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Food and Feed Law: legislation review (July to September 2015)

A review of developments in food and feed law and related scientific and regulatory issues that affect the UK.


Food and Feed Law Legislation Review: July - September 2015

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This is the fourth in a series of quarterly reports that review changes in food and feed legislation affecting the UK.

The primary purpose of the report is to track changes in food and agricultural legislation, concentrating on legislative changes that relate to chemical measurement and the role of the Government Chemist. It also includes general issues in food and feed to ensure contextual awareness.

Following on from the UK cumin case referred by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) to the Government Chemist for investigation and reported in our previous April – June report, the Government Chemist was asked to investigate a sample of paprika alleged to contain almond. Work on this case commenced during the quarter.

Control of contaminants is frequently updated and almost always features in our quarterly updates. This edition contains updates on:

  • Inorganic arsenic
  • Ochratoxin A
  • Maximum residue levels (MRLs) for some pesticides and veterinary medicinal products
  • Food additives and flavourings
  • Controls on Country of Origin of Certain Meats labelling
  • Honey (Wales) Regulations 2015
  • Novel foods
  • Feed additives
  • Imports of feed and food of non-animal origin.
Published 17 July 2015
Last updated 20 November 2015 + show all updates
  1. Latest update July - September 2015
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