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#BorisJohnson has clear path to watering down key #FoodRegulations in pursuit of UK/US trade deal, warns #UKTPO

#BorisJohnson has clear path to watering down key #FoodRegulations in pursuit of UK/US trade deal, warns #UKTPO

| September 11, 2019

The UK public faces the prospect of watered-down food regulations after Brexit with Parliament having little say, the UK Trade Policy Observatory (UK TPO) is warning. New analysis by legal experts at the University of Sussex-based UK TPO warns that stringent regulation, which currently restricts some of the more controversial US food produce from UK […]

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European Union and United States sign agreement on imports of #HormoneFreeBeef

European Union and United States sign agreement on imports of #HormoneFreeBeef

| August 5, 2019

The European Union and the United States, represented respectively by EU Ambassador to the United States Stavros Lambrinidis, Deputy Head of Mission for the Finnish Presidency of the Council of the EU Jani Raappana and US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer have signed in Washington D.C. an agreement reviewing the functioning of an existing quota to […]

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Fairness in #FoodSupplyChain – Commission proposes to increase price transparency

Fairness in #FoodSupplyChain – Commission proposes to increase price transparency

| May 24, 2019

Having banned unfair trading practices and improved producer cooperation, the Commission is today presenting the third element to improve fairness in the food supply chain by introducing greater transparency in the way prices are reported throughout the chain.  The European Commission today tabled a proposal that will make available crucial information on how prices are determined as agri-food […]

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#Food – Protecting farmers and small firms from unfair trading practices

#Food – Protecting farmers and small firms from unfair trading practices

| March 13, 2019

New rules set to crack down on unfair trading practices in the food sector ©AP images/European Union-EP Farmers and small food businesses are vulnerable to unfair trading practices. MEPs vote this week on new rules to help protect them. Unfair trading practices occur in all sectors, but are especially problematic in the food supply chain, […]

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#EPP champions action to rebalance #FoodSupplyChain

#EPP champions action to rebalance #FoodSupplyChain

| March 13, 2019

“The EPP Group has championed calls from Europe’s farmers for EU action to tackle unfair trading practices in the food supply chain,” said Mairead McGuinness MEP, the Group’s chief negotiator on the report after the European Parliament adopted it on 12 March. EU wide-rules will protect suppliers like farmers and SMEs in the food chain […]

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#FoodSafety  – Enhancing consumer trust in EU risk assessment and authorization

#FoodSafety – Enhancing consumer trust in EU risk assessment and authorization

| February 13, 2019

Draft rules to ensure the EU risk assessment procedure for food safety is more transparent and independent were informally agreed with the Romanian presidency. The new rules, agreed on Monday night (11 February), aim to improve transparency in risk assessment and ensure that studies submitted by the industry to support applications and used by European […]

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#EUFoodSafety system overstretched, say auditors

#EUFoodSafety system overstretched, say auditors

| January 15, 2019

Although the EU’s system for protecting consumers from chemical hazards in food is soundly based and respected worldwide, it is currently overstretched, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors. The European Commission and the member states do not have the capacity to implement the system fully, the auditors say. EU food […]

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