|“We Love Eating”: Project to promote healthy lifestyles launches in 7 EU cities
An EU-financed pilot project, “We Love Eating” is officially being launched in seven cities across the EU. This European initiative, takes a fun and upbeat approach to healthy eating. Although aimed at the general public, the project is targeted to three main groups: children, pregnant women and older people.
|Animal Health: Commission further reviews control measures to combat African Swine Fever
An update of EU control measures to combat the spread of African Swine Fever (ASF) was endorsed by Member State experts on 12 September 2014. These regionalised restrictions, affecting, to differing degrees, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland and Estonia, identify four levels of risks to animal health, redefine the restricted zones and differentiate between these restricted zones in accordance to the level of risk.
|Animal Health: EU tightens rules on horse passports
A Commission proposal to revise rules on the identification of horses was endorsed by EU Member States' experts on 11 September 2014. These revised rules provide a more reliable and safer European system for the registration and identification of the horses in the EU. One of the basic aims is to prevent horses excluded from the food chain to, either inadvertently or fraudulently, be slaughtered for human consumption.
|Online comments welcome concerning safety of dental amalgams SCENIHR opinion
The Commission and SCENIHR has launched a public consultation, continuing through 16 November 2014, on the preliminary opinion on "The safety of dental amalgam and alternative dental restoration materials for patients and users".
|Commission adopts proposals on veterinary medicines and medicated feed
On 10 September, the Commission adopted proposals on veterinary medicinal products and medicated feed, to improve the health and wellbeing of animals, to foster innovation and to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in the EU.