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Plants: GMO: cotton MON 15985Plants: GMO: cotton MON 15985

One new EFSA opinion on the genetically modified cotton MON 15985 for food and feed uses, import and processing, and for the renewal of authorisation of existing products produced from cotton MON 15985, was published on the 29 July 2014.

In accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 on genetically modified food and feed, the public may make comments on this opinion for a one month period.

Safety of Tourism Accommodation Services: launch of public consultationSafety of Tourism Accommodation Services: launch of public consultation

The Commission launched on 29 July a Green Paper on the Safety of tourism Accommodation Services. The consultation aims to collect information and evidence on consumers' experiences with tourism accommodation.

Commission publishes encouraging second round of EU-wide test results for horse meat DNA in beef products: measures to fight food fraud are workingCommission publishes encouraging second round of EU-wide test results for horse meat DNA in beef products: measures to fight food fraud are working

On 24 July 2014, the Commission published the results of a second round of coordinated pan-European testing for horse meat DNA in beef products was launched in April this year. This testing was a follow-up to the exercise carried out in 2013 in the wake of the horse meat crisis, where 4.6% of products tested positive.

This second round of testing was requested and co-financed by the Commission. The findings are encouraging as they show that the situation has significantly improved, with only 0.61% of samples testing positive.

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Public consultation on the preliminary opinion guidance on the determination of potential health effects of nanomaterials used in medical devicesPublic consultation on the preliminary opinion guidance on the determination of potential health effects of nanomaterials used in medical devices

Interested parties are invited to provide comments on the scientific evidence of this preliminary opinion online. The consultation will run until 03 October 2014.

In-app purchases: Joint action by the European Commission and Member States leads to better protection for consumers in on-line gamesIn-app purchases: Joint action by the European Commission and Member States leads to better protection for consumers in on-line games

Some practices concerning in-app purchases in online games raised numerous consumer complaints.

As a result of the coordinated enforcement action the Industry committed itself to a number of engagements which seek to address these consumer concerns.

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