|New EU logo to help patients avoid online sellers of fake medicines
From 1 July, all online pharmacies or retailers of medicines legally operating in the EU should display a new logo introduced by the Falsified Medicines Directive (2011/62/EU) to protect patients.
Read more:30 June 2015
|Food safety: Report on controls of fruit and vegetable imports shows system is protecting European consumers
The Commission has published the results of border checks carried out by EU countries in 2014 on imports of fruits and vegetables that are subject to an increased level of official controls on 29 June 2015. The report presents the results of controls on almost 100 000 consignments carried out at EU borders.
Read more:29 June 2015
|Open for comments until 29 July 2015: Opinion on future trends of cadmium accumulation in EU arable soils
The former Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and Environment adopted an opinion on this topic in 2002. Since then, new scientific information has become available. The SCHER concludes that this newly acquired information is of sufficient scientific quality to warrant an update of the 2002 Opinion.24 June 2015
| Launch new public consultation GMO - Soybean MON 87708 x MON 89788
A new EFSA opinion on genetically modified soybean for food and feed uses has been published on 19 June 2015. In accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 on genetically modified food and feed, the public may make comments on this opinion during 1 month period.23 June 2015
| Launch new public consultation GMO - Maize MON 87427
One new EFSA opinion on genetically modified maize for food and feed uses, import and processing, has been published on 19 June 2015. In accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 on genetically modified food and feed, the public may make comments on this opinion during 1 month.23 June 2015
|Final Opinion and science factsheet on Synthetic Biology II - Risk assessment methodologies and safety aspects
This is the second of three scientific Opinions on Synthetic Biology (SynBio), published by the European Commission and its non-food Scientific Committees. The Opinion addresses SynBio’s implications for human and animal health as well as for the environment.16 June 2015