Commission has expanded the global fight against illegal fishing by listing Saint Vincent & the Grenadines and the

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Cutting Food Waste in the EU

    Cutting Food Waste in the EU

MEPs are supporting efforts to halve food waste in the EU by 2030, by lifting existing restrictions on food donations

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Better Data on EU Fisheries

    Better Data on EU Fisheries

The European Council has adopted a regulation aimed at improving the collection, management and use of data in the fisheries

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