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31-Jul-01 Safety of Food Products
New section : Microbiological risks in food/ Zoonoses
30-Jul-01 Phytosanitary Inspections
Report of a mission carried out in the Czech republic from 22 to 26 January 2001 in order to evaluate the plant health system in potato sector (3156/2001)
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Argentina from 22 to 30 November 2000 in order to evaluate the control of residues in live animals and animal products (1152/2000)
27-Jul-01 Biotechnology
Preliminary text of Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning traceability and labelling of genetically modified organisms and traceability of food and feed products produced from genetically modified organisms, 25 July 2001 pdf (94KB)
Biotechnology
Preliminary text of Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on genetically modified food and feed, 25 July 2001 (200KB)
Press Release
Commission publishes results of Pesticide Monitoring Programme 1999, 27 July 2001
Press Release
Commission proposes a revised approach towards the evaluation of pesticides safety, 27 July 2001
Press Release
Brussels round table on food and agriculture: European Commission wants to take better account of the public's ethical and ecological concerns, 26 July 2001 DE FR (15KB)
Plant Protection Products
Report from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council : Evaluation of the active substances of plant protection products (submitted in accordance with article 8(2) of council directive 91/414/EEC on the placing of plant protection products on the market (50KB ) - Technical annex (903KB )
Speeches
Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection, Labelling ingredient of food quality, Round Table on Food and Agriculture, Brussels, 26 July 2001
26-Jul-01 Food of non-animal origin Inspections
Monitoring of Pesticide Residues in Products of Plant Origin in the European Union (397/01), Norway and Iceland, 1999 Report 
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in the United Kingdom from 12 to 16 February 2001 in order to verify competent authority controls of animal welfare during transport (3245/2001)
Veterinary Inspections
Rapport final d'une mission effectuée en Allemagne du 5 au 9 février 2001 afin d'évaluer les opérations de contrôle effectuées sur la production et la mise sur le marché de produits à base de viande, préparations de viandes, viandes hachées et produits de boyauderies (3171/2001)
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Portugal from 25 to 27 June 2001 in order to evaluate the implementation of the date based export scheme (DBES) and follow-up the mission DG(Sanco)/3284/2001 (3345/2001)
Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Final report on Exposure Data in Risk Assessments of Organic Chemicals, 20 July 2001 (318KB)
Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Opinion on results of the risk assessment of 1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene CAS N° 120-82-1 EINECS N° 204-428-0, Final version - 20/3/01, 20 July 2001 (24KB)
25-Jul-01 Biotechnology
'The right to know about genetically modified food' - by David Byrne, Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection, 25 July 2001 en (+/- 12KB)
Press Release
Question and Answers on the regulation of GMOs in the EU, 24 July 2001
Press Release
Commission improves rules on labelling and tracing of GMOs in Europe to enable freedom of choice and ensure environmental safety , 25 July 2001 (+/-30KB)
International Food Safety Issues
CNFSDU - Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses
updated
24-Jul-01 Press Release
Fact Sheet on dioxin in feed and food, 20 July 2001 DE FR
Press Release
Commission proposes strategy to reduce dioxin in food and feed, 20 July 2001 DE FR
Speeches
Speaking note on BSE of David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
 
Agriculture Council of 23 July 2001
Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Opinion on:  report on Validation of methodologies for the release of diisononylphthalate (DINP) in saliva simulant from toys (2001 EUR 19826 EN). Opinion expressed at the 25th CSTEE plenary meeting Brussels, 20 July 2001 (40KB)
Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Minutes of the 24th plenary meeting - 12 June 2001, 10H00, Brussels, Belgium (36KB)
Veterinary Inspections
Report of a mission carried out in Ireland from 11 to 15 December 2000 in order to evaluate the application of control measures to protect against bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) (1304/2000)
