Research and analysis

Food and feed law: legislation review (April - June 2019)

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

Documents

Compendium of UK food and feed legislation with associated context and changes during April - June 2019

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Details

This is the ninth 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:

  • Exiting the EU - including both UK and EU measures

  • Animal by-products

  • Animal welfare

  • Animal feed and feed additives

  • Antimicrobial resistance

  • Consumer attitudes survey

  • Data science

  • Fertilisers

  • Food Additives

  • Food Allergy

  • Food Authenticity

  • Food Contact Materials (FCM)

  • Food hygiene

  • Food hypersensitivity

  • Food labelling and composition

  • Food standards delivery

  • Import controls

  • Microplastics and microbeads

  • Novel Foods

  • Nutrition and health claims

  • Olive oil

  • Organic food

  • Pesticides residues

  • Regulation

  • Spirit Drinks

  • Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies

  • Unfair trading practices

  • Veterinary residues

  • Water

  • Wine

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
Teddington
TW11 0LY

Published 4 September 2019