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  • When food fraud is committed, what are the sanctions?

    When food fraud is committed, what are the sanctions? As food fraud is such a broad matter, the legal framework surrounding sanctions is complex. Last year’s decision by the Tribunal de Grande Instance in Paris on the case of lasagna containing horsemeat instead of beef, provides us with an opportunity to explore how food fraud...

  • European Food Safety Authority Responds to French Ban of Titanium Dioxide in Food

    On April 25, France adopted an executive order banning the placement of foods containing titanium dioxide on the market for one year beginning January 1, 2020.  See our blog on the topic here. On May 13, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), published a statement on the risk review performed by the French Agency for...

  • France Publishes Order Suspending Sale of Foods Containing Titanium Dioxide

    The French Authorities will suspend the marketing of foods containing (titanium dioxide – TiO2, E 171) as of January 2020. Links below, except the last one, are to the French documents. On April 25, the French government adopted an executive order, implementing the recent Agriculture and Food Law (No. 2018-938). It contains the conclusion from...

  • France Proposes to Update Rubber Food-Contact Order

    France notified a draft Order on rubber materials and articles intended to come into contact with food and pacifiers for infants and young children to the European Commission (EC), TRIS Notification 2019/57/F, on February 12, 2019.   The EC and the Member States have a three month “standstill period” (until May 13, 2019) to submit comments...

  • Edible Insects Making Headlines Across the EU – France’s Leading Daily Newspaper, Le Monde, Interviews Katia Merten-Lentz on the EU’s Edible Insect Legislation

    Keller and Heckman food law attorney Katia Merten-Lentz was interviewed for the Le Monde article (in French) “Des insectes dans notre assiette, en toute légalité?” which reported on the recent European Commission decision on insect-based food for human consumption confirming that prior authorization is required. Keller and Heckman’s Food and Drug Practice has been monitoring...

  • Katia Merten-Lentz Interviewed on France Info (French Radio)

    Katia Merten-Lentz was interviewed on France Info (French Radio) on January 21, 2019. Katia gave her insight on the fraud that tricked consumers into buying ready-made meals containing horse meat instead of beef. The scandal occurred in 2013. To listen to the interview, with English subtitles, click here.

  • Le dioxyde de titane bientôt interdit en France?

    Cet article a été publié sur Agra Alimentation, le média des enjeux de stratégiques et financiers de l’agroalimentaire.   Le 27 mai 2018, les députés de l’Assemblée nationale ont voté l’interdiction – temporaire – de toute importation et toute vente de denrées alimentaires contenant du dioxyde de titane, au motif que ses effets négatifs sur la santé...

  • Missouri and France Prohibit Labeling Plant-Based Products as “Meat”

    The Missouri Senate has passed an omnibus spending bill that adopts SB 977, the state bill that prohibits the marketing of plant-based meat analogs with the term “meat.”  The bill has been passed by the Missouri House and now goes to the governor for signing.  The bill had the support of the Missouri Farm Bureau,...

  • French food pricing legislation could be contrary to EU law

    Originally published at www.foodnavigator.com on 18 May 2018 The government of president Emmanuel Macron is proposing new legislation further restricting resale at loss. Katia Merten-Lentz, partner at Keller and Heckman, warns this legislation might be contrary to EU Directive and to the jurisprudence of the European Court of Justice. Resale at loss France is one of the...

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