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03-04-2014Food chain: Commissioner Borg welcomes Parliament's endorsement of a common financial framework for 2014-2020
20-03-2014Commissioner Tonio Borg meets with the Hon Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture, Fisheries and Animal Rights, Roderick Galdes - Valletta, Malta
20-03-2014Is-Segretarju Parlamentari għall-Biedja, Sajd u Drittijiet tal-Annimali Rodercik Galdes f'laqgħa ta' kortesija mal-Kummissarju Ewropew Malti għas-Saħħa Dr Tonio Borg – Valletta, Malta

2013

18-12-2013Food: Commission tables proposals on animal cloning and novel food
17-12-2013Food: Commission tables report to launch debate on mandatory origin labelling for meat used as an ingredient
27-08-2013Avian Influenza in Emilia-Romagna, Italy: Commission endorses Italian control measures
16-07-2013Bee Health: EU takes additional measures on pesticides to better protect Europe’s bees
20-06-2013June infringements package: main decisions
20-06-2013Animal Health: Commission refers Sweden to Court for failing to end paratuberculosis testing on bovines
20-06-2013GMO: Commission refers Poland to Court for failure to comply with EU rules on monitoring of GMO cultivation
11-06-2013New strengthened rules for food for infants, young children and food for specific medical purpose
10-06-2013Keeping dangerous food off the shelves : Commission publishes annual report on EU’s Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed
10-06-20132012 Report on Europe’s Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed: Questions & Answers
31-05-2013EU Food Additives : making our food safer
24-05-2013Bee Health: EU-wide restrictions on Pesticide use to enter into force on 1 December
06-05-2013Smarter rules for safer food: Commission proposes landmark package to modernise, simplify and strengthen the agri-food chain in Europe
06-05-2013Smarter rules for safer food: Questions and Answers
29-04-2013Bees & Pesticides: Commission to proceed with plan to better protect bees
25-04-2013April infringements package: main decisions
25-04-2013Animal Welfare: Commission refers Greece and Italy to Court for failure to enforce ban on cages for laying hens
21-02-2013February infringements package: main decisions
21-02-2013Animal Welfare: Commission increases pressure on Member States to enforce group housing of sows
21-02-2013Animal Welfare: Commission increases pressure on Member States to enforce group housing of sows
06-02-2013Statement by EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht, Health and Consumer Policy Commissioner Tonio Borg, and Agriculture and Rural Development Commissioner Dacian Cioloş on the re-opening of the Japanese market for imports of EU beef and beef products

2012

21-11-2012November infringements package: main decisions
16-11-2012FAQ: European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) @ 10 years
09-10-2012Competitiveness Council – 10-11 October 2012 Competitiveness Council / 10-11 October 2012
01-10-2012Enhancing Food Safety: EU adopts list of approved flavouring substances
01-10-2012FAQ: Food: EU adopts list of approved flavouring substances
21-09-2012Commission proposes clearer rules on status of pollen in honey
21-09-2012Preparation of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council, 24 & 25 September 2012
20-07-2012Food: Latest Report shows EU Controls ensure our food is safe
20-07-2012FAQ: Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) - role and achievements
13-07-2012Preparation of Agriculture and Fisheries Council, 16 July 2012
21-06-2012Animal Welfare: Commission steps up calls urging 10 Member States to implement ban on laying hen cages
21-06-2012Commission urges Poland to transpose provisions of directive on marketing of fodder plant seed mixtures
15-06-2012Preparation of Agriculture and Fisheries Council, 18 June 2012
16-05-2012Food: Commission adopts landmark list of permitted health claims
16-05-2012Animal Health: Commission earmarks €3.3 million for surveillance studies on honeybee colony losses
16-05-2012Questions and Answers on the list of permitted Health Claims on food products
08-05-2012Animal Health: Commission earmarks €3 million to carry out scientific studies on Schmallenberg virus
26-04-2012 Animal Welfare: Commission steps up pressure on Member States to implement ban on individual sow stalls
26-04-2012Commission requests Bulgaria to correctly implement rules around genetically modified micro-organisms
26-04-2012 Questions and Answers on the upcoming ban on individual sow stalls
24-04-2012Preparation of Agriculture and Fisheries Council, 26-27 April 2012
22-03-2012Commission gathers international experts to drive new Animal Welfare Strategy 2012-2015 forward
29-02-2012Innovation Partnerships: new proposals on raw materials, agriculture and healthy ageing to boost European competitiveness
29-02-2012Commission gathers international experts to drive new Animal Welfare Strategy 2012-2015 forward
26-01-2012Animal Welfare: Commission urges 13 Member States to implement ban on laying hen cages
26-01-2012Protection of biodiversity: Commission refers Poland to Court for not respecting the EU rules on conservation varieties of vegetable seeds
20-01-2012Preparation of the Agriculture/Fisheries Council of January 23, 2012
19-01-2012A new Animal Welfare Strategy Paper: European Commission seeks quality upgrade
19-01-2012Questions and Answers on the Animal Welfare Strategy 2012-2015

2011

05-12-2011Statement by Commissioner John Dalli: Another step forward: more accuracy on health claims on food
05-12-2011Questions and Answers on the list of permitted Health Claims
28-11-2011Food: Commission launches final discussions with Member States on list of health claims
18-11-2011Food safety: Training initiative celebrates five years of contribution to making food safer worldwide
18-11-2011Better Training for Safer Food: Commission marks fifth anniversary
17-11-2011Action Plan against antimicrobial resistance: Commission unveils 12 concrete actions for the next five years
16-11-2011Plant health : EU steps up assistance to help fight dangerous organisms
16-11-2011Questions and Answers on plant health pests and funding programmes to deal with them
14-11-2011Food: new legislation to make the use of additives in the EU safer and more transparent
14-11-2011Questions and Answers on Food Additives
10-11-2011Animal welfare: Protection during transport improved but more needs to be done, Commission report concludes
10-11-2011Fight against diseases and zoonoses : EU earmarks 214 million to better protect human and animal health
28-10-2011GMOs: EU's legislation on the right track, evaluation reports conclude
28-10-2011Europe this week 28 October 2011
28-10-2011Questions and answers on the evaluation of the European Union's GMO legislation
27-10-2011Commission calls on the Czech Republic to transpose the Directive on harmful organisms to plants
27-10-2011EU law: Commission acts to ensure that European legislation is fully and properly implemented
25-10-2011Food Safety : Report documents growing importance of the EU's Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed
25-10-2011Questions and Answers on the role and achievements of the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed
21-10-2011Member States endorse EU measures to better prevent dioxin contamination in food and feed
14-10-2011GMO : Commissioner Dalli to discuss socio-economic aspects of cultivation with key players
29-09-2011Animal welfare: the Commission calls on Spain to address deficiencies
29-09-2011 Commission calls on Greece and Hungary to transpose the Directive on harmful organisms to plants
14-09-2011Questions and Answers on Food Waste Minimisation and Food Packaging Optimisation
30-08-2011Electronic identification of bovines to further strengthen food safety and animal health in the EU
28-07-2011Food : Commission to present list of health claims by the end of the year after EFSA finalises its assessments
14-07-2011Travelling with pets: Commission acts to protect Member States from tapeworm
06-07-2011 Statement by Commissioner John Dalli : The adoption of Food Information regulation is good news for consumers
06-07-2011 Questions and Answers on the Food Information regulation
05-07-2011E. coli outbreak: EU withdraws Egyptian seeds from the market and temporarily bans their import
27-06-2011Preparation of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council, Luxembourg, 28 June 2011
24-06-2011Questions and answers on the low level presence (LLP) of GMOs in feed imports
23-06-2011 Consumer Rights: 10 ways the new EU Consumer Rights Directive will give people stronger rights when they shop online
22-06-2011 EU-Russian Federation agreement leads to immediate resumption of trade of vegetables
21-06-2011Preparation Environment Council, 21 June 2011
20-06-2011Questions and Answers on Commission proposal replacing current framework legislation on dietetic foods
20-06-2011Specialized food products : Commission's initiative to provide better information to consumers
16-06-2011Commission urges Hungary to transpose provisions of seeds' directive
16-06-2011Commission urges Hungary and Poland to transpose provisions of directive on plant varieties
04-06-2011 E Coli outbreak in Germany: Commission looks forward to concrete and fruitful discussion in upcoming Health Council
02-06-2011European Commission considers the Russian ban on imports of EU vegetables as disproportionate and requests its immediate withdrawal
01-06-2011Efforts intensify to identify source of E. coli outbreak in Germany as final tests clear Spanish cucumbers
31-05-2011Bisphenol A: EU ban on baby bottles to enter into force tomorrow
31-05-2011E. coli outbreak in Germany on decline as test results on suspect cucumbers come out
27-05-2011E.Coli outbreak in Germany
20-05-2011Vet Week 2011: Commissioner Dalli highlights importance of decisive response to food crises
19-05-2011Commission urges Cyprus to transpose the amendment to the fruit juice directive
19-05-2011Animal health: EU vet team to assist South Africa following outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza
19-05-2011Animal Health: Commission takes France to Court for not complying with EU line on scrapie control
16-05-2011Preparation Agriculture/Fisheries Council of May 2011
15-04-2011GMOs : Commission publishes report on socio-economic aspects of GMO cultivation in Europe
08-04-2011Questions and Answers: Safety of food products imported from Japan
29-03-2011Statement by Commissioner Dalli on the lack of agreement in the conciliation procedure on the Novel Food Regulation
24-03-2011Food safety: the EU reinforces controls on imports from Japan
22-03-2011Salmonellosis : EU measures helped reduce human cases almost by half in 5 years, report confirms
16-03-2011Preparation Agriculture/Fisheries Council of March 2011
14-03-2011GMO controls: Commission issues requests Bulgaria to implement micro-organism rules
14-03-2011GM feed ban: Commission takes Poland to the EU Court of Justice
14-03-2011GMO controls: Commission takes Poland to EU Court of Justice over inadequate measures
11-03-2011Preparation Environment Council, 14 March 2011
02-03-2011Foot & Mouth Disease in Bulgaria: Commission partly lifts protection measures after successful implementation of EU rules
25-02-2011Bisphenol A: EU ban on use in baby bottles enters into force next week
18-02-2011Preparation Agriculture/Fisheries Council of February 2011
16-02-2011Food Safety: Commission urges Spain to transpose provisions of the Animal Feed Directive
16-02-2011EU law: Commission acts to ensure that European legislation is fully and properly implemented
24-01-2011World Vet Year 2011: Celebrating a significant contribution to the European citizens' daily lives
21-01-2011Preparation Agriculture/Fisheries Council of January 2011
07-01-2011Foot and Mouth Disease: Commission adopts urgent protection measures after case in wild boar in Bulgaria
06-01-2011Questions and Answers – Dioxin incident in Germany

