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ECJ rules on liability for life-sustaining implants with elevated risk of failure
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • European Union
  • March 9 2015

According to Art. 1 of the EU Product Liability Directive (Council Directive 85374EEC) (the PLD) and the relevant national implementation


Commission resists calls for new regulation of nanomaterials
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • European Union
  • August 1 2008

The European Commission has carried out a review of current legislation in the fields of chemicals, worker protection, products and environmental protection and has concluded that risks posed by nanomaterials can be managed under the current legislative framework


GMO update
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • European Union
  • September 2 2009

The EU Council of Ministers will decide in October 2009 whether or not to authorise three GM maize crops (Monsanto's MON88017 and MON89034, and Pioneer's 59122xNK603), following the Member States' failure to reach agreement


DMF banned in consumer products
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • European Union
  • April 16 2009

The use of the biocide dimethylfumarate (DMF) in consumer products such as couches and shoes was recently banned across the EU


Draft proposal on nutrient profiles criticised
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • European Union
  • May 1 2009

It is understood that the Directorate General for Health and Consumers’ (known as DG SANCO) draft proposal on nutrient profiles, mandated by the 2006 EU Nutrition and Health Claims Regulation, has been the subject of heavy censure


‘Traffic light’ labelling is misleading
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • European Union
  • May 1 2009

New research by the European Food Information Council (EUFIC) suggests that the ‘traffic light’ colour-coded nutritional labelling scheme is frequently misinterpreted, with consumers often taking red labels to mean ‘avoid eating the product’


MEPs call for stricter food radioactivity rules
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • European Union
  • April 27 2011

EU rules on permitted radioactivity levels in food are under scrutiny following the contamination of milk and vegetables by radioactive material from the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan


Snack producers set standard portion sizes
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • European Union
  • December 3 2010

The European Snack Association (ESA), the trade association for the European savoury snacks industry, has recommended its members adopt a standard 30 gramme (g) portion size when providing nutritional information an their packaging


Latest GM crops proposal gives more flexibility to member states
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • European Union
  • December 3 2010

The European Commision has issued a draft regulation, which, if adopted, will grant more flexibility to EU members states to decide whether to allow genetically modified organism (GMO) cultivation whithin their territory


Food safety update: Parliament approves resolution on tackling obesity
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • European Union
  • April 30 2007

The European Parliament (Parliament) recently adopted an own-initiative resolution aimed at preventing overweight, obesity and chronic diseases