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2014

11-12-2014Food: EU consumers to benefit from better labelling as of 13 December 2014
29-09-2014Commission consults the public on criteria to identify Endocrine Disruptors
13-06-2014Food Safety: 35 years protecting human and animal health
16-04-2014Questions & Answers: Fees for Pharmacovigilance activities
03-04-2014Food chain: Commissioner Borg welcomes Parliament's endorsement of a common financial framework for 2014-2020

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
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
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

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
15-06-2012Preparation of Agriculture and Fisheries Council, 18 June 2012
16-05-2012Food: Commission adopts landmark list of permitted health claims
16-05-2012Questions and Answers on the list of permitted Health Claims on food products
26-04-2012Commission requests Bulgaria to correctly implement rules around genetically modified micro-organisms
24-04-2012Preparation of Agriculture and Fisheries Council, 26-27 April 2012
29-02-2012Innovation Partnerships: new proposals on raw materials, agriculture and healthy ageing to boost European competitiveness
20-01-2012Preparation of the Agriculture/Fisheries Council of January 23, 2012

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
19-05-2011Commission urges Cyprus to transpose the amendment to the fruit juice directive
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
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
06-01-2011Questions and Answers – Dioxin incident in Germany

2010

17-12-2010Environment Council, 20 December 2010
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
24-11-2010Food Safety: Commission urges Italy to transpose provisions of the Plant Protection Products Directive
16-11-2010First meeting of the High Level Forum for a better functioning of the food supply chain
19-10-2010 Commission favours temporary suspension of animal cloning for food production in the EU
19-10-2010Questions and Answers on Cloning
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
30-07-2010 High Level Forum to take on challenges of food sector
16-07-2010Mozzarella: Commission receives all clear from German Competent Authorities
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
24-06-2010Obstacles to trade of fruit and vegetables removed after Russia harmonises levels of pesticide residues
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)
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

18-11-2009Commission paper lays foundations of discussion to tackle the problem of anti-microbial resistance
25-09-2009Questions and Answers on the EU Veterinary Week and the World Rabies Day celebration in Brussels
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)
19-06-2009Preparation Agriculture/Fisheries Council of June 2009
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

2008

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
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
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
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
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
14-01-2008Commission proposes measures to encourage safe novel foods in the EU
14-01-2008Questions and Answers on Novel Foods

2007

14-12-2007Preparation Agriculture/Fisheries Council of December 2007
11-07-2007Commission adopts a Green paper on bio-preparedness
28-06-2007Food safety controls: almost half of rapid alert system notifications concern imports rejected at EU border
24-05-2007Better Training for Safer Food: Commission publishes first annual report
24-05-2007Better Training for Safer Food annual report
25-04-2007Reducing Salmonella : Member States back EU targets for broiler chickens
13-04-2007Preparation Agriculture/Fisheries Council of April 2007
15-03-2007Three new Community Reference Laboratories will ensure reliable testing of food and animal feed
07-03-2007Commission moves fast to cut administrative burdens for small businesses
27-02-2007EU emergency veterinary team to be established

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
28-11-2006More veterinary and food safety decisions for after Enlargement agreed
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
06-10-2006Commissioner Kyprianou visits Brazil to review food safety measures for exports
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
12-09-2006 GM rice situation reviewed at the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health
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
21-08-2006Trace amounts of non-authorised GM rice on US market
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
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
16-05-2006Commissioner Kyprianou welcomes European Parliament vote on Health and Nutrition Claims
16-05-2006Commissioner Kyprianou welcomes Parliament vote on fortified foods
16-05-2006Questions and Answers on Fortified Foods
12-04-2006Commission proposes practical improvements to the way the European GMO legislative framework is implemented
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
17-02-2006Preparation Agriculture/Fisheries Council of February 2006
03-02-2006Maximum levels set for dioxins and PCBs in feed and food
03-02-2006Questions and Answers on Dioxins and PCBs
16-01-2006Commissioner Kyprianou visits China to discuss avian flu, influenza preparedness and product safety

2005

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
25-10-2005Questions and Answers on the Animal By-Products Report
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
21-06-2005 European Food Safety Authority officially inaugurated
03-06-2005Commissioner Kyprianou welcomes Council agreement on Health Claims
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
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
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
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
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

