Regulatory watch

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 […]
21 September 2023

Publication of regulation (EU) 2023/1783 – Modification of MRLs

EU regulation 2023/1783 has just been published. It modifies the MRLs for the following residues: denatonium benzoate, diuron, etoxazole, methomyl and teflubenzuron. Denatonium benzoate and diuron […]
13 September 2023

Changes to MRLs – Regulations 2023/1719 and 2023/1753

Two new regulations modifying MRLs have just been published by the European Commission: The MRL for isoxaben has been set at 0.05 mg/kg for gherkins. MRLs […]
27 July 2023

New MRLs for nicotine in spices

Regulation 2023/1536 amending regulation 396/2005 has just been published. It modifies the MRLs for nicotine in spices. Seed and fruit spices (vanilla) MRLs are currently set […]