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30-Nov-00 Veterinary Inspections
Rapport de mission réalisée au Brésil du 8 au 12 mai 2000 concernant le "suivi" de la mission SANCO/1173/1999 au Brésil du 18 au 29 octobre 1999 en vue de rendre compte de la situation générale en matière de santé publique et tout particulièrement dans les établissements de viandes fraîches et de produits à base de viande (1174/2000)
Veterinary Inspections
Report of a mission to Ireland on 24 August 2000 with regard to the implementation of Commission Decision 97/312/EC, approving the measures to be implemented as regards bovine spongiform encephalopathy in Ireland (1293/2000)
Scientific Steering Committee 
Minutes of the Scientific Steering Committee Meeting of 26-27 October 2000
Press Release 
SSC adopts opinion on scientific justification of national BSE measures DE FR updated
29-Nov-00 Scientific Committee on Veterinary Measures relating to Public Health
Draft agenda of the meeting of 30 November 2000
Plant Protection Products
Corrigendum Decision 00/626/EC of 13 October 2000 concerning the non-inclusion of chlozolinate in Annex I to Council Directive 91/414/EEC and the withdrawal of authorisations for plant protection products containing this active substance pdf.gif (423 bytes)
Plant Protection Products
Decision 00/725/EC - Official Journal L 292, 21.11.2000 concerning the non-inclusion of tecnazene in Annex I to Council Directive 91/414/EEC and the withdrawal of authorisations for plant protection products containing this active substance pdf.gif (423 bytes)
Press Release 
SSC adopts opinion on scientific justification of national BSE measures
Press Release
European Commission decides new measures on BSE: exceptional events call for an exceptional response
BSE 
Frequently asked questions about BSE (figures as of mid-November 2000) FR
Press Release
Statement of David Byrne on new BSE-cases in Germany and Spain
ES FR updated
Press Release 
David Byrne on BSE-developments in Germany and Spain
ES DE FR updated
International Food Safety Issues 
CCFICS - Codex Committee on Food Import and Export Certicification and Inspection updated
28-Nov-00 Press Release
Statement of David Byrne on new BSE-cases in Germany and Spain
Press Release
David Byrne on BSE-developments in Germany and Spain
Scientific Committee on Plants
Draft agenda of the 23 rd plenary meeting, Brussels, 30 November 2000 starting at 10:00 hrs at the Centre Borschette, rue Froissart 36
Standing Veterinary Committee 
Short report of the meeting (2000/26) held in Brussels on 03-04 October 2000
Standing Veterinary Committee 
Short report of the meeting (2000/27) held in Brussels on 17 October 2000
Standing Veterinary Committee 
Short report of the meeting (2000/28) held in Brussels on 18 October 2000
Scientific Steering Committee 
Opinion of the Scientific Steering Committee (1) on the scientific basis for import bans proposed by 3 Member States with regard to BSE risks in France and the Republic of Ireland; (2) on the scientific basis for several measures proposed by France with regard to BSE risks; (3) and on the scientific basis for banning animal protein from the feed for all farmed animals, including pig, poultry, fish and pet animals. (Adopted by the Scientific Steering Committee at its meeting of 27-28 November 2000)
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27-Nov-00 Scientific Committee for Cosmetic Products, and Non-Food Products intended for Consumers
Opinion concerning the revision of Annex 7 of the notes of guidance on Guidelines for the safety assessment of the finished cosmetic product adopted by the SCCNFP during the plenary meeting of 24 October 2000
Scientific Committee for Cosmetic Products, and Non-Food Products intended for Consumers
Notes of guidance for testing of cosmetic ingredients for their safety evaluation (Adopted by the SCCNFP during the plenary meeting of 24 October 2000) PDF (341KB)
Scientific Committee for Cosmetic Products, and Non-Food Products intended for Consumers
Opinion concerning the 1st update of the inventory of ingredients employed in cosmetic products section II : perfume and aromatic raw materials (adopted by the SCCNFP during the plenary session of 24 October 2000) PDF (934KB)
Press Release
Scientific opinions on dioxin in feed and food
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in the Czech Republic from 5 to 9 June 2000 in order to evaluate the operation of controls over the production of milk, heat-treated milk and milk-based products destined for export to the European Union (1082/2000)
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in France from 19 to 23 June 2000 in order to evaluate the operation of controls over the production of fresh meat (porcine) (1083/2000)
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Finland from 3 to 7 April 2000 to evaluate the measures introduced to give effect to the contingency plans for foot-and-mouth disease and classical swine fever (1096/2000)
