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Katia Merten-Lentz, partner resident in the Firm’s Brussels and Paris offices, is a leading practitioner in European food, feed, and agricultural law. Her practice also extends to Environmental Law, Biotechnologies (new breeding technologies) and Cosmetics Law.

Ms. Merten-Lentz assists clients throughout the food chain with issues ranging from marketing (food labeling, health and nutrition claims, organic labels etc.) to innovation (nanomaterials, genetically modified organisms, novel foods). She also helps clients in the food and feed area obtaining European authorization for new additives, enzymes and novel foods. Read More

Updated regulations are simplifying the authorization process for traditional foods entering European markets from non-member state countries. In their article, “Nouveaux aliments des pays tiers : un premier bilan encourageant”, which appeared in Les Marchés on January 25, 2019, Katia Merten-Lentz and Caroline Commandeur discuss the new regulations and their potential impact on the food

Written by Katia Merten-Lentz and Oliver Hartmann

At the beginning of this year, the Directorate General for Health and Food Safety of the  European Commission (DG SANTE) published its findings in relation to the Fitness Check of the General Food Law Regulation (EC) No 178/2000  (GFL Regulation), which had been concluded by the end of

Katia Merten-Lentz provided her expertise on plant-based meat and cultured-meat for the recently published research paper Meat Analogues: Considerations for the EU. The paper was published by Chatham House, The Royal Institute of International Affairs, which is a world-leading policy institute based in London whose mission is to help governments and societies build a

Keller and Heckman food law attorney Katia Merten-Lentz was interviewed for the Le Monde article (in French) “Des insectes dans notre assiette, en toute légalité?” which reported on the recent European Commission decision on insect-based food for human consumption confirming that prior authorization is required. Keller and Heckman’s Food and Drug Practice has

Cet article a été publié sur Les Marchés, le Média de l’alimentaire.

Le 16 novembre, le ministère de l’Agriculture des États-Unis et l’administration des denrées alimentaires américaine ont annoncé qu’ils étaient parvenus à un accord sur un cadre réglementaire commun pour la viande cultivée en laboratoire.

Au cours des dernières années, le prix

This article originally appeared in WorldFoodRegulationReview.

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Last week of November, the Codex Alimentarius Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses (CCNFSDU) reviewed most of the draft standards and guidelines on its agenda. However, only in part and to be further worked out (e.g. follow-up formulas; RUTFs), or sent back for further