2010

17-12-2010Environment Council, 20 December 2010
06-12-2010Bee health: a Commission paper outlines need for more action in the EU
24-11-2010Food Safety: Commission urges the Czech Republic, Spain and Hungary to transpose provisions of the seeds Directive
24-11-2010Food safety: Commission seeks ways to further improve its successful Better Training for Safer Food initiative
24-11-2010Food Safety: Commission requests Austria to transpose provisions of the Directive on control of potato cyst nematodes
24-11-2010Animal Welfare: Commission urges Cyprus, Greece, Hungary, Finland and the UK to transpose Animal Welfare Directive
24-11-2010Food Safety: Commission urges Italy to transpose provisions of the Plant Protection Products Directive
24-11-2010Medicinal products for animals: Commission refers France to the Court of Justice for disregarding rules on the authorisation of two veterinary medicinal products.
24-11-2010Animal Health: Commission urges France to comply with EU line on scrapie control
16-11-2010First meeting of the High Level Forum for a better functioning of the food supply chain
15-11-2010Animal Health: Commission proposal to improve prevention of Bluetongue disease and cut farmers' costs
19-10-2010 Commission favours temporary suspension of animal cloning for food production in the EU
19-10-2010Questions and Answers on Cloning
12-10-2010Animal by-products: adoption of new rules to simplify controls and reduce administrative burden and costs
12-10-2010EU earmarks €250 million to combat animal diseases and better protect both human and animal health
01-10-2010Animal welfare: Commission awards prizes to children for their drawings in contest "How to make animals happy"
30-09-2010Animal by-products (ABP): European Commission requests Greece to comply with the judgment of the European Court of Justice (ECJ).
30-09-2010 Health and Consumers – Commission urges Italy and Portugal to transpose Directives
28-09-2010 EU's plant health to be strengthened and better protected through new legislation
28-09-2010Questions and answers on the review of the EU plant health regime
27-09-2010 GMO / Research: Report on concrete measures to avoid mixing of GM and conventional maize
27-09-2010 Food: Commission reviews the progressive adoption of the list of permitted health claims
24-09-2010Preparation Agriculture/Fisheries Council of September 2010
10-09-2010Food safety remains a priority in the EU and beyond
10-09-2010 FAQ: Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed : role and achievements
09-09-2010Standing Committee of the Food Chain and Animal Health : support to the eradication of rabies in Italy and discussion on the West Nile Fever situation
18-08-2010 New opportunities for export of animal products to Russia as certificates enter into force
30-07-2010 High Level Forum to take on challenges of food sector
16-07-2010Following achievements of 1st Roadmap, Commission outlines future steps regarding BSE/TSE in the TSE Roadmap 2
16-07-2010Mozzarella: Commission receives all clear from German Competent Authorities
16-07-2010Questions and answers on TSE Roadmap 2
13-07-2010GMOs: Member States to be given full responsibility on cultivation in their territories
13-07-2010Questions and Answers on the EU's new approach to the cultivation of GMOs
02-07-2010Food safety: EU experts confirm production of milk-products can resume only if they are safe
28-06-2010Preparation of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council of June 2010
24-06-2010Pesticides: Food in the EU is now safer thanks to more controls and fewer and less harmful residues
24-06-2010Obstacles to trade of fruit and vegetables removed after Russia harmonises levels of pesticide residues
11-06-2010EU Vet Week: Shielding Animal Health and ensuring Food Safety through traceability
11-06-2010Questions and Answers on the EU Veterinary Week and traceability
31-05-2010 Statement on the E. Coli outbreak issued by the Member States at the meeting of the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health (SCoFCAH)
04-05-2010EU strengthens measures to prevent the spread of Equine Infectious Anaemia from Romania to other Member States
16-03-2010Avian Influenza: Highly pathogenic H5N1 virus confirmed in Romania
16-03-2010 Avian Influenza: Highly pathogenic H5N1 virus confirmed in Romania
16-03-2010Key facts about Avian Influenza
02-03-2010Commission announces upcoming proposal on choice for Member States to cultivate or not GMO's and approves 5 decisions on GMO's
02-03-2010Questions and Answers on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO's)
23-02-2010EU Healthy Eating Campaign "Tasty Bunch" awards the winners of the Treasure Hunt game

2009

26-11-2009Commission approves €275 million for the eradication, monitoring and control of animal diseases
18-11-2009Commission paper lays foundations of discussion to tackle the problem of anti-microbial resistance
28-10-2009Animal welfare labelling: Commission report launches in-depth political debate
25-09-2009Questions and Answers on the EU Veterinary Week and the World Rabies Day celebration in Brussels
22-07-2009Commission approves extra funds to combat Bluetongue and Scrapie
16-07-2009The Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed more efficient than ever on its 30th birthday
16-07-2009Questions and Answers on the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF)
03-07-2009Questions and answers on the "GPSD Business Application"
23-06-2009Council adopts Commission proposal improving animal treatment at time of slaughter
19-06-2009Preparation Agriculture/Fisheries Council of June 2009
16-06-2009Travelling with pets: Commission proposes to extend transitional measures in five Member States until end 2011
27-04-2009International scientific agreement on validation of alternatives to animal testing
27-04-2009The validation of alternatives to animal testing
24-04-2009Questions and Answers on the World Veterinary Day celebration in Brussels
03-04-2009EU Health Commissioner launches "Better Training for Safer Food in Africa"
01-04-2009Adapting to climate change: the European Union must prepare for the impacts to come
13-03-2009Commission completes pesticide review programme - an important step to ensure the protection of health and environment
05-03-2009Commission adopts new rules for the introduction of personal consignments of animal products into the EU
26-02-2009BSE: Commission adopts Regulation on environmental contamination of plant feed
05-02-2009European Commission welcomes European Parliament's vote on Animal Feed Regulation
19-01-2009Conference on Global Trade and Farm Animal Welfare, 20-21 January 2009
13-01-2009European Commission welcomes European Parliament's vote on Plant Protection Products Regulation
13-01-2009Questions and Answers on Plant Protection Products

