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29-Jun-01 Biotechnology
Messages from Citizens on GMO legislation
International Food Safety Issues
CAC - Codex Alimentarius Commission  updated
28-Jun-01 Press Release
European Food Authority: Questions and answers, 28 June 2001
Press Release
European Food Authority: Political agreement in Council, 28 June 2001 DE FR
Standing Committee on Plant Health
Short report of the meeting held on 12 june 2001 (01/04) - Residues legislation
Scientific Committee on Food
Reports of the Scientific Committee for Food. 31st Series : Nutrient and energy intakes for the European Community (opinion expressed on 11 December 1992) (report existing in paper version since 1993, published by the OPOCE, and not a new opinion) pdf (11073KB)
27-Jun-01 Publication
Monthly Newsletter - Edition 1, June 2001
Food and Veterinary Office
Food and Veterinary Office (FVO) Annual Report (2000) pdf (125KB)
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in the United Kingdom from 12 to 16 March 2001 in order to evaluate the situation with regard to outbreaks of Foot-and-mouth disease (3318/2001)
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Estonia from 19 to 23 March 2001 in order to evaluate the control of residues in live animals and animal products (3277/2001)
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Portugal from 13 to 24 November 2000 concerning border inspection posts (1266/2000)
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in the Russian Federation from 12 to 16 February 2001 in order to assess the animal health and public health situation in relation to the production and export of reindeer meat (3179/2001)
Standing Veterinary Committee
Short report of the meeting (2001/19) held in Brussels on 25 April 2001 pdf (148KB)
Standing Veterinary Committee
Short report of the meeting (2001/20) held in Brussels on 08 May 2001 pdf (127KB)
26-Jun-01 Animal Health / Prevention and Control of Animal diseases
Messages from Citizens de fr nl updated
Press Release
Classical Swine Fever in Spain: Results of SVC, 22 June 2001 DE FR
25-Jun-01 Speeches
Statement by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection, EP Hearing "Quality production: the new challenge of the CAP", EP Agriculture Committee, Brussels, 20 June 2001
Press Release
Classical Swine Fever in Spain: Results of SVC, 22 June 2001 DE
Press Release
Common position on animal by-products regulation agreed – MBM-ban will be prolonged, 19 June 2001 DE
22-Jun-01 Feedback
From 16 February to 21 March 2001 we asked visitors to our web site questions about their use of the site as part of our efforts to look for possibilities to improve the service we provide. A total of 1858 replies to the survey were received during this 5-week period.

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Animal Welfare
Ongoing initiatives on animal welfare on the farm (last updated on 20 June 2001) FR
Speeches
Speaking note on BSE of David Byrne, European Commissioner responsible for Health and Consumer Protection, Agriculture Council in Luxembourg, 19 June 2001
Speeches
Speaking note on Testing for BSE in Third Countries of David Byrne, European Commissioner responsible for Health and Consumer Protection, Agriculture Council in Luxembourg, 19 June 2001
Scientific Committee for Cosmetic Products, and Non-Food Products intended for Consumers
Memorandum on Scientific Evaluations and Opinions adopted by the SCCNFP during the 17th Plenary Meeting of 12 June 2001
Scientific Committee for Cosmetic Products, and Non-Food Products intended for Consumers
Opinion concerning Amendment to entry N° 419 of Annex II to Directive 76/768/EEC on cosmetic products adopted by the SCCNFP during the 17th Plenary Meeting of 12 June 2001
Scientific Committee for Cosmetic Products, and Non-Food Products intended for Consumers
Opinion on the use of Permanent Hair Dyes and Bladder Cancer Risk adopted by the SCCNFP during the 17th Plenary Meeting of 12 June 2001
Scientific Committee for Cosmetic Products, and Non-Food Products intended for Consumers
Opinion concerning Dialkyl- and Dialkanolamines and their salts in cosmetic products adopted by the SCCNFP during the 17th plenary meeting of 12 June 2001
Scientific Committee for Cosmetic Products, and Non-Food Products intended for Consumers
Opinion on the Evaluation of Potentially Estrogenic Effects of UV-filters adopted by the SCCNFP during the 17th Plenary meeting of 12 June 2001
Scientific Committee for Cosmetic Products, and Non-Food Products intended for Consumers
Minutes of the 16th Plenary Meeting, Brussels, 13 March 2001
Press Release
Classical Swine Fever in Spain: Results of SVC, 22 June 2001
21-Jun-01 Scientific Committee on Medicinal Products and Medical Devices
Summary report of the 16th meeting held on 26 February 2001 in Brussels adopted on 28 May 2001
Scientific Committee on Plants
Opinion on the evaluation of Ethoxysulfuron (AEF095404) in the context of Council Directive 91/414/EEC concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market (opinion adopted by the SCP on 25 April 2001) PDF (68KB)
