Published at FoodNavigator 7 November 2019

By Katia Merten-Lentz with the support of Manon Ombredane

How have the current EU regulations and health and nutrition claims evolved and where are they likely to go?

Fifteen years ago, products on sale in the European market could bear nutrition claims such as “90% fat free”,

Cannabidiol (‘CBD’) has burst onto the world stage in recent years, and the EU is no exception, with shops selling CBD products opening up in various countries across Europe. While CBD can be incorporated into cosmetics and used for medical uses, it is quickly gaining traction in the food and drink market, with CBD found

As ‘clean’ eating has become more desirable, food manufacturers have re-assessed how they are labelling their foods in a bid to boost the appeal of their products. This includes manufacturers replacing additives (‘E numbers’) with ‘natural’ ingredients that have the same function. It’s easy to understand the attractiveness of such a swap, but to be

This article was first published by Food Navigator on August 22, 2019.

The EU-Canada trade deal, which came into force on a temporary basis in 2017, is working its way through national legislators for approval. The controversial agreement raises a number of questions about labelling and transparency. Katia Merten-Lentz, partner at Keller and Heckman, takes

The controversy surrounding the safety evaluations of glyphosate by public European bodies, in particular the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA), has had its impact on the EU General Food Law reform. On June 13th, following the approval by the European Parliament on 17 April 2019, the Council formally adopted a new Regulation on

Today, the Council adopted the Single-Use Plastics Directive.

One of the key outcomes is the introduction of an EU wide market restriction for several plastic products such as cotton bud sticks, plates, or food containers made of expanded polystyrene.

The new rules introduced by the Directive also includes:

  • Measures to reduce the consumption of

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

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

Le 13 septembre 2018, en session plénière, les députés européens ont voté massivement en faveur d’une résolution non législative appelant les États membres, la Commission et les associations de consommateurs, à lutter davantage contre le phénomène de « qualité différenciée »