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  • Our job is to make Europe's citizens healthier, safer and more confident
  • Our job is to make Europe's citizens healthier, safer and more confident
  • Our job is to make Europe's citizens healthier, safer and more confident
  • Our job is to make Europe's citizens healthier, safer and more confident
  • Our job is to make Europe's citizens healthier, safer and more confident
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EFSA publishes EU Report on Pesticide Residues in Food for 2012EFSA publishes EU Report on Pesticide Residues in Food for 2012

More than 97% of all samples analysed as part of the latest Europe-wide monitoring programme of pesticides in foods contain residue levels that fall within legal limits - with over 54% of samples free from any detectable trace of the chemicals. These findings are part of the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) 2012 annual report on pesticide residues in food. The report is based on the analysis of almost 79 000 food samples carried out by 27 EU Member States, Iceland and Norway.

Food: EU consumers to benefit from better labelling as of 13 December 2014 Food: EU consumers to benefit from better labelling as of 13 December 2014

As of 13 December 2014, new EU food labelling rules will ensure that consumers receive clearer, more comprehensive and accurate information on food content, to help them make informed choices about what they eat.

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Agreement reached on GMO CultivationAgreement reached on GMO Cultivation

The Council and Parliament agreed a compromise on the cultivation of genetically modified crops on Thursday. This provisional agreement, if confirmed, would meet Member States' consistent calls since 2009, to have the final say on whether or not GMOs can be cultivated on their territory, in order to better take into account their national context and, above all, the views of their citizens. Commissioner Andriukaitis welcomed the agreement and thanked the members of the Parliament and Council for this significant step forward

Health at a glance: Europe 2014Health at a glance: Europe 2014

Discover latest information on health and health systems in 35 European countries, including all European Union member states, candidate countries and EFTA countries. The selection of indicators is largely based on the European Core Health Indicators (ECHI) shortlist, developed by the European Commission and is complemented by additional OECD indicators.

Call for experts for the risk assessment of cosmetic products (Deadline: 11 January 2015)Call for experts for the risk assessment of cosmetic products (Deadline: 11 January 2015)

DG Health and Consumers has launched a call for expression of interest to appoint experts who will assist the work of the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS). They are appointed in their personal capacity as external experts in the working groups of the SCCS.

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