Nutrition Business Journal

2008 USDA Foreign Agricultural Service GAIN Report Released for the European Union


The USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service just released its 2008 Annual European Union Report which gives a complete overview of food laws currently in force in the EU-27. The report is a good reference document for food executives interested in taking their products overseas.

The report covers labeling requirements (allergen labeling, nutrition and health claims), packaging (pack sizes), pesticides, contaminants, specific standards (GMOs, novel foods, wine and spirit drinks, organic foods, beef labeling, egg markings, etc.) and import procedures. Commentaries on European Commission proposals which may have an impact on U.S. imports are also included.

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