Veterinary Inspections
Report of a mission carried out in Spain from 12 to 16 February 2001 in order to evaluate the measures introduced to give effect to the contingency plans for foot-and-mouth disease and classical swine fever (3163/2001)
23-Jul-01 Standing Veterinary Committee
Short report of the meeting (2001/22) held in Brussels on 23 May 2001 pdf (14KB)
Standing Veterinary Committee
Short report of the meeting (2001/21) held in Brussels on 15-16 May 2001 pdf (36KB)
Standing Veterinary Committee
Short report of the meeting (2001/18) held in Brussels on 24 April 2001 pdf (21KB)
Scientific Committee on Plants
Minutes of the Twenty seventh meeting - Brussels, 7 June 2001 (22KB) 
20-Jul-01 Veterinary Inspections
Report of a mission carried out in the Netherlands from 11 to 15 December 2000 with regard to the implementation of Commission decisions 98/272/EC, 94/381/EC and 2000/418/EC (1303/2000)
19-Jul-01 Press Release
Stricter labelling requirements for sausages and preserved meat products, 19 July 2001 FR
18-Jul-01 Standing Committee for Animal Nutrition
Summary minutes of the meeting held on 9-10 July 2001 (22KB)
Scientific Committee on Food
Minutes of the 127th Plenary Meeting of the Scientific Committee on Food held on 29/30 May 2001, Brussels (30KB)
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Mexico from 5 to 9 March 2001 in order to examine the current situation regarding Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis, to inspect equine semen production centres and to examine the question of the regionalisation of Mexico in respect of classical swine fever (hog cholera) - (3182/2001)
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in the Netherlands from 4 to 7 April 2001 in order to evaluate the situation with regard to suppressive vaccination against Foot-and-mouth disease (3324/2001)
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in France from 12 to 16 February 2001 in order to evaluate the progress of the Brucella melitensis eradication programme (3180/2001)
17-Jul-01 International Food Safety Issues
CNFSDU - Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses
Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Draft agenda of the 25th plenary meeting, 20 July 2001 (14KB)
Standing Committee on Plant Health
Short report of the meeting held on 18-19 June 2001 [06/01] (23KB)
Scientific Committee on Animal Nutrition
136th SCAN meeting - 16-17 May 2001 pdf (42KB)
Scientific Committee on Animal Nutrition
Opinion on the criteria for assessing the safety of micro-organisms resistant to antibiotics of human clinical and veterinary importance PDF (173KB)
Scientific Committee on Animal Nutrition
Report on the use of treated mycelium, liquid co-product of penicillin production, by penicillium chrysogenum, heat treated and acified, as feed additive PDF (57KB)
16-Jul-01 Feedback / Your Contribution
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Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Greece from 12 to 16 February 2001 in order to evaluate the operation of controls over the production of meat products, meat preparations, minced meat and processed casings (3159/2001)
Veterinary Inspections
Report of a mission carried out in Sri Lanka from 7 to 14 November 2000 with the objective of assessing the conditions of production of fishery products (1291/2000)
Scientific Committee on Food
Tolerable upper intake levels for vitamins and minerals
updated
Scientific Committee on Food
Opinion on carnauba wax (expressed on 11 July 2001)
pdf (17KB)
Scientific Committee on Food
Opinion on hydrogenated poly-1-decene (expressed on 11 July 2001)
pdf (30KB)
Scientific Committee on Food
Opinion on the use of dimethyl dicarbonate (DMDC) in wines (expressed on 11 July 2001)
pdf (13KB)
Scientific Committee on Food
Opinion on  the 14th additional list of monomers and additives for food contact materials (adopted by the SCF on 11 July 2001) pdf (37KB)
Scientific Committee on Food
Guidance on submissions for food additive evaluations (opinion expressed on 11 July 2001)
pdf (123KB)
Scientific Committee on Animal Health and Animal Welfare
Summary record of the meeting held on 25 April 2001 in Brussels, adopted 12 July 2001
(34KB)
13-Jul-01 Scientific Committee on Food
Statement
included in the minutes in relation to the contamination of pomace oils (olive residue oils) with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (adopted during the SCF plenary meeting of 10/11 July 2001)