Food of Non-Animal Origin Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in The Netherlands from 5 to 9 June 2000 in the field of control systems for the placing on the market and uses of plant protection products and for residues in foodstuffs of plant origin, especially chlormequat on pears and carrots (1139/2000)
24-Nov-00 Press release
European Commission discussion on the current situation on BSE in the EU DE FR updated
Safety of Food Products
Food Contaminants and Residues (chemical, pharmaceutical)
Biotechnology
Working document of the Commission services on traceability and labelling of GMOs and products derived from GMOs
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Nicaragua from 15 to 19 May 2000 to assess the conditions of production of fishery products (1110/2000)
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Malta from 12 to 17 June 2000 for the purpose of assessing the conditions of production of fishery products (1048/2000)
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Slovakia from 10 to 14 July 2000 for the purpose of an assessment of the residue monitoring system (1190/2000)
23-Nov-00 Scientific Committee on Animal Nutrition
Opinion on dioxins in feed PDF (566KB)
Scientific Committee on Food
Opinion on the Risk Assessment of Dioxins and Dioxin-like PCBs in Food (Adopted on 22 November 2000) pdf (694 kb)
Publications
Reports on tasks for scientific cooperation : Assessment of dietary intake of dioxins and related PCBs by the population of EU Member States (Report of experts participating in Task 3.2.5 - 7 June 2000) pdf (383 KB)
22-Nov-00 Introduction
"Making safety the key ingredient of our food - introducing the European Food Authority proposal" - November 8, 2000, a live internet chat with David Byrne, Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection ES DE FR IT (98KB) updated
Publications
Consumer Voice 2000/2 PDF (1381 KB)
International Food Safetu Issues
CCFICS - Codex Committee on Food Import and Export Certicification and Inspection updated
21-Nov-00 Introduction
"Making safety the key ingredient of our food - introducing the European Food Authority proposal" - November 8, 2000, a live internet chat with David Byrne, Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection ES FR IT (98KB)
Scientific Committee on Veterinary Measures relating to Public Health
Opinion on the control of taeniosis/cysticercosis in man and animals (adopted on 27-28 September 2000) (160 KB)
Publications
Consumer Voice Special Edition 2000 PDF (1057 KB)
20-Nov-00 Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Ireland from 19 to 23 June 2000 for the purpose of assessing the conditions of production of fishery products (1143-2000) 
Standing Committee on Plant Health
Short report of the meeting held on 26-27 October 2000 [00/11]
17-Nov-00 Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
CSTEE comments on : risk assessment report on : 1,4-dioxane - CAS n° : 123-91-1 - EINECS n° : 204-661-8 - Report version : final version, 5 November 1999
Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
CSTEE comments on : risk assessment report on : Acetonitrile - CAS no.: 75-05-8 - EINECS no.: 200-835-2 - Report version: final, May, 2000
Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
CSTEE comments on : risk assessment report on : 1,4-Dichlorobenzene - CAS N° : 106-46-7 - EINECS N°: 203-400-5 - Report version : draft of March 1999
Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
CSTEE comments on : risk assessment report on : Methacrylic acid - CAS No.: 79-41-4 - EINECS No.: 201-204-4 - Report version : draft of 13.04.2000
Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
CSTEE comments on : risk assessment report on : 4-Chloro-2-methylphenol - CAS N° : 1570-64-5 - EINECS N° : 216-381-3 - Report version : final, June 29, 1998
Food of non-animal origin Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Ireland from 3 to 7 July 2000 in order to evaluate the official foodstuffs control system and in particular the implementation of controls on foodstuffs for food of non-animal origin in the retail sector (1178/2000)
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Honduras from 26 to 30 June 2000 in order to assess the conditions on the production of fishery products - Council Directive 91/493/EEC (1109/2000)
16-Nov-00 BSE 
Main EU legislation on BSE ES DA DE EL FR IT NL PT FI SV updated
Speech by Mr David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection, to European Parliament on BSE - Parliamentary session, Strasbourg, 15 November 2000
Speech by Mr David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection, to European Parliament on BSE - Supplementary Speaking Note on Meat and Bone Meal - Parliamentary session, Strasbourg, 15 November 2000
Scientific Steering Committee
Scientific opinion of the SSC on "The proposal for controlled use of ruminant SRMs as feed for fur animals in Finland" (27 October 2000) pdf.gif (423 bytes) (45 KB)
Scientific Steering Committee
