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25-Mar-02 Speeches
Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection, "Experiences of the Foot and Mouth Epidemic", Committee on Foot and Mouth Disease of the European Parliament, Brussels, 25 March 2002 
Press Release
Commission proposes new safety rules for feed additives and to prohibit antibiotics as growth promoters , 25 March 2002 DE FR
Press Release
Question and Answers on antibiotics in feed , 25 March 2002 DE FR
Scientific Committee on Veterinary Measures relating to Public Health
Draft Agenda of the meeting of 10-11 April 2002 pdf (22KB)
22-Mar-02 Scientific Committee on Animal Health and Animal Welfare
Summary record of the meeting of the Scientific sub-Committee on Animal Health held on 23 January 2002 in Brussels, adopted 20 March 2002 (76KB)
Standing Veterinary Committee
Short report of the meeting (2001/39) held in Brussels on 24 October 2001 - Animal Health pdf (655KB)
Standing Veterinary Committee
Short report of the meeting (2001/38) held in Brussels on 23-24 October 2001 - Public Health pdf (64KB)
21-Mar-02 Speeches
Address by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection, "Enlargement and Nice: What path to take?", National Forum on Europe, Dublin Castle, 21st March 2002 PDF
Press Release
Letter of formal notice sent to France for non-compliance of Court judgment on British beef , 20 March 2002
Standing Committee on Plant Health
Short report of the meeting held on 14-15 January 2002 (01/02) (38KB)
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Denmark 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 (3356/2001)
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in the Netherlands from 24 to 28 September 2001 in order to evaluate the implementation of reinforced protection measures against Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) (3305/2001)
20-Mar-02 Press Release
Scientific Committee adopted opinion on animal welfare during transport , 20 March 2002
Press Release
Member States support emergency suspension of the sale of jelly mini-cups containing "konjac" (E425) food additive , 19 March 2002
Press Release
Increased testing for antibiotic residues on imports from Thailand, Vietnam and Myanmar , 19 March 2002
19-Mar-02 Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Austria from 1 to 5 October 2001 as a follow-up mission to mission XXIV/1146/99 in order to evaluate the application of Council Directive 92/46/EEC laying down the health rules for the production and placing on the market of milk and milk-based products (3365/2001)
Scientific Committee on Plants
Opinion on specific questions from the Commission concerning the evaluation of iprodione in the context of Council Directive 91/414/EEC (opinion adopted by the SCP on 31 January 2002) PDF (114KB)
18-Mar-02 Press Release
EU enlargement: Questions and Answers on food safety issues , 18 March 2002 ES DA DE FR IT NL PT FI SV
Press Release
Commissioner David Byrne opens web site for European Citizens in all languages , 18 March 2002 PDF
International Food Safety Issues
Codex Alimentarius : TFFJ - Task Force on Fruit and Vegetable Juices updated
International Food Safety Issues
Codex Alimentarius : CCRVDF - Codex Committee on Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Foods updated
Scientific Steering Committee
Draft agenda of the Meeting of 4-5 April 2002 pdf (11KB)
15-Mar-02 Standing Committee on Plant Health
Agenda : meeting of Thursday 21 and Friday 22 March 2002 fr PDF (61KB) 
Standing Committee on Propagating Material and Ornamental Plants
Short report of the Meeting held on 26 February 2002 pdf (90KB)
14-Mar-02 Scientific Committee on Animal Health and Animal Welfare
The welfare of animals during transport (details for horses, pigs, sheep and cattle) - Report of the Scientific Committee on Animal Health and Animal Welfare (adopted on 11 March 2002) (592KB)
Plant Protection Products
Indicative list of active substances on the market in plant protection products on 25 July 1993 (Article 4 of Council Directive 91/414/EEC) and their present authorizations in the Member States, January 2001 pdf.gif (423 bytes) (167 KB)     (757KB)  updated
Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Opinion on TGD (Technical Guidance Document) Part 4/B - Human Health Effects Assessment . Opinion expressed by written procedure on 25 January 2002 (221KB)
Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Opinion on the TGD Draft revision version on Workplace Exposure Assessment . Opinion expressed by written procedure on 25 January 2002 (77KB)
Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Opinion on the TGD Draft revision version on Part 3/B - Environmental Risk Assessment - Marine Part . Opinion expressed by written procedure on 25 January 2002 (148KB)
Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Opinion on the TGD Draft revision version on Part 1 - Environmental Exposure Assessment . Opinion expressed by written procedure on 25 January 2002 (184KB)
Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Opinion on the TGD - CSTEE general comments on the Draft revised version . Opinion expressed by written procedure on 25 January 2002 (97KB)
13-Mar-02 Press Release
Questions and Answers on animal by-products, 13 March 2002
Press Release
BSE Byrne disappointed by EP position on catering waste delaying adoption of animal waste regulation, 13 March 2002  
Press Release
Safety of food supplements Byrne welcomes agreement between European Parliament and Council, 13 March 2002  
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Brazil from 22 to 26 October 2001 in order to evaluate the controls in place over Foot-and-Mouth disease and to assess actions taken in response to mission DG(SANCO)/3341/2001 (3462/2001)
Plant Health Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Uruguay from 17/09/2001 to 21/09/2001 in order to evaluate the inspection procedures for citrus fruit originating in Uruguay and exported to the European Union (3399/2001)
12-Mar-02 Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Romania from 12 to 16 March 2001 concerning food production poultry meat (poultry meat, poultry meat products, live poultry and hatching eggs) (3256/2001)
Safety of Food Products
Natural Mineral Waters fr
11-Mar-02 Scientific Steering Committee
Preliminary report on Risk assessment of food borne bacterial pathogens: Quantitative methodology relevant for human exposure assessment (958KB)
The Commission services invite interested parties for their comments. Please send your comments before 15 June 2002 at the following e-mail address : carlo.berlingieri@ec.europa.eu or dominique.jacquemin@ec.europa.eu
Plant Protection Products
Completeness check evaluation forms : Explanatory note PDF (131KB)
International Food Safety Issues
Codex Alimentarius : CCFICS - Codex Committee on Food Import and Export Certification and Inspection updated
Scientific Committee on Cosmetic Products and Non-Food Products intended for Consumers
Position statement on consumer safety of detergents, household & similar products adopted by the SCCNFP during the 19th plenary meeting of 27 February 2002 PDF (68KB)
Scientific Committee on Cosmetic Products and Non-Food Products intended for Consumers
Opinion concerning Piroctone olamine and its monoethanolamine salt ( Colipa n° P59) adopted by the SCCNFP during the 19th plenary meeting of 27 February 2002 PDF (123KB)
Scientific Committee on Cosmetic Products and Non-Food Products intended for Consumers
Opinion concerning Hexamidine and its salts, including di-isethionate and di(p-hydroxybenzoate) ( Colipa n° P8) adopted by the SCCNFP during the 19th plenary meeting of 27 February 2002  PDF (136KB)
Scientific Committee on Cosmetic Products and Non-Food Products intended for Consumers
Opinion concerning Disperse Violet 1 impurified with Disperse Red 15 ( Colipa n° C64 & C61) adopted by the SCCNFP during the 19th plenary meeting of 27 February 2002 PDF (251KB)
Scientific Committee on Cosmetic Products and Non-Food Products intended for Consumers
Opinion concerning Lawsone (Colipa n° C146) adopted by the SCCNFP during the 19th plenary meeting of 27 February 2002 PDF (123KB)
Scientific Committee on Cosmetic Products and Non-Food Products intended for Consumers
Opinion concerning Benzethonium chloride (Colipa n° P70) adopted by the SCCNFP during the 19th plenary meeting of 27 February 2002 PDF (195KB)
Scientific Committee on Cosmetic Products and Non-Food Products intended for Consumers
Opinion concerning Tetrahydro-6-nitroquinoxaline (Colipa n° B104) adopted by the SCCNFP during the 19th plenary meeting of 27 February 2002 PDF (204KB)
Scientific Committee on Cosmetic Products and Non-Food Products intended for Consumers
Opinion concerning p-Phenylenediamine (Colipa n° A7)  adopted by the SCCNFP during the 19th plenary meeting of 27 February 2002 PDF (335KB)
Scientific Committee on Cosmetic Products and Non-Food Products intended for Consumers
