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  • Mutual Recognition an ongoing drama!

    22nd December 2017

    The principle of mutual recognition (MR) requires that a good that is lawfully marketed in one Member State should not be prohibited in another Member State, unless the latter has sound reasons (consumer protection) for banning or restricting its sale. 


    Mutual recognition applies to products not subject to Union harmonisation legislation or only partly covered by it, example maximum permitted levels in food supplements (Dir 2002/46) are not harmonised. Important as 35% of all goods traded in the EU fall under…
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  • Enforcement of Food Legislation in the EU 2018

    22nd December 2017

    Today (19th December) the European Commission has published its draft proposal for a Regulation laying down rules for the enforcement legislation across the EU - and that includes foods. 


    The COM sets out that because of the increasing number of non-compliant products on the market there is continued distortion of competition and increasing risk to the consumer. 

    Following on from tis 2017 initiative (COM(2016) 710 final) to combat  non-compliance this new regulation will aim to provide the right incentives to businesses, intensifying…
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