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May 2016

Pesticide Residues and Maximum Residue Levels

Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/71 of Janaury 2016  lays down residue levels for for 1-methylcyclopropene, flonicamid, flutriafol, indolylacetic acid, indolylbutyric acid, pethoxamid, pirimicarb, prothioconazole and teflubenzuron in or on certain products.

By a correndum to the above regulation published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 26 April 2016 these levels have been partially amended.

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Imports of Gelatine, Collagen and Others from Third Countries into the EU

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/759  of 28 April 2016  lays down lists of third countries, parts of third countries and territories from which Member States are to authorise the introduction into the Union of certain food of animal origin intended for human consumption. The regulation also lays down certificates requirements.

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European Parliament: Mandatory Origin Labelling for Milk and Meat Products

On 12 May 2016 the European Parliament (EP) voted in favour of mandatory origin labelling for meat and milk products. The EP urgred the European Commission to come up with legislative proposals to make labelling of origin mandatory for processed meat and all kind of drinking milk and dairy products.

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Clean labelling within the limits of the law

Food companies turn more to clean labelling. Kieffer Legal Services worked out a report on the legal limits of clean labelling. For more information, please click  here to read the full report.

 

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Conditions of use regarding the terms "vegan" and "vegetarian"

On 22 April 2016 the German ministries for consumer protection agreed on the definitions of the terms "vegan" and "vegetarian".

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