Thursday, January 30, 2014

Horse meat again

New case of horse meat has been discovered in a Dutch slaughterhouse.


Thursday, January 23, 2014

TRENTO LAWTECH COMPARATIVE FOOD LAW SEMINAR 2014

THE INTERNATIONAL AND COMPARATIVE DIMENSION OF FOOD LAW

Location: University of Trento, Faculty of Law, Professor Room - Trento, via Rosmini
Date: Friday, February 21th, 2014
Time: 9.30-12.30

PROGRAM

Introduction
Umberto IzzoMatteo Ferrari (University of Trento)

Speakers
Neal Fortin (Professor and Director, Institute for Food Laws & Regulations, Michigan State University)
The Perils of Comparative Food Law:  The United States and the European Union

Martin Holle (Professor for Food Law and Administrative Law at Hamburg University of Applied Sciences)
The Consumer Paradigm in Food Law: Time for a Change?

Francesco Planchenstainer (Ph d, Cattolica University of Piacenza, Lawtech Trento)
Legal Responses to Food Safety Emergencies and Crises: A Comparative Assessment of U.S. and E.U. Law  

For more information, visit here

Thursday, January 09, 2014

10th International Workshop for Young Scholars (WISH) - ‘New Directions in EU and Global Risk Regulation'

The European Law Journal, HEC Paris and the Center for Research on Transnational Law (CTL), Peking University School of Transnational Law (PKUSTL), Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School, are welcoming proposals for presentation at the 10th International Workshop for Young Scholars (WISH)/10√®me Rencontre Internationale des Jeunes Chercheurs (RIJC). 

The topic is 'New Directions in EU and Global Risk Regulation: Regulatory Autonomy, Evidence-based Policymaking and International Regulatory Co-operation'. 

The 10th WISH will be held in Paris in December 2014 (date to be determined).

 

The 10th WISH builds on the success of the previous WISH held annually since 2002. It offers outstanding young scholars an opportunity to present their best research work in a professional academic setting to an audience of other young scholars and more senior academics. Selected revised versions of the papers may be published in a special issue of the European Law Journal or in a bilingual edited book (Bruylant, Brussels) destined for an international readership.
 
For more information, please click here. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact Cliff Wirajendi at wirajendi@hec.fr

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

WHO urges stricter rules on food marketing to children

The food industry is ‘exploiting children’ in its marketing of unhealthy food, according to a new report from the World Health Organisation (WHO), which calls for stricter marketing controls, particularly in light of new technologies like smart phone apps and social media. See: http://www.foodnavigator.com/Legislation/WHO-urges-stricter-rules-on-food-marketing-to-children

The full report is available here

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

On the uses and misuses of the precautionary principle: Towards a EU ban on neonicotinoid insecticides

Alberto Alemanno has posted a blog article on risk regulation and EU Law titled, On the uses and misuses of the precautionary principle: Towards a EU ban on neonicotinoid insecticides. The short article is well worth reading for its insights in to both risk regulation and EU law making.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Last Chance to Register - Summer Academy in Global Food Law and Policy




The Summer Academy in Global Food Law and Policy is an established one-week summer program that brings together practitioners, policymakers, industry representatives, and leading academics working in the field of food law and policy. It offers intensive training on the most innovative developments in global food regulation and provides a unique opportunity for professional development and networking in an informal and interdisciplinary setting. By talking, studying, and interacting with food experts from all over the world, participants are able to gain new perspectives into both their own sectors and international regulatory issues. This is achieved by combining traditional classroom instruction with experiential learning opportunities offered by dedicated and distinguished international experts.

The 5th edition of the Academy will take place from Monday, 22 July, to Friday, 26 July, 2013 in Granada, Spain. The choice of this vibrant city will enable participants to benefit from the distinctive beauty of the town’s Unesco World Heritage environment and its privileged geographical location adjacent to the Sierra Nevada. For more information, please visit here.

The Summer Academy may be taken as a 2 or 3 credit, graduate-level course from Michigan State University.  Contact IFLR@msu.edu if you are interested in enrolling for graduate credit. If you wish only to attend as a seminar, enroll here.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Foundations of EU Food Law and Policy

The introductory chapter to Alberto Alemanno’s forthcoming book, “Foundations of EU Food Law and Policy,” is available here on SSRN. The book gathers the viewpoints of academics, policymakers, industry representatives, and food practitioners on the first ten years of the European Food Safety Authority.

“Despite the celebratory mood, the book provides forward-looking views on the future scientific and regulatory challenges facing the Authority. Overall, the Authority emerges as belonging to a balanced, yet improvable, food legal system that deserves permanent scrutiny, guidance and judgment. That is the expectation of 500 million EU citizens, the daily clients of this very system.” Foundations of EU Food Law and Policy - Ten Years of European Food Safety Authority by Alberto Alemanno