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28-Feb-02 Press Release
Food Safety First set of farm-to-table food safety measures take effect, 21 February 2002  
Press Release
Foot-and-mouth disease: Botswana and Argentina, 21 February 2002 (65KB)
Press Release
Classical Swine Fever in Luxembourg: export of pigs banned, 20 February 2002  
Plant Protection Products
Dossier submissions instructions for industry, 6 December 2001 PDF (116KB)
27-Feb-02 Press Release
Commission seeks head of new European Food Safety Authority, 27 February 2002  
Scientific Steering Committee
Guidance for the Expression of Opinions and other outputs of Scientific Advisory Group ( adopted by the Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) as part of its exercise on Harmonisation of Risk Assessment Procedures) (36KB)
Scientific Steering Committee
Opinion on the geographical BSE-risk (GBR) and its evolution over time in the European Union Member States (adopted by the SSC at its plenary meeting of 21/22 February 2002, this opinion was prepared by the GBR-Peer Group and endorsed by the TSE/BSE ad hoc group at its meeting on 7/2/2002)  (33KB)
Scientific Steering Committee
Opinion on peptides from pig mucosa: risks with respect to TSEs (adopted on 21-22 february 2002) (39KB) 
Scientific Steering Committee
Scientific report on stunning methods and BSE risks (the risk of dissemination of brain particles into the blood and carcass when applying certain stunning methods)  ( prepared by the TSE BSE ad hoc group at its meeting of 13 december 2001 and including the outcome of a public consultation via internet between 10 September and 26 October 2001) (286KB) 
Scientific Steering Committee
Opinion on design of a field trial for the evaluation of new rapid BSE post mortem tests (adopted on 22 february 2002) (54KB) 
Scientific Steering Committee
Minutes of the Meeting of 10-11 January 2002 (107KB)
Standing Committee on Foodstuffs  
Summary record of the 86th meeting - 17 and 18 December 2001 pdf (43KB)
26-Feb-02 European Food Safety Authority
European Food Safety Authority es da de el fr it nl pt fi sv
Organic Farming Inspections
Report of a mission carried out in Estonia from 24 to 28 September 2001 in order to evaluate the application of production rules and the effectiveness of inspection measures in organic farming (3420/2001)
25-Feb-02 Scientific Committee on Animal Nutrition
Report on the use of astaxanthin-rich Phaffia rhodozyma in feedingstuffs for salmon and trout PDF (122KB)
Scientific Committee on Animal Nutrition
Report on the use of manganomanganic oxide in feedingstuffs PDF (190KB)
Standing Committee for Animal Nutrition
Summary minutes of the meeting held on 18-19 February 2002 (25KB)
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Latvia from 3 to 7 December 2001 in order to assess the general animal health situation and controls over the production and placing on the market of wild game meat, milk and milk based products destined for export to the European Union (3375/2001)
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in the United Kingdom from 1 to 5 October 2001 in order to evaluate the situation with regard to controls over the feeding of swill to farm animals and waste food from prohibited sources (3367/2001)
22-Feb-02 Food Contaminants and Residues
Reports of residue monitoring results in food from animal origin in the Member States DE fr
21-Feb-02 Safety of Food Products
Food Irradiation de fr updated
Scientific Committee on Cosmetic Products and Non-Food Products intended for Consumers
Draft agenda for the 19th plenary meeting (Brussels, 27 February 2002) pdf (16KB)
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Latvia from 12/03/01 to 16/03/01 concerning poultry meat, poultry meat products, live poultry and hatching eggs (3255/2001)
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Thailand from 19 February to 22 February 2001 concerning poultry meat production (follow-up to mission DG (SANCO)/1214/1999) (3310/2001)
20-Feb-02 Press Release
Hormone free beef from the USA: Additional testing requirements lifted, 20 February 2002  
Scientific Steering Committee
Draft agenda of the Meeting of 20-21 February 2002 pdf (12KB)
Plant Protection Products
Existing active substances decisions and review reports updated
Scientific Committee on Food
131th Plenary meeting - Brussels, 25-26-27 February 2002 - Draft agenda (25KB)
19-Feb-02 Speeches
Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection, "Latest developments in relation to BSE", Agriculture Council, Brussels, 18 February 2002
Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Draft agenda of the 30th plenary meeting, 22 February 2002 pdf (24KB)
Standing Committee on Agricultural, Horticultural and Forestry Seeds and Plants
Agenda of the meeting of 12-13 March 2002 PDF (8KB)
Standing Committee on Agricultural, Horticultural and Forestry Seeds and Plants
Agenda of the meeting of 28 February 2002 PDF (6KB)
Standing Committee on Agricultural, Horticultural and Forestry Seeds and Plants
Short report of the meeting held on 07-08 February 2002 pdf (40KB)
18-Feb-02 Speeches
Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection "European quality policy for foodstuffs", Winter Meeting 2002, Vienna, 11 February 2002 
Press Release
Extension of TSE tests in sheep and goats, 14 February 2002  
15-Feb-02 Standing Committee on Plant Health
