On Thursday, February 25, 2021, the Flemish Council for Permit Disputes (RvVB) faulted the Flemish nitrogen emission control program (PAS in Dutch), rejecting a demand for a new poultry barn permit...
On March 10, 2021, the Belgian retail group Colruyt announced that it would launch the Eco-Score for products of its private label brand.
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Belgium: FAIRS Export Certificate Report

Belgium is a Member State of the European Union (EU) and applies the certification requirements described in the European Union Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards (FAIRS)...
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Belgium: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Public support for agricultural biotechnology in Belgium is roughly divided between the Wallonia and Flemish regions with the latter more receptive.
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Belgium: FAIRS Country Report

This report should be read in conjunction with the EU-28 Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) report written by the U.S. Mission to the EU.
Despite heightened vigilance and preventive measures imposed by the Belgian Food Safety Agency (FAVV-AFSCA) to avoid domestic poultry exposure to infected migrating birds...
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Belgium: Fresh Deciduous Fruit Annual

In marketing year (MY) 2019/20, Bulgaria’s total fresh deciduous fruit crop declined by seven percent. Apple production decreased by 13 percent from MY 2018/19, as unfavorable weather conditions...
For the third year in a row since the European ban on use of neonicotinoids from 2018, Belgium will grant a derogation for sugar beet.
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Belgium: Belgian Regains African Swine Fever-Free Status

On November 20, 2020, the European Commission declared Belgium free of African Swine Fever (ASF), one year after the last finding of an ASF infection.
On October 19, the Belgian hospitality sector closed again amidst a second COVID-19 wave that surpassed the first wave in the Spring of 2020.
On November 13, the first birds infected with highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N8 were found on the Belgian coast following earlier finds in neighboring countries.
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Belgium: EU Early Alert - Pesticides Review - September 2020

The European Union follows a complex, rolling system of review for use of active ingredients and Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs) in food.