pdf (6KB)
12-Jul-01 Veterinary Inspections
Report of a mission carried out in Turkey from 6 to 10 November 2000 for the purpose of assessing the conditions of production of fishery products (1296/2000)
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Suriname from 17 to 23 November 2000 assessing the conditions of production of fishery products (1299/2000)
Speeches
Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection at the Fisheries Committee of the European Parliament, Brussels, 10 July 2001
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Speeches
Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection, "Labelling of foodstuffs - Key for consumers", Round table on Food Quality, Safety and Production, Paris, 11 July 2001 fr (30 KB)
Press Releases
Results of the Standing Veterinary Committee, 11 July 2001
Plant Protection Products
Overview of the state of main works in DG Health and Consumer Protection E1 with regard to the implementation of Directive 91/414/EEC (231KB ) updated
11-Jul-01 Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Greece from 12 to 16 February 2001 in order to evaluate the application of control measures to protect against Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (3234/2001)
Scientific Committee on Plants
Draft agenda of the 28th plenary meeting, Brussels, 20 July 2001 (6KB)
Standing Committee on Foodstuffs
Agenda of the 83rd meeting - Brussels the 19th and 20th of July 2001 (8KB)
10-Jul-01 Press Releases
EU financial contribution for BSE monitoring programmes: € 15 per test, 3 July 2001
Food of Non-Animal Origin Inspections
Report of a mission carried out in Spain from 11 to 15 December 2000 - Application of Council regulation (EEC) 2092/91 on organic farming in Spain (1253/2000)
09-Jul-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 06 July 2001) pdf (245KB)
Standing Committee on Plant Health
Short report of the meeting held on 29 June 2001 in Stockholm [3/01] (19KB)
Scientific Committee on Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Opinion on: Draft CPMP Discussion Paper on Environmental Risk Assessment of Medicinal Products for Human Use [Non-Genetically Modified Organism (Non-GMO) Containing]. Opinion expressed at the 24th CSTEE plenary meeting, Brussels, 12 June 2001 (190KB)
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission caried out in Spain from 11 to 15 December 2000 in order to evaluate the application of control measures to protect against Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) (1305/2000)
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in the United Kingdom from 23 to 27 April 2001 in order to evaluate the situation with regard to outbreaks of Foot-and-mouth disease (3328/2001)
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in the United Kingdom (Northern Ireland) from 30 April – 4 May 2001 in order to evaluate the situation with regard to outbreaks of foot and mouth disease (3331/2001)
06-Jul-01 Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Greece from 12 to 16 March 2001 in order to assess the application of directive 92/46/EEC on the health rules for the production and placing on the market of milk and milk based products (3183/2001)
Scientific Committee on Food
128th Plenary meeting - Brussels, 10-11 July 2001 - Draft agenda (8KB)
Press Releases
Scientific Steering Committee publishes new opinions, 4 July 2001 FR
05-Jul-01 Scientific Committee on Animal Health and Animal Welfare
Draft Agenda of the meeting of 12 July 2001 (7KB)
04-Jul-01 Biotechnology
Messages from Citizens on GMO legislation
Press Releases
Scientific Steering Committee publishes new opinions, 4 July 2001 FR
03-Jul-01 Scientific Steering Committee
Opinion the Geographical Risk of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (GBR) in El Salvador (Adopted on 29/06/2001) (19KB)
Scientific Steering Committee
Opinion the Geographical Risk of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (GBR) in Nigeria (Adopted on 29/06/2001) (21KB) 
Scientific Steering Committee
Opinion the Geographical Risk of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (GBR) in Panama (Adopted on 29/06/2001) (19KB) 
Scientific Steering Committee
Opinion on adipose tissue associated with the digestive tract of cattle, sheep and goats: an appreciation of possible TSE risks (adopted by the Scientific Steering Committee at its meeting of 28-29 June 2001) (27KB) 
