|Commission publishes progress report on its AMR Action Plan
The Commission today publishes a progress report on its five year Action Plan Against Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR). The Plan takes a holistic approach and sets out 12 concrete actions both in the human and the veterinary field. The report summarises the progress made under each of the actions. Amongst its conclusions is that AMR will remain a priority in the EU beyond 2016.26 February 2015
|Commissioner Andriukaitis to visit the International Agricultural Show in Paris
Health and Food Safety Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis will attend the 52nd International Agricultural Show in Paris on 26 February 2015. The show runs from Saturday 21 February to Sunday 1 March. The Commission will host an interactive stand that will showcase Europe's policies "from farm to fork: safe, quality food on your table", highlighting the Commission's role in the area of agriculture and food security, food safety and food quality, animal health and welfare.20 February 2015
|SCHER Opinion and new science fact sheet: Are toys containing chromium VI safe for children?
The European Commission and its non-food Scientific Committee on Health and Environmental Risks (SCHER) have published their final Opinion assessing the safety levels of chromium VI in toys.
See the easy to read fact sheet on this topic, available in 4 languages10 February 2015
|Health: Science made simple: new fact sheet on the safety of Metal-on-Metal hip implants
Hip implants can give people their mobility back. But, do they come with risks? Read this easy-to-read summary of the SCENIHR Opinion on “The safety of Metal-on-Metal joint replacements with a particular focus on hip implants" (available in 4 languages).09 February 2015
|Food Safety: Celebrating 10 years of traceability in Europe
TRACES - the Commission’s free online system that enhances the safety of the food chain and facilitates trade, celebrates its 10th birthday. TRACES helps ensure that animals, food, feed and plants are traded safely thereby helping ensure that the food served on 500 million European plates is safe.
Read more:06 February 2015
|Endocrine Disruptors: Commission publishes replies to the public consultation
The Commission published on 2 February 2015 the responses received to the public consultation on Endocrine Disruptors. A total of 27 087 responses were received, of which 22 411 from the online consultation and 4 676 via email. Of this total, over 25 000 were submitted through online campaigns requesting individuals to sign prepared responses. At the request of the respondents to the online consultation, 142 replies have been withheld from publication on grounds of confidentiality. All email submissions have also been withheld since respondents did not give an indication on whether the response should be treated confidentially. The Commission will provide a summary of the responses in due course.02 February 2015