2008

10-11-2008Commission launches "Farmland": The fun way for kids to learn about animal welfare
07-11-2008European Veterinary Week: Raising awareness about health risks at border crossings and in farms
07-11-2008Questions and Answers on the European Veterinary Week
29-10-2008News from the Communication Directorate General's midday briefing: Commission authorises the use of GM LLCotton25
29-10-2008News from the Communication Directorate General's midday briefing: Commission to propose additional funding of approximately 100 million euros in 2009 to help Member States tackle Bluetongue
28-10-2008Future challenges for EU health, consumer and food policies to be discussed at high level conference
16-10-2008Commission refers Italy to the European Court of Justice for non transposition of Avian Influenza Directive (2005/94/EC)
16-10-2008Tissues and Cells Directives: Commission takes Belgium, Italy, Portugal and Sweden to Court
15-10-2008Getting the most out of EU-quality food and drink: Commission launches a consultation on agricultural product quality
13-10-2008Commission submitted updated measures on China milk products to the Member States
09-10-2008Europeans are very sceptical about animal cloning for food production, Eurobarometer reveals
30-09-2008Commission transmits to Council proposal to authorise a GM soybean
25-09-2008Commission takes measures to protect European citizens from products with melamine-contaminated milk from China
19-09-2008Commission proposal improves welfare of animals at slaughter
19-09-2008Questions and Answers on the proposal for the protection of animals at the time of killing
10-09-2008Questions and Answers on the Action Plan for the implementation of the EU's animal health strategy
01-09-2008New rules on pesticide residues to strengthen food safety in the European Union
23-07-2008Well-functioning RASFF processes more than 7,300 notifications in 2007
23-07-2008Questions and Answers on the 2007 RASFF annual report
10-06-2008 Commission proposes clearer and more risk-proportionate rules for animal by-products
10-06-2008Questions and answers on animal by-products
09-06-2008Commission adopts single passport and matching chip for horses and other equidae
28-05-2008Commission submits to SCoFCAH proposal setting strict conditions for the antimicrobial treatment of poultry carcasses
23-05-2008Commission to fix strict conditions for the import of Ukrainian sunflower oil
16-05-2008Preparation Agriculture/Fisheries Council of May 2008
22-04-2008Beef on the bone: Commission increases the age limit at which the vertebral column must be removed from beef.
21-04-2008Classical swine fever in Slovakia: experts in Brussels review the measures put in place to control the outbreak
06-03-2008Commission to finance bluetongue emergency vaccination plans with over €72 million
04-03-2008Commission proposes simpler, clearer and more modern rules for the marketing of feed and pet food
04-03-2008Questions and Answers on Feed Marketing
28-02-2008Nomination of Mrs Androula Vassiliou as successor to Mr Markos Kyprianou
27-02-2008Commissioner Kyprianou submits his resignation to join the Cypriot government as Minister of Foreign Affairs
23-02-2008The UK and Cyprus regain FMD-free status from OIE
21-02-2008Classical Swine Fever in Croatia: EU emergency veterinary team sent to assist containing the outbreak
12-02-2008Commission requires certification for Chinese rice products to stop unauthorised GMO from entering the EU
12-02-2008GMOs: Proposals to authorise soybean A2704-12 and cotton LL25 to be transmitted to the Council
30-01-2008Commission proposal to overhaul EU food labelling rules
16-01-2008Bluetongue: Commission offers co-funding for vaccination campaign
14-01-2008Commission proposes measures to encourage safe novel foods in the EU
14-01-2008Questions and Answers on Novel Foods
08-01-2008Animal Welfare: Commission report confirms the potential benefits of banning conventional battery cages for laying hens

2007

14-12-2007Preparation Agriculture/Fisheries Council of December 2007
30-11-2007Commission adopts Decision to approve 187 million to fight animal diseases in 2008.
20-11-2007Member States vote on foot-and-mouth disease and avian influenza measures for UK
06-11-2007Foot-and-Mouth Disease: Control measures agreed for Cyprus; UK measures amended
24-09-2007European Commission informed of Bluetongue in the UK
19-09-2007"Prevention is better than Cure": Commission presents the new Community Animal Health Policy
19-09-2007Questions and Answers on the Community Animal Health Policy 2007-13
27-08-2007Avian Influenza: Highly pathogenic H5N1 virus confirmed in Bavaria
09-08-2007Foot-and-Mouth Disease: Standing Committee approves Commission Decision maintaining measures for Great Britain
03-08-2007Foot and Mouth Disease outbreak confirmed in cattle in Surrey, England: UK authorities applying EC control measures
11-07-2007Commission adopts a Green paper on bio-preparedness
04-07-2007Avian Influenza confirmed in wild birds in another region in Germany and suspected in France and Austria
28-06-2007Food safety controls: almost half of rapid alert system notifications concern imports rejected at EU border
25-06-2007Avian influenza H5N1 confirmed in wild swans in Germany: authorities applying precautionary measures
21-06-2007Avian Influenza: H5N1 virus confirmed in turkey farm in the Czech Republic
19-06-2007Trade ban on cat and dog fur in the EU
24-05-2007Better Training for Safer Food: Commission publishes first annual report
24-05-2007Better Training for Safer Food annual report
08-05-2007Commissioner Kyprianou welcomes Council agreement on animal welfare rules for broilers
25-04-2007Reducing Salmonella : Member States back EU targets for broiler chickens
13-04-2007Preparation Agriculture/Fisheries Council of April 2007
28-03-2007Commission initiates infringement proceedings against Greece over ban on certain animal imports
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22-03-2007EU consumers willing to pay for better animal welfare
21-03-2007Commission refers Greece to Court over animal welfare infringements
15-03-2007Three new Community Reference Laboratories will ensure reliable testing of food and animal feed
08-03-2007Commission supplies foot-and-mouth vaccine to Turkey
07-03-2007Commission moves fast to cut administrative burdens for small businesses
27-02-2007EU emergency veterinary team to be established
16-02-2007The CPVO organizes a seminar in Madrid on Enforcement on Plant Variety Rights
06-02-2007Avian Influenza: UK measures endorsed; Member States urged to tighten protection measures against H5N1
05-02-2007Avian Influenza: H5N1 virus confirmed in UK
25-01-2007Markos Kyprianou, European Commissioner for Health -New Challenges for Europe's New Animal Strategy Green Week
25-01-2007Avian Influenza: Highly pathogenic H5 virus confirmed in Hungary
12-01-2007New rules for captive bird imports to protect animal health in the EU and improve the welfare of imported birds
04-01-2007Animal welfare in transport: new EU rules enter into force

