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Unfair trading practices in the food supply chain

06-05-2019

The food supply chain ensures that food and drink products are delivered to the public. It affects all consumers in the EU. The final price paid by the consumer is impacted by the number of participants in the food supply chain. While the single market has brought benefits to operators in the supply chain through more market opportunities and a larger customer base, it has also brought challenges. Structural changes have occurred, leading to different levels of bargaining power and imbalances between ...

The food supply chain ensures that food and drink products are delivered to the public. It affects all consumers in the EU. The final price paid by the consumer is impacted by the number of participants in the food supply chain. While the single market has brought benefits to operators in the supply chain through more market opportunities and a larger customer base, it has also brought challenges. Structural changes have occurred, leading to different levels of bargaining power and imbalances between actors in the chain. The abuse of such differences may lead to unfair trading practices. To strengthen the position of smaller operators (farmers) in the food supply chain, in April 2018 the European Commission proposed a new directive on unfair trading practices. Trilogue discussions began in October 2018 after a successful vote in plenary. The final agreed text was adopted by both Parliament and Council at first reading, and signed on 17 April. Member States must now incorporate its provisions into national law, and apply them by 1 November 2021.

Unfair trading practices in the food supply chain

05-07-2018

The Commission proposal aims to strengthen the resilience of weaker operators in the food supply chain and improve its functioning. The supporting impact assessment appears to be substantially constrained by the limited evidence base. The data on the scale of the problem seems limited and precise quantifications of costs and benefits of the option packages was not feasible. The stakeholder consultation activities, on the other hand, have largely followed the requirements of the Better Regulation ...

The Commission proposal aims to strengthen the resilience of weaker operators in the food supply chain and improve its functioning. The supporting impact assessment appears to be substantially constrained by the limited evidence base. The data on the scale of the problem seems limited and precise quantifications of costs and benefits of the option packages was not feasible. The stakeholder consultation activities, on the other hand, have largely followed the requirements of the Better Regulation Guidelines.

Bioeconomy: Challenges and opportunities

19-01-2017

The bioeconomy refers to the production and extraction of renewable biological resources and their conversion into food and feed, bio-based products and bioenergy. Although primarily based on activities carried out, in some form, for centuries or millennia (such as farming, fisheries or forestry), the bioeconomy emerged in the past decade as a knowledge-driven concept aimed at meeting a number of today's challenges. In the European Union (EU), the bioeconomy sectors have an annual turnover of about ...

The bioeconomy refers to the production and extraction of renewable biological resources and their conversion into food and feed, bio-based products and bioenergy. Although primarily based on activities carried out, in some form, for centuries or millennia (such as farming, fisheries or forestry), the bioeconomy emerged in the past decade as a knowledge-driven concept aimed at meeting a number of today's challenges. In the European Union (EU), the bioeconomy sectors have an annual turnover of about €2 trillion and employ between 17 and 19 million people. They use almost three quarters of the EU land area. A stronger bioeconomy could trigger growth and jobs, and reduce dependency on imports. It could contribute to optimising the use of biological resources, which remain finite although they are renewable. However, it could also create competition between uses and technologies at various levels. Besides, the amount of available biomass remains disputed. A bioeconomy could contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving public health. However, it could also trigger new greenhouse gas emissions and induce adverse impacts on the environment. The EU policy framework for the bioeconomy is spread across a number of policies (agriculture, forestry, fisheries, climate, circular economy and research). Although a bioeconomy strategy from 2012 aims to ensure policy coherence, inconsistencies remain. The EU provides funding to innovative bioeconomy activities through the framework programme for research (Horizon 2020) and a range of other instruments. The European Parliament has been supportive of the bioeconomy strategy, while highlighting the need for sustainability and policy coherence.

Food Safety Situation in Ireland and Overview of the European Food and Veterinary Office

15-02-2016

This study was prepared for Policy Department A at the request of the Environmental, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) Committee, and updates the earlier 2013 briefing. It provides an overview of the food safety situation in Ireland. It outlines the Irish food and drink industry, the structure and organisation of the food safety and control system involved in food safety in Ireland and a description of current food safety issues in Ireland. An overview of the structure and competencies of the ...

This study was prepared for Policy Department A at the request of the Environmental, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) Committee, and updates the earlier 2013 briefing. It provides an overview of the food safety situation in Ireland. It outlines the Irish food and drink industry, the structure and organisation of the food safety and control system involved in food safety in Ireland and a description of current food safety issues in Ireland. An overview of the structure and competencies of the European Food and Veterinary Office is also provided.

Auteur externe

Sue Keenan

Unfair Trading Practices in the Business-to-Business Food Supply Chain

14-08-2015

Unfair trade practices imposed by the stronger party to a contract can have a profound impact on the functioning of the market, increasing costs and reducing revenues of the parties that experience them. This background paper reviews unfair trade practices that can appear on any side of the B2B (Business-to-Business ) transaction, in any sector of the market. Recently unfair trading practices have been of particular interest to the EU in relation to food supply chains. Briefing concludes that any ...

Unfair trade practices imposed by the stronger party to a contract can have a profound impact on the functioning of the market, increasing costs and reducing revenues of the parties that experience them. This background paper reviews unfair trade practices that can appear on any side of the B2B (Business-to-Business ) transaction, in any sector of the market. Recently unfair trading practices have been of particular interest to the EU in relation to food supply chains. Briefing concludes that any consideration concerning possible future action in the area of unfair trading practices must consider a number of issues such as: whether or not legislative action is needed, and if so, what scope and form should it take. However, the key element of any action is to ensure its subsequent effective enforcement.

