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EU Food Law Weekly

This publication has been discontinued on November 20, 2012.


Weekly report online & in print, extensive content search, breaking news updates

Featured in EU Food Law:

  • European Parliament
  • European Commission
  • European Council
  • Food Law in the Member States
  • European Court Judgements
  • European Food Safety Authority
  • Food Information Proposal
  • Health & Nutrition Claims
  • Platform for Action on Diet, Physical Activity and Health
  • PLUS Exclusive Interviews with leading officials

Published since 1992, EU Food Law is an essential read for everyone involved in EU food policy. First with the news on new proposals and policies and with unrivalled contacts in the European Commission, Member States and the food industry.

EU Food Law delivers breaking news alerts to our readers on issues of high importance and we analyse all the new developments with input from key contacts in national agencies, NGOs, major food companies, leading law firms and EU officials.

Food Information - food labelling

EU Food Law monitors the progress of legislation at every stage from proposal to draft to adoption, analysing each stage and what it means for national governments and agencies, as well as key stakeholders such as the food industry and consumer groups.

  • Commission proposal
  • First reading in the European Parliament
  • Debate in Council re Common Position
  • Positions of stakeholders

Currently the key issues are

  • Front of pack labelling: traffic lights or GDAs
  • Origin Labelling: to what extent
  • Font: size and contrast
  • Exemptions
  • Impact on caterers and SMEs

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Health and Nutrition Claims

The Health and Nutrition Claims legislation is having a major impact. EFSA has published many negative Opinions and the European Commission and Member States are now banning these claims from the EU market.

  • Verdicts from EFSA
  • Discussion by Commission and Member States
  • Reactions from applicants
  • Final Commission decisions
  • Reaction from stakeholders
  • Enforcement policy

Other highlights include the coverage of:

  • Platform for Action on Diet, Physical Activity and Health
  • High Level Group on Nutrition - including work on salt
  • Trans fats:Bans in Denmark and Austria:debate in Europe
  • Reformulation: Salt - Targets in Ireland and UK etc
  • Saturated fat targets in UK, Industry wide efforts on reformulation
  • Advertising and marketing to children

Brussels Report

Our Brussels-based editorial team monitors the progress of legislation at every stage - from initiation, to adoption by the Commission, through the Standing Committees, the Council of Ministers and the European Parliament. We follow developments at the main Council meetings and analyse the positions of Member States on important issues. EU Food Law closely follows scientific advice from EFSA as well as national agencies such as the UK Food Standards Agency, BfR (German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment) and the French food safety agency Afssa.

Food Law in the Member States

Throughout Europe we have a network of contributors monitoring new legislation, policy proposals and the latest developments on food law in the Member States. EU Food Law reports on new policy initiatives affecting the food industry and the implementation of EU legislation, and also monitors the regulation of the food industry outside the European Union.

Upstream and Downstream

EU Food Law also monitors new legislation in other sectors that affect the food industry, including packaging and waste law, employment law, consumer policy, competition law and environment law.


EU Food Law is constantly speaking to top industry people including recent interviews with Catherine Geslain-Laneelle, Executive Director of EFSA and Robert Madelin, Director General of DG SANCO. EU Food Law includes regular coverage of key rapporteurs such as Renate Sommer, Food Information, and Kartika Liotard, Novel Foods.

Your complete EU Food Law subscription package includes:

Breaking News Updates

  • The latest news from Brussels emailed to you in PDF format.

Weekly Report Online

  • Immediate online access to the latest issue of EU Food Law every Friday.

Extensive Content Search

  • Keyword search by company, subject, directive from our EU Food Law archive of over 14,000 articles.
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  • Sort the search results by date and by relevance, to suit your information needs.
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  • Use the Site Search option in the top-right corner and search by keyword(s) to retrieve related articles and a list of related products.

Other Benefits

  • Your printed copy sent to you by first class / airmail every week

Your subscription to EU Food Law includes:

  • Weekly Issue Online and in Print
  • Extensive Content Search
  • Breaking News Updates

About the Editor

Kate Trollope is the editor of EU Food Law. Kate is a highly respected food policy commentator and journalist, with over 16 years' experience in the industry. She and the EU Food Law editorial team report on the key food-related proposals from the European Commission and their subsequent discussion in the European Parliament, the Council and the Standing Committee. They take a keen interest in the risk assessments from the European Food Safety Authority and how these are taken into account by the risk managers, while dealing with all the hot topics from nanotechnology and genetically modified food to cloning.

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