12 January - 20 June 2016

Legislation headlines

  • Approving amendments to the specification for a protected designation of origin (‘Haut-Montravel’ (PDO))
  • Concerning the entry into force of the Agreement between the European Union and Iceland on the protection of geographical indications for agricultural products and foodstuffs
  • Commission notice on questions and answers on the application of the European Parliament and of the Council on the provision of food information to consumers
  • Application for approval of an amendment to the product specification of protected geographical indications which is not minor ‘Gailtaler Speck’ (PGI)
  • Scientific opinions

Approving amendments to the specification for a protected designation of origin (‘Haut-Montravel’ (PDO))
The Commission has examined France's application for the approval of amendments to the specification for the Protected Designation of Origin ‘Haut-Montravel’.  The Commission has published the application for the approval of amendments to the specification, in the Official Journal of the European Union and as no statement of objection has been received amendments to the specification should therefore be approved.

Concerning the entry into force of the Agreement between the European Union and Iceland on the protection of geographical indications for agricultural products and foodstuffs
The Agreement between the European Union and Iceland on the protection of geographical indications for agricultural products and foodstuffs (1) entered into force on 1 May 2018, the procedure provided for in Article 11 of the Agreement having been completed on 19 October 2017.

Commission notice on questions and answers on the application of the European Parliament and of the Council on the provision of food information to consumers
On 25 October 2011, the European Parliament and the Council adopted Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 on the provision of food information to consumers (hereinafter, ‘the Regulation’). The Regulation modifies existing food labelling provisions in the Union to allow consumers to make informed choices and to make safe use of food, while at the same time to ensure the free movement of legally produced and marketed food. It is applicable since 13 December 2014, with the exception of the provisions concerning the nutrition declaration which are applicable since 13 December 2016. This notice is intended to assist food business operators and national authorities in the application of the Regulation by providing answers to a series of questions which were raised after the entry into force of the Regulation.

Application for approval of an amendment to the product specification of protected geographical indications which is not minor ‘Gailtaler Speck’ (PGI)
Austria have applied for amendments to be made to their product specification for Gailtaler Speck. Amendments have been made to the description of the product, geographical area, proof of origin, method of production, link with geographical area and labelling. Gailtaler Speck is a raw cured product made of unpressed, boneless pork.

Scientific opinions

Modification of the existing maximum residue levels for tebuconazole in olives, rice, herbs and herbal infusions (dried)

Machine learning techniques for the automation of literature reviews and systematic reviews in EFSA

Modification of the existing maximum residue levels for valifenalate in various crops

Report for 2016 on the results from the monitoring of veterinary medicinal product residues and other substances in live animals and animal products

Third report on the update and maintenance of EFSA's Chemical Hazards Database

Peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance Bacillus subtilis strain IAB/BS03

Guidance for the identification of endocrine disruptors in the context of Regulations (EU) No 528/2012 and (EC) No 1107/2009

Evaluation of the application for a new alternative processing method for animal by‐products of Category 3 material (ChainCraft B.V.)

Evaluation of di‐calcium malate, used as a novel food ingredient and as a source of calcium in foods for the general population, food supplements, total diet replacement for weight control and food for special medical purposes

Evaluation of di‐magnesium malate, used as a novel food ingredient and as a source of magnesium in foods for the general population, food supplements, total diet replacement for weight control and food for special medical purposes

Pest categorisation of Hirschmanniella spp.

Pest categorisation of Coniferiporia sulphurascens and Coniferiporia weirii

Pest categorisation of Guignardia laricina

Pest categorisation of Colletotrichum gossypii

Safety of d‐ribose as a novel food pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2015/2283

Review of the existing maximum residue levels for 2,5‐dichlorobenzoic acid methylester according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005

Re-evaluation of stannous chloride (E 512) as food additive

Pest categorisation of Grapholita packardi

Refined exposure assessment of polyethylene glycol (E 1521) from its use as a food additive

Pest categorisation of non‐EU Pissodes spp.

Pest categorisation of Dendrolimus sibiricus

Re‐evaluation of gellan gum (E 418) as food additive

Evaluation of the application for a new alternative processing method for animal by‐products of Category 3 material (ChainCraft B.V.)

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