Cultivate - Food and agribusiness newsletter

Publication | September 2018
Cultivate - Food and agribusiness newsletter

In the sixteenth issue of Cultivate we focus on the food and beverages industry. We explore how the potential uses of distributed ledger technology can improve food safety and disrupt the food industry’s supply chain transparency.

We also discuss how the European Commission adopted a proposal for a directive on unfair trading practices in business-to-business relationships in the food supply chain. Elsewhere in Europe, we look at how the Italian labour court handed down a landmark decision on the Foodora case and how risk-based supervision can use big data in the Dutch food and agriculture sector.

As Australian businesses had until July 1, 2018 to transition to a new system of labeling for food products, we look at the different requirements in place for different foods, and the types of claims businesses can make on their packaging.

In South Africa we discover how a new app resulted in community upliftment between fishermen and the marketplace and raised questions around the legal policy impacting fishing rights along South Africa’s coastline.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency published a summary report on the Blended in Canada Wine Labeling Consultation. We discuss the results and some of the key takeaways from the consultation.

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In this issue

Blockchain – disrupting the food chain
How can distributed ledger technology improve food safety and disrupt the industry’s supply chain transparency?

EU proposes new unfair trading practice rules in the agriculture sector
Read about an EU directive on unfair trading practices in business-to-business relationships in the food supply chain.

Ecommerce and door-step delivery of food products
How did a new app result in raised questions around the legal policy impacting fishing rights across South Africa?

Jumping into the new country of origin food labeling requirements
Is your packaging up to scratch?

Risk-based supervision using Big Data in the Dutch food and agriculture
An interview with Hubert Noteborn, program manager Data Intelligence and Risk-based Strategy of NVWA2020.

Italian labour court hands down landmark decision on Foodora case
What will this decision mean for companies active in Italy’s growing Gig economy?

Update on “Blended in Canada” wine labelling
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency published a summary report on the Blended in Canada Wine Labeling Consultation.

Safe Food for Canadians Regulations – an overview
The final regulation will come into force on January 15, 2019. What will this mean for businesses?

FDA commissioner discusses greater scrutiny of health claims on food packaging
Scott Gottlieb spoke at the Wall Street Journal Global Food Forum, sharing his views on food labeling.

FDA receives citizen petition regarding labelling of added sugars in food
The petition seeks changes to FDA regulations on health content claims for packaged foods


Contacts

Kathy L. Krug

Kathy L. Krug

Calgary