At the end of March, the World Trade Organization issued a draft regulation that lists in its annexes the products and substances authorised to be used in organic production in the EU. Plant protection products, fertilisers, products for cleaning and disinfection and non-organic products, additives and processing aids for feed and food are specified in

Food fraud affects almost every type of food and edible products…the imagination of fraudsters seems limitless. Any initiatives aimed at hampering the progress of fraudsters are generally welcomed.

Wine producers are particularly exposed to fraudsters and fraudulent products. The EU has recently launched an initiative to create an EU database for chemical analysis for wines.

Back in September, Belgium informed French authorities, via the RASFF, that ethylene oxide had been found in imported sesame seeds. The amount of ethylene oxide surpassed the maximum amount allowed under regulations. Subsequent DGCCRF checks have shown that other products (like spices) may also be contaminated.

Investigations are ongoing, but French health authorities and EU

For the first time since 2008, the EFSA has officially launched a post-market monitoring program of the use/presence of (all) food additives in (all) foods at the level of the EU. The open call for occurrence data was launched on March 25th 2021.

The deadline under which ‘National food authorities, research institutions, academia

New regulations surrounding the products and substances that are authorized in organic production are set to be complex.

The compilation of texts details how from 2022 onwards, organic operators will need to find their way around various secondary acts, three of which have already been adopted, and several (at least two, but there will surely

The European Court of Justice had a progressive reading last November of the two international reference texts for CBD: the 1971 United Nations Convention on psychotropic substances and the United Nations Convention of 1961 on narcotics. It was concluded that CBD does not behave, in principle as a psychotropic drug and in the current state

It’s well known that the Lactalis group attacked the French initiative that required the origin of milk to be included on labels. In particular, they noted it would be challenging to balance French labelling requirements with the sometimes-unclear INCO regulations.

While EU regulations harmonize the compulsory indication of the country of origin or the