Jörg Konetzki from Mérieux NutriSciences outlines the current cannabinoid climate, including legality in Europe and some noteworthy aspects of analytics.
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After successfully reducing sugar content in drinks, UNESDA, which represents the soft drinks industry in Europe, says that a more holistic approach to solving the obesity crisis is needed.
With the European Parliament’s failure to decide on the legality of vegan ‘sausages’ or ‘burgers’, the European livestock sector is launching the campaign, ceci n’est pas un steak.
In a landmark move that will see the United States import molluscan shellfish from Spain and the Netherlands, the FDA has announced its equivalence determination of safety measures that regulate the seafood.
The European Commission is reviewing whether CBD should be classified as a narcotic. Dr Parveen Bhatarah, Head of Regulatory and Compliance Unit at The Association of the Cannabinoid Industry, explains the impact this could have on both the European and UK markets.
Originally scheduled for March 2020, the newly published Farm to Fork Strategy has set out targets designed to ensure a fair, healthy and environmentally friendly food system, including a 50 percent reduction in the use and risk of pesticides.
The Commission has published a set of Questions and Answers (Q&A) designed to provide further detail about the measures it has introduced to support the agricultural and food sectors throughout the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.
The call comes before the EU Commission is due to publish its Farm to Fork Strategy, which aims to make the food system more sustainable and healthy.
The letter highlights topics such as mandatory product information, for the joint benefit of citizens and businesses across the EU, and calls for further action and leadership from the European Commission to make Europe fit for the digital age.
Official controls, undertaken by authorities in each member state, are said to serve to check whether the EU rules are correctly implemented.
Following a positive opinion issued by the EFSA, the European Member States have voted in favour of listing nicotinamide riboside chloride as a novel food ingredient.
Good harvests have reportedly created an imbalance between supply and demand on the EU olive oil market, resulting in a fall in prices. In an attempt to re-balance the market, the European Commission has adopted private storage aid for virgin olive oils.
Four non-governmental organisations have demanded a halt to fishing for western Baltic herring and eastern Baltic cod for 2020.
Skyrocketing demand for vegan and vegetarian foods has highlighted a number of manufacturing concerns – particularly with respect to on-pack claims. Here, Jessica Sage, food safety and quality consultant at Reading Scientific Services Ltd (RSSL), reviews the current state of play and key issues that are influencing developments.