Tags: Regulatory

November 16, 2022

Invisible life to the rescue: European Commission facilitates approval of micro-organisms in plant protection products from 21 November 2022

Micro-organisms or microbes (e.g. bacteria, fungi or protozoa) are invisible to us but play a significant ecological role as they help to break down organic matter and produce oxygen. Some of them protect crops from pests and diseases, making them a suitable alternative to chemical-based plant protection. Given its ambition […]

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May 11, 2021

“100g of mealworm please!” – First insect approved under the Novel Foods Regulation

On 3 May 2021, the EU Member states approved “dried yellow mealworms” as a novel food under EU Regulation 2015/2283. According to the applicant, mealworms can be used in a broad range of food products, such as bread, cookies, or pasta.

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November 30, 2020

Precaution is not enough – CJEU finds that Cannabidiol (CBD) is not a narcotic drug

The legal status of CBD, a naturally occurring compound found in the cannabis plant, is murky. The Court has ruled that CBD is not a narcotic drug and that the principles of free movement apply.

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November 23, 2020

TRIS procedure further clarified by the Court of Justice in two recent rulings of 8 October 2020

The Court of Justice of the EU has shed light on Directive 2015/1535 (TRIS) in two recent rulings of 8 October 2020. They explain when a national law triggers the notification procedure and clarify the interrelationship with a notification under another piece of EU law.

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January 25, 2019

Anti-tampering devices : fading boundaries of parallel trade?

On 9 February 2019, a legislative package aimed at fighting medicines falsifications will enter into force across the EU.

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