Opinion concerning the safety review of the use of certain azo-dyes in cosmetic products adopted by the SCCNFP during the 19th plenary meeting of 27 February 2002 PDF (754KB)
Scientific Committee on 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 19th plenary meeting of 27 February 2002 PDF (85KB)
Scientific Committee on Cosmetic Products and Non-Food Products intended for Consumers
Discussion paper on assessment strategies for hair dyes adopted by the SCCNFP during the 19th plenary meeting of 27 February 2002 PDF (66KB)
The Commission services invite interested parties for their comments. Please send your comments before 6 May 2002 at the following e-mail address :
Antoon.van-elst@ec.europa.eu
Scientific Committee on Cosmetic Products and Non-Food Products intended for Consumers
Position statement on the calculation of the margin of safety of ingredients incorporated in cosmetics which may be applied to the skin of children adopted by the SCCNFP during the 19th Plenary meeting of 27 February 2002 PDF (63KB)
Scientific Committee on Cosmetic Products and Non-Food Products intended for Consumers
Minutes of the 18th Plenary Meeting, Brussels, 25 September 2001 PDF (127KB)
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Argentina from 19 to 30 November 2001 in order to evaluate the controls in place over Foot-and-Mouth disease and to assess actions taken in response to mission DG(SANCO)/3193/2001 (3413/2001)
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Spain from 25 to 29 June 2001 in order to evaluate the implementation of protection measures against Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) - (3304/2001)
Standing Committee on Agricultural, Horticultural and Forestry Seeds and Plants
Short report of the meeting held on 28 February 2002 pdf (104KB)
07-Mar-02 Standing Committee on Plant Health
Short report of the meeting held on 26 February 2002 (1/02) (Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health) (124KB)
Standing Veterinary Committee 
Short report of the meeting (2001/36) held in Brussels on 09-10 Ocotber 2001 pdf (249KB)
Scientific Committee on Veterinary Measures relating to Public Health
Opinion on Norwalk-like viruses (adopted on 30-31 January 2002) (419KB)
06-Mar-02 Press Release
Classical swine fever in Luxembourg, Spain and Germany, 06 March 2002
(66KB)
Scientific Committee on Food
Opinion on the 17th additional list of monomers and additives for food contact materials (adopted on 27 February 2002)
pdf (142KB)
Scientific Committee on Food
Opinion on Fusarium toxins. Part 6: Group evaluation of T-2 toxin, HT-2 toxin, nivalenol and deoxynivalenol (adopted on 26 February 2002) pdf (204KB)
Scientific Committee on Food
Opinion on specifications for gelatine in terms of consumer health (adopted on 27 February 2002) pdf (153KB)
Scientific Committee on Food
Opinion on the safety assessment of the genetically modified maize line GA21, with tolerance to the herbicide glyphosate (expressed on 27 February 2002) pdf (232KB)
Scientific Committee on Food
Opinion on Capsaicin (adopted on 26 February 2002) pdf (185KB)
Scientific Committee on Food
Minutes'statement of the 131st Plenary Meeting of the Scientific Committee on Food held on 25/26/27 February 2002 (corrseponding to item 14 of the agenda, consideration of 2-alkylcyclobutanones), Brussels (66KB)
Scientific Committee on Food
Minutes of the 130th Plenary Meeting of the Scientific Committee on Food held on 12/13 December 2001, Brussels (178KB)
Plant Protection Products
Existing active substances decisions and review reports updated
Standing Committee on Plant Health
Short report of the meeting held on 18-19 February 2002 (02/02) (145KB)
05-Mar-02 Plant Protection Products
Existing active substances decisions and review reports updated
Genetically Modified Food Inspections
Rapport final d’une mission menée en France du 1er octobre au 5 octobre 2001 afin d’évaluer les systèmes de contrôle officiel des aliments composés ou produits à partir d'organismes génétiquement modifiés (OGM) (3232/2001)
04-Mar-02 Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Members updated
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Greece from 01/10/01 to 05/10/01 in order to evaluate the progress of the Brucella melitensis eradication programme (3352/2001)
International Food Safety Issues
Codex Alimentarius : TFAF - ad hoc Intergovernmental Task Force on Animal Feeding updated
01-Mