Novel Food Law Untarnished By Disjointed Fining Rules

Monday 26th March 2018

New EU law for novel foods are working well, despite reports that penalties for selling unauthorised products vary significantly from one country to another.

The novel food regulation 2015/2283 came into force on 1 January 2018. By then, member states also had to inform the European Commission of the penalties that they have in place for non-compliance. However, not one country managed to do so, according to Brussels-based news site, EUobserver.

Our food and drink expert, Mark Jones, comments in Food Navigator on the different economic and cultural considerations that apply.

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