//Food/feed Law

Our issues on Food & Feed law

60% of EU starch goes into the EU food/feed chain. But when starch is being extracted, it is often not yet known whether it will go to food or non food applications. All the EU produced starch must therefore comply with EU food and feed law. Starch Europe members are therefore strongly implicated by EU food and feed law and Starch Europe seeks to ensure that the specific interests of starch producers are taken into account in its development.

Issues of particular interest include:

  • Contaminants/Mycotoxins: Food safety must be the basis for any decision regarding the maximum limits for mycotoxins. If safety is an issue, preventive and mitigation methods like the implementation of code of good practices should be put into place and if despite these codes, safety is still at stake, then limits should be realistic, achievable, consistent, controllable and be based on risk analysis. A realistic and consistent approach should be taken also for limits in feed products.
  • Legislation on gene technology: Starch Europe members continue to respond to current customer demands for conventional products in compliance with EU laws and by implementing traceability as long as most European consumers are not ready to accept GMOs.
  • Other:Starch Europe also closely follows the development of the EU legislation regarding additives and processing aids, animal feed and codes of good practice, materials in contact with food.

All our issues

Gluten-free labelling and allergen labelling exemption granted for wheat starch derivatives

Revised in January 2016 “Gluten-free” and “very low gluten” labelling Labelling requirements Starch Europe members welcomed the adoption of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 828/2014 of 30 July 2014 on the requirements for the provision of information to consumers on the absence or reduced presence of gluten in food. In its Implementing Regulation (EU) No [...]

2017-12-15T11:19:02+00:00 February 9th, 2016|

PFP press release on COOL

PRESS RELEASE Country of origin labelling (COOL) - EU Primary Food Processors share Commission’s views that the status quo is the only realistic option   Brussels, 20 May 2015 The EU Primary Food Processors[1] welcome the Commission report[2] issued today which clearly stipulates that introducing a mandatory origin labelling would increase the complexity of the [...]

2017-12-15T11:19:03+00:00 May 22nd, 2015|

EU Food and Feed Chain partners reject EU Commission move to undermine the Internal Market for Agri-food products

      Press Release EU food and feed chain partners reject EU Commission move to undermine the Internal Market for Agri-food products Brussels, 8 April 2015- The EU Food and Feed Chain partners urged European Commission President Juncker today to reject any attempt to renationalize EU market authorisations of genetically modified crops for feed and [...]

2017-12-15T11:19:03+00:00 April 10th, 2015|

AAF statement on REACH

AAF position on the status of starch and starch-derived products and starch by-products in the context of REACH with regard to their use in applications other than food, feed and pharma ...

2017-12-15T11:19:03+00:00 March 3rd, 2014|
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