EU Preliminary Impact Assessment on Trans Fats policy options

The EU Commission just published an inception impact assessment about a potential upcoming Regulation about limitation of trans fats in foods (3rd quarter 2017). Although different actions were taken in different Member States of the EU and intakes of trans fats have overall decreased over the past years, other Member States have not taken action. … Continue reading EU Preliminary Impact Assessment on Trans Fats policy options

FVO reports – Import controls for plant health in Italy and Xylella fastidiosa crisis

In case you are still surprised about the Xylella fastidiosa outbreak in the Region Apulia, in the south of Italy, which between 2014 and 2015 nearly destroyed the Italian olives harvest, you should read the following Food and Veterinary Office’s reports (n. 2014-7327, Nov. 2014, 2015-7212, June 2015 and 2015-7580, Nov. 2015) and my former … Continue reading FVO reports – Import controls for plant health in Italy and Xylella fastidiosa crisis