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29 November 2016 - Food Losses and Food Waste: kick-off meeting for EU platform

Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis, in charge of Health and Food Safety, will address members of the EU Platform on Food Losses and Food Waste (FLW) at its inaugural meeting. Launched as part of the Circular Economy Package Action Plan, this Platform will spearhead EU efforts to fight food waste from farm to fork.

The meeting will be chaired by Sabine Juelicher, Director for Food and Feed Safety & Innovation at DG SANTE . It will take place at the Jacques Delors building (Rue Belliard 99-101), in Brussels, this Tuesday, 29 November, from 09h00 till 18h00.

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Past events

9 November 2016 - Conference on FOOD CHAIN IN THE DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET

24 June 2016 - High level conference on FOOD AUTHENTICITY AND INTEGRITY

9 December, 2015 - Public Meeting for European Union Member States, Industry, Consumer Groups and Other Interested Stakeholders on the final rules recently published under the United States (U.S.) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

In cooperation with the European Commission’s Directorate General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will hold a public meeting for EU Stakeholders on new rules recently published under the U.S. Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) including:

  • Preventive Controls for Human Foods
  • Preventive Controls for Animal Food
  • Produce Safety
  • Foreign Supplier Verification Programs
  • Accreditation of Third-Party Auditors

These rules will be of interest to food business operators manufacturing, processing, packing, holding, and importing FDA-regulated food products into the U.S. and other EU Stakeholders.


Places are limited and therefore please note that registration may close once the maximum number of participants is reached or at the latest by 2 December 2015 at 12.00 Brussels time.

The submission of a registration form does not constitute a confirmation. During and/or after closure of registration, potential participants will be informed whether or not they have been selected for participation. The organisers reserve the right to limit the number of participants from any single entity to allow a broad representation of stakeholders. Please also check your junk/spam inbox for a confirmation email.

Practical information

Registration is free of charge. Please note that no costs of participation will be reimbursed by the FDA or the European Commission.

More information

  • A draft meeting programme can be found herepdf.
  • More information can be found on FDA’s FSMA web page.
  • Registration is now closed

15 October, 2015, Milan EXPO
Conference: Fight Food Waste, Feed the Planet

Conference: Fight Food Waste, Feed the Planet

10 October, 2015, Milan EXPO
Conference on Innovation in Food

Conference on Innovation in Food

17 July, 2015 - Conference on Food Safety and Nutrition in 2050

Conference on Food Safety and Nutrition in 2050

14 July 2015, Milan EXPO
Conference on climate change and food security: challenges for plant health, plant breeding and genetic resources

Conference on climate change and food security

08 July, 2015 - Food safety audits - Making best use of a valuable resource

Food safety audits - Making best use of a valuable resource

03 July 2015, Milan EXPO
Conference on 'Nutrition, Health and Food Information - Know what you eat'

Conference on 'Nutrition, Health and Food Information - Know what you eat'

23-24 October, 2014 - Food Fraud Conference

Food Fraud Conference

13 June, 2013 - Conference on Animal, Plant and Control Package

Smart Rules for Safer Food

The package of measures provide a modernised and simplified, more risked-based approach to the protection of health and more efficient control tools to ensure the effective application of the rules guiding the operation of the food chain.

The current body of EU legislation covering the food chain consists of almost 70 pieces of legislation. The package of reform will cut this down to 5 pieces of legislation and will also reduce the red-tape on processes and procedures for farmers, breeders and food business operators (producers, processors and distributors) to make it easier for them to carry out their profession.

Businesses will benefit from simpler, science and risk-based rules in terms of reduced administrative burden, more efficient processes and measures to finance and strengthen the control and eradication of animal diseases and plant pests. Consumers will benefit from safer products and a more effective and more transparent system of controls along the chain.

The purpose of this conference is to provide an opportunity for the Commission to formally present its proposal to stakeholders and journalists; and, to encourage an open and transparent debate before the European Parliament and Council formally begin their deliberations.

Venue – Charlemagne Building, Rue de la Loi 170, 1000 Brussels

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04 May, 2013 - Open Door Day 2013 at the European Commission

On 4 May 2013, kids and their parents can participate in cooking workshops led by one of Belgium's chefs, at the Health and Consumers stand in the Berlaymont building. Kids can also enjoy fun games and quizzes at the stand, while their parents explore the rest of the interactive exhibitions on food labelling, food waste and on what the EU does to protect consumers against dangerous products. In addition, visitors can also get a print of themselves as an animal and a plant, if they have their picture taken in the photobooth outside the building.

Visitors are also invited to join the debates on Active and Healthy Ageing, Food Safety and on what you need to know about your rights as a consumer.

27-28 February, 2013 - Conference on Combating Food-Crime

The conference aimed to:

  • Exchange experience and good practice on the legal and judicial instruments, and ways to improve them;
  • Reinforce current information networks, control and traceability procedures;
  • Improve coordination between all actors, and develop strategies for combating food-related crime;
  • Promote regular meetings with national authorities and the establishment of cells for specific food-crime areas at national level;
  • Raise awareness of the problem also with the public to prompt vigilance when shopping

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