Short report of the meeting held on 28-29 January 2002 (02/01) - Residues (24KB)
Scientific Committees
Agenda 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 (420KB) last updated on 15 February 2002
International Food Safety Issues
Codex Alimentarius : CCFL - Codex Committee on Food Labelling updated
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Ireland from 08 to 12 of October 2001 concerning the inspections of animal welfare standards on pig, calf and laying hen holdings (3383/2001)
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Zimbabwe from 23 to 27 April 2001 concerning farmed ratites (3249/2001)
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Namibia from 17 to 20 April 2001 concerning farmed ratites (3246/2001)
Veterinary Inspections
Endgültiger Bericht einer Dienstreise nach Luxemburg vom 05. bis 09. November 2001 über die Bewertung des Tierschutzes in Kälber-, Schweine- und Legehennenbetrieben sowie während des Transports (3343/2001)
Plant Health Inspections
Report of a mission carried out in the Peoples Republic of China from 4 to 13 June 2001 to evaluate the pine wood nematode (PWN) survey within China and how the PWN free areas are delimited and monitored (3325/2001)
Food Hygiene Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Luxembourg from 16th to 19th October 2001 in order to evaluate the official foodstuffs control system and in particular the implementation of controls on food of non-animal origin in the retail sector (3394/2001)
Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Opinion on the results of the Risk Assessment of Bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). Report version: Human Health, September 2001. Opinion expressed at the 29th CSTEE plenary meeting, Brussels, 09 January 2002 (137KB)
Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Opinion on the results of the Risk Assessment of Trichloroethylene. Report version: Environment, September 2001. Opinion expressed at the 29th CSTEE plenary meeting, Brussels, 09 January 2002 (126KB)
Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Opinion on the results of the Risk Assessment of  Dimethyldioctadecylammonium chloride (DODMAC). Report version: Environment, Draft of 16 July 2001. Opinion expressed at the 29th CSTEE plenary meeting, Brussels, 09 January 2002 (126KB)
Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Opinion on the results of the Risk Assessment of Cyclohexane. Report version: Environment, Draft 2 - October 2001. Opinion expressed at the 29th CSTEE plenary meeting, Brussels, 09 January 2002 (131KB)
Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Opinion on the results of the Risk Assessment of  Naphthalene. Report version: Human Health, Final Report, October 2001. Opinion expressed at the 29th CSTEE plenary meeting, Brussels, 09 January 2002 (126KB)
Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Opinion on the results of the Risk Assessment of  Ethyl acetoacetate. Report version: Human Health, Draft - 1 August 2001. Opinion expressed at the 29th CSTEE plenary meeting, Brussels, 09 January 2002 (101KB)
Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Opinion on the results of the Risk Assessment of  Trichloroethylene. Report version: Human Health, September 2001. Opinion expressed at the 29th CSTEE plenary meeting, Brussels, 09 January 2002 (150KB)
Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Opinion on the results of the Risk Assessment of  Cyclohexane. Report version: Human Health, September 2001. Opinion expressed at the 29th CSTEE plenary meeting, Brussels, 09 January 2002 (105KB)
Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Opinion on the results of the Risk Assessment of  3,4-Dichloroaniline. Report version:  Environment ,Draft - 18 July 2001. Opinion expressed at the 29th CSTEE plenary meeting, Brussels, 09 January 2002 (133KB)
Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Opinion on the results of the Risk Assessment of  Bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). Report version: Environment, September 2001. Opinion expressed at the 29th CSTEE plenary meeting, Brussels, 09 January 2002 (138KB)
14-Feb-02 BSE
Regulation (EC) no 999/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 May 2001 laying down rules for the prevention, control and eradication of certain transmissible spongiform encephalopathies
PDF (306KB)
BSE
Commission Regulation (EC) no 1326/2001 of 29 June 2001 laying down transitional measures to permit the changeover to the Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council (EC) No 999/2001 laying down rules for the prevention, control and eradication of certain transmissible spongiform encephalopathies, and amending Annexes VII and XI to that Regulation PDF (215KB)
BSE
Commission Regulation (EC) no 1248/2001 of 22 June 2001 amending Annexes III, X and XI to Regulation (EC) No 999/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards epidemio-surveillance and testing of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies PDF (247KB)
Scientific Committee on Animal Nutrition
140th SCAN meeting - 03-05 December 2001
pdf (38KB)
13-Feb-02 Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Ireland from 17 to 26 October 2001 in order to evaluate the operation of controls over the production of fresh meat (porcine), wild and farmed game meat and rabbit meat (3362/2001)
12-Feb-02 Standing Committee for Animal Nutrition 
