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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]
  • USA: FDA: Labels for Gluten-Free Food
    • Abstract: 332 Reports EFFL 5 2014
      USA
      FDA: Labels for Gluten-Free Food
      Margaret Rosso Grossman∗
      In August 2014, the US Food and Drug Administration
      (FDA) rule for the labeling of gluten-free food
      took effect. Foods labeled as “gluten-free” after 5 August
      2014 must comply with the FDA rule.
      I. Background
      Many adults and children in the US suffer fromfood
      allergies, which cannot be cured. Food allergies result
      in thousands of visits to emergency r
      PubDate: Tue, 07 Oct 2014 10:30:36 +010
       
  • Switzerland: Revision of the Foodstuffs Act, Chair of the Codex
           Alimentarius Commission and ...
    • Abstract: 330 Reports EFFL 5 2014
      Switzerland
      Revision of the Foodstuffs Act, Chair of the Codex Alimentarius
      Commission and Guidance on Food "Dating"
      Karola Krell Zbinden
      I. The Swiss Parliament Adopted the
      Revision of the Federal Act on
      Foodstuffs and Utility Articles
      (Foodstuffs Act, FSA)
      The message of the Swiss Federal Food Safety and
      Veterinary Affairs Office (FSVO) feels like a relief:
      “Parliament set a precedent: The policy is committed
      PubDate: Tue, 07 Oct 2014 10:29:21 +010
       
  • The Netherlands: Top-class Sport and Alcohol-free Beer: A Tasteful
           Combination in Advertising
    • Abstract: 326 Reports EFFL 5 2014
      Spain
      Recent Autocontrol Decisions in the Field of Food Advertising
      Sebastián Romero Melchor and Sara Aparicio Hill
      The Spanish advertising self-regulation body (hereinafter, “AUTOCONTROL”) has issued
      around 20 decisions in the field of food and drink advertising during the first half of 2014.
      We have summarised some key points from those decisions regarding health and nutrition
      claims in the sense of Regulation 1924/20061 (hereinaf
      PubDate: Tue, 07 Oct 2014 10:27:56 +010
       
  • Spain: Recent Autocontrol Decisions in the Field of Food Advertising
    • Abstract: 326 Reports EFFL 5 2014
      Spain
      Recent Autocontrol Decisions in the Field of Food Advertising
      Sebastián Romero Melchor and Sara Aparicio Hill
      The Spanish advertising self-regulation body (hereinafter, “AUTOCONTROL”) has issued
      around 20 decisions in the field of food and drink advertising during the first half of 2014.
      We have summarised some key points from those decisions regarding health and nutrition
      claims in the sense of Regulation 1924/20061 (hereinaf
      PubDate: Tue, 07 Oct 2014 10:25:11 +010
       
  • France: On Nutrtion Claims, Destruction of Foods, Home Made Products and
           Controls on Imported Foods
    • Abstract: 322 Reports EFFL 5 2014
      Denmark
      Will Listeria Outbreak Mean Tightened Food Controls?
      Tanja Buch-Weeke
      Throughout most of the world the official food control in Denmark is considered highly efficient,
      thorough and reliable. With 1675 employees (in 2012), the Danish Food and Veterinary
      Administration (DFVA) is large in relation to the number of food business (about 50.000)
      that it inspects. The DFVA contributes about 200 times a year to the EU rapid alert system
      PubDate: Tue, 07 Oct 2014 10:23:40 +010
       
  • Denmark: Will Listeria Outbreak Mean Tightened Food Controls?
    • Abstract: 322 Reports EFFL 5 2014
      Denmark
      Will Listeria Outbreak Mean Tightened Food Controls?
      Tanja Buch-Weeke
      Throughout most of the world the official food control in Denmark is considered highly efficient,
      thorough and reliable. With 1675 employees (in 2012), the Danish Food and Veterinary
      Administration (DFVA) is large in relation to the number of food business (about 50.000)
      that it inspects. The DFVA contributes about 200 times a year to the EU rapid alert system
      PubDate: Tue, 07 Oct 2014 10:22:05 +010
       