2004

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
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
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
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
08-09-2004Inscription of MON 810 GM maize varieties in the Common EU Catalogue of Varieties
30-08-2004New advisory group on the food chain created
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
22-06-2004Outcome 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
17-06-2004Food quality and safety: EU awards €192m to new research projects and networks
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
26-04-2004Byrne 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
15-04-2004Safe food in an EU of 25 Member States: final steps towards enlargement on 1 May
13-04-2004Children risk choking: new EU measures to withdraw jelly mini-cups
24-03-2004Agriculture / Fisheries Council of 22-23 March 2004 - Outcome
19-03-2004Préparation du Conseil Agriculture/Pêche de mars 2004
16-03-2004Commissioner Byrne visits the US to discuss food safety and public and animal health issues
09-03-2004"New controls will enhance enforcement" says Commissioner Byrne as Parliament backs new law
28-01-2004GMOs: Commission takes stock of progress
21-01-2004New measures to stop imports of chilli and chilli products with carcinogenic red dye

2003

24-12-2003Statement of Commissioner Byrne on a BSE case in the US
19-12-2003Revision of TSE testing in sheep and goats
18-12-2003Outcome of Agri/Fisheries Council of December 2003
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
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
24-10-2003Questions and Answers about GMOs in seeds
16-10-2003Commission approves EUR 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
01-10-2003The proposed Regulation on health & nutrition claims: Myths & Misunderstandings
29-09-2003Food without fear: new food labelling rules will improve consumer information on food ingredients, in particular allergens
24-08-2003Questions and Answers on TSE in sheep and goats
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
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
16-07-2003Commission proposal on nutrition and health claims to better inform consumers and harmonise the market
04-07-2003Aflatoxins: Commission imposes special conditions for import of Brazil nuts in shell from Brazil
02-07-2003Wallström and Byrne welcome EP acceptance of a trustworthy and safe approach to GMOs and GM food and feed
28-06-2003Emergency measures approved to stop import of carcinogenic hot chilli
24-06-2003Better information on meat products from July 2003
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
10-06-2003Noni juice and DHA rich oil approved for use as food ingredients
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
13-05-2003European Commission regrets US decision to file WTO case on GMOs as misguided and unnecessary
24-04-2003New feed hygiene requirements: the missing link to guarantee food safety
22-04-2003Imminent implementation of strict rules on animal by-products facilitated
05-03-2003Commission proposes extension of transitional measures on BSE
05-02-2003Commission proposes new food and feed controls with teeth
27-01-2003Brighter eyesight or brighter salmon? Commission decides new rules on colouring feed additive
08-01-2003Questions and Answers on BSE
06-01-20032003 sees stricter labelling rules for meat

2002

19-12-2002GM-derived Cottonseed oils notified for marketing in the EU
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
29-11-2002Commission proposes new uses of food additives and improved rules for flavourings
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
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
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
20-09-2002Results of the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health - Antibiotic Residues
17-09-2002Result of the Scientific Steering Committee
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
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
27-06-2002Hygiene rules: Byrne welcomes Council agreement on more flexibility particularly for traditional products
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
08-05-2002Green 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
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
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
20-02-2002Hormone free beef from the USA: Additional testing requirements lifted
14-02-2002Extension of TSE tests in sheep and goats
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
14-01-2002Enlargement and upgrading food controls are the challenges ahead - David Byrne at Green Week 2002 11/01/2002

2001

28-12-2001New beef labelling rules more information for consumers from 1 January 2002
18-12-2001Statement of Commissioner Byrne on new BSE-cases in Germany
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
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
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
16-10-2001Commission approves EURO 155 million to fight animal diseases
12-10-2001Labelling of compound feedingstuffs agreed in conciliation: clear percentages on label
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
18-09-2001Byrne and Fischler call for political leadership on GMOs
11-09-2001Scientific Steering Committee publishes new opinions
01-08-2001"Zoonoses" Commission puts forward proposals to combat food-borne diseases like salmonella or E.coli
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
04-07-2001Press release relating to the publication of an opinion on genetically modified cotton and medical devices by the Scientific Steering Committee
19-06-2001Common position on animal by-products regulation agreed – MBM-ban will be prolonged
12-06-2001Commission toughens measures against Transmissible Spogniform Encepalopathies
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
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
10-01-2001Scientific Opinion reviews Austrian reserve on GMO-maize

2000

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
21-09-2000EU scientists advise on BSE-related culling and review recent BSE research
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

 
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