Scientific Opinion of the Scientific Steering Committee - Risk Assessment in a rapidly evolving field: the case of Genetically Modified Plants (GMP) - (Expressed on 26/27 October 2000) pdf.gif (423 bytes) (105 KB)
Scientific Steering Committee
Strategies for dealing with emerging and re-emerging scientific issues that have the potential to impact human health, directly or mediated through the environment - Opinion adopted by the Scientific Steering Committee at its meeting of 26-27 October 2000 pdf.gif (423 bytes) (114 KB)
Scientific Steering Committee
Opinion and report on the safety of dicalcium phosphate precipitated from ruminant bones and used as an animal feed additive - Adopted on 26 June 1998, following a public consultation on the preliminary opinion adopted on 15 May 1998 (Report updated at the SSC meeting of 26-27 October 2000) pdf.gif (423 bytes) (73 KB)
Scientific Steering Committee
The safe handling, transport and temporary storage of meat-and-bone meal which may be contaminated with a BSE agent or other pathogens - Notes adopted by the Scientific Steering Committee at its meeting of 26-27 October 2000
Scientific Steering Committee
Statement of the Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) on its Report and Scientific Opinion on mammalian derived meat and bone meal forming a cross-contaminant of animal feedstuffs, adopted on 24-25 September 1998, adopted at the SSC meeting of 26-27 October 2000
Scientific Steering Committee
Opinion on the Implications of the Houston et al paper in The Lancet of 16 September 2000 on the Transmission of BSE by blood transfusion in sheep. (The Lancet, Vol. 356, pp 999-1000; 955-956; 1013) pdf.gif (423 bytes) (50 KB)
Scientific Committee on Plants
Opinion on the invocation by Germany of Article 16 of Council 90/220/EEC regarding the genetically modified BT-MAIZE LINE CG 00256-176 notified by CIBA-GEIGY (now NOVARTIS), notification C/F/94/11-03 (SCP/GMO/276Final - 9 November 2000) (Opinion adopted by written procedure following the SCP meeting of 22 September 2000)
Standing Veterinary Committee 
Results of the Standing Veterinary Committee, 15 November 2000
15-Nov-00 BSE 
Main EU legislation on BSE ES DE FR IT PT
Press release
European Commission discussion on the current situation on BSE in the EU
Animal Feed Safety
Guidelines on the assessment of the efficacy of micro-organisms in the animal categories dogs, cats and horses based on the result of the working group - «Requirements concerning the efficacy for micro-organisms in animal categories dogs, cats and horses»
Phytosanitary inspections 
Final report of a mission carried out in Brazil from 3 to 7 July 2000 in order to evaluate the pre-exports inspections on Citrus fruits originating in Brazil and imported into the European Union (1180/2000)
Scientific Committee on Food
124th plenary meeting, Brussels, 21-22 November 2000, Venue: Centre Borschette, rue Froissart, starting at 10 hrs on 21 November 2000 -  Preliminary draft agenda
14-Nov-00 Scientific Committee on Food 
Minutes of the 122nd meeting of the Scientific Committee on Food held on 6/7 September 2000 in Brussels
Scientific Committee on Food 
Opinion on Fusarium Toxins Part 3 1 : Fumonisin B1 (FB1) (Expressed on 17 October 2000) pdf (180 kb)
Scientific Committee on Food 
Opinion on  Fusarium Toxins Part 4 1 : Nivalenol (expressed on 19 October 2000) pdf (47 kb)
Scientific Committee on Food 
Opinion on a Dextran preparation, produced using LEUCONOSTOC MESENTEROIDES, SACCHAROMYCES CEREVISIAE and LACTOBACILLUS Spp,as a novel food ingredient in bakery products (expressed on 18 October 2000) pdf (51 kb)
Scientific Committee on Food 
Opinion on the 11th additional list of monomers and additives for food contact materials (expressed on 19 October 2000) pdf (41 kb)
Scientific Committee on Food 
Opinion on a survey on dietary intake of the food contact material di-2-(ethylhexyl) adipate (DEHA) (expressed on 19 October 2000) pdf (17 kb)
Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Minutes of the 18th plenary meeting - 9 October 2000, 10H30, Brussels, Belgium
Standing Committee on Plant Health
Agenda : meeting of Monday 20 and Tuesday 21 November 2000 fr
Speech by Mr David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
General Food safety strategy, European Food Authority - Assemblée Nationale, Paris, 9th November 2000
Speech by Mr David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
Address by Commissioner David Byrne on the Precautionary Prin ciple in the domain of human health and food safety - The Economist Conferences "Colloque sur le principe de Précaution organisé par The Economist avec la collaboration de lÂ’Institut Servier", Paris, 9th November 2000
Speech by Mr David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
Address by Commissioner David Byrne - Subject: General Food safety strategy, European Food Authority French Senate - "Conférence sur La Sécurité de notre alimentation: entre craintes et certitudes" - Paris, 9 November 2000
