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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


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


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


Focus on the potential risks of nanotechnologies
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • June 30 2009

The European Commission plans to hold a one-day public scientific hearing on 10 September 2009 to consider the recent opinion on the risks of nanomaterials published by the Commission's scientific committee on emerging and newly identified health risks


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


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


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