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Keith Nuthall

Keith NuthallBiography

Keith Nuthall is an experienced journalist specialising in international organisations, law and regulation, especially the European Union and the World Trade Organisation. He has written extensively on EU support for the food sector – notably on the Common Agricultural Policy, EU labelling and packaging rules, the WTO's Agreement on Agriculture, related WTO disputes, the European Food Safety Authority, and bilateral or multilateral trade agreements impacting the food sector.

He is the founder and director of International News Services Ltd, a global news agency supplying specialist publications with foreign news and features, including on emerging markets.

Articles by Keith Nuthall

Brussels acted on advice of European Food Safety AuthorityEU: Brussels tightens cadmium rules for formula, chocolate 15 May 2014

The European Commission has said lowered the level of cadmium that manufacturers of infant formula and chocolate can include in their products.


Industry watchers believe proposals could see producers quit organic productionIn the spotlight: Brussels organic plans cause concern 4 April 2014

Food retailers across the EU are facing additional administration to sell organic food products, because of reforms proposed last week by the European Commission, writes Keith Nuthall.


Canada, EU talks hit deadlock on dairy, meat quotasEU/CANADA: Meat and dairy impasse stalls free trade deal 29 January 2013

Free trade talks between the EU and Canada have hit a last minute impasse, with the EU demanding more access to Canadian dairy markets and Canada wanting to sell more meat products in the EU.


It agreement lays down rules on labelling to ensure consumers and parents are not misled by packaging information.EU: Ministers, MEPs strike deal over baby, medical foods 21 November 2012

A political deal has agreed the text of a new EU regulation on the composition of infant formula, baby food, diet replacements and special medical foods.


The Commission hit out at plans for extra cutsEU: Food subsidy budget "facing deep cuts" 14 November 2012

The EU's annual EUR3.1bn budget for food production subsidies is facing deep cuts, officials within The European Commission has told just-food.


EU: Brussels publishes legal health claims 17 May 2012

The European Commission, after six years of work, has published a list of 222 health claims that can be made on food labels and advertising when products are sold in the EU.


EU: Italian sale clears Suedzucker, ED&F Man deal 17 May 2012

UK sugar trader ED&F Man has agreed to offload its interest in a refinery in Italy to secure EU clearance for the sale of a stake in its business to German giant Südzucker.


US: Washington appeals WTO ruling on country-of-origin labels 27 March 2012

The US government is appealing a WTO ruling that its country-of-origin rules for various foodstuffs break global trade agreements.


EU: Honey gets ground-breaking PDO award 6 February 2012

The EU has for the first time granted legal protection to a traditional food product made in two countries – not just one – against being copied by manufacturers from outside its home region.


US/CHINA: WTO panel to probe Chinese duties on US poultry 25 January 2012

A WTO disputes panel has been created to decide whether Chinese anti-dumping and countervailing duties on US broiler chicken exports are legal.


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