The following new legislation received in recent months:

The Food Safety & Hygiene (England) Regs 2013.

The document is largely an update of the 2006 Regulations. The section on Due Diligence defence is expanded and there is a new section on defence relating to exports. ThereĀ are new clauses relating to the special health mark required for emergency slaughter, amendments due to the Official Feed and Food Controls Regs 2009, the Food Safety (Sampling and Qualifications) Regs 2013 and the Trade in Animals and Related products Regs 2011. There is a new Schedule 7: Derogations relating to low throughput establishments (slaughterhouses).

The Contaminants in Food (England) Regs 2013

Continues with limits for Erucic acid in Oils plus other contaminants.

The Food Additives, Flavourings, Enzymes and Extraction Solvents (England) Regs 2013

More focus on smoke flavourings. All previous regs revoked.

The Fruit Juices & Fruit Nectars (England) Regs 2013

Revokes all previous regs. Indication required if extra pulp added.

Country of Origin Labelling for meats of swine, sheep, goats & poultry EU 1337/2013

Requires labelling of slaughter and rearing regions.

List of authorised smoke flavourings EU 1321/2013

It is quite a short list.

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