New Zealand has signed an arrangement with Indonesia around food safety while the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have stressed the benefits of partnerships.
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Physicians and consumer groups point out that recommendation to simply "eat more fish" is oversimplified and unlikely to achieve the intended benefits because methyl mercury and omega-3 concentrations vary widely between fish species.
Under the Food Safety Modernization Act, all domestic and foreign facilities that manufacture, process, pack or store food, food ingredients, pet foods or dietary supplements are required to renew their registration with the FDA every other year.
The WTO ruled that the U.S.’ amended country-of-origin labeling (COOL) requirements for beef and pork products not only fell short of bringing it into compliance with prior rulings but, in fact, worsened the U.S. treaty violations.
The regulation will have a widespread impact on local agri-food businesses, applying to food business operators at all stages of the food chain where their activities concern the provision of food information to consumers.
EU's commissioner-designate Vytenis Andriukaitis was speaking during his confirmation hearing at the European Parliament while the seventh round of negotiations for a Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP) were unfolding in the US.