2006

21-12-2006Commission welcomes final adoption of Regulation on Fortified Foods
21-12-2006Commission welcomes final adoption of the Health Claims Regulation
20-12-2006Markos Kyprianou reaches agreement in principle with Russian Agriculture Minister
11-12-2006Transitional food safety and veterinary measures agreed for Bulgaria and Romania
04-12-2006Ban on imports of live captive birds prolonged
28-11-2006More veterinary and food safety decisions for after Enlargement agreed
20-11-2006Cat and dog fur: Commission proposes total EU ban
20-11-2006Questions and Answers on the proposal to ban cat and dog fur in the EU
09-11-2006Member States back a series of veterinary and food safety decisions for after Enlargement
09-11-2006Bluetongue: Restriction zone extended; New outbreaks in Sardinia and Portugal
09-11-2006Commission approves over €11.5 million to tackle animal diseases in Bulgaria and Romania in 2007
08-11-2006Towards a new Community Animal Health Strategy 2007-2013 Animal Health Conference
25-10-2006GM rice: Standing Committee backs Commission Decision on strict counter testing of US rice imports
19-10-2006GM rice: Commission to propose strict counter testing of US rice imports
12-10-2006Commission starts infringement proceedings against the UK for failure to act on food safety violations
12-10-2006Commission approves €193 million to fight animal diseases in 2007
06-10-2006Commissioner Kyprianou visits Brazil to review food safety measures for exports
06-10-2006Classical Swine Fever : post-enlargement measures for Bulgaria and Romania agreed
06-10-2006Food Safety: EU action against UK dairy agreed
20-09-2006Providing better training for safer food: the Commission looks at options for the future
20-09-2006Questions and Answers: Better Training for Safer Food
19-09-2006Commission pushes forward co-operation with China on food and product safety
13-09-2006Midday Express: Commission transmits proposals to Council on active substances for plant protection
12-09-2006 GM rice situation reviewed at the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health
05-09-2006Avian Influenza: German vaccination, Romanian imports
31-08-2006Bluetongue confirmed in France
28-08-2006Bluetongue: Control measures revised
23-08-2006Commission requires certification of US rice exports to stop unauthorised GMO entering the EU
23-08-2006Questions and Answers on the finding of unauthorised GM rice on the US market
21-08-2006Bluetongue: Commission Decision on precautionary measures backed by Member States
21-08-2006 Bluetongue confirmed in Belgium and Germany
21-08-2006Trace amounts of non-authorised GM rice on US market
18-08-2006Bluetongue in the Netherlands confirmed
11-08-2006Updated crop yield forecasts for 2006 and analysis of drought effects
01-08-2006Reducing Salmonella: Commission sets EU targets for laying hens and adopts new control rules
01-08-2006Questions and Answers on Salmonella and other food-borne diseases
28-07-2006Commission proposes new legislation on food additives, flavourings and enzymes
12-07-2006Commission proposes new rules for plant protection products
12-07-2006Questions and Answers on Plant Protection Products
10-07-2006Avian influenza H5N1 confirmed in a wild bird in Spain: authorities applying precautionary measures
07-07-2006Commission presents results of Eurobarometer on Avian Flu
06-07-2006Avian influenza : ban on imports of live ratites and meat from ratites from South Africa
04-07-2006Avian Influenza: Protection measures and import bans prolonged and amended
30-06-2006Food Safety: Commission presents annual report on Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed
21-06-2006Commission Priorities for Food Safety and Public Health in 2007
15-06-2006Avian Influenza: H5 virus confirmed in geese in Hungary
14-06-2006Commission transmits proposals to Council for conditional authorisation of active substances for plant protection
12-06-2006Brigitte Bardot was received by Commissioner Kyprianou's chef de cabinet, Margaritis Schinas
06-06-2006Avian Influenza: Import ban on all Romanian poultry and poultry products
06-06-2006Classical Swine Fever in Germany: measures eased slightly
06-06-2006Influenza: Commissioner Kyprianou regrets failure to agree on EU anti-viral stockpile
31-05-2006Avian Influenza: Results of EU surveillance in wild birds presented
31-05-2006Employment, social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council, 1-2 June 2006, Luxembourg
19-05-2006Avian Influenza: H5N1 virus confirmed in backyard poultry in Denmark; Control measures being applied
16-05-2006Commissioner Kyprianou welcomes European Parliament vote on Health and Nutrition Claims
16-05-2006Commissioner Kyprianou welcomes Parliament vote on fortified foods
16-05-2006Classical Swine Fever in Germany: measures adjusted
16-05-2006Questions and Answers on Fortified Foods
08-05-2006Avian Influenza: Standing Committee backs a series of measures
08-05-2006Classical Swine Fever in Germany: restrictions agreed in response to suspected outbreak in Borken
20-04-2006Classical swine fever in Germany: revised measures
12-04-2006Classical swine fever in Germany: revised measures on North-Rhine Westphalia
12-04-2006Commission proposes practical improvements to the way the European GMO legislative framework is implemented
06-04-2006 Avian influenza H5 suspected in a dead wild swan in United Kingdom: UK authorities applying precautionary measures
05-04-2006Avian Influenza: several preventive and control measures agreed by Standing Committee
05-04-2006Highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza confirmed on poultry farm in Germany: German authorities applying EU control measures
30-03-2006Pandemic Influenza: Commission publishes evaluators’ report on simulation exercise
30-03-2006Commissioner Kyprianou's main points addressed to the conference
30-03-2006Press release on first EU conference on animal welfare
30-03-2006Questions and Answers on EU Animal Welfare Policy, Brussels 30 March 2006
27-03-2006Avian influenza H5 suspected in a dead wild swan in Czech Republic: Czech authorities applying precautionary measures
23-03-2006Avian Influenza: Measures for Sweden, France and Israel agreed
17-03-2006Avian Influenza: Import restrictions on Israeli poultry and poultry products following confirmed outbreaks of H5N1
17-03-2006Avian influenza H5N1 confirmed in a game farm in Sweden: Swedish authorities applying Community control measures
15-03-2006Avian influenza confirmed in a wild bird in Denmark: Danish authorities applying precautionary measures
09-03-2006 Commission requests further investigations on three unusual cases of TSE in sheep
09-03-2006Questions and Answers on TSEs in Sheep
09-03-2006The TSE community reference laboratory strain typing expert group (STEG)
08-03-2006BSE: UK beef embargo to be lifted
08-03-2006BSE: Lifting restrictions on the trade of cattle and beef from the UK
06-03-2006 Classical swine fever in three pig farms in North-Rhine Westphalia – Germany applying Community measures for the control of this disease
06-03-2006Avian influenza confirmed in one dead swan in Poland: Polish authorities applying precautionary measures
02-03-2006Statement of the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health
28-02-2006Avian influenza H5 in 2 dead wild ducks in Sweden: Swedish authorities applying precautionary measures
27-02-2006Commissioner Kyprianou visits Nigeria
23-02-2006Avian influenza suspected in poultry in France – rapid precautionary measures taken
22-02-2006Avian Influenza: Vaccination of certain poultry in France and Netherlands approved
22-02-2006Questions and Answers: Vaccinating poultry and other birds against Avian Influenza
21-02-2006Avian influenza confirmed in two wild birds in Slovakia: Slovak authorities applying precautionary measures
20-02-2006Avian influenza confirmed in wild duck in France: French authorities applying precautionary measures
17-02-2006Preparation Agriculture/Fisheries Council of February 2006
17-02-2006Preparation Agriculture/Fisheries Council of February 2006
16-02-2006Avian Influenza: Measures to be taken in the event of a highly pathogenic outbreak in a Member State
16-02-2006Avian influenza confirmed in swans in Hungary: authorities applying precautionary measures
16-02-2006Questions and Answers: Measures in event of avian influenza in poultry in the EU
15-02-2006Avian influenza H5 confirmed in swans in Austria: authorities applying precautionary measures
15-02-2006Avian influenza H5N1 in swans in Germany: authorities applying precautionary measures
15-02-2006Avian influenza: Standing Committee gives favourable opinion to two Commission measures
13-02-2006Avian Influenza: Highly pathogenic H5N1 virus confirmed in Bulgaria
13-02-2006Avian Influenza: Highly pathogenic H5N1 virus confirmed in Greece
13-02-2006Avian influenza H5 confirmed in a swan in Slovenia: Slovenian authorities implement the same measures as in Greece and Italy
13-02-2006Avian influenza confirmed in wild swans in Italy: Italian authorities applying precautionary measures
09-02-2006Suspected avian influenza in dead wild swans in Greece: the Commission takes precautionary measures
03-02-2006Maximum levels set for dioxins and PCBs in feed and food
03-02-2006Questions and Answers on Dioxins and PCBs
30-01-2006Avian Influenza H5N1 Confirmed in Northern Part of Cyprus
24-01-2006Commissioner Kyprianou visits Turkey to support efforts in tackling avian influenza
23-01-2006Improving animal welfare: EU Action Plan adopted
23-01-2006MEMO: Questions and Answers on the Action Plan on the Protection and Welfare of Animals
19-01-2006Avian Influenza: EU surveillance measures extended
18-01-2006Avian influenza: expectations surpassed as international community pledges USD 1.9 bn in Beijing
16-01-2006Commissioner Kyprianou visits China to discuss avian flu, influenza preparedness and product safety
16-01-2006Information Note from Commissioner Kyprianou 11 January 2006
13-01-2006Commission pledges €80 million to fight bird flu in third countries
12-01-2006Avian influenza : Commission and Member States to discuss latest situation and future actions
09-01-2006Avian influenza in Turkey : EU takes further import measures and joint expert team starts work on the ground
07-01-2006Avian influenza: high pathogenic type H5N1 confirmed in poultry in eastern Turkey
05-01-2006Suspected human cases of avian influenza in Turkey: the Commission is working in close contact with the Turkish authorities, and the WHO, the OIE/FAO and the ECDC to clarify the situation

