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Food and feed law: legislation review (April - June 2018)

Quarterly report providing information and updates on UK food and feed law and related scientific and regulatory issues


Food and feed law: Compendium of UK food and feed legislation with associated context and changes during April - June 2018

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This is the fifth in a series of quarterly reports produced under the Government Chemist Programme 2017-2020. The reports provide a compendium of UK food and feed law of interest to the Government Chemist, Public Analysts and those working primarily in food and feed standards. The aim is to provide regular updates, to ensure contextual awareness and assist in the interpretation of chemical measurement data.

The report covers a number of areas and topics, organised in categories. It also includes an executive summary with a description of issues. The following list includes the topics where updates to legislation or guidelines have taken place:

  • Animal feed

  • Animal welfare

  • Endocrine disrupting compounds

  • Fish standards

  • Food contact materials (FCM)

  • Food crime

  • Food hygiene

  • Food labelling

  • Genetically modified organisms (GMO)

  • Infant formula and follow-on formula

  • Jam and similar products

  • Microplastics

  • Milk

  • Nitrites

  • Organic food

  • Pesticides residues

  • Polyglycerol polyricinoleate

  • Polyvinyl alcohol-polyethylene glycol-graft-co-polymer

  • Thaumatin

  • Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSE)

The report summary provides references and context for the regulatory updates and information about where to find them in the document.

For more information about this report, advice on the topics described or general enquiries about the Government Chemist role contact:

Government Chemist

Queens Road
TW11 0LY

Published 27 September 2018