Scientific Committee on Plants
Opinion on the evaluation of Prosulfuron (CGA-152005) in the context of Council Directive 91/414/EEC concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market (opinion adopted by the SCP on 7 June 2001) PDF (75KB)
Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Minutes of the 22nd plenary meeting - 06/07 March 2001, 10H30, Brussels, Belgium
Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Minutes of the 23rd plenary meeting - 24 April 2001, 10H00, Brussels, Belgium
Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Opinion on the results of the Risk Assessment of: 2-Propenoic acid (ACRYLIC ACID) - CAS N°: 79-10-7 - EINECS N°: 201-177-9 - Report version : Draft, 05.01.2001 carried out in the framework of Council Regulation (EEC) 793/93 on the evaluation and control of the risks of existing substances. Opinion expressed at the 24th CSTEE plenary meeting, Brussels, 12 June 2001
Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Opinion on the results of the Risk Assessment of: METHYL OXIRANE (PROPYLENE OXIDE) - Human health and Environment - CAS N°: 75-56-9 - EINECS N°: 200-879- Report version : Final Version, 20 February June 2001 carried out in the framework of Council Regulation (EEC) 793/93 on the evaluation and control of the risks of existing substances. Opinion expressed at the 24th CSTEE plenary meeting, Brussels, 12 June 2001
Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Opinion on the results of the Risk Assessment of: 1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid di-C9-11-branched alkyl esters, C10-rich and di-"isodecyl"phthalate - CAS No.: 68515-49-1 and 26761-40-0 - EINECS No.: 271-091-4 and 247-977-1 - Report version (Human health effects): Final report, May 2001 carried out in the framework of Council Regulation (EEC) 793/93 on the evaluation and control of the risks of existing substances. Opinion expressed at the 24th CSTEE plenary meeting, Brussels, 12 June 2001
Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Opinion on the results of the Risk Assessment of: TOLUENE - Human health and Environment - CAS No.: 108-88-3 - EINECS No.: 203-625-9 - Report version : Final report – March 2001 carried out in the framework of Council Regulation (EEC) 793/93 on the evaluation and control of the risks of existing substances. Opinion expressed at the 24th CSTEE plenary meeting, Brussels, 12 June 2001
Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Opinion on: Creosote - Notification of the Netherlands made under Article 95 (5) of the Treaty. Opinion expressed at the 24th CSTEE plenary meeting, Brussels, 12 June 2001
Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Opinion on: Position Paper on: Ambient Air Pollution by Arsenic Compounds - Final Version, October 2000. Opinion expressed at the 24th CSTEE plenary meeting, Brussels, 12 June 2001
Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Opinion on: Position Paper on Ambient Air Pollution by Cadmium Compounds - Final Version, October 2000. Opinion expressed at the 24th CSTEE plenary meeting, Brussels, 12 June 2001
Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Opinion on: Position Paper on Ambient Air Pollution by Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH) - Version 4, February 2001. Opinion expressed at the 24th CSTEE plenary meeting, Brussels, 12 June 2001
Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Opinion on: Report (Final Draft) on "Assessment of the risks to human health posed by azo colorants in toys, writing inks and paper products, and analysis of the advantages and drawbacks of restrictions on their marketing and use". Opinion expressed at the 24th CSTEE plenary meeting, Brussels, 12 June 2001
Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Position paper on Margins of Safety (MOS) in human health risk assessment expressed at the 22nd CSTEE plenary meeting, Brussels, 06/07 March 2001
Scientific Committee on Animal Nutrition
List of members pdf updated
20-Jun-01 Press Release
Questions and Answers on animal by-products, 20 June 2001 (26KB)
International Food Safety Issues
CAC - Codex Alimentarius Commission updated
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Greece from 20 to 24 November 2000 concerning animal welfare during transport and at the time of slaughter or killing (1060/2000)
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Italy from 11 to 15 December 2000 in order to evaluate the application of control measures to protect against Bovine Songiform Encephalopathy (BSE) (1306/2000)
Press release
Adoption of rapid alert system for feed - Agreement on undesirable substances in feed, 19 June 2001
Press release
Major improvement of welfare of pigs agreed - Classical swine fever directive updated: Feeding catering waste prohibited, 19 June 2001
Press release
Foot-and-mouth disease: Results of the Standing Veterinary Committee, 5 June 2001 DE FR NL
19-Jun-01 Standing Veterinary Committee
Short report of the meeting (2001/15) held in Brussels on 03-04 April 2001 pdf (411KB)
Press Release
Common position on animal by-products regulation agreed – MBM-ban will be prolonged, 19 June 2001
International Food Safety Issues
CAC - Codex Alimentarius Commission updated
18-Jun-01 Press Release
Classical Swine Fever in Spain - Commission adopts export restrictions, 14 June 2001 DE FR
Scientific Steering Committee
Draft agenda of the Scientific Steering Committee Meeting of 28-29 June 2001
Scientific Committee on Animal Nutrition
137th SCAN meeting - 03-04 July 2001 pdf (33KB)
Scientific Committee on Food
Opinion on Fusarium toxins, part 5: T-2 toxin and HT-2 toxin (adopted by the SCF on 30 May 2001) pdf (134KB)
Scientific Committee on Food
Opinion on the safety of n-vinyl-2-pyrrolidone residues in polyvinylpyrrolidone and polyvinylpolypyrrolidone (insoluble polyvinylpyrrolidone) when used as food additives (adopted by SCF on 30 May 2001) pdf (64KB)
Scientific Committee on Food
Opinion on the 13th additional list of monomers and additives for food contact materials (adopted by the SCF on 30 May 2001) pdf (67KB)
15-Jun-01 Standing Committee on Plant Health
Short report of the meeting held on 31 May and 1 June 2001 [05/01]
Standing Committee on Agricultural, Horticultural and Forestry Seeds and Plants
Short report of the meeting held on 22 May 2001
Standing Veterinary Committee 
Short report of the meeting (2001/16) held in Brussels on 10 April 2001 pdf (330KB)
Standing Veterinary Committee
Short report of the meeting (2001/17) held in Brussels on 18 April 2001 pdf (201KB)
Veterinary Inspections
Report of a mission carried out in Germany from 4 to 8 December 2000 in order to evaluate the application of control measures to protect against BSE (1307/2000)
Press Release
Classical Swine Fever in Spain - Commission adopts export restrictions, 14 June 2001
Press Release
BSE: Results of the Standing Veterinary Committee, 13 June 2001 DE FR
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Spain from 29 May to 2 June 2000 concerning animal transportation and staging points (1104/2000)
Press Release
FMD : Nearly all restrictions now lifted, 12 June 2001 DE FR NL
Speeches
Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection - Risk analysis - Risk communication: "The decision maker's dilemma" - Joint WHO/FAO/OIE Conference on BSE and its Risks, Paris, 13 June 2001
Standing Committee for Animal Nutrition
Summary minutes of the meeting held on 7-8 June 2001
14-Jun-01 Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Brazil from 15 - 25 January 2001 on controls over the animal health situation and the certification of imports of fresh meat and offal to the European Union (3176/2001)
Press Release
BSE: Results of the Standing Veterinary Committee, 13 June 2001
13-Jun-01 Animal Health / Prevention and Control of Animal diseases
Foot-and-mouth disease crisis : Chronology of main events and list of decisions adopted by the Commission (situation as on 13 June 2001) pdf (188KB)
Scientific Committee on Veterinary Measures relating to Public Health
Draft Agenda of the meeting of 20-21 June 2001
Press Release
BSE: Commission toughens measures against Transmissible Encepalopathies, 12 June 2001 DE FR
Press Release
Byrne welcomes adoption of European Parliament report on establishment of European Food Authority, 12 June 2001
Press Release
FMD : Nearly all restrictions now lifted, 12 June 2001
Call for Tenders
B-Brussels: Evaluation of the feasibility of establishing and managing a positive list of feed materials in the context of Directive 96/25/EC and of the follow-up to the White Paper on food safety 2001/S 107-072830 - Service contract notice - Open procedure es da de el fr it nl pt fi sv pdf (11KB)
12-Jun-01 Animal Health / Prevention and Control of Animal diseases
Overview of Measures on Foot-and-Mouth Disease - Last update: 11 June 2001
Press Release
BSE: Commission toughens measures against Transmissible Encepalopathies, 12 June 2001
Standing Committee on Plant Health
Agenda : meeting of Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 June 2001 fr
Scientific Committee on Animal Health and Animal Welfare
The Welfare of Cattle kept for Beef Production (adopted 25 April 2001) (786KB)
Scientific Committee on Animal Nutrition
135th SCAN meeting - 21-22 March 2001 pdf (45KB)
Scientific Committee on Animal Nutrition
Assessment of the safety of the product Paciflor ®  for use as feed additive - Executive summary PDF (28KB)
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in France from 23 to 27 of October 2000 concerning the inspections of animal welfare standards on pig and calf holdings (1263/2000)
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Portugal from 15 to 19 January 2001 in order to monitor the progress of the Brucella melitensis eradication programme (3166/2001)
11-Jun-01 Event
Chat with Commissioners Franz Fischler and David Byrne on Food quality in Europe (6 June 2001)
Full transcripts of the chat in all official languages; an edited version of the transcripts presenting the questions with their answers will be made available soon.