2005

22-12-2005European Commission to co-host International Pledging Conference on Avian and Human Influenza in Beijing
22-12-2005Ban on antibiotics as growth promoters in animal feed enters into effect
22-12-2005New Year, Safer Food: Upgraded food and feed legislation enters into effect
22-12-2005Questions and Answers on the new EU rules on food and feed hygiene and controls
12-12-2005Avian Influenza : chief medical and veterinary officers discuss guidelines for poultry sector workers
30-11-2005Commission approves €185 million to fight animal diseases in 2006
29-11-2005 Preparing for pandemic influenza and other health threats: Commission adopts EU plans
29-11-2005 Preparing for influenza and major health threats
23-11-2005Avian Influenza: Adjustments to import bans and to biosecurity requirements agreed
08-11-2005Public Internet consultation on animal welfare
04-11-2005Commissioner Kyprianou visits SE Asia to discuss avian influenza and other issues
27-10-2005European scientists develop H7N1 avian flu vaccine
26-10-2005 Avian influenza: EU bans imports of captive live birds from third countries
26-10-2005European health experts take stock of influenza pandemic preparedness
25-10-2005Questions and Answers on the Animal By-Products Report
21-10-2005 Avian influenza: further preventive measures agreed and Russian import restrictions adopted
19-10-2005Pandemic influenza: Kyprianou announces drive to reinforce EU’s preparedness
17-10-2005Avian influenza : high pathogenic type H5N1 confirmed in Romania is same strain as in Asia and Turkey
14-10-2005 Avian influenza: Romanian import restrictions confirmed and EU preventive measures debated
13-10-2005Avian Influenza in Romania and Turkey: Commission takes further action
13-10-2005Avian Influenza in Romania: Presence of virus confirmed
11-10-2005Avian Flu in Turkey: EU bans imports of live birds and certain poultry products
10-10-2005Information on suspicion of Avian Influenza in Romania and Turkey
05-10-2005Commission proposal to allow return of beef on the bone backed by Member States
05-10-2005Questions and Answers on changing BSE rules for beef on the bone
28-09-2005BSE: Prospects for lifting current restrictions on the trade of cattle and beef from the UK
14-09-2005MEMO : National surveillance programmes for avian influenza July 2005 - January 2006
14-09-2005Midday express : National surveillance programmes for avian flu approved and further wild bird surveillance measures agreed
07-09-2005Guidelines for Member States enhanced surveillance for avian influenza viruses in wild birds in the European Union – September 2005 to January 2006
07-09-2005Midday Express: EU experts outline guidelines for improved avian influenza surveillance
25-08-2005Questions and Answers on EU action on Avian Influenza and Flu Pandemic Preparedness
23-08-2005Commission proposes new rules on the health of farmed fish
15-07-2005Commission outlines next steps on BSE
15-07-2005Questions and answers on TSE Roadmap
12-07-2005Food Supplements Directive: European Court of Justice rules in favour of the Commission
28-06-2005 Summit of EU influenza experts discusses coordinated response to possible pandemic
21-06-2005 European Food Safety Authority officially inaugurated
17-06-2005 Preparation Agriculture/Fisheries Council of June 2005
08-06-2005EU survey reveals consumers willing to pay more for better animal welfare
08-06-2005 Consumer attitudes to animal welfare: Main findings of the Eurobarometer survey
03-06-2005Commissioner Kyprianou welcomes Council agreement on Health Claims
31-05-2005Commission proposes legislation to improve welfare of broiler chickens
27-05-2005EU success: OIE adopts international guidelines on animal welfare
11-05-2005Conclusions of Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health, section on Toxicological Safety - meeting of 10 May 2005
02-05-2005Commissioner Kyprianou: Labelling and its implications for consumers
28-04-2005Avian Influenza: Commission proposes updated measures aimed at preventing epidemics
28-04-2005Questions and Answers on Avian Influenza
25-04-2005EU detection method for BT10 Maize validated
21-04-2005Advisory Group on the Food Chain and Animal and Plant Health
21-04-2005Members of the Advisory Group on the Food Chain and Animal and Plant Health announced
18-04-2005Questions & answers on GMO ‘existing products’ register
18-04-2005Register of existing GM food and feed products published
15-04-2005Bt10: Commission requires certification of US exports to stop unauthorised GMO entering the EU
14-04-2005Avian influenza in North Korea : import of feathers and pet birds banned
05-04-2005EU-Canada veterinary agreement paves the way for more trade
04-04-2005Commission extends Sudan dye measures and reminds food operators of their responsibilities
01-04-2005Commission seeks clarification on Bt10 from US authorities and Syngenta
22-03-2005Questions and Answers on the Regulation of GMOs in the European Union
22-03-2005Commission confirms quality of European GMO legislative framework
16-03-2005EU-Russia deal safeguards trade in plant products
15-03-2005Questions and Answers on the EU-Russia deal on the trade in plant products
11-03-2005Negotiations with Russia on plant health
28-02-2005Avian influenza H5 in 2 dead wild ducks in Sweden: Swedish authorities applying precautionary measures
25-02-2005Preparation Agriculture/Fisheries Council of February 2005
25-02-2005Sudan 1: Contaminants Working Group of 24-25 February 2005 - Conclusions of the Commission
24-02-2005European Commission and national experts discuss Sudan 1 contamination
16-02-2005Commission approves new BSE tests, opening up competition in the field
14-02-2005INTERNATIONAL: Markos Kyprianou visits Russia to facilitate trade in plant and animal products and discuss health threats
09-02-2005IMPORTS & EXPORTS : EU launches new export help service for developing countries
02-02-2005First case of BSE in a goat: Member States support Commission proposal for increased testing
31-01-2005Traceability of food products: new EU guidelines to facilitate implementation
28-01-2005Questions and Answers on TSE in goats
28-01-2005Case of BSE in a goat confirmed: Commission extends testing programme
12-01-2005Foot-and-Mouth Disease in Argentina: restrictions lifted
12-01-2005Review of the avian influenza situation in Asia
11-01-2005Newcastle disease in Bulgaria: Suspension of imports limited to one district

2004

22-12-2004Outcome of Agriculture/Fisheries Council of December 2004
21-12-2004New Animal Health Strategy announced by Markos Kyprianou
29-11-2004Draft decision on genetically modified maize MON 863 to be referred to Council
26-11-2004Panel of scientists require more data to evaluate suspected case of BSE in a goat
23-11-2004Outcome of Agriculture/Fisheries Council of November 2004 - (Animal Transport)
22-11-2004Commission welcomes Council’s agreement on stricter welfare rules for transport of animals
19-11-2004BSE : Formal lifting of restrictions on Portuguese exports
08-11-2004EU-US: EU requests WTO to confirm that there is no justification for US/Canada to continue to apply sanctions
08-11-2004Safety first in feed additive authorisations
05-11-2004Dioxin contamination : EU traceability and alert notifications systems work well
29-10-2004Review of the bluetongue situation in Spain
28-10-2004Commission submits French Research Findings on TSE in a goat to Expert Panel
28-10-2004Questions and Answers on TSE in goats
26-10-2004Genetically modified NK603 maize authorised for both food and feed
15-10-2004Commission approves €188 million to fight animal diseases in 2005
15-10-2004Dispatch of live cattle, goats and sheep banned from south Spain due to bluetongue
13-10-2004New EU rules on PAH levels in food, mainly on benzo(a)pyrene
13-10-2004EU rules on ochratoxin A extended to coffee, wine and grape juice
12-10-2004Commission proposes revised rules on food additives reducing nitrates and nitrites levels
17-09-2004Rabies – French authorities still urgently searching for five people
15-09-2004ENLARGEMENT: Seminar being held in Ireland to deepen EU-U.S. co-operation on food safety
15-09-2004Review of the avian influenza situation in Asia, Canada, the USA & South Africa
08-09-2004Inscription of MON 810 GM maize varieties in the Common EU Catalogue of Varieties
06-09-2004Urgent: Europe-wide search for people who had contact with rabid dog in South-West France
02-09-2004IMPORT & EXPORTS : Russia-EU relations: Trade in animal products will continue after 1 October
30-08-2004New advisory group on the food chain created
30-08-2004Start up event for European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) to be held in Stockholm on 27 September
28-08-2004Rabies: Possible exposure of humans in South West France
23-08-2004Avian influenza in Malaysia: import of feathers and pet birds banned
10-08-2004Commission suspends imports of ostriches from South Africa after avian influenza outbreaks
26-07-2004Avian influenza in Asia: Prolongation of import embargo on poultry products until 15 December
20-07-2004Plant health and world trade: EU signs up to new international rules
20-07-2004Outcome of Agriculture/Fisheries Council of July 2004
19-07-2004GMOs: Commission authorises import of GM-maize for use in animal feed
16-07-2004Préparation du Conseil Agriculture/Pêche de juillet 2004
25-06-2004Commission proposes authorisation of NK603 maize
22-06-2004IMPORTS & EXPORTS : Outcome of Agriculture/Fisheries Council of June 2004 - Import duties & EU exports of animal products
22-06-2004IMPORTS & EXPORTS : Outcome of Agriculture/Fisheries Council of June 2004 - Import duties & EU exports of animal products
22-06-2004Outcome of Agriculture/Fisheries Council of June 2004 - Ban on herring fishing in the Baltic Sea – Dioxins
22-06-2004Outcome of Agriculture/Fisheries Council of June 2004 - Beef labelling
21-06-2004EU signs Council of Europe Convention on international animal transport
21-06-2004EU signs Council of Europe Convention on international animal transport
17-06-2004Food quality and safety: EU awards €192m to new research projects and networks
11-06-2004EURO 2004 feels free to say no to smoking
09-06-2004Travelling with pets: Commission offers summer holiday solution despite Member State delays
19-05-2004Commission authorises import of canned GM-sweet corn under new strict labelling conditions – consumers can choose
17-05-2004Frequently asked questions about BSE-tests
06-05-2004Questions and Answers on animal by-products
03-05-2004EU rules on animal by-products set to apply for imports
30-04-2004Question and Answers on the regulation of GMOs in the EU
26-04-2004Pesticides: Byrne welcomes Council support on establishing common maximum residue levels
26-04-2004Byrne welcomes completion of extensive review of food and feed controls and hygiene rules
26-04-2004Questions and Answers on Feed Hygiene
26-04-2004Questions and Answers on the Regulation on Official Food and Feed Controls
26-04-2004Questions and Answers on hygiene requirements for food
23-04-2004A new impetus for European biotechnology: bringing coherence to EU biotechnology policies
22-04-2004ENLARGEMENT: Safe food in an EU of 25 Member States: final steps towards enlargement on 1 May
15-04-2004TRACES: Commission adopts new system to manage animal movements and prevent the spread of animal diseases
15-04-2004Safe food in an EU of 25 Member States: final steps towards enlargement on 1 May
15-04-2004TRACES: Commission adopts new system to manage animal movements and prevent the spread of animal diseases
15-04-2004ENLARGEMENT: Myths and misunderstandings about food, drink and EU enlargement
13-04-2004Children risk choking: new EU measures to withdraw jelly mini-cups
31-03-2004EC ratifies international treaty on plant genetic resources improving access to seeds and agricultural biodiversity
30-03-2004Restrictions lifted on poultry imports from the USA and Canada. Only Texas and a part of British Columbia still restricted
24-03-2004Agriculture / Fisheries Council of 22-23 March 2004 - Outcome
23-03-2004Commission launching a co-operation initiative of current and future Member States at the future veterinary Border Inspection Posts
22-03-2004Suspension of poultry imports from the USA after an avian influenza outbreak prolonged
19-03-2004Préparation du Conseil Agriculture/Pêche de mars 2004
18-03-2004Commission suspends temporarily import of horses from South Africa
16-03-2004Commissioner Byrne visits the US to discuss food safety and public and animal health issues
11-03-2004Commission suspends EU poultry imports from Canada after avian influenza outbreak
09-03-2004"New controls will enhance enforcement" says Commissioner Byrne as Parliament backs new law
03-03-2004Suspension of poultry imports from the USA after avian influenza outbreak reconfirmed
24-02-2004Commission suspends EU poultry imports from the USA after avian influenza outbreak in Texas
23-02-2004Byrne calls for worldwide animal welfare standards Commission granted official observer status at OIE
23-02-2004OIE to hold Global Conference on Animal Welfare in Paris
20-02-2004Commission clears the way for temporary admission of horses participating in the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Athens
13-02-2004Avian influenza: Influenza preparedness: Byrne welcomes ministers agreement on a coordinated approach
04-02-2004Avian influenza: EU experts in Vietnam help investigating threat to human health
03-02-2004Avian influenza outbreak in Asia: Member States agree to prolong import embargo on poultry products
29-01-2004Avian influenza: EU expert flies to Vietnam
29-01-2004EU reduces the 100% testing requirement for imports of poultry meat from Brazil to 20%
29-01-2004IMPORT: EU reduces the 100% testing requirement for imports of poultry meat from Brazil to 20%
28-01-2004EU suspends imports of Pet Birds from South East Asia
28-01-2004GMOs: Commission takes stock of progress
23-01-2004Commission suspends EU poultry imports from Thailand after avian influenza outbreak
21-01-2004IMPORT: New measures to stop imports of chilli and chilli products with carcinogenic red dye
21-01-2004New measures to stop imports of chilli and chilli products with carcinogenic red dye
16-01-2004European Commission offers help in Avian Influenza crisis to Vietnam
08-01-2004More advance payments for the eradication of avian influenza in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany in 2003

2003

24-12-2003Statement of Commissioner Byrne on a BSE case in the US
19-12-2003Revision of TSE testing in sheep and goats
18-12-2003Animal disease control: Byrne welcomes Council adoption of eartagging for sheep and goats
18-12-2003Outcome of Agri/Fisheries Council of December 2003
17-12-2003Commissioner Byrne welcomes Council adoption of eartagging for sheep and goats
11-12-2003Protection of Bees: Commission steps up measures against exotic parasites
11-12-2003Protection of Bees: Commission steps up measures against exotic parasites
05-12-2003ENLARGEMENT: Questions and Answers on food safety issues
05-12-2003Classical swine fever: New test approved
03-12-2003Byrne welcomes Council adoption of new uses of food additives and improved rules for flavourings
01-12-2003Reduced-Calorie Fats: Salatrims approved for use as food ingredients
29-11-2003"Zoonoses" Commissioner Byrne welcomes new legislation to combat food-borne diseases such as salmonella
27-11-2003Travelling with pets: Pet passports to be introduced in July 2004
27-11-2003Travelling with pets: Pet passports to be introduced in July 2004
17-11-2003Commission proposes amendment to EU law on materials which come into contact with food
10-11-2003Commission proposes common rules for adding vitamins and minerals to foods
10-11-2003Proposal for EU rules about adding vitamins and minerals to foods - frequently asked questions
07-11-2003State of play on GMO authorisations under EU law
06-11-2003Restrictions lifted in Bulgaria and re-imposed in The Balearic Islands
30-10-2003Commission proposes signing the Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Animals during International Transport
24-10-2003Questions and Answers about GMOs in seeds
16-10-2003Commission approves EUR 147 million to fight animal diseases in 2004
16-10-2003Commission approves €147 million to fight animal diseases in 2004
15-10-2003EU complies with WTO ruling on Hormone beef and calls on USA and Canada to lift trade sanctions
10-10-2003Safety of smoke flavourings: Commissioner Byrne welcomes Council adoption of new Regulation
10-10-2003Foot-and-mouth disease in Argentina: extension of areas under restriction
10-10-2003€1.25 million advance payments for the eradication of avian influenza in Belgium
01-10-2003The proposed Regulation on health & nutrition claims: Myths & Misunderstandings
29-09-2003FMD: Byrne welcomes new EU legislation to control outbreaks
29-09-2003Food without fear: new food labelling rules will improve consumer information on food ingredients, in particular allergens
24-09-2003€10 million advance payments for the eradication of avian influenza in the Netherlands
10-09-2003Foot-and-mouth disease outbreak in Argentina
24-08-2003Questions and Answers on TSE in sheep and goats
19-08-2003EU contribution to compensate the costs of precautionary measures against FMD taken by Germany, Belgium, Spain and Portugal in 2001
18-08-2003European Commission regrets the request for a WTO panel on GMOs
12-08-2003Commission acts to limit levels of the mycotoxin "patulin" in apple products
05-08-2003Commission acts to prevent introducing exotic parasites affecting honey bees into the EU
31-07-2003FMD in Swaziland and Botswana: imports again fully authorised
23-07-2003GMOs: Commission publishes recommendations to ensure co-existence of GM and non-GM crops
22-07-2003Better food hygiene: Commissioner Byrne welcomes political agreement about official controls on food of animal origin
22-07-2003European legislative framework for GMOs is now in place
18-07-2003Foot-and-mouth disease: Paraguay and Argentinia
16-07-2003Commission proposal on nutrition and health claims to better inform consumers and harmonise the market
16-07-2003Commission proposes radical overhaul of animal transport rules
14-07-2003Commission takes four Member States to Court over protection of laying hens
11-07-2003Avian influenza: crisis over
08-07-2003Commission close to completion of pesticide review: 110 additional substances to be withdrawn
04-07-2003Aflatoxins: Commission imposes special conditions for import of Brazil nuts in shell from Brazil
04-07-2003EU co-financing agreed for eradication of Classical Swine Fever in Germany, Luxembourg and Spain
02-07-2003Wallström and Byrne welcome EP acceptance of a trustworthy and safe approach to GMOs and GM food and feed
02-07-2003Avian influenza: crisis over in the Netherlands
02-07-2003Temporary measures adopted at EU-level to mitigate risk of FMD spreading from Libya via animal transport vehicles
28-06-2003Emergency measures approved to stop import of carcinogenic hot chilli
24-06-2003Better information on meat products from July 2003
24-06-2003Avian influenza in Germany: All measures lifted
23-06-2003Facilitating safety in animals and animal products: Commission issues manual to assist trading partners
22-06-2003Council and Parliament prohibit antibiotics as growth promoters: Commissioner Byrne welcomes adoption of Regulation on feed additives
19-06-2003WTO consultation over GMO's: EU reiterates its authorisation system is in accordance with WTO rules
19-06-2003Commission approves new BSE tests
18-06-2003Emergency measures approved to stop import of carcinogenic hot chilli
16-06-2003 Monkey Pox virus: Commission bans the import prairie dogs and rodents that could carry the disease
16-06-2003Monkey Pox virus: Commission bans the import prairie dogs and rodents that could carry the disease
16-06-2003The European Commission supports OIE global conference on animal welfare
13-06-2003Avian influenza: First easing of restrictions in the Netherlands
12-06-2003FMD: Byrne welcomes political agreement on improved Directive to control outbreaks
10-06-2003Noni juice and DHA rich oil approved for use as food ingredients
27-05-2003Export of live poultry and hatching eggs can resume in Belgium
26-05-2003Weekly reports of rapid alert system for food and feed go on-line
26-05-2003Weekly reports of rapid alert system for food and feed go on-line
26-05-2003Weekly reports of rapid alert system for food and feed go on-line
21-05-2003Permanent withdrawal of use of “konjac” (E425) in jelly confectionery confirmed
19-05-2003Commissioner Byrne pleased with Council political agreement on sweeteners
15-05-2003Update on avian influenza in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany
13-05-2003ENLARGEMENT: Commissioner Byrne, promoting food safety and diversity throughout an enlarged EU
13-05-2003European Commission regrets US decision to file WTO case on GMOs as misguided and unnecessary
12-05-2003Commission adopts control measures to contain possible avian influenza outbreak in Germany
07-05-2003Update on avian influenza in the Netherlands and Belgium
28-04-2003Avian influenza: Byrne visits crisis centre in the Netherlands
26-04-2003Avian influenza in the Netherlands: Some restrictions lifted
24-04-2003New feed hygiene requirements: the missing link to guarantee food safety
22-04-2003Explanatory summary : Commission report shows stable level of pesticide residues in food in the EU
22-04-2003Imminent implementation of strict rules on animal by-products facilitated
16-04-2003Avian Influenza in Belgium: Commission adopts control measures
09-04-2003Avian influenza in the Netherlands: restrictions extended
18-03-2003No avian influenza in Belgium, 18 March 2003 Annex : Statement of the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal health and of the Belgian Delegation
14-03-2003Pesticides: consumer protection to be boosted via harmonisation of maximum residue levels
12-03-2003Commission adopts control measures to contain possible avian influenza outbreak in Belgium
10-03-2003Statement of the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health on avian influenza outbreak in the Netherlands
05-03-2003Committee prolongs control measures to contain avian influenza outbreak in the Netherlands
05-03-2003Commission proposes extension of transitional measures on BSE
05-03-2003Statement of the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health on avian influenza outbreak in the Netherlands
03-03-2003Commission adopts control measures to contain avian influenza outbreak in the Netherlands
19-02-2003Travelling with pets: simplified EU system approved
19-02-2003Travelling with pets: simplified EU system approved
05-02-2003Commission proposes new food and feed controls with teeth
05-02-2003Commission proposes new food and feed controls with teeth
29-01-2003Newcastle disease in the USA: export restrictions limited to three States
27-01-2003Brighter eyesight or brighter salmon? Commission decides new rules on colouring feed additive
23-01-2003100% testing requirement for imports of shrimps from Thailand lifted
13-01-2003Commission acts against five Member States to protect laying hens
10-01-2003Commission clears the way for temporary admission of horses participating in the Equestrian Pre-Olympic Test Events in Greece
10-01-2003The Balearic Islands declared free of bluetongue
08-01-2003Questions and Answers on BSE
06-01-20032003 sees stricter labelling rules for meat

2002

19-12-2002Stopping animal disease at the border: tighter rules on personal imports of meat and milk into the EU
19-12-2002GM-derived Cottonseed oils notified for marketing in the EU
18-12-2002Commission approves €132 million package to fight animal diseases
18-12-2002FMD: Commission proposes improved Directive to control outbreaks
18-12-2002Controlling the spread of animal diseases: Commission proposes eartagging for sheep and goats
17-12-2002FMD: Commissioner David Byrne welcomes European Parliament recommendations
17-12-2002Member States endorse Commission proposals to combat TSE in sheep and goats
16-12-2002Commissioner David Byrne welcomes Council agreement on hygiene rules for food of animal origin
16-12-2002Commissioner David Byrne welcomes Council support for legislation banning hormones as growth promoters
12-12-2002Standing Committee votes to strengthen EU legislation on natural mineral waters
12-12-2002Measures against avian influenza in Italy
29-11-2002Commission proposes new uses of food additives and improved rules for flavourings
28-11-2002EU Plant Health Regime improved to reduce risk of importing harmful organisms
28-11-2002Commissioner David Byrne welcomes political agreement of Council on further labelling requirements for GMOs in food and feed
28-11-2002"Zoonoses" Commissioner David Byrne welcomes Council endorsement of proposals to combat food-borne diseases like salmonella
28-11-2002Hygiene package: Commissioner David Byrne welcomes political agreement on animal health rules
20-11-2002Green light for the import of more products of animal origin from China
14-11-2002Cow tongues, vultures and geographical BSE risk on Scientific Steering Committee agenda
13-11-2002British beef: Commission satisfied that EU law is now respected
13-11-2002Questions and Answers on animal by-products
11-11-2002Press welcome to participate at seminar on Animal By-Products Regulation
31-10-2002New provisions for the control of Classical Swine Fever boost economic viability of pig farming and improve animal health
18-10-2002Commission approves EUR 132 million package to fight animal disease
11-10-2002Commission adopts first EU report on irradiated food
02-10-2002David Byrne welcomes lifting of British beef embargo by France
24-09-2002David Byrne welcomes new rules on animal-by-products
22-09-2002Tighter rules on personal imports of meat and milk into the EU
20-09-2002Results of the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health - Antibiotic Residues
17-09-2002Result of the Scientific Steering Committee
01-08-2002Commission clears the way for temporary admission of horses participating in World Equestrian Games
24-07-2002Result of the Standing Committee on the Food chain on MPA-contamination
23-07-2002Commission proposes new rules for controls on food of animal origin
19-07-2002New building for Commission's Food and Veterinary Office officially opened in Ireland
18-07-2002Commission adopts new labelling rules on caffeine and quinine
18-07-2002Food: Commission proposes EU-wide safety assessment and authorisation of smoke flavourings
17-07-2002Commission decides to refer France to Court for a second time for non-compliance with Court judgment on British beef
16-07-2002Result of the Standing Committee on the Food chain on MPA-contamination
03-07-2002Commission proposals for a trustworthy and environmentally safe approach to GMOs and GM food and feed backed by European Parliament
02-07-2002Scientists publish geographical risk assessments (GBR) for seven countries - Bulgaria, Croatia, Iceland, Latvia, San Marino, Turkey and Vanuatu
28-06-2002Limits on presence of dioxin in food and feed enter into force on 1 July
28-06-2002Limits on presence of dioxin in food and feed enter into force on 1st July
27-06-2002Have pets, will travel restrictions eased on the movement of domestic pets within the EU
27-06-2002Byrne welcomes adoption of African Swine Fever Directive
27-06-2002Have pets, will travel restrictions eased on the movement of domestic pets within the EU
27-06-2002Hygiene rules: Byrne welcomes Council agreement on more flexibility particularly for traditional products
06-06-2002Classical Swine Fever in France, Luxembourg, Germany and Spain
22-05-2002BSE - SSC publishes new advice
16-05-2002Byrne welcomes European Parliament backing of proposals to combat food-borne diseases
15-05-2002Byrne welcomes endorsement of food hygiene proposals by the EP
08-05-2002Classical Swine Fever in Germany, Luxembourg, France and Spain
08-05-2002Green light for import of certain products of animal origin from China
23-04-2002Growth promoting hormones pose health risk to consumers, confirms EU Scientific Committee
11-04-2002Classical Swine Fever in Germany and Spain
10-04-2002Food Chain Committee Discussion on MPA-hormones in feed and food products
09-04-2002Recent opinions of Scientific Steering Committee on BSE related issues
06-04-2002Classical swine fever in Luxembourg, Spain and Germany
20-03-2002Scientific Committee adopted opinion on animal welfare during transport
19-03-2002Food Safety Member States support emergency suspension of the sale of jelly mini-cups containing "konjac" (E425) food additive
13-03-2002BSE Byrne disappointed by EP position on catering waste delaying adoption of animal waste regulation
21-02-2002Food Safety First set of farm-to-table food safety measures take effect
21-02-2002Food Safety First set of farm-to-table food safety measures take effect from 21 Feb 2002
21-02-2002Food Safety First set of farm-to-table food safety measures take effect from 21 Feb 2002 - RAPID Ref. IP/02/289
20-02-2002Classical Swine Fever in Luxembourg: export of pigs banned
20-02-2002Hormone free beef from the USA: Additional testing requirements lifted
14-02-2002Extension of TSE tests in sheep and goats
01-02-2002African Swine Fever - European Commission proposes to harmonize control measures
25-01-2002EU Standing Veterinary Committee agrees on suspension of imports of products of animal origin from China
24-01-2002Food controls - EU inspectors find national controls on E. coli vary between EU countries
24-01-2002Scientific Steering Committee publishes new opinions on BSE related issues
16-01-2002Foot-and-mouth disease in the UK - Classical swine fever in Spain
14-01-2002ENLARGEMENT: Enlargement and upgrading food controls are the challenges ahead - David Byrne at Green Week 2002 11/01/2002
14-01-2002Enlargement and upgrading food controls are the challenges ahead - David Byrne at Green Week 2002 11/01/2002
09-01-2002Classical swine fever in Spain - Foot-and-mouth disease in the UK

