Regulatory watch

2 April 2024

New recommendations for nickel

The European Commission has published recommendation 2024/907 on the monitoring of nickel in foodstuffs. Nickel is present in foodstuffs and may be of natural or man-made […]
11 March 2024

EFSA 2022 report on veterinary residues and other substances.

EFSA has published its report on the results of the 2022 monitoring of residues of veterinary medicinal products and unauthorised substances in live animals and animal […]
15 February 2024

Changes to MRLs: haloxyfop and nicotine/vanilla

Two new texts amending Regulation EC 396/2005 have just been published in the OJEU. This regulation sets a common MRL for all spices at 0.3 mg/kg […]
15 December 2023

RASFF 2022 annual report

The 2022 annual report of the Alert and Cooperation Network (ACN) has just been published. In 2022, 4,361 notifications were sent to the Rapid Alert System […]
15 December 2023

2022 annual report on food fraud

The 2022 annual report of the Alert and Cooperation Network (ACN) has just been published. In 2022, the number of notifications exchanged by the Food Fraud […]
8 December 2023

New labelling rules for wines

EU Regulation 2021/2117, published on 6 December 2021, amended EU Regulation 1308/2013 on agricultural products. From 8 December 2023, it requires the labelling of two additional […]
31 October 2023

Food fraud: results of Operation OPSON XII

Operation Opson is organised every year. The aim is to remove counterfeit and non-compliant food and drink products from the market and to dismantle the organised […]
24 October 2023

New FCD microbiological criteria for 2024

The FCD (Fédération du Commerce et de la Distribution) has published its new specifications for 2024: Microbiological criteria applicable to distributor brands, first-price brands and raw […]
27 September 2023

EFSA updates its risk assessment on mineral oils

EFSA has just updated its risk assessment of mineral oil hydrocarbons (MOH) in food. It has also made available an infographic summarizing this publication. (infographic in […]