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Health & Consumer Voice - March - 2011 Edition

Ban of Bisphenol A in baby bottles

A ban prohibiting the manufacture in the European Union of baby bottles containing the potentially hazardous Bisphenol A (BPA) substance enters into force on 1 March.

New EU Guidelines on Colorectal Cancer Screening and Diagnosis On 3 February, on the eve of the World Cancer Day, the European Commission published the first edition of the "European Guidelines for Quality Assurance in Colorectal Cancer Screening and Diagnosis".
Commission seeks opinions on the future of collective actions On 4 February, the European Commission launched a public consultation aimed at achieving a coherent approach towards collective redress in the European Union. Contributions can be sent until 30 April 2011.
A renewed Catalogue for better feed information Feed information will soon improve significantly, thus further empowering feed users, due to a rare act of private-sector cooperation that resulted in a Commission proposal, which was endorsed by the Member States at the Standing Committee for on the Food Chain and Animal Health (SCoFCAH).
Conference on Childhood Immunization in Budapest The Hungarian Presidency will host a high-level conference entitled “For a Healthy Future of Our Children – Childhood immunization” in Budapest on 3-4 March 2011. The goal of the conference is to increase awareness about the importance of achieving and maintaining high childhood immunization coverage, in order to strengthen the prevention and control of vaccine preventable disease. Commissioner Dalli will address the audience with opening remarks by a video message.