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Journal Cover EFFL - European Food and Feed Law Review
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     ISSN (Print) 1862-2720
     Published by Lexxion Verlagsgesellschaft Homepage  [12 journals]
  • Norway: Surveys on Claims and Labelling
    • Abstract: EFFL 3 2014 Reports 201
      Norway
      Surveys on Claims and Labelling
      Marie Vaale-Hallberg
      If you have clients operating in Norway, please be
      aware that the Norwegian Food Safety Authority
      (NFSA) has for the first time decided to conduct a
      survey to verify compliance with Regulation
      1924/2006 on nutrition and health claims made on
      foods. The emphasis is placed on everyday food, both
      pre-packed and non pre-packed, and NFSA will visit
      importers and s
      PubDate: Tue, 10 Jun 2014 10:26:18 +010
       
  • Spain: The Food Safety Agency and the Consumer Institute Merge
    • Abstract: 200 Reports EFFL 3 2014
      The Food Safety Agency and the Consumer Institute Merge
      Sebastián Romero Melchor and Sara Aparicio Hill
      The National Consumer Institute and the Spanish
      Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition have been
      merged into anewautonomous body called the Spanish
      Agency for Consumers, Food Safety and Nutrition
      by Royal Decree 19/20141 (hereinafter, the “RoyalDecree”).
      Prior to theRoyalDecree, these two agencies
      operated completely indep
      PubDate: Tue, 10 Jun 2014 10:24:37 +010
       
  • Spain: New Rules on Complementary Standards for Spirit Drinks Adopted
    • Abstract: EFFL 3 2014 Reports 199
      Spain
      New Rules on Complementary Standards for Spirit Drinks Adopted
      Sebastián Romero Melchor and Sara Aparicio Hill
      On March 27, 2014 Royal Decree 164/2014 of March
      14, establishing complementary standards on the
      production, description, presentation and labelling
      of certain spirit drinks1 (the “Royal Decree”) entered
      into force. The Royal Decree provides a single legislative
      framework that applies to the national territo
      PubDate: Tue, 10 Jun 2014 10:22:23 +010
       
  • Italy: Economic Operators Change Nutritional Claims on Salt upon the
           Italian Antitrust ...
    • Abstract: 198 Reports EFFL 3 2014
      Economic Operators Change Nutritional Claims on Salt upon the
      Italian Antitrust Authority’s Request
      Barbara Klaus and Michele Gherardini
      The ItalianAntitrustAuthority recently approved, on
      5 March 2014, the changes made by 13 economic operators
      to some indications present on the labelling
      of their products. As amatter of fact, following some
      consumer complaints as well as controls carried out
      by theAntitrustAuthority, it has
      PubDate: Tue, 10 Jun 2014 10:21:17 +010
       
  • Italy: The Italian Ministry of Health Adopts a Decree that Introduces a
           New, Common Positive ...
    • Abstract: 196 Reports EFFL 3 2014
      Italy
      The Italian Ministry of Health Adopts a Decree that Introduces a
      New, Common Positive List for the Use of Botanicals in Food
      Supplements
      Barbara Klaus and Michele Gherardini
      On 27 March 2014, the Italian Ministry of Health
      adopted aDecree,which amended theMinisterialDecree
      of 9 July 2012, regarding the use of botanicals in
      food supplements. The adoption of this new Decree
      is the first result of the joint work carried
      PubDate: Tue, 10 Jun 2014 10:19:14 +010
       
  • Germany: Federal Court of Appeal Bans “Praebiotik + Probiotik”
           as an Illegal Health Claim
    • Abstract: EFFL 3 2014 Reports 193
      Germany
      Federal Court of Appeal Bans “Praebiotik + Probiotik” as an Illegal
      Health Claim
      Moritz Hagenmeyer
      The trade mark “Praebiotik® + Probiotik®” is a health claim. This may sound incredible,
      but has thus been decided by the German Federal Court of Appeal in its most recent food
      law judgement of 26.2.2014 (I ZR 178/12). The ruling continues the line of curious decisions
      expanding the advertising bans of Claims Regulatio
      PubDate: Tue, 10 Jun 2014 10:17:50 +010
       
