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Craft beer taps squeezed as shutdown delays new releases

16-Jan-2019

The nation's craft beer taps are being squeezed by the government shutdown, which has put new releases on hold, prevented new breweries from opening and stopped shipments of some suds across state lines. The partial shutdown halted operations at the federal agency that regulates alcohol ...

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Food safety regime is strong but overstretched

16-Jan-2019

Although the EU food safety model is among the toughest in the world, it could still be more effective and consistent across the bloc, the European Court of Auditors (ECA) said in a report issued Tuesday. The auditors commended the bloc's food safety regime as "a point of reference around the ...

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EU withdraws threat of fish import ban from Thailand

10-Jan-2019

The EU Commission has withdrawn its threat of a ban on imports of seafood and fish from Thailand. The Southeast Asian country has taken effective action against illegal fishing and complied with European demands, said Fisheries Commissioner Karmenu Vella on Tuesday in Brussels.The European ...

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EU court advisor: Organic food label does not exclude halal slaughter

21-Sep-2018

Meat obtained from animals slaughtered without being stunned, in line with Islamic religious practices, should still be able to qualify for organic certification, an advisor to the European Union's top court argued on Thursday. Many Muslims believe that for meat to be halal and acceptable for ...

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foodwatch Accuses EU of Large-Scale Failings in Health and Safety

Open Letter: Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker Is "Detached from Reality"

14-Sep-2018

The European consumer organisation foodwatch accused EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker of large-scale failings in health and consumer protection. Europe is being rocked by massive food scandals time and again, and the Commission has failed to effectively protect consumers, argued ...

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EU Commission wants to allow more beef imports from the USA

05-Sep-2018

To defuse the trade dispute with President Donald Trump, the EU Commission wants to allow the USA to import more beef. A share of all imports of hormone-free beef into the EU is to be reserved for the USA, the Brussels authority announced on Monday. The EU states would have to give an appropriate ...

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Coke Prices To Increase Due To Aluminum Tariffs

30-Jul-2018

Coca-Cola (KO) plans to hike price of its carbonated soft drinks as cost of production will increase due to US President Donald Trump's recently implemented 10% tariff on imported aluminum. CEO James Quincey admitted on the company's earnings call Wednesday that the hike was "disruptive" but ...

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EU top court rules new breeding techniques count as GMOs

26-Jul-2018

The European Union's top court ruled Wednesday that food produced by a series of new biotechnology breeding techniques should be considered genetically modified organisms, thus falling under the EU's strict regulations of the products. The ruling, which will see the foods face special safety ...

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US announces billions to help farmers hurt by Trump tariffs

25-Jul-2018

The Trump administration announced Tuesday it will provide $12 billion in emergency relief to ease the pain of American farmers slammed by President Donald Trump's escalating trade disputes with China and other countries. However, some farm-state Republicans quickly dismissed the plan, declaring ...

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EU imposes tariffs on US peanuts, motorcycles and whiskey

25-Jun-2018

The European Union started enforcing tariffs Friday on American imports like bourbon, peanut butter and orange juice, part of a growing global trade rift that's likely to intensify over the next few weeks. The EU tariffs on $3.4 billion worth of U.S. products are in retaliation for duties the ...

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