Research and analysis

Food and Feed Law: legislation review (July - September 2016)

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 to September 2016)

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This is the eighth in a series of quarterly reports that will provide regular updates on developments in food and feed law and related scientific and regulatory issues, this report covers the period from July to September 2016.

This report contains updated information on previously reported emerging priorities, including antimicrobial resistance, the circular economy – pollution from waste to fertiliser to the food chain – pyrrolizidine alkaloids, cyanobacteria toxins in food, tetrodotoxin, the risk profile of insects as food and feed, and cyanogenic glycosides in apricot kernels and products derived from apricot kernels.

The report also covers news on food hygiene rating schemes, which obtained statutory force in Wales and Northern Ireland with penalties for failing to display relevant information while remaining voluntary in England and Scotland.

Other topics covered are novel foods which were approved in the quarter, amendments to regulation controlling TSE and domestic legislation to implement Regulation 609/2013 on infant and follow-on formula, food for medical purposes and food for weight control.

Published 13 December 2016