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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


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


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


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


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