08-Jun-01 Safety of Food Products
Food additives and flavourings updated
Scientific Committee on Plants
Minutes of the Twenty sixth meeting - Brussels, 25 April 2001
Press Release
Infringement procedure.  European Commission v. Belgium: foodstuffs contaminated by dioxin, 6 June 2001 DE FR NL
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Hungary from 31 July to 4 August 2000 concerning food production - Poultry meat (1157/2000)
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Hungary from 9 to 13 October 2000 concerning food production - Poultry meat (1283/2000)
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Uruguay from 25 January to 1 February 2001 on controls over the animal health situation and the certification of exports of fresh meat and offal to the European Union (3177/2001)
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Bulgaria from 23 to 27 October 2000 concerning live poultry and poultry meat (1200/2000)
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Romania from 22 to 26 January 2001 in order to evaluate the operation of controls over live animals and products of animal origin destined for export to the European Union (3168/2001)
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Slovenia from 16 to 18 August 2000 concerning food production - Poultry meat (1197/2000)
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Poland from 20 to 29 September 2000 concerning food production - Poultry meat (1202/2000)
Veterinary Inspections
Rapport final d'une mission effectuée en Tunisie du 23 au 27 octobre 2000 relative à la production de denrées alimentaires (viandes de volaille et de ratites) (1211/2000)
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a follow up mission carried out in the United Kingdom from 21 to 25 August 2000 concerning food production - Poultry meat (1196/2000)
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in the United Kingdom from 15 to 19 January 2001 in order to evaluate the operation of controls over the production of meat products, minced meat and meat preparations (3175/2001)
Veterinary Inspections
Rapport final d'une mission effectuée en France du 2 au 6 octobre 2000 relative à la production de denrées alimentaires (viandes de volaille) - (1199/2000)
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Zimbabwe from 16 to 24 January 2001 to evaluate the operation of controls over animal health (foot-and-mouth disease) and fresh meat (Council Directive 72/462/EEC) - (3178/2001)
07-Jun-01 Animal Health / Prevention and Control of Animal diseases
Overview of Measures on Foot-and-Mouth Disease - Last update: 6 June 2001
Speeches
Speaking note on BSE of David Byrne, European Commissioner responsible for Health and Consumer Protection, Agriculture Council in Brussels, 22 May 2001
Speeches
Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection : A Future in Food - Ingredients for Success, Food Industry Information Day, Dublin, 31 May 2001
Speeches
Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection, Opening Remarks - Round Table on Food Quality, Safety and Production, Berlin, 7 June 2001
Scientific Committee for Cosmetic Products, and Non-Food Products intended for Consumers
Draft agenda for the 17th plenary meeting (Brussels, 12 June 2001)
Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Draft agenda (rev. 3) of the 24th plenary meeting, 12 June 2001
05-Jun-01 Veterinary Inspections
Report of a mission carried out in Belgium from 25 to 29 September 2000 concerning animal welfare during transport and the welfare of pigs and calves on farm (1103/2000)
Standing Veterinary Committee
Short report of the meeting (2001/12) held in Brussels on 21 March 2001
Standing Veterinary Committee
Short report of the meeting (2001/14) held in Brussels on 27-28 March 2001 pdf (721KB)
01-Jun-01 Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Finland from 11 to 15 December 2000 in order to evaluate the operation of controls over the production of fresh meat (porcine) (1225/2000)
Plant Protection Products
Commission Decision 2001/385/EC of 4 May 2001 recognising in principle the completeness of the dossier submitted for detailed examination in view of the possible inclusion of RH 2485 (methoxyfenozide) in Annex I to Council Directive 91/414/EEC concerning the placing of plant-protection products on the market pdf.gif (423 bytes)
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