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  • Our job is to make Europe's citizens healthier, safer and more confident
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SCENIHR final opinion on health effects of nanomaterial used in medical devices is now publishedSCENIHR final opinion on health effects of nanomaterial used in medical devices is now published

The guidance published by the Commission and the Scientific Committee on Emerging Newly Identified Health Risks provides information on how to evaluate the risk when a nanomaterial is used in a medical device. It includes input from the recent public consultation.

20 January 2015
Animal Health: €180 million to combat animal diseases in 2015Animal Health: €180 million to combat animal diseases in 2015

The EU has committed close to €180 million for 2015, to support veterinary programmes that aim to eliminate animal diseases further strengthening the protection of human and animal health. Animal disease outbreaks have a serious impact on health, society, the economy and trade. The allocation of EU co-financing will continue to assist national authorities to put in place precautionary measures, disease surveillance and eradication programmes, both at national and European level.

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15 January 2015
Second reading agreement vote by the European Parliament on GMO cultivationSecond reading agreement vote by the European Parliament on GMO cultivation

The European Parliament's vote in favour of the legislative proposal on GMO cultivation, brings us one step closer to providing Member States with tools to decide on cultivation of EU authorised GMOs on their territory, based on reasons other than risk on health and the environment.

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13 January 2015
Commission welcomes US announcement to progressively re-open its market to exports of EU beef, starting with the Republic of IrelandCommission welcomes US announcement to progressively re-open its market to exports of EU beef, starting with the Republic of Ireland

This re-opening of the market is a welcome first step to abolish the disproportionate and unjustified US ban that followed the BSE crisis of the 1990's, and to re-establish normal trading conditions.

05 January 2015
EU earmarks 7,5 million euros to help monitor pests that endanger plant healthEU earmarks 7,5 million euros to help monitor pests that endanger plant health

17 Countries will be benefiting from 7,5 million euros earmarked by the European Union today to co-finance programmes aiming to monitor pests of plants throughout 2015. This initiative will help to monitor the presence of pests in the Union, focusing on citrus and of deciduous trees, and important potato pests like the ring rot or brown rot bacteria. These surveys will provide knowledge of concrete emerging risks as regards new pests threatening EU plant health and data on the risks of specific types of imports, and monitoring of the follow-up of interceptions of pests after import.

19 December 2014
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.

12 December 2014

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