Articles for the ‘Belgium’ Category

Three changes in Belgian food law in 2023

Published 08 January 2024 by Philippe de Jong ALTIUS Lawyers, Belgium

Food law is extensively harmonized throughout the EU, but national law still has a role to play. In this short article, we look at three developments in Belgian food law that have taken place in 2023: the amendments to the Food Safety Agency’s administrative fining regime, the introduction of nutrivigilance, and the announced revision of the food hygiene legislation.

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The 5 major changes in Belgian pharma law of 2023

Published 21 December 2023 by Kirian Claeyé ALTIUS Lawyers, Belgium

Both the Belgian legislator and government have played an active role in 2023 when it comes to pharma legislation, which has led to a number of changes in the legal framework. In this article, we look back and discuss five noteworthy developments in Belgian pharma law.

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Belgian Medicines Agency announces stricter monitoring of negative formulations on medicines packaging

Published 14 June 2023 by Kirian Claeyé ALTIUS Lawyers, Belgium

On 17 May 2023, the Belgian Medicines Agency (FAMHP) announced that marketing authorisation holders (MAHs) have three years to comply with the prohibition of “negative formulations” on the packaging of medicinal products for human use. Such negative formulations include “gluten-free”, “lactose-free”, “ethanol-free” or “no colourings”. Apart from limited exceptions, MAHs will therefore need to remove such negative formulations from their current future packaging by 17 May 2026, and non-compliant formulations will be rejected.

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