  • France: Mad Cow Crisis: The French Court is Reaching the End of the Case
    • Abstract: 192 Reports EFFL 3 2014
      France
      Mad Cow Crisis: The French Court is Reaching the End of the Case
      Emily Amat and Lise Rihouey-Robini*
      After a 17-year investigation into the mad cow crisis,
      the French Court has nearly concluded the case. Although
      this information was made public only in
      mid-April 2014, it was on 19 November 2013 that the
      Paris prosecutor's office requested a general dismissal
      of the case, after the judges asked its opinion.
      Now, the
      PubDate: Tue, 10 Jun 2014 10:16:16 +010
       
  • Belgium: Allergen Labelling for Non-pre-packed Foods in Belgium: Draft
           Legislation
    • Abstract: 190 Reports EFFL 3 2014
      Reports
      Belgium
      Allergen Labelling for Non-pre-packed Foods in Belgium: Draft
      Legislation
      Aude Mahy
      At the end of March 2014, Belgium provided notice of its draft Royal Decree on establishing
      provisions for the declaration of certain substances or products causing allergies or intolerances,
      as regards non pre-packaged foods, to the European Commission1.
      What, in substance, are the proposed rules?
      I. Operators’ new propos
      PubDate: Tue, 10 Jun 2014 10:14:44 +010
       
  • Organics in Chinese Food Law
    • Abstract: EFFL 3 2014 Organics in Chinese Food Law 179
      Organics in Chinese Food Law
      Alberto Scorzon, Bernd van der Meulen and Li Jiao*
      The organics market in China has grown fast since the turn of the Millennium both within
      the internal market and international trade. New regulations and their effective enforcement
      have instilled more transparency and trust among stakeholders. The mutual recognition
      of standards in bi- and multi-lateral international agreements can be seen as
      PubDate: Tue, 10 Jun 2014 10:10:40 +010
       
  • China’s Agricultural Project Finance and Support Policies
    • Abstract: EFFL 3 2014 The EU Consumer Product Safety Regulation and its Potential Conflict with Food Legislation 161
      The Proposed EU Consumer Product Safety
      Regulation and its Potential Conflict with Food
      Legislation
      Luis González Vaqué*
      I. Introduction
      In mid-February of 2013 the European Commission
      proposed a new package of legislative and non-legislativemeasures
      to improve consumer product safety
      and to strengthenmarket surveillance of products
      in the
      PubDate: Tue, 10 Jun 2014 10:08:45 +010
       
  • The Proposed EU Consumer Product Safety Regulation and its Potential
           Conflict with Food Legislation
    • Abstract: EFFL 3 2014 The EU Consumer Product Safety Regulation and its Potential Conflict with Food Legislation 161
      The Proposed EU Consumer Product Safety
      Regulation and its Potential Conflict with Food
      Legislation
      Luis González Vaqué*
      I. Introduction
      In mid-February of 2013 the European Commission
      proposed a new package of legislative and non-legislativemeasures
      to improve consumer product safety
      and to strengthenmarket surveillance of products
      in the
      PubDate: Tue, 10 Jun 2014 10:06:57 +010
       
  • The Compatibility of National Interpretative Nutrition Labelling Schemes
           with European and ...
    • Abstract: 148 Compatibility of National Nutrition Labelling Schemes with European and International Law EFFL 3 2014
      The Compatibility of National Interpretative
      Nutrition Labelling Schemes with European
      and International Law
      Martin Holle, Enrico Togni and Arianna Vettorel*
      I. Introduction
      The UK Front of Pack Nutritional Label (hereinafter
      FoP) is, according to the UK Food Standard Agency
      and to the UK Health Minister, a powerful tool to
      help consumers make hea
      PubDate: Tue, 10 Jun 2014 10:04:47 +010
       
  • Editorial
    • Abstract: EFFL 3 2014 Editorial 147
      Editorial
      Encouraging consumers to choose healthy food and making it easy to capture adequate
      nutrition value has become a primary objective of today’s EU and national legislator.
      This aim is reflected in EU labelling and food advertising provisions, most recently
      in Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 on food information to consumers, which
      will enter into force starting December 2014. The UK, which is known for treading its
      own path also
      PubDate: Tue, 10 Jun 2014 09:59:51 +010
       