  • Bulgaria: Project Post-Mortem of the Bulgarian Ordinance 32
    • Abstract: 320 Reports EFFL 5 2014
      Bulgaria
      Project Post-Mortem1 of the Bulgarian
      Ordinance 32
      Elena Todorova
      I. Introduction, summary and initial
      assessment of the project2
      The Bulgarian Ordinance № 32 of 23.03.2006 on the
      qualification, storage and marketing of poultry meat
      and liver (which is the project discussed below; hereinafter
      referred to as the "Ordinance")was last amended
      in January 2013 ("theNewAmendment"). ThisNew
      Amendment compleme
      PubDate: Tue, 07 Oct 2014 10:20:42 +010
       
  • New ExcAustria: Taxes on Alcohol and Sparkling Wine
    • PubDate: Tue, 07 Oct 2014 10:18:45 +010
       
  • From Harmonisation to Better, Smart and Fit Food Law
    • Abstract: 302 From Harmonisation to Better, Smart and Fit Food Law EFFL 5 2014
      From Harmonisation to Better, Smart and Fit
      Food Law
      Reviewing the Legislators Attempts to Abolish Barriers to Food Trade
      in the EU
      Klaudyna M. Terlicka and David J. Jukes*
      As the European Union (EU) approaches its 60th anniversary, it is worth assessing progress
      towards a key objective – the abolition of barriers to the marketing of food in the EU. Food
      has always created particular pr
      PubDate: Tue, 07 Oct 2014 10:16:02 +010
       
  • Unfair Practices in the Food Supply Chain
    • Abstract: EFFL 5 2014 Unfair Practices in the Food Supply Chain 293
      Unfair Practices in the Food Supply Chain
      A Cause for Concern in the European Union’s Internal Market which
      Requires an Effective Harmonising Solution
      Luis González Vaqué*
      « Tout a déjà été dit, mais comme personne
      n'écoute, il faut sans cesse recommencer
      »
      André Gide
      I. Introduction
      The limited scope of Directive 2005/29/EC concerning
      unfair business-to-consumer commercia
      PubDate: Tue, 07 Oct 2014 10:13:22 +010
       
  • The New Novel Food Regulation – Reform 2.0
    • Abstract: EFFL 5 2014 The New Novel Food Regulation – Reform 2.0 285
      The New Novel Food Regulation – Reform 2.0
      Christian Ballke*
      The Novel Food Regulation is a story full of twists and turns. It originated in the year 1997 as
      Regulation (EC) No. 258/97 (hereinafter: the “Novel Food Regulation”). The primary objective
      of the Regulation was to regulate genetically modified foods in order to take equal account
      of both the reservations regarding safety and ethical consid
      PubDate: Tue, 07 Oct 2014 10:09:44 +010
       
  • The Protection of Proprietary Data in Novel Foods – How to Make It
           Work
    • Abstract: 280 The Protection of Proprietary Data in Novel Foods EFFL 5 2014
      The Protection of Proprietary Data in Novel
      Foods – How to Make It Work
      Martin Holle*
      Nocumentum documentum – learn from your mistakes. One would expect that the golden
      rule expressed in this Latin proverb applies not only to the management of companies but
      equally to the European law-making process, certainly in times of Better and Smart Regulation.
      Like so often in real life, aspiration and
      PubDate: Tue, 07 Oct 2014 10:06:53 +010
       
  • Editorial
    • Abstract: EFFL 5 2014 Editorial 279
      Editorial
      Welcome back everyone from the summer slump! Prepare for tough times to come, especially
      for those of you who like to introduce novel foods to the rather skeptical European
      part of the old world. The latest draft for a new regulation on novel foods will not
      make life any easier for food business operators who want to enrich the European backwoodsmen’s
      plate with new food. The idea to revise Regulation (EC) No 258/97 on novel
      PubDate: Tue, 07 Oct 2014 09:26:56 +010
       
  • USA: FDA Developments: Food Code 2013 and Proposed Trans Fat Determination
    • Abstract: 268 Reports EFFL 4 2014
      USA
      FDA Developments: Food Code 2013 and Proposed Trans Fat
      Determination
      Margaret Rosso Grossman*
      I. Food Code 2013 and Food Code
      Reference System
      Since 1993, the US Food and Drug Administration
      has published a Food Code, now updated every four
      years. In November 2013, the FDA issued the latest
      edition of its Food Code.1 The Food Code is designed
      to assist “food control jurisdictions at all levels of government
      PubDate: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:28:35 +010
       
