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Today, the EU Official journal published Regulation (EU) 2019/787 on the definition, description, presentation and labelling of spirit drinks, the use of the names of spirit drinks in the presentation and labelling of other foodstuffs, the protection of geographical indications for spirit drinks, the use of ethyl alcohol and distillates of agricultural origin in alcoholic beverages. The new Regulation introduces new rules and aims to clarify the existing legal framework for spirit drinks regarding notably,…
Yarrowia lipolytica yeast biomass authorized as a Novel Food under EU law[1] Following the publication of the Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/760[2], a new Novel Food “Yarrowia lipolytica yeast biomass” will soon be authorized in the EU market. The “Yarrowia lipolytica yeast heat-killed biomass” has been authorized in food supplements at a maximum level of 6 g/day for children from 10 years of age, adolescents and general adult population and 3 g/day…
EFSA published today a statement on the review of the risks related to the exposure to the food additive titanium dioxide (E 171) performed by the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (ANSES) (available HERE – and copy attached) Following its assessment, EFSA concluded that: The latest ANSES opinion published in April 2019 does not identify any major new findings that would overrule the conclusions made in the previous two…
Written by Katia Merten-Lentz[1] European regulators have agreed key changes to the food safety authorization process in a bid to increase transparency and boost consumer trust. Katia Merten-Lentz, partner at Keller and Heckman, discusses the impact these changes could have. Earlier this month, the European Parliament approved by an undisputable majority (603 votes in favour, 17 against and 27 abstentions) the agreement regarding the Commission’s proposal for a Regulation on the transparency and sustainability…
Below is a summary of the World Food Regulation Review, Vol. 28, Number 11, April 2019 article which was authored by Katia Merten-Lentz, Partner at Keller and Heckman, and Christophe Leprêtre, Regulatory and Scientific Affairs Counselor at Keller and Heckman. The 51st meeting of the Codex Alimentarius Committee on Food Additives (CCFA51) finalizes most of its backlog on food additives, other than sweeteners and colors, such as in mozzarella or plain milk or other fluid…
France notified a draft Order on rubber materials and articles intended to come into contact with food and pacifiers for infants and young children to the European Commission (EC), TRIS Notification 2019/57/F, on February 12, 2019.   The EC and the Member States have a three month “standstill period” (until May 13, 2019) to submit comments or detailed opinions (i.e. objections) on the draft text.  This standstill period may be extended by a further three months…
This article was first published by EU Food Law on March 19, 2019. Marketing Cannabidiol (CBD) in the EU has become more complex and, in some cases, is subject to national restrictions. Shops selling products containing Cannabidiol (CBD) are popping-up across Europe drawing more and more attention on the legality, write Katia Merten-Lentz and Manon Ombredane of international law firm Keller & Heckman. Cannabis sativa L is a well-known plant made up of more than 480…