Speech by Mr David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
Speech by Mr David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection to the conference on "Genetics and the future of Europe"- Bruxelles, 7 November 2000
Introduction
Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down the general principles and requirements of food law, establishing the European Food Authority, and laying down procedures in matters of food safety (presented by the Commission) (text with EEA relevance) ES DA DE EL FR IT NL PT FI SV (+/- 2 50 KB) updated
Event
The 2000-2001 Food Safety Education Campaign FR (160 KB)
13-Nov-00 Press release
Food law from farm to table - Creating a European Food Authority DE FR updated
Press release
Byrne and Fischler proposing BSE-test for all older cattle in the EU DE FR IT
10-Nov-00 Introduction
Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down the general principles and requirements of food law, establishing the European Food Authority, and laying down procedures in matters of food safety (presented by the Commission) (text with EEA relevance) DE FR (+/- 2 50 KB)
Scientific Committee for Cosmetic Products, and Non-Food Products intended for Consumers
Opinion concerning 6-Acetyl-1,1,2,4,4,7- hexamethyltetraline (AHTN) adopted by the SCCNFP during the 14th plenary meeting of 24 October 2000
Scientific Committee for Cosmetic Products, and Non-Food Products intended for Consumers
Opinion concerning Methyleugenol adopted by the SCCNFP during the 14th plenary meeting of 24 October 2000
Scientific Committee for Cosmetic Products, and Non-Food Products intended for Consumers
Opinion concerning Hexahydro-hexamethyl- cyclopenta (g )-2-benzopyran (HHCB) adopted by the SCCNFP during the 14th plenary meeting of 24 October 2000
Scientific Committee for Cosmetic Products, and Non-Food Products intended for Consumers
Opinion concerning Oakmoss/Treemoss Extracts And Appropriate Consumer Information adopted by the SCCNFP during the 14th plenary meeting of 24 October 2000
Scientific Committee for Cosmetic Products, and Non-Food Products intended for Consumers
Minutes of the 13th Plenary Meeting, Brussels, 28 June 2000
09-Nov-00 Standing Committee for Animal Nutrition
Short report of the meeting held on 26-27 October 2000
Veterinary inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Austria from 22 to 31 May 2000 concerning border inspection posts (1028/2000)
Comments to the White Paper on Food Safety
Consumer groups : CNCU - Consiglio Nazionale dei Consumatori e degli Utenti it (32 KB)
08-Nov-00 Introduction
Food law from farm to table - Creating a European Food Authority 
Veterinary inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Finland from 8 to 12 May 2000 with regard to implementation of Commission Decisions 98/272/EC and 94/381/EC and Council Regulation (EC) n° 820/97 (1127/2000)
Phytosanitary inspections
Final report on a mission carried out in Germany from 5 to 9 June 2000 in order to audit the plant health system in the potato sector (1121/2000)
07-Nov-00 Plant Protection Product
New active substances - Contact points - Denmark updated
Plant Protection Product
Existing active substances - Contact points - Denmark updated
Plant Protection Product
Directive 2000/66/EC - Official Journal L 276, 28.10.2000 Commission Directive of 23 October 2000 including an active substance (triasulfuron) in Annex I to Council Directive 91/414/EEC concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market FR
Plant Protection Product
Directive 2000/67/EC - Official Journal L 276, 28.10.2000 Commission Directive of 23 October 2000 including an active substance (esfenvalerate) in Annex I to Council Directive 91/414/EEC concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market FR
Plant Protection Product
Directive 2000/68/EC - Official Journal L 276, 28.10.2000 Commission Directive of 23 October 2000 including an active substance (bentazone) in Annex I to Council Directive 91/414/EEC concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market FR
Scientific Steering Committee 
Minutes of the Scientific Steering Committee Meeting of 14-15 September 2000
Scientific Committee on Animal Health and Animal Welfare
Report on Bovine Herpesvirus 1 (BHV 1) marker vaccines and accompanying diagnostic tests (136KB)
Scientific Committee on Animal Health and Animal Welfare
Virus inactivation in bovine blood and blood products (55KB)
Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Draft agenda of the 19th plenary meeting, 9th of November 2000, 10H00, 86, rue de la Loi, room C1, B-1040 Brussels, Belgium
06-Nov-00 Event
Internet Chat : David Byrne, Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection, invites you to take part in a live internet chat : "Making safety the key ingredient of our food - introducing the European Food Authority proposal" on November 8, 2000, from 5 to 7 p.m. (CET) ES DA DE EL FR IT NL PT FI SV FR (+/-25KB) - Visit the " Joining the chat" page.
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