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Food Safety

- Regulatory Committees - Standing Committee on Foodstuffs

Agenda

- Draft a genda of the 86th meeting - Brussels the 17th and 18th of December 2001 PDF (20KB)
- Draft a genda of the 85th meeting - Brussels the 25th of October 2001 (5KB)
- Draft a genda of the 84th meeting - Brussels the 19th and 20th of September 2001 (5KB)
- Draft a genda of the 83rd meeting - Brussels the 19th and 20th of July 2001 (8KB)
- Draft genda of the 82nd meeting - Brussels the 14th and 15th of June 2001
- Draft a genda of the 81th meeting - Brussels the 02nd and 03rd of April 2001
- Draft a genda of the 80th meeting - Brussels the 15th and 16th of February 2001
- Draft agenda of the 79th meeting - Brussels the 14th and 15th of December 2000
- Draft a genda of the 78th meeting - Brussels the 18th and 19th of October 2000

Agenda of the 82 nd meeting - Brussels the 14th and 15th of June 2001

Approval of the Agenda.

1. Exchange of views and possible opinion on a draft Commission Directive../.../EC of [...] amending Directive 90/128/EEC relating to plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with foodstuffs.

2. Exchange of views and possible opinion on a draft Commission Directive../.../EC of [...] on the use of certain epoxy derivatives in materials and articles intended to come into contact with foodstuffs.

3. Dioxins and dioxin like PCB's in foodstuffs.

a) Discussion on a working document for a draft Commission Regulation setting maximum levels for certain contaminants in foodstuffs.

b) Discussion on a working document for a draft Commission Recommendation on the reduction of the presence of dioxins in the food chain.

4. Discussion on the establishment of a specific limit for aflatoxins in cereals to be subjected to sorting or other physical treatment.

5. Exchange of views on issues raised by the Netherlands (letter of 25.01.2001) concerning the implementation of Directive 2000/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23rd of June 2000 relating to cocoa and chocolate products intended for human consumption

6. Opinion on a Draft Commission Directive amending Annex I to Directive 2000/13/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to the labelling, presentation and advertising of foodstuffs.

7. Exchange of views on a draft Commission Directive laying down limits for the levels and the labelling of constituents of natural mineral waters and conditions of use of the treatment with ozone.

8. Exchange of views on a letter from the Greek authorities concerning "Toddler's Milk".

9. Exchange of views on Beta-Carotene used in foods.

10. Exchange of views on new information on molecular data of "Roundup Ready" soybean.

11. Opinion on a draft Commission Decision authorising the placing on the market of Trehalose as a novel food or novel food ingredient under Regulation (EC) No. 258/97 of the European Parliament and of the Council.

12. Opinion on a draft Commission Regulation laying down detailed rules concerning detailed rules for the protection of data submitted by the applicant pursuant to article 10 of regulation (EC) No. 258/97 of the European Parliament and of the Council.

13. Following a presentation by the Commission services at the meeting of the Standing Committee on the 3rd of April 2001, an exchange of views is requested concerning Information Technology Requirements of the future European Food Authority (EFA) so as to ensure a secure and user friendly environment for communications with its partners and the members of the scientific committee's.

14. Miscellaneous.


Agenda of the 81 th meeting - Brussels the 02nd and 03rd of April 2001

Approval of the Agenda.

1. Patulin in apple juice and apple juice ingredients in other beverages. Presence of apple juice in other foodstuffs.

Discussion on future Community measures to be taken

2. Aflatoxins - Update on the situation with regard the RASFF notifications on findings of the presence of high levels of aflatoxins in peanuts originating from China, peanuts from Egypt, pistachio's from Iran and figs, (pistachio's and hazelnuts) from Turkey. Discussion on follow-up.

3. Exchange of views on future Community measures to be taken in order to reduce the presence of dioxins in foodstuffs.

4. Opinion on a draft Commission Directive amending Commission Directive 95/31/EC laying down specific purity criteria concerning sweeteners for use in foodstuffs.

5. Opinion on a draft Commission Directive amending Commission Directive 95/45/EC laying down specific purity concerning colours for use in foodstuffs

6. Exchange of views on issues raised by the Netherlands (letter of 25.01.2001) concerning the implementation of Directive 2000/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 rd of June 2000 relating to cocoa and chocolate products intended for human consumption.

7. Opinion of the Committee on a draft Commission Directive repealing Directive 79/1066/EEC laying down Community methods of analysis for testing coffee extracts and chicory extracts.

8. Opinion on a Draft Commission decision on authorising the placing on the market of pasteurised fruit-based preparations produced using high-pressure pasteurisation as a novel food ingredient under regulation (EC) No. 258/97 of the European Parliament and of the Council.

9. Exchange of views on a Draft Commission Directive amending Annex I to Directive 2000/13/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to the labelling, presentation and advertising of foodstuffs.

10. Enlargement - Exchange of views following Commission's presentation at the 80 th meeting.

11. Miscellaneous.


Agenda of the 80 th meeting - Brussels the 15 th and 16 th of February 2001

Approval of the Agenda.

1. a) A draft Commission Regulation amending Commission Regulation (EC) N° 194/97 of 31 January 1997 setting maximum limits for certain contaminants (Ochratoxin A)

b) Opinion on a draft Commission Directive laying down the sampling methods and the methods of analysis for the official control of the levels of Ochratoxin A in foodstuffs. (Ochratoxin A in foodstuffs )

2. Opinion on a draft Commission Regulation amending Commission Regulation (EC) N° 194/97 of 31 January 1997 setting maximum limits for certain Aflatoxins in spices

3. Exchange of views on future Community measures to be taken in order to reduce the presence of dioxins in foodstuffs (Dioxins and PCBs in foodstuffs)

4. Matters arising from Directive 1999/2/EC of the European Parliament and Council on the approximation of the laws of Member States concerning foods and food ingredients treated with ionising radiation.

a) Finalisation of the list of national authorisations of food and food ingredients which may be treated with ionising radiation for publication in the Official Journal.

b) Finalisation of the list of approved irradiation facilities in Member States for food and food ingredients which may be treated with ionising radiation for publication in the Official Journal.

5. Opinion on a draft Commission Directive amending Commission directive 96/77/EC laying down specific purity criteria on food additives other than colours and sweeteners.

6. Opinion on a draft Commission recommendation concerning a co-ordinated programme for the official control of foodstuffs for 2001.

7. Opinion on a Commission Decision concerning a Draft regulation from the Dutch authorities relative to the labelling of poultry meat.

8. Exchange of views on a draft IDA financial feasability study for the European Food Authority which will necessitate the cooperation of the Member State food safety authorities.

9. Miscellaneous.


Agenda of the 79 th meeting - Brussels the 14 th and 15 th of December 2000

Approval of the Agenda.

1. Opinion on a Draft Commission Directive on substances that may be added for specific nutritional purposes in foods for particular nutritional uses.

2. Exchange of views on a notification received from Greece concerning labelling of products containing quinine hydrochloride.

3. Opinon on a Draft Commission Decision authorising the placing on the market of a Dextran preparation produced by Leuconostoc mesenteroides as a novel food ingredient in bakery products under Regulation (EC) N° 258/97 of the European Parliament and of the Council.

4. Exchange of information on the "Starlink and GA 21 maize" situation.

5. GMO strategy of the Commission:

a) Commission document, issue paper July 2000.

b) Working document of the Commission Services on "Traceability and labelling".

c) Implementation of EU labelling Regulations

d) Review of Regulation (EC) No. 258/97

6. a) Opinion on a draft Commission Regulation (EC) No. -/.. of - setting maximum levels for certain contaminants in foodstuffs (lead, cadmium, mercury, 3-MCPD)

b) Opinion on a Draft Commission Directive ../_/EC of [_] laying down the sampling methods and the methods of analysis for the official control of the levels for certain contaminants in foodstuffs (lead, cadmium, mercury, 3-MCPD).

7. a) Opinion on a draft Commission Regulation amending Commission Regulation (EC) N° 194/97 of 31 January 1997 setting maximum limits for certain contaminants. (Ochratoxin A)

b) Opinion on a draft Commission Directive laying down the sampling methods and the methods of analysis for the official control of the levels of Ochratoxin A in foodstuffs.

