In February, France’s Council of the State ordered a modification of the country’s Environment Code. The move was in response to the European case law which had ruled that organisms obtained through some mutagenesis techniques to be tolerant to herbicides are to be subjected to the same regulations as applied to genetically modified organisms. Katia

Since April 2020, new EU rules have taken effect requiring food businesses to label foods with the country of origin or place of provenance of primary ingredients. In this article Katia explores the new requirements. In summary, if the origin or provenance of a product’s primary ingredient is different to the origin or provenance currently

This week, the European Commission published its adjusted Work Program for 2020 in reaction to the Covid-19 crisis. As explained in the Communication accompanying the adjusted work program, to date, the Commission has adopted 291 decisions and other acts since the beginning of the  crisis.  Almost  all  of  these  were  neither  planned,  nor  were  featured 

Especially in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, authorities continue to carefully enforce the rules that help consumers make well-informed choices about the food they consume. Katia Merten-Lentz reflects on the food labelling requirements food business operators need to adhere to (article available in French only)

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This article was published on Food Navigator on the 8th of May.

While consumers frightened by the Covid-19 pandemic stocked-pilled food (and toilet paper), it was tempting for some companies to overpromote their products with regards to their ability to ‘treat’ or ‘cure’ the disease. This was especially the case for products that may

Katia Merten-Lentz of international law firm Keller and Heckman looks at how the EU’s regulation of traditional foods from third countries is proving to be a challenge for companies to successfully navigate.

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Since 1997, any food that was not consumed to a significant degree within European

Last month, Katia merten-Lentz was delighted to give her insights on CBD and Novel Foods to FoodNavigator.

CBD is considered a Novel Food by European regulators. While many CBD products remain on the market, they have not been authorised by European authorities. FoodNavigator takes a look at the path to compliance and tries to shed

With the adoption of the measures in place to contain the COVID-19 health emergency, companies in the food supply chain have reported severe operational difficulties deriving from the closure of production activities deemed to be non-essential or non-strategic and the restrictions on activities that support the food sector, with the food sector nevertheless being called