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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


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


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


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


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


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’


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


Food safety update
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • European Union
  • March 3 2010

The European Commission has launched a new Community register of nutrition and health claims on the Directorate General for 'Health and Consumers' webpages


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