2001

28-12-2001New beef labelling rules more information for consumers from 1 January 2002
19-12-2001Foot-and-mouth disease in the UK - Classical swine fever in Spain
18-12-2001Statement of Commissioner Byrne on new BSE-cases in Germany
12-12-2001Questions and Answers on Foot-and-Mouth Disease
05-12-2001Questions and answers on Classical Swine Fever
05-12-2001New case of Classical Swine Fever in Spain: Commission adopts export restrictions
05-12-2001Scientific Steering Committee publishes opinions about the origin of BSE and other BSE related issues
29-11-2001Dioxin in Food – Byrne welcomes adoption by Council of dioxin limits in food
27-11-2001"Dioxin in Feed" Commissioner Byrne welcomes adoption by Council of dioxin limits in feed
26-11-2001Stricter labelling requirements for sausages and preserved meat products
22-11-2001Poland can export fresh pig meat to the EU
20-11-2001Commission services paper on the processing, disposal and uses of animal by-product in Member States
20-11-2001Common position on animal by-products regulation agreed
15-11-2001End of classical swine fever restrictions in Spain
09-11-2001The Commission adopts further standards for the welfare of pigs
25-10-2001The Commission adopts strategy to reduce dioxins and PCBs in feed and food
25-10-2001The Commission adopts strategy to reduce dioxins and PCBs in environment, feed and food
24-10-2001Scientific Steering Committee publishes opinion on potential risk of BSE in sheep and goats
23-10-2001Welfare of animals during transport - Council approves mandate for negotiating international rules
16-10-2001Commission approves €155 million to fight animal diseases
16-10-2001Commission approves EURO 155 million to fight animal diseases
12-10-2001Labelling of compound feedingstuffs agreed in conciliation: clear percentages on label
09-10-2001Results of the Standing Veterinary Committee
08-10-2001Commissioner Byrne visits the US to discuss Biotechnology and Public Health issues
28-09-2001Hormones in Bovine Meat: Background and History of WTO Dispute
28-09-2001Import ban of ruminants from south-east Europe due to bluetongue
18-09-2001Byrne and Fischler call for political leadership on GMOs
11-09-2001Classical swine fever in Spain: Further reduction of the restricted areas
11-09-2001Scientific Steering Committee publishes new opinions
10-08-2001Classical swine fever in Spain: reduction of the restricted areas
01-08-2001"Zoonoses" Commission puts forward proposals to combat food-borne diseases like salmonella or E.coli
27-07-2001Commission proposes a revised approach towards the evaluation of pesticides safety
27-07-2001Commission publishes results of Pesticide Monitoring Programme 1999
25-07-2001"The right to know about Genetically Modified Food" by David Byrne, Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
25-07-2001"Commission improves rules on labelling and tracing of GMOs in Europe to enable freedom of choice and ensure environmental safety"
25-07-2001Commission improves rules on labelling and tracing of GMOs in Europe to enable freedom of choice and ensure environmental safety
20-07-2001Commission proposes strategy to reduce dioxin in food and feed
20-07-2001Fact sheet on dioxin in feed and food
20-07-2001Commission proposes strategy to reduce dioxin in food and feed
11-07-2001Results of the Standing Veterinary Committee
04-07-2001Press release relating to the publication of an opinion on genetically modified cotton and medical devices by the Scientific Steering Committee
22-06-2001Classical Swine Fever in Spain: Results of SVC
19-06-2001Major improvement of welfare of pigs agreed - Classical swine fever directive updated: Feeding catering waste prohibited
19-06-2001Major improvement of welfare of pigs agreed
19-06-2001Common position on animal by-products regulation agreed – MBM-ban will be prolonged
14-06-2001Classical Swine Fever in Spain - Commission adopts export restrictions
12-06-2001Commission toughens measures against Transmissible Spogniform Encepalopathies
24-05-2001Commission publishes results of Pesticide Residue Monitoring Programme 2000
20-05-2001Commission working paper proposing to prolong MBM-ban
03-05-2001Byrne welcomes EP adoption of legislation setting out a comprehensive framework for combating BSE
09-04-2001Animal transport: Commission adopts proposal to improve conditions for the long distance transportation of animals
02-04-2001Scientists publish geographical BSE risk assessment for thirteen third countries
07-03-2001Commission proposal to gradually lift restrictions on export of Portuguese beef backed by the Standing Veterinary Committee
14-02-2001Scientific Steering Committee publishes risk assessment if BSE were to be found in sheep
13-02-2001Publication of geographical risk assessment of BSE for Botswana, Lithuania, Namibia, Nicaragua and Swaziland
07-02-2001Commission approves further protection measures against BSE
16-01-2001Commission proposes improvements in welfare conditions of pigs
10-01-2001Scientific Opinion reviews Austrian reserve on GMO-maize

2000

19-12-2000Animal Transport: Commission steps up action to remedy shortcomings in application of EU rules
19-12-2000Frequently asked questions about BSE-tests
05-12-2000Commission evaluating five new tests
29-11-2000European Commission decides new measures on BSE: exceptional events call for an exceptional response
29-11-2000Scientific Steering Committee adopts opinion on scientific justification of national BSE measures
27-11-2000David Byrne on BSE-developments in Germany and Spain
24-11-2000Statement of David Byrne on new BSE-cases in Germany and Spain
24-11-2000Scientific opinions on dioxin in feed and food
24-11-2000The Scientific Committee for Animal Nutrition on dioxins in feed, has on 6 November 2000 adopted an opinion on dioxins in feed of 24 November 2000
13-11-2000Byrne and Fischler proposing BSE-test for all older cattle in the EU
16-10-2000EC Animal Transport Rules to be applied in Slovenia
03-10-2000Travelling with pets in the EU made easier
03-10-2000Travelling with pets in the EU made easier
21-09-2000EU scientists advise on BSE-related culling and review recent BSE research
19-09-2000David Byrne announces improvements in welfare conditions of pigs
05-09-2000Swine fever in the UK : Some restrictions lifted
04-09-2000Classical Swine Fever in the UK
01-08-2000Scientists publish final conclusions on geographical BSE risk
17-07-2000Commission proposes new food safety hygiene rules
13-07-2000Commission takes initiative to restore confidence in GMO approval process
19-06-2000Byrne states Commission intention to adopt key health protection measure to reduce BSE risk
24-05-2000Commission proposes revised legislation banning hormones as growth promoters
03-05-2000Commission proposes to strengthen public health protection with proposal to remove specified BSE risk materials from the food chain
19-04-2000Scientific Steering Committee issues opinions on the safety for human consumption of animal bones and blood
02-02-2000Commission adopts Communication on Precautionary Principle

1999

29-10-1999Opinion of the Scientific Steering Committee of 29 October 1999
17-05-1999No evidence for BSE transmission through milk
05-05-1999Hormones first Commission debate
03-05-1999Growth Hormones in Meat Pose Risk to Consumers - Different Levels of Evidence
03-05-1999Growth Hormones in Meat Pose Risk to Consumers - Different Levels of Evidence

1998

19-11-1998Commission submits second BSE follow-up report
14-10-1998Commission proposes very stringent rules on pesticide residues in baby foods

0207

23-08-0207Foot-and-Mouth Disease in GB: Standing Committee supports Commission Decision to reduce control measures to the surveillance zone around the 2 outbreaks

 
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