The Transparency Regulation will affect all regulated products covered by the General Food Law (Regulation (EC) No 178/2002) that require an authorisation before entering the market, such as feed and food additives and novel foods, among others. These products must undergo a risk assessment performed by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) who determines if, based on the scientific studies provided by the applicant, the product is safe and efficacious. For applications submitted after the 27thMarch 2021, the Transparency Regulation will change several aspects of this assessment, from how studies are reported to the authorities to the type of data that can be treated as confidential.
Organic Regulation 834/2007 will be repealed and replaced by Regulation 2018/848 on organic production and labelling of organic compounds. This Regulation aims to harmonize the rules related to organic marketing within the EU and between third countries. What is the new organic regulation? Read about it in our article.