  • Norway: Potential Regulation on “Other Substances” in Food
           Supplements
    • Abstract: EFFL 2 2014 Reports 133
      Norway
      Potential Regulation on “Other Substances” in Food Supplements
      Marie Vaale-Hallberg
      Throughout the years the Norwegian authorities
      have been restrictive with regards to food supplements,
      and it has been outspoken about the fact that
      it intends to continue these strict policies in the future.
      The aim is rather that the products serve an actual
      need in the population. The strict policies on
      food supplements are ev
      PubDate: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:20:34 +010
       
  • Spain: Spanish Draft Regulation on Food Supplements
    • Abstract: EFFL 2 2014 Reports 131
      Spain
      Spanish Draft Regulation on Food Supplements
      Vicente Rodríguez Fuentes*
      The Spanish Authorities have submitted a new draft
      regulation on food supplements to the European
      Commission. This communication followed Council
      Directive 83/189/EEC of 28 March 1983 which lays
      down a procedure for providing information in the
      field of technical standards and regulations and following
      Article 11 of Regulation (EC) No 1925/2006
      PubDate: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:18:52 +010
       
  • Italy: Hidden Advertising: Italian Antitrust Authority Fined Economic
           Operator for Misleading ...
    • Abstract: 130 Reports EFFL 2 2014
      Italy
      Hidden Advertising: Italian Antitrust Authority Fined Economic
      Operator for Misleading Advertising of a Powdered Milk and Baby
      Bottle Displayed in a Weekly Magazine
      Barbara Klaus and Michele Gherardini
      The Italian Antitrust Authority fined three economic
      operators for hidden advertising of baby milk and
      a baby bottle displayed in theweeklymagazine “Chi”.
      (Decision No 24778, of 29 January 2014, published in
      the Of
      PubDate: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:17:29 +010
       
  • France: The Paradoxes of Red Yeast Rice
    • Abstract: 128 Reports EFFL 2 2014 France The Paradoxes of Red Yeast Rice Emily Amat and Lise Rihouey-Robini* Fermentationof redricewiththe yeastMonascus purpureus has been used formany years in Chinesemedicine. Today, products made from red yeast rice are appearing exponentially on the food supplement market. Indeed, it is scientifically proven that some of these food supplements containing red yeast rice can benefit people suffering from hypercholesterolemia. Such products contain a specificmo
      PubDate: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:15:35 +010
       
  • Denmark: Growth Initiatives, Neighbor Checks and National Requirements
    • Abstract: 126 Reports EFFL 2 2014
      Denmark
      Growth Initiatives, Neighbor Checks and National Requirements
      Tanja Buch-Weeke
      I. Growth initiatives in Denmark
      The currentGovernment inDenmark,which consists
      of the Social Democrats and the Social Liberal Party,
      is very focused on alleviating the administrative burdens
      on businesses and increasing their competitiveness.
      With a right wing opposition, which wants to
      regain power following its defeat in the autumn of
      PubDate: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:13:17 +010
       
  • Czech Republic: The Unenforceability of Prohibited Health Claims
           Regulations before Czech ...
    • Abstract: 124 Reports EFFL 2 2014
      Reports
      Czech Republic
      The Unenforceability of Prohibited Health Claims Regulations before
      Czech Courts Revisited
      Nicole Grmelová and Jan Vavrečka*
      On 13 December 2013 the District Court in Mladá
      Boleslav passed a judgment (File No. 11
      C 98/2013‑242) concerning prohibited health claims
      on the packages of a food supplement which raises
      a few interesting points of law.
      As to the facts of the case, a consumer protec
      PubDate: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:02:29 +010
       
  • Legal Structures of Food Safety in Europe
    • Abstract: 114 Legal Structures of Food Safety in Europe EFFL 2 2014
      Legal Structures of Food Safety in Europe
      The Federal Institute for Risk Assessment’s “EU Food Safety Almanac”
      Susann Stehfest and Klaus J. Henning*
      In view of the rapid increase in the globalisation of the economy, assuring food safety within
      the European Union has become a challenge. The range and variety of foods on offer in
      Europe continue to rise steadily. The demands not only on food companies but
      PubDate: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:00:09 +010
       
 
 
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