8. Discussion on future priorities for the work programme concerning contaminants in foodstuffs. Comments of the Member States

9. Exchange of views on matters arising from the Directive 1999/2/EC of the European Parliament and Council on the approximation of the laws of Member States concerning foods and food ingredients treated with ionising radiation.

a) List of National Authorisations of Food and Food ingredients which may be treated with Ionising Radiation (art. 4 (6)

b) List of Competent Authorities of MS for Food Irradiation Facilities and Food and Food Ingredients which may be treated with Ionising Radiation (Art. 7 (1) ).

c) List of approved Irradiation Facilities in MS for Food and Food Ingredients which may be treated with Ionising Radiation (Art. 7 (3) ). .

d) Exchange of views on a proposal for a Draft European Parliament and Council Directive amending Directive 1999/3/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the establishment of a Community list of foods and Food ingredients treated with ionising radiation. Document

10. Miscellaneous


Agenda of the 78 th meeting - Brussels the 18 th and 19 th of October 2000

Approval of the Agenda

1. Opinion on a Commission Decision refusing the placing on the market of "Nangai nuts (Canarium indicum L.)" as a novel food or novel food ingredient under Regulation (EC) No. 258/97 of the European parliament and of the Council.

2. Opinion on a draft Commission Decision on the decree of the President of the Council of Ministers of Italy of the 4 th of August 2000 suspending the trade and the use of products from genetically modified maize.

3. Discussion and possible intention of vote on :

- A draft Commission Regulation amending Commission Regulation (EC) N° 194/97 of 31 January 1997 setting maximum limits for certain contaminants.

- A draft Commission Directive laying down the sampling methods and the methods of analysis for the official control of the levels of Ochratoxin A in foodstuffs.

In view of the notification of these drafts to the World Trade Organization and their transmission to the European Parliament for information.

4. Discussion and opinion of the Member States on :

- A draft Commission Regulation amending Commission Regulation (EC) N° 194/97 of 31 January 1997 setting maximum limits for certain contaminants. (Aflatoxins in spices).

- A draft Commission Directive amending Commission Directive 98/53/EC of 16 July 1998 laying down the sampling methods and the methods of analysis for the official control of the levels for certain contaminants in foodstuffs. (Aflatoxins in spices).

5. Exchange of views and possible intention of vote of the Member States on :

- A draft Commission Regulation amending Commission Regulation (EC) N° 194/97 of 31 January 1997 setting maximum limits for certain contaminants. (Patulin in apple products).

In view of the notification of these drafts to the World Trade Organization and their transmission to the European Parliament for information.

6. a) Exchange of views on a draft Commission Regulation amending Commission Regulation (EC) N° 194/97 of 31 January 1997 setting maximum levels for certain contaminants in foodstuffs. (Lead, cadmium, mercury and 3-MCPD).

b) Exchange of views on a draft Commission Directive laying down the sampling methods and the methods of analysis for the official control of the levels for certain contaminants in foodstuffs. (Lead, cadmium, mercury and 3-MCPD)

7. Consultation on a draft Commission Recommendation on the reduction of the presence of deoxynivalenol (DON) in cereals and cereal products.

8. Information by the Italian authorities on the results of the investigations on the source of contamination by benzo(a)pyrene of sunflower oil originating from Italy.

9. Information by the Commission on follow-up of the opinion of the SCF. (Zearalenone). Exchange of views.

10. Exchange of views on future priorities, concerning industrial and environmental contaminants.

11. Exchange of views on the request of France concerning labelling of irradiated foods.

12. Exchange of views on the conclusions of the Working Group on Additives concerning.

- Sodium metabisulphite in table grapes (Request of Italy)

- Sodium hydroxide in coffee infusion (Request of Italy)

- Directive 95/2/EC - Semi-preserved fish (Request of Austria)

- Status of Aspartame-Acesulfame salt

13. Exchange of views on a request from Austria concerning honey with pollen from GM rape seed.

14. Exchange of views on the request of the United Kingdom on Commission Directive 92/1/EEC : Quick Frozen Foods.

15. Exchange of views on the request of the Spanish concerning Directive 96/84/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19/12/1996 amending Directive 89/398/EEC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to foodstuffs intended for particular nutritional uses.

16. Exchange of views on General Food Law.

17. Exchange of views on Commission discussion papers laying down a definition of the term " meat" for labelling purposes.

18. Miscellaneous.

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