Auteur externe

Aneta Wiewiórowska-Domagalska (Osnabrück University, Germany)

Updating rules on novel foods to keep up with scientific advances

30-06-2015

To protect public health, new foods or food ingredients ('novel foods') require safety assessment and authorisation before they can be placed on the EU market. The current authorisation process covering novel foods is seen by the food industry as complex, expensive and time-consuming. In addition, stakeholders agree that updating the current Novel Foods Regulation, which dates back to 1997, is urgently needed to reflect scientific and technological advances. In December 2013, the Commission presented ...

To protect public health, new foods or food ingredients ('novel foods') require safety assessment and authorisation before they can be placed on the EU market. The current authorisation process covering novel foods is seen by the food industry as complex, expensive and time-consuming. In addition, stakeholders agree that updating the current Novel Foods Regulation, which dates back to 1997, is urgently needed to reflect scientific and technological advances. In December 2013, the Commission presented a revised proposal on novel foods. Questions related to cloning have been left out of the proposal, as disagreement concerning food derived from cloned animals led to the failure of the previous attempt at revision of the Regulation in 2008. The main changes in the new proposal are: the removal of the former novel food categories; a centralised authorisation process; a shift from applicant-based to generic authorisations; and a simplified procedure for traditional foods from third countries. Interinstitutional trilogue negotiations started in December 2014; the Committee of Member States' Permanent Representatives (Coreper) approved the resulting compromise text on 10 June, and the EP's Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) followed suit on 25 June 2015. The text is expected to be voted in plenary in October 2015.

Food Safety Policy and Regulation in the United States

16-02-2015

This study reviews and updates the previous 2013 report on Food safety policies and regulation in the United States. In particular the review considers the basic relevant legislative acts and the organisation of various branches of government, key changes in approach or implementation have also been identified. In addition, a list of the legislative requirements related to food safety in relation to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is presented. A brief description is also ...

This study reviews and updates the previous 2013 report on Food safety policies and regulation in the United States. In particular the review considers the basic relevant legislative acts and the organisation of various branches of government, key changes in approach or implementation have also been identified. In addition, a list of the legislative requirements related to food safety in relation to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is presented. A brief description is also given of current food safety emergencies in the United States. This document was provided by Policy Department A for the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) in view of the ENVI delegation to Washington from 16-19 March 2015.

Auteur externe

Susan Keenan, Stephen Spice and Jonathan Cole (Campden BRI) ; Paola Banfi (Milieu Ltd.)

Proceedings of the Workshop on Novel Foods

06-02-2015

This report summarises the presentations and discussions during the Workshop on Novel Foods, held on 7 October 2014. The aim of the workshop was to allow an exchange of views between MEPs, the European Commission, stakeholders of the novel foods industry, NGOs, public administration and academia. There is general agreement that amendment to the Novel Foods Regulation is required to reflect scientific and technological advances. Following an outline of the current state of play, presentations focussed ...

This report summarises the presentations and discussions during the Workshop on Novel Foods, held on 7 October 2014. The aim of the workshop was to allow an exchange of views between MEPs, the European Commission, stakeholders of the novel foods industry, NGOs, public administration and academia. There is general agreement that amendment to the Novel Foods Regulation is required to reflect scientific and technological advances. Following an outline of the current state of play, presentations focussed on certain aspects of the Novel Foods Regulation and in particular innovation, the importance of novel foods from the industry and consumer perspectives and whether the draft Regulation solves existing problems. The requirement for further amendments was also considered. The Workshop was chaired by MEP James Nicholson, ENVI Rapporteur for the Commission proposal for Novel Foods Regulation.

Auteur externe

Sue Keenan (Campden BRI), Alan Alldrick (Campden BRI) and Steven Tompkins (ADAS)

ENVI Relevant Legislative Areas of the EU-US Trade and Investment Partnership Negotiations (TTIP)

05-02-2015

In February 2013, the European Union (EU) and the United States of America (US) started the procedures necessary for initiating formal negotiations on a free trade agreement, referred to as the “Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership” (TTIP). The first round of negotiations took place in Washington D.C. in July 2013, the seventh round ended on 3 October 2014 and the eight round is taking place in Brussels from 2 to 6 February 2015. In order to monitor the on-going negotiations, the Committee ...

In February 2013, the European Union (EU) and the United States of America (US) started the procedures necessary for initiating formal negotiations on a free trade agreement, referred to as the “Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership” (TTIP). The first round of negotiations took place in Washington D.C. in July 2013, the seventh round ended on 3 October 2014 and the eight round is taking place in Brussels from 2 to 6 February 2015. In order to monitor the on-going negotiations, the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) commissioned a study on "ENVI Relevant Legislative Areas of the EU-US Trade and Investment Partnership Negotiations (TTIP)". The study complemented a 2013 study on “Legal Implications of TTIP for the Acquis Communautaire in ENVI Relevant Sectors” for the ENVI Committee. This leaflet presents the key findings of the 2014 study.

Indication du pays d'origine de la viande dans les produits transformés

30-01-2015

Tous les consommateurs de produits alimentaires transformés devraient avoir la possibilité de voir d'où vient la viande qu'ils mangent. Il est prévu, durant la période de session de février, le vote en séance plénière sur une proposition de résolution de la commission de l’environnement, de la santé publique et de la sécurité alimentaire invitant la Commission à proposer une législation de l’Union européenne rendant obligatoire la mention du pays d'origine pour toute viande utilisée dans un produit ...

Tous les consommateurs de produits alimentaires transformés devraient avoir la possibilité de voir d'où vient la viande qu'ils mangent. Il est prévu, durant la période de session de février, le vote en séance plénière sur une proposition de résolution de la commission de l’environnement, de la santé publique et de la sécurité alimentaire invitant la Commission à proposer une législation de l’Union européenne rendant obligatoire la mention du pays d'origine pour toute viande utilisée dans un produit transformé.

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