Scientific Steering Committee
Opinion on genetically modified cotton and medical devices (adopted by the Scientific Steering Committee at its meeting of 28-29 June 2001) (39KB) 
Scientific Steering Committee
A framework for the assessment of the risk from different options for the safe disposal or use of meat and bone meal (MBM) and other products which might be contaminated with TSE’s and other materials (adopted by the Scientific Steering Committee at its meeting of 28-29 June 2001) (26KB) 
Scientific Steering Committee
Updated opinion on the safety with regard to TSE risks of gelatine derived from ruminant bones or hides from cattle, sheep or goats (Including amendments to the scientific report attached to the opinion of 21 January 2000) - (adopted by the Scientific Steering Committee at its meeting of 28-29 June 2001) (51KB) 
Scientific Steering Committee
Revised opinion and report on: The safety of tallow obtained from ruminant slaughter by-products (adopted by the Scientific Steering Committee at its meeting of 28-29 June 2001) (126KB) 
Scientific Steering Committee
Final report on the Assessment of the Geographical BSE - Risk of El Salvador (June 2001) (38KB)
Scientific Steering Committee
Final report on the Assessment of the Geographical BSE - Risk of Nigeria (June 2001) (70KB)
Scientific Steering Committee
Final report on the Assessment of the Geographical BSE - Risk of Panama (June 2001) (37KB)
Scientific Committee on Food
Opinion on 3-Monochloro-Propane-1,2 Diol (3-MCPD) - Updating the SCF opinion of 1994, adopted on 30 May 2001 pdf (65KB)
Plant Protection Products
List of active substances and notifiers for which a notification in accordance with Article 10 (2) (b) of Commission Regulation (EC) No 451/2000 has been assessed and appears to be admissible pdf.gif (423 bytes) (68 KB)
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in France from 2 to 6 April 2001 in order to evaluate the situation with regard to the outbreaks of Foot-and-mouth disease (3323/2001)
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Ireland from 15 to 19 January 2001 and from 27 February to 2 March 2001in order to evaluate the operation of controls over the production of meat products, meat preparations, minced meat and casings (3313/2001)
03-Jul-01 Scientific Committee on Food
Opinion on 3-Monochloro-Propane-1,2 Diol (3-MCPD) - Updating the SCF opinion of 1994, adopted on 30 May 2001 pdf (65KB)
Plant Protection Products
List of active substances and notifiers for which a notification in accordance with Article 10 (2) (b) of Commission Regulation (EC) No 451/2000 has been assessed and appears to be admissible pdf.gif (423 bytes) (68 KB)
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in France from 2 to 6 April 2001 in order to evaluate the situation with regard to the outbreaks of Foot-and-mouth disease (3323/2001)
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Ireland from 15 to 19 January 2001 and from 27 February to 2 March 2001in order to evaluate the operation of controls over the production of meat products, meat preparations, minced meat and casings (3313/2001)
02-Jul-01 BSE
BSE testing - May 2001 pdf (6KB)
BSE
BSE testing - Cumulative table from January to May 2001 pdf (7KB)
BSE
Nombre de cas d'Encéphalopathie Spongiforme Bovine, 31 May 2001 pdf (7KB)
Scientific Committee on Food
Opinion on the risk assessment of dioxins and dioxins-like PCBs in food (update based on the new scientific information available since the adoption of the SCF opinion of 22 November 2000) (adopted by the SCF on 30 May 2001) pdf (92KB)
Scientific Committee on Animal Health and Animal Welfare
Summary record of the meeting of the Scientific sub-Committee on Animal Health held on 27 March 2001 in Brussels, adopted 26 June 2001 (23KB)
Scientific Committee on Animal Health and Animal Welfare
Summary record of the meeting of the Scientific sub- Committee on Animal Welfare held on 26 March 2001 in Brussels, adopted 25 June 2001 (25KB)
Scientific Committee on Animal Health and Animal Welfare
Summary record of the meeting of the Scientific sub- Committee on Animal Welfare held on 3 April 2001 in Brussels, adopted 25 June 2001 (21KB)
Scientific Committee on Veterinary Measures relating to Public Health
Summary record of the SCVPH Plenary Meeting of 2-3 May 2001 (approved on 20 June 2001) (39KB)
Press Release
Priorities for Health and Consumer Protection during the Belgian Presidency, 2 July 2001 DE FR NL
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