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|BTSF - New open calls for tender
Three new open calls for tender have been launched under the Better Training for Safer Food initiative and published on 4 August 2014. They concern the organisation and implementation of training activities on "plant health controls" (Chafea/2014/BTSF/01), on "inspection and calibration of pesticide application equipment in professional use" (Chafea/2014/BTSF/02) and on "food testing" (Chafea/2014/BTSF/03).
Deadline for submission of offers is 3 October 2014.
|Statement on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa
The current outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EBV) in West Africa is of serious concern.
The European Commission is closely working with the EU Member States within the Health Security Committee (HSC) to keep them informed about the latest developments and to coordinate approaches on prevention and preparation for Ebola.
|Foot and Mouth Disease: Commission supplies emergency vaccines to Algeria and Tunisia
As an emergency response to a new outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) in Algeria and Tunisia, Commission is sending a total of 1,1 million doses of FMD vaccines to these countries.
The shipment is due to be delivered to the authorities in the next two weeks and will be used to immunise cattle, sheep and goats. The measure is part of the Commission’s effort to maintain the EU’s FMD-free status.
|Plants: 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 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.