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Publication date:
2019-10-11

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  • ANSES finds system to monitor chemicals in food largely effective

    The system for monitoring chemical contamination of food in France works well most of the time but has some gaps, according to ANSES. The French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES) assessed the surveillance and control scheme in place between 2010 and 2014 for inorganic and organic contaminants excluding toxins, mycotoxins,...

  • More than 1,000 sick in France from contaminated raw shellfish

    The number of people in France who have become ill after eating contaminated raw shellfish has jumped to more than 1,000. The outbreak has spurred international recalls. A total of 1,033 people have been sickened and 21 needed hospital treatment, according to Santé publique France. A previous update listed the number of illnesses at 668....

  • Hundreds ill in France after eating contaminated raw shellfish

    More than 650 people have fallen ill in France this past month after eating contaminated raw shellfish. Since the start of December 2019, Santé publique France has received 123 reports of collective food poisoning suspected to be linked to consumption of raw shellfish, mainly oysters. The majority, 87 of the 123 alerts, occurred from Dec....

  • France Threatens Retaliation against US if Section 301 Tariffs are Imposed

    In a radio interview, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said that France will retaliate against the U.S. if the U.S. imposes Section 301 tariffs on French goods due to the French Digital Services Tax (DST) investigation.  The French DST levies a 3 percent tax on revenues for providing “digital interface” services and “targeted advertising”...

  • Import alerts include frog legs, pig ears, seafood

    The Food and Drug Administration uses import alerts to enforce U.S. food safety regulations for food from foreign countries. The agency updates and modifies the alerts as needed. Recent modifications to FDA’s import alerts, as posted by the agency, are listed below. Click on the links to view the full alerts. Import Alert Description URL...

  • De nouvelles obligations pour les plateformes de mise en relation

    Les plateformes de mise en relation (comme Uber ou Deliveroo), qui sont de plus en plus utilisées en France, font pourtant l’objet de nombreuses critiques, principalement fondées sur les conditions de travail des travailleurs indépendants qu’elles utilisent dans le cadre de leur activité. Le Gouvernement français s’est donné pour mission d’encadrer l’activité de ces plateformes,...

  • CNIL, France’s Data Protection Authority, Releases Strategic Road Map

    In a statement of its priorities over the next year, French data privacy regulator CNIL emphasizes the importance of a balanced approach to data protection regulation. Key Takeaways: The CNIL’s enforcement actions have gained added momentum with enactment of the GDPR, and the CNIL must commit itself fully in this respect. “At the same time,...

  • France Sanctions Google for Abusing Dominant Position in Search Advertising

    The French Competition Authority has announced it imposed a sanction of €150 million on Google for abusing its dominant position in search advertising. The authority also ordered Google to: clarify the drafting of the rules for its Google Ads advertising platform and review the information procedures concerning changes to the rules (individual notification two months...

  • Thousands poisoned by mushrooms in France in recent years

    More than 10,600 people were poisoned by mushrooms and 22 deaths were reported from 2010 to 2017 in France. A total of 10,625 cases of unintentional poisoning because of ingestion of mushrooms were recorded by French poison control centers (PCCs), according to a study published this month. The poisonings involved two or more people during...

  • Import alert changes include catfish, French cheese, papayas

    The Food and Drug Administration uses import alerts to enforce U.S. food safety regulations for food from foreign countries. The agency updates and modifies the alerts as needed. Recent modifications to FDA’s import alerts, as posted by the agency, are listed below. Click on the links to view the full alerts. Import Alert Description URL...

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