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Food Contact Materials : “Have your say” on the EU proposal to ban BPA

The European Commission recently put forward a draft proposal for a Regulation introducing a ban on the use of Bisphenol A (BPA) in food contact materials. As part of this legislative...


Offshore wind projects with Chinese suppliers: Topics you should think about

Suppliers and contractors from China: The panacea for the capacity problems and price increases in the European offshore wind market?The European offshore wind nations –...


Tougher enforcement of food law in Belgium

As from 1 January 2024, a tougher enforcement regime for food law infringements awaits food business operators in Belgium. The Belgian Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain has...


Food Law Preview - Key issues affecting the food industry in 2024

2024 is poised to be a big year for food regulation, particularly as federal agencies work to implement their regulatory agendas in preparation for a possible change in administration after ...


No time to waste II – Parliament and Council bring reform of EU packaging regime onto home straight

At the end of 2023, the EU Parliament and the EU Council each adopted their positions on the EU Commission's proposal for a new Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation. The...


OMB releases Fall 2023 Unified Agenda of Regulatory Actions

The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) recently released the Fall 2023 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions, which outlines the rulemaking actions currently...


CJEU confirms the limitations of MS’ powers to regulate online services providers based in other MS

On 9 November 2023, the Court of Justice of the European Union has rendered a landmark decision which reiterates the ‘country-of-origin principle’ and paves the way for more...


USDA Releases Final Rule on Transparency in Broiler Contracting

On November 28, 2023, the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Agriculture Marketing Service (AMS) published a final rule entitled, Transparency in Poultry Grower...


USDA Publishes Final Rule Amending National Organic Program Livestock and Poultry Production Standards

On November 2, 2023, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) published a final rule amending the National Organic Program (NOP) Organic Livestock and Poultry Standards (OLPS Rule). ...

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