|Soybean 305423 x 40-3-2
A new EFSA opinion on genetically modified soybean for food and feed uses was published on 18 August 2016. In accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 on genetically modified food and feed, the public may make comments on this opinion during a 1 month period.23 August 2016
|Commission publishes composition of its Platform on Food waste and Food losses
The Commission announced today the composition of the EU Platform on Food losses and Food Waste. Part of the 2015 EU Action Plan for Circular Economy, the Platform is to bring together 70 member organisations, both from the public and private sectors, in order to maximise the contribution of all actors and support achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 12.3 to halve per capita food waste at the retail and consumer level by 2030, as well as to reduce food losses along the food production and supply chains. The Platform will have its kick-off launch meeting on 29 November01 August 2016
|Countries should reduce use of colistin in animals to decrease the risk of antimicrobial resistance
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recommended that colistin-containing medicines should only be used as a second line treatment in animals and that their sales should be minimised across all European Union (EU) Member States to reduce the risk of antimicrobial resistance. The advice updates EMA guidance from 2013 and takes into account comments made by stakeholders during a public consultation that ended on 26 June 2016. The goal is to cut colistin sales by 65%.27 July 2016
|Deadline 31 July - EU Health Award for NGOs fighting Antimicrobial Resistance
The deadline to apply for the 2016 EU Health Award is approaching. In 2016, the European Commission’s EU Health Award recognises and rewards the efforts and achievements of European NGOs towards reducing the threat to human health from antimicrobial resistance.26 July 2016
|Health-EU Newsletter Information Survey
The Health and Food Safety Directorate-General of the European Commission is reviewing its Health-EU-Newsletter and welcomes your feedback. Your views will help us to better understand your information needs. The survey results are anonymous and confidential and will not be used for purposes other than this evaluation.
Deadline for filling in the form: 02 October 2016.21 July 2016
|Do you wish to be a member of the Independent Advisory Panel on characterising flavours in tobacco products?
The European Commission is looking for experts in sensory analysis, chemical analysis and statistics. Apply to the call for expression of interest until 22 September 2016.15 July 2016