Agenda : meeting of Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 February 2002 (21KB)
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 (420KB)  last updated on 06 February 2002
Veterinary Inspections
Final report on a mission carried out on 6, 13 and 14/09/01 in order to evaluate a food irradiation facility in Hungary (3393/2001)
Veterinary Inspections
Rapport final d'une mission réalisée au Portugal du 10 au 14 septembre 2001 afin d'évaluer les opérations de contrôles effectuées sur la production et la mise sur le marché de viandes fraîches porcines, ainsi que de viandes de gibier et de lapin (Directives du Conseil 64/433/CEE, 91/495/CEE et 92/45/CEE) (3364/2001)
11-Feb-02 Veterinary Inspections
Rapport final concernant une mission realisée en France du 5 au 16 novembre 2001 visant à évaluer la législation, les éléments, les structures et les procédures pour la reconnaissance du système de réseau de surveillance des exploitations bovines (3361/2001)
Plant Protection Products
Working documents for guidance in the implementation of Council Directive 91/414/EEC updated
08-Feb-02 Scientific Committee on Animal Health and Animal Welfare
Erratum to the report "The Welfare of Animals kept for Fur Production" (adopted 12-13 December 2001) (156KB)
07-Feb-02 Speeches
Speaking Note of Commissioner Byrne on Olsson Report on BSE, European Parliament, Strasbourg, 5 February, 2002 PDF
Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Opinion on the results of the Risk Assessment of  1-Vinyl-2-Pyrrolidone. Report verion: Human Health, September 2001. Opinion expressed at the 28th CSTEE plenary meeting, Brussels, 07 December 2001 (117KB)
Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Opinion on the results of the Risk Assessment of Butadiene. Report  version: Environment, June 2001.  Opinion expressed at the 28th CSTEE plenary meeting, Brussels, 07 December 2001 (130KB)
Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Minutes of the 27th plenary meeting - 30 October 2001, Brussels, Belgium (198KB)
Veterinary Inspections
Rapport final concernant une mission au Maroc du 28 mai au 9 juin 2001 visant à évaluer les services officiels compétents pour le contrôle des conditions de production et d'exportation des produits de la pêche et des mollusques bivalves vivants (3327/2001)
06-Feb-02 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 (420KB)  last updated on 05 February 2002
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Germany from 3 to 7 September 2001 in order to evaluate the situation with regard to controls over the feeding of swill to farm animals and waste food from prohibited sources (3358/2001)
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Botswana from 2 to 4 May 2001 concerning live ratites and farmed feathered game meat (3248/2001)
Standing Committee on Plant Health
Agenda : meeting of Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 February 2002 fr PDF (12KB)
Standing Committee on Agricultural, Horticultural and Forestry Seeds and Plants
Short report of the meeting held on 24-25 January 2002 pdf (34KB)
05-Feb-02 International Food Safety Issues
Codex Alimentarius : CCFICS - Codex Committee on Food Import and Export Certification and Inspection updated
Standing Committee on Foodstuffs
Agenda of the 87th meeting - Brussels the 21st and 22nd of February 2002 PDF (15KB)
04-Feb-02 Press Release
African Swine Fever - European Commission proposes to harmonize control measures, 01 February 2002 (13KB)  
International Food Safety Issues
Codex Alimentarius : TFBT - ad hoc Intergovernmental Task Force on Food Biotechnology updated
Scientific Committee on Plants
Minutes of the Thirthy first meeting - Brussels, 20 December 2001 (64KB)
Standing Committee for Animal Nutrition
Summary minutes of the meeting held on 28-29 January 2002 (31KB)
Scientific Committee on Veterinary Measures relating to Public Health
Summary record of the SCVPH Plenary Meeting of 21-22 November 2001 (approved on 30 January 2002) (130KB)
Plant Protection Products
Number of dossiers to be submitted for the new active substances (18KB)
Veterinary Inspections
Report of a mission carried out in Belgium from 13 to 23 March 2001 regarding the implementation of: Council Directive 91/493/EEC (fishery products), Council Directive 91/492/EEC (live bivalve molluscs) and Council Directives 91/67/EEC and 93/53/EEC (fish health) (3240/2001)
Veterinary Inspections
General report on a series of missions to the Member States regarding control of staging points
01-Feb-02 European Food Safety Authority
Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down the general principles and requirements of food law, establishing the European Food Safety Authority and laying down procedures in matters of food safety ES DA DE el FR IT NL PT FI SV (221KB)
European Food Safety Authority
Call for expressions of interest for the position of member of the Management Board of the European Food safety Authority
ES DA DE el FR IT NL PT FI SV (30KB)
Application form
ES DA DE el FR IT NL PT FI SV ES DA DE el en FR IT NL PT FI SV (50KB) 
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Uruguay from 1 to 4 October 2001 in order to evaluate the controls in place over Foot-and-Mouth disease (3456/2001)
Veterinary Inspections
Report on a mission carried out in Hungary from 18 to 22 June 2001 in order to evaluate the plant health system in the potato sector (3226/2001)
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