  • Switzerland: Will Switzerland Back Down? The “Cassis de Dijon
           Principle” and Foodstuffs
    • Abstract: 266 Reports EFFL 4 2014
      Switzerland
      Will Switzerland Back Down? The “Cassis de Dijon Principle” and
      Foodstuffs
      Eva-Maria Strobel and Alexander Eichhof*
      With the implementation of the revised Swiss Federal
      Act on Technical Barriers to Trade (Bundesgesetz
      über die technischen Handelshemmnisse, herein referred
      to as the “TBT”) on 1 July 2010, Switzerland unilaterally
      applied the so-called “Cassis de Dijon Principle”.
      This principle, bas
      PubDate: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:27:06 +010
       
  • The Netherlands: Food Safety: Dutch Government is Taking it Seriously
    • Abstract: EFFL 4 2014 Reports 265
      The Netherlands
      Food Safety: Dutch Government is Taking it Seriously
      Ebba Hoogenraad and Dorothée de Rooy*
      I. Meat Industry on Government Watch
      In the previous issue we wrote about the Dutch government’s
      intention to tighten oversight of the meat
      industry in reaction to the recentmeat scandals. The
      government has followed through on its objective
      and has issued a formal response to the Dutch Safety
      Board report of 26 Ma
      PubDate: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:25:19 +010
       
  • Germany: Does the Consumer Have to Read the Ingredients List?
    • Abstract: EFFL 4 2014 Reports 263
      Germany
      Does the Consumer Have to Read the Ingredients List?
      CJEU Asked to Join the “Raspberry-Vanilla Adventure” by Federal Court of Appeal
      Moritz Hagenmeyer
      Food packaging displaying pictures of fruits are increasingly troubling German courts. The
      crucial question is usually: Does the depicted fruit have to be an ingredient or is it sufficient
      that it represents or suggests the taste of the food? After all, how else could a markete
      PubDate: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:24:08 +010
       
  • Czech Republic: A New Strategy of EU Producers: Marketing Foodstuffs as
           Cosmetics and/or ...
    • Abstract: EFFL 4 2014 Reports 261
      Czech Republic
      A New Strategy of EU Producers: Marketing Foodstuffs as Cosmetics
      and/or Medical Devices
      Nicole Grmelová and Jan Vavrečka*
      The regulation of both the contents and advertisement
      of food in the EuropeanUnion has become very
      strict which has lead some food producers to introduce
      “novel solutions”, such as circumventing EU
      food law by applying regimes aimed at cosmetics
      and/or medical devices. The legal re
      PubDate: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:22:34 +010
       
  • Bulgaria: The Sofia City Administrative Court Drew a Line Between the
           “Dairy Products” and ...
    • Abstract: EFFL 4 2014 Reports 259
      Bulgaria
      The Sofia City Administrative Court Drew a Line Between the “Dairy
      Products” and the “Analogues”
      Elena Todorova
      On 15April 2014 the Sofia CityAdministrative Court,
      acting as a court of last instance, finally ruled that
      there is a difference between the so-called "analogue
      cheese" and a product that combines cheese and other
      ingredients of non-milk origin and/or vegetable
      fats1.
      With the decision the c
      PubDate: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:20:15 +010
       
  • European Union: The EU African Swine Fever Crisis and its Impact on
           International Trade
    • Abstract: 254 Reports EFFL 4 2014
      Reports
      European Union
      The EU African Swine Fever Crisis and its Impact on International
      Trade
      Francesco Montanari and Cesare Varallo*
      I. Introduction
      African Swine Fever (hereinafter ‘ASF’) is a highly infectious
      animal disease that, although bearing no risk
      for humans, is extremely harmful to pigs and wild
      boars. Normally, it triggers symptoms such as loss of
      appetite, high fever, haemorrhages in the skin and
      PubDate: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:18:45 +010
       
 
 
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