Top 10 articles in 2017 – Review

Dear readers and friends,

another year passed and I have to thank you everyone for the time spent reading this blog, sharing articles and commenting.

As usual, I recap the most interesting topics of 2017 in the first article of 2018. Here below the top 10 articles of 2017, according to the number of clicks received:

  1. Dual quality food products guidance of the EU Commission – Now what?

A brief exam of the Commission guidance released in September 2017 on this most controversial topic.

2. Food Supplement Regulation of China – Vitamins and Minerals list compared to EU

A special thank you to my guest writer KUN HOU (kunhou2016@gmail.com) for this very appreciated comparative table.

3. 1st Food Law in Asia International Conference – Export, Labelling and Countering Fraud

The event was organised on 12th June 2017 in Amsterdam, in cooperation with Lexxion and HFG law firm and it was a great success.  For those who enjoyed the event or are interested a 2nd edition is planned for 16th April 2018 in Rome (see link to provisional program) and will be followed the day after by the twin conference “Food Law in US” (see link to provisional program, to be updated soon).

4. Food defense requirements in EU?

Will we see food defense requirements in EU, like in US, in a near future? Nothing changed on the EU Commission side, since the publication of this article.

5. FDA Releases Compliance Guide for Small Businesses under FSMA Intentional Adulteration Rule (Food defense)

Another article that confirms the interest for the above mentioned topic.

6. FDA Extended Compliance Dates for Nutrition Facts Label Final Rules to 2020 and 2021

The FDA proposed this extension for the application of the new Nutrition Facts requirements, from mid-2018 to 1st January 2020 and 2021 (depending on the business size). Formally the extension has not been finalized yet, but it is more than sure that it will be confirmed soon.

7. ‘Natural’ claim in China: an overview and comparison with EU and US

The article provides useful links to my publications on the topic.

8. FDA Recognizes Australia as Having a Comparable Food Safety System to the U.S.

The FDA recognized Australian food safety system as equivalent to the US one under FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act).

9. Summer Academy in Global Food Law and Policy 2017

This one of a kind event attracts always a lot of interest. This year there will be the 10th edition.

10. EU audits – Vietnam not compliant for pesticide residues

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Cesare Varallo

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

Cesare Varallo

I am food lawyer in Italy, international recognised speaker and global advisor on food safety, food labeling and food regulatory issues.

From April 2014 I am Vice President Business and Regulatory Affairs EU at Inscatech, a US based company which, due to its one of a kind approach, is establishing new standards in the fight against food frauds. Inscatech, indeed, is a well recognized provider of food fraud intelligence, forensically based vulnerability assessments, and validated supply chain mapping.

Foodlawlatest.com

In July 2013 I founded the blog http://www.foodlawlatest.com, which is today one of the must read website in the international food arena and counts thousands of visitors from more than 170 countries.

Our activities

Through partnerships with technical experts (e.g. food technologist and engineers) and other international advisors we can offer a multidisciplinary and multi-jurisdiction approach, to timely answer the needs of clients in a globalised environment.

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– food law consultancy at Italian, EU and international level;
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– development of internal procedure for the mitigation and prevention of food frauds, of the consumer’s complaints and of product’s non compliance events;
– trainings for food business operators, competent authorities and third countries on the relevant legislation;
– participation as independent consultant in EU and international agencies funded and co-funded projects;
– provision of newsletters, databases and tailor-made legal updates services on Italian and European food law;
– participation to conferences and publications regarding food law on Italian and EU reviews (e.g. EFFL – European Food and Feed Law review, EJRR – European Journal of Risk Regulation).