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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


EU food law in 2008
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • European Union
  • February 1 2008

The increasing regulation of the food industry in Europe is an inevitable consequence of the EU’s policy of strengthening consumer confidence in food safety and harmonising laws and regulations to ensure the free movement of food and feed


EFSA updates advice on BPA
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • European Union
  • September 26 2008

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has issued a further scientific opinion concerning the elimination from the body of the chemical bisphenol A (BPA), and how this relates to the risk assessment of BPA for humans


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


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


Vote on novel foods raises nanotechnology issues
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • European Union
  • August 2 2010

The European Parliament's environment committee recently voted that food products produced using nanotechnology should be excluded from the scope of draft legislation on the authorisation of novel foods, and barred from the EU market, until they have undergone a specific risk assessment proving them to be safe


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


European Commission publishes definition of "nanomaterial"
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • European Union
  • December 5 2011

The European Commission has published a definition of "nanomaterials" in response to a request by the European Parliament for a comprehensive, science-based definition to apply across a range of existing laws


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