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30-Nov-01 Press Release
Dioxin in Food Byrne welcomes adoption by Council of dioxin limits in food, 29 November 2001 DE FR
Press Release
Scientific Opinion reviews UK reserve on GMO-maize ,  28 November 2001 (7KB)
28-Nov-01 Press Release
International Conference on the Prevention and Control of Foot and Mouth Disease: 12-13 December 2001, 26 November 2001 ES DE FR IT NL (35KB)
Press Release
Dioxin in Feed - Byrne welcomes adoption by Council of dioxin limits in feed, 27 November 2001 DE FR
Contamination of food and feed materials inspections
Final report of an FVO mission to China from 9 to 21 May 2001 to assess the control systems in place to prevent aflatoxin contamination in peanuts intended for export into the European Union, and to assess the control systems in place to prevent 3-MCPD contamination in soy sauce and similar sauces intended for export into the European Union  (3223/2001)
27-Nov-01 New Special Topic
Genetically modified organisms de fr
Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Opinion on Possible effects of Electromagnetic Fields (EMF), Radio Frequency Fields (RF), and Microwave Radiation on human health. Opinion expressed at the 27th CSTEE plenary meeting, Brussels, 30 October 2001 (56KB)
26-Nov-01 Press Release
Stricter labelling requirements for sausages and preserved meat products, 26 November 2001 DE FR (12KB)
Scientific Committee on Animal Nutrition
140th SCAN meeting - 03-05 December 2001 pdf (37KB)
Scientific Committee on Cosmetic Products and Non-Food Products intended for Consumers
Members updated
International Food Safety Issues
Codex Alimentarius: CNFSDU - Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses updated
23-Nov-01 Speeches
Speech of David Byrne at the European Voice Conference "Farm to fork" on Risk versus benefit, Brussels, 22 November 2001 
Speeches
Speech of David Byrne at the Agriculture Council on Latest developments in relation to BSE, Brussels, 20 November 2001 
Press Release
Foot-and-mouth disease in Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul) : Lifting of restrictions on fresh deboned and maturated bovine meat, 22 November 2001 (7KB)
Press Release
Poland can export fresh pig meat to the EU, 22 November 2001 (6KB)
Press Release
Common position on animal by-products regulation agreed, 20 November 2001 DE FR
Press Release
Commission services paper on the processing, disposal and uses of animal by-products in Member States, 20 November 2001
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Germany from 07/05/01 to 18/05/01 in order to evaluate the control of residues in live animals and animal products (3267/2001)
Food Irradiation Inspections
Final report on a mission carried out from 28/05/01 to 01/06/01 in order to evaluate food irradiation facilities in South Africa (3334/2001)
22-Nov-01 Scientific Committee on Plants 
Opinion on the invocation by the United Kingdom of Article 16 of Council Directive 90/220/EEC regarding genetically modified maize line T25 notified by Agrevo (now Aventis Cropscience, ref. C/F/95/12-07).  (Opinion adopted by the Scientific Committee on Plants on 08 November 2001) PDF (30 KB)
Scientific Committee on Food
Statement on the recent report on primary aromatic amines in food and packaging samples in a Danish magazine1 (expressed on 26 September 2001) pdf (12KB)
Scientific Committee on Food
Minutes of the 129th Plenary Meeting of the Scientific Committee on Food held on 25/26 September 2001, Brussels (23KB)
20-Nov-01 Scientific Committee on Plants 
Opinion on a specific question from the Commission concerning the evaluation of Propineb in the context of Council Directive 91/414/EEC (opinion adopted by the SCP on 8 November 2001) PDF (236KB)
Scientific Committee on Plants
Opinion on a specific question from the Commission concerning the evaluation of Fenarimol in the context of Council Directive 91/414/EEC (opinion adopted by the SCP on 8 November 2001) PDF (33KB)
International Food Safety Issues
Codex Alimentarius: CNFSDU - Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses updated
International Food Safety Issues
Codex Alimentarius: CCMMP - Codex Committee on Milk and Milk Products  updated
Animal Health / Prevention and Control of Animal diseases
Foot-and-Mouth Disease: Chronology of main events and list of decisions adopted by the Commission PDF (274KB)   last updated on 19 November 2001
15-Nov-01 Press Release
End of classical swine fever restrictions in Spain, 15 November 2001 
Veterinary Inspections
Report of a mission carried out in Finland from 23/04/2001 to 27/04/2001 in order to evaluate the implementation of protection measures against Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) (3283/2001)
Veterinary Inspections
Report of a mission carried out in Seychelles from 7 to 16 May 2001 assessing the health conditons for production and export of fishery products to the EU (3330/2001)
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in the Philippines from 24 April to 4 May 2001 for the purpose of assessing the conditions of production of processed bivalve molluscs (3320-2001)
14-Nov-01 Scientific Committee on Veterinary Measures relating to Public Health
Draft Agenda of the meeting of 21-22 November 2001 pdf (9KB)
Scientific Committee on Animal Health and Animal Welfare
Members  updated
Europan Food Authority
European Food Authority es da de el fr it nl pt fi sv updated
Plant Health / Pesticides Safety
Appendix D - Comparability, extrapolation, group tolerances and data requirements, 12 June 2001 PDF (196KB)
Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Opinion on the results of the Risk Assessment of: BUTADIENE - CAS No.: 106-99-0 - EINECS No.: 203-450-8. Report version (Human Health), 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 27th CSTEE plenary meeting, Brussels, 30 October 2001 ( 34KB)
Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Opinion on the Report on "The risks to health and environment by cadmium used as a colouring agent or a stabiliser in polymers and for metal plating" (Risk & Policy Analysts Ltd, 2001) expressed at the 27th CSTEE plenary meeting, Brussels, 30 October 2001 (25KB)
Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Minutes of the 26th plenary meeting - 11 September 2001, Brussels, Belgium (38KB)
Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Minutes of the 25th plenary meeting - 20 July 2001, Brussels, Belgium (43KB)
13-Nov-01 Plant Health / Pesticides Safety
Overview of the state of main works in DG Health and Consumer Protection E1 with regard to the implementation of Directive 91/414/EEC, 21 September 2001 (242KB) updated
Plant Health / Pesticides Safety
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, 02 October 2001 pdf.gif (423 bytes) (96 KB) updated
12-Nov-01 International Food Safety Issues
Codex Alimentarius: CCGP - Codex Committee on General Principles updated
Press Release
Questions and Answers on the European Food Authority, 08 November 2001 ES DA DE FR IT NL PT FI SV (+/-25KB)
Press Release
The Commission adopts further standards for the welfare of pigs, 09 November 2001 DE FR
Plant Health / Pesticides Safety
Plant health – harmful organisms DE fr  
BSE
BSE testing - August 2001 pdf (9KB)
BSE
BSE testing - Cumulative table from January to August 2001 pdf (9KB)
BSE
Nombre de cas d'Encéphalopathie Spongiforme Bovine, 30 September 2001 pdf (10KB)
Scientific Committee on Plants
Minutes of the Twenty ninth meeting - Brussels, 27 September 2001 (28KB)
Standing Committee on Plant Health
Short report of the meeting held on 2 October 2001 (21KB)
Standing Committee on Plant Health
Short report of the meeting of SCPH - Residues held on 17 October 2001 (01/05) (10KB)
09-Nov-01 Animal Health / Prevention and Control of Animal diseases
Foot-and-Mouth Disease: Chronology of main events and list of decisions adopted by the Commission pdf (267KB) updated 09 November 2001
Scientific Steering Committee
Draft agenda of the Meeting of 29-30 November 2001 pdf (10KB)
Scientific Steering Committee
Minutes of the Scientific Steering Committee Meeting of 6-7 September 2001 (98KB) updated
08-Nov-01 Plant Health / Pesticides Safety
DG Health and Consumer Protection today publishes a new page giving an overview of Community legislation to protect plants and plant products from harmful organisms.
In addition, a special Question and Answer document
pdf.gif (423 bytes) (132KB) on recent emergency measures to protect plants and plant products in the EU from a harmful organism, pine wood nematode, that occurs in wood packing imported from certain countries is made available to clarify and facilitate the application of the measures by the authorities and economic operators concerned.
Press Release
Questions and Answers on TSE in sheep and goats , 07 November 2001 ES DA DE FR IT NL PT FI SV
Veterinary Inspections
Report of a mission carried out in Italy from 26/03/01 to 30/03/01 in order to evaluate the implementation of community measures of protection against Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy and particularly the new measures entered into force from 01/10/2000 (Specified Risk Materials) and from 01/01/2001 (Active epidemio-surveillance with the use of rapid tests and prohibition of processed animal proteins in farmed animal feedstuff) (3301/2001)
Veterinary Inspections
Rapport final d’une mission effectuée en Espagne du 4 au 6 juillet 2001 afin d’évaluer la situation au regard de la peste porcine classique (3379/2001)
Press Release
FMD: UK can now restart exports of sheep and goat meat, 06 November 2001 DE FR
Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Opinion on: Justification of the Dutch request for derogation under article 95(5) of the EC Treaty - provisions of the Directive 94/60/EC concerning Creosote. Opinion expressed at the 27th CSTEE plenary meeting, Brussels, 30 October 2001 (21KB)
Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Opinion on the results of the Risk Assessment of: 1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, di-C8-10-branched alkyl esters, C9-rich and di-"isononyl" phthalate - CAS No.: 68515-48-0 and CAS No.: 28553-12-0 - EINECS No.: 271-090-9 and EINECS No.: 249-079-5.  Report version (Environment): 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 27th CSTEE plenary meeting, Brussels, 30 October 2001  (23KB)
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 (Environment): 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 27th CSTEE plenary meeting, Brussels, 30 October 2001 (33KB)
Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Opinion on the results of the Risk Assessment of: 1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, di-C8-10-branched alkyl esters, C9-rich and di-"isononyl" phthalate - CAS No.: 68515-48-0 and CAS No.: 28553-12-0 - EINECS No.: 271-090-9 and EINECS No.: 249-079-5.  Report version (Human Health Effects): Final report, May 2001carried 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 27th CSTEE plenary meeting, Brussels, 30 October 2001 (22KB)
07-Nov-01 Scientific Committee on Animal Nutrition
Opinion on Nifursol PDF (124KB)
Scientific Committee on Animal Health and Animal Welfare
Report on Diagnostic Tests for Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia (CBPP) (adopted 17 October 2001) (188KB)
Scientific Committee on Animal Health and Animal Welfare
Summary record of the meeting of the Scientific sub-Committee on Animal Welfare held on 24-25 September 2001 in Brussels, adopted 23 October 2001 (33KB)
Scientific Committee on Animal Health and Animal Welfare
Summary record of the meeting of the Scientific Committee on Animal Health and Animal Welfare held on 12 July 2001 in Brussels, adopted 17 October 2001 (53KB)
Standing Veterinary Committee  
Short report of the meeting (2001/34) held in Brussels on 11-12 September 2001
pdf (143KB)
06-Nov-01 Speeches
Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection, "Consumers expect safe food", Round Table on Food Quality, Safety and Production, London, 29 October 2001
Speeches
Address by Mr Robert J. Coleman, Director General for Health and Consumer Protection, "Communicating Risk to Consumers",  Interim Scientific Advisory Forum , Borschette Conference Centre, Brussels, 30 th October 2001
Press Release
Round table on food and agriculture in Madrid: need shift in attitudes of consumers and producers, 05 November 2001 (15KB)
Press Release
Round table on food and agriculture in London: needed shift in attitudes of consumers and producers, 29 October 2001 DE FR (15KB)
International Food Safety Issues
Codex Alimentarius: CCRVDF - Codex Committee on Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Foods updated
Scientific Committee on Plants
Opinion on specific questions from the Commission concerning the evaluation of Florasulam [EF-1343] in the context of Council Directive 91/414/EEC (Opinion adopted by the SCP on 27 September 2001) PDF (49KB)
05-Nov-01 Animal Health / Prevention and Control of Animal diseases
Foot-and-Mouth Disease: Chronology of main events and list of decisions adopted by the Commission pdf (284KB) updated 31 October 2001
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission to Greece from 7 to 18 May 2001 concerning border inspection posts (3241/2001)
Standing Committee on Agricultural, Horticultural and Forestry Seeds and Plants
Short report of the meeting held on 23 October 2001 pdf (10KB)
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