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  • Our job is to make Europe's citizens healthier, safer and more confident
  • Our job is to make Europe's citizens healthier, safer and more confident
  • Our job is to make Europe's citizens healthier, safer and more confident
  • Our job is to make Europe's citizens healthier, safer and more confident
  • Our job is to make Europe's citizens healthier, safer and more confident
  • Our job is to make Europe's citizens healthier, safer and more confident
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Inaugural meeting of the Scientific Committees (term 2016-2021) in LuxembourgInaugural meeting of the Scientific Committees (term 2016-2021) in Luxembourg

Members of the Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks (SCHEER) and the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) have been welcomed by SANTE Director General Xavier Prats Monné and the Luxembourgish Minister of Health Lydia Mutsch.

29 Avril 2016
Call for applications for European Platform on Food Losses and Food Waste launched todayCall for applications for European Platform on Food Losses and Food Waste launched today

According to the most recent assessment of food waste levels published by the EU-funded research project, FUSIONS, around 88 million tonnes of food waste are produced in the EU-28 each year, amounting to an estimated 143 billion euros. The equivalent of 20% of total food produced in the EU is considered to end up as food waste. Meanwhile, 55 million people in the EU are not able to afford a quality meal every second day (Eurostat, October 2015).

28 Avril 2016
SCHER final Opinion on potential risks to human health and the environment from the use of calcium cyanamide as fertiliserSCHER final Opinion on potential risks to human health and the environment from the use of calcium cyanamide as fertiliser

The European Commission and its Scientific Committee on Health and Environmental Risks (SCHER) have concluded that harmful effects for humans and for the environment could not be excluded when calcium cyanamide is used at the current rates of application.

22 Avril 2016
New leaflet on Scientific Committees SCHEER and SCCS (term 2016-2021)New leaflet on Scientific Committees SCHEER and SCCS (term 2016-2021)

Read the leaflet on the new Scientific Committees SCHEER and SCCS (term 2016-2021).

21 Avril 2016
Commission welcomes opening of Mexican market to Spanish pigmeat Commission welcomes opening of Mexican market to Spanish pigmeat

The Mexican market is now open for fresh pig meat from Spain, with a number of other EU Member States expected to follow in the coming months. Concerted efforts to remove technical barriers to EU exports of agricultural products to third markets are bearing fruit for EU producers who can benefit from new trade opportunities, and this was welcomed by Commissioners Andriukaitis, Malmström and Hogan

18 Avril 2016
Member States endorse additional EU measures against Xylella fastidiosaMember States endorse additional EU measures against Xylella fastidiosa

Last Friday, Member States experts endorsed additional measures against Xylella fastidiosa, one of the most dangerous plant bacteria known worldwide. The new measures update some elements of the existing emergency provisions adopted in May 2015. In particular, it takes into account the evolution of Xylella fastidiosa in the Italian territory (Apulia region) and the fact that new outbreaks have been reported in the area surrounding the infected province of Lecce since the adoption of the last emergency measures in 2015. The measures endorsed on Friday provide for an enlarged demarcated area in order to prevent further spread of the bacterium in the rest of the Union territory.

18 Avril 2016

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