policy & regulation
02 Jun 2023
--- The EU has moved a step closer to allowing UV-treated yellow mealworm powder to be sold as a human-grade food. The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has just issued a positive opinion on the safety and nutritional value... Read More
01 Jun 2023
--- The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is stepping up its work in the groceries sector to ensure that retail markets work well and don’t harm consumers amid soaring inflation.
26 May 2023
--- The UK government has made a U-turn on its animal welfare initiatives, scrapping the Kept Animals Bill which has been met with heavy criticism from the Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation (CAWR) and The Humane Society... Read More
26 May 2023
--- The US Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine has filed a complaint with the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Office of Inspector General, claiming the governmental organization has violated laws forbidding federal... Read More
23 May 2023
--- The UK Edible Insect Association (UKEIA) has revealed its Novel Food dossier for Acheta domesticus, commonly known as house crickets, has been deemed “within the scope of novel foods regime and valid.” Speaking... Read More
23 May 2023
--- In what the Australian Manuka Honey Association has addressed as “a common sense outcome,” the New Zealand intellectual property office (IPO) has ruled that the country does not hold an exclusive claim to the... Read More
16 May 2023
--- Civil society organizations from South America and Europe are calling for the immediate halt of the EU-Mercosur trade deal. The signing organizations highlight the detrimental consequences it would bring as they argue that... Read More
15 May 2023
--- Public and private initiatives are joining forces to achieve “true harmonization” in environmental F&B labeling across Europe. In collaboration with the French government, Foundation Earth will initiate an... Read More
11 May 2023
--- The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is preparing to receive the first commercial wave of EU requests for the market authorization of cell-based foods. The scientific authorities aren’t aware when they will... Read More
04 May 2023
--- The European Commission (EC) has announced “exceptional and temporary preventative measures” to allow some nations to limit the import of foodstuffs coming from Ukraine and ease logistical bottlenecks.
03 May 2023
--- The UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) is teaming up with the broader food industry to strengthen ways to protect against rogue actors and criminal activity, particularly targeting meat fraud.
01 May 2023
--- Remilk has received “first-of-its-kind” approval from the Israeli Ministry of Health (MOH), making it the first animal-free dairy protein company permitted to sell and market its product across Israel.
EU to ramp up animal welfare with plans to clamp down on journey times, space allowance and intensive farming
21 Apr 2023
--- The European Commission (EC) is on track to revise all animal welfare legislation. The newly proposed measures are based on scientific recommendations from the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA).
EFSA lowers bisphenol A intake threshold in food after reevaluation says it could harm immune system
20 Apr 2023
--- Dietary exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) is a health concern for consumers across all age groups, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) scientific experts have concluded in a new re-evaluation. The review finds the newly... Read More
03 Apr 2023
--- Russia has moved to ban dairy products coming from Armenia after Russian veterinary inspectors claimed to have found raw materials produced in Iran, prohibited in Russia by the Federal Service for Veterinary and... Read More
31 Mar 2023
--- The UK Food Standard Agency (FSA) has launched a criminal investigation after an undisclosed meat producer provided products labeled as British that were sourced from other countries. Moreover, some of these products might... Read More
29 Mar 2023
--- Italy is moving to ban the country’s food industry from producing cell-based foods in a bid to “protect culinary heritage.” The draft bill was approved by the Italian government and submitted to parliament... Read More
29 Mar 2023
--- As the first part of the scathing testimonies on the US’ infant formula shortage before Congress draws to a close, the US Food and Drug and Administration (FDA) reveals its immediate actions and strategy to increase... Read More
28 Mar 2023
--- Exposure to nitrosamines through food, during its preparation and processing, “raises a health concern,” flags the European Food Safety Authority in its latest draft opinion. EFSA’s assessment on the public... Read More
Gene-editing Bill: Biotech isn’t a “silver bullet” but will boost climate-friendly food and nutrition
24 Mar 2023
--- The Genetic Technology Bill (Precision Breeding) has been given Royal Assent in England which brings in a new law that will help develop foods with increased nutritional value, maximized flavor and longer shelf life.