Research and analysis

Food and feed law: legislation review (January - March 2019)

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


Compendium of UK food and feed legislation with associated context and changes during January - March 2019

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This is the eighth 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

  • Cross cutting law unrelated to EU-exit

  • EU crisis management plan

  • Domestic cross cutting measures

  • Codex Alimentarius

  • Fertilisers

  • Animal welfare

  • Antimicrobial resistance

  • Consumer protection law

  • Consumer attitudes survey

  • Food Additives

  • Food Authenticity

  • Food Contact Materials

  • Food hygiene

  • Food labelling and composition

  • Foods for Specific Groups (Medical Foods)

  • Genetically modified organisms

  • Import controls

  • Irradiation of food

  • Medicated feed

  • Mercury

  • Microbeads

  • Novel Foods

  • Nutritional data

  • Nutrition and health claims

  • Organic food

  • Pesticides residues

  • Protected names and quality schemes

  • Regulation

  • Spirit Drinks

  • Sugars analysis

  • Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies

  • Veterinary residues

  • Water

  • Weights and measures

  • 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
TW11 0LY

Published 11 July 2019