New in food legislation in 2019
New in food legislation. The quality and technical-sanitary standards in the agrifood sector elaborated by the Spanish Government will continue to be updated in the next year, including those related to olive oil, canned vegetables, honey, broths, consommés, soups and creams, the cookies, the chips and the snacks.
Likewise, the European Union will bet in this period for the regulation of Transparency and sustainability in the management of the food chain. In this post we will give a few strokes of the next legislative forecasts for the industry. The first action that the Government will carry out will be the repeal of Royal Decree 308/1983 and the approval of a new standard for olive oil.
Spain is the world’s leading producer and exporter of olive oil, which is why separating olive oil and olive pomace, from other seed oils or oleaginous fruits “will contribute to better adapt production and self-control systems, and the rules of packaging and labeling to the community regulations and to the evolution of the criteria and technological advances ”and thus, to offer a better service of this product that has a“ demand in constant growth ”, explains the document.
Regarding canned vegetables, Royal Decree 2420/1978 will be updated, which is 40 years old and will be improved and updated in three ways: simplification of products and forms of presentation, adaptation of defects and their tolerances to the technological development of the processes of preparation and updating of food information provided to the consumer.
In the case of honey, the update of Royal Decree 1049/2003, will try to ensure that the labeling information correctly indicates the origin of this product in case of mixtures.
The European Union will approve a regulation on Transparency and sustainability of the determination of risk in the food chain, which deals with issues of risk in the food chain, materials that come into contact with food, or additives, among others.
In addition, this regulation proposes to create a European register of the studies commissioned, to ensure that companies that request an authorization present all relevant information and also affect the communication of risk to citizens to increase consumer confidence.