Like all companies, food and drink manufacturers want to see a stable and predictable environment in which to do business. But subject to a vast array of EU rules and regulations, this is rarely the case. The next 12 months are likely to be no different, as Brussels plans to introduce a number of new and revised pieces of legislation during 2007. This month's briefing previews major developments in EU and international legislation, and is intended to offer food and drink companies an informative and valuable insight into how their business sector could change over the next business year. Bird flu, climate change, pollution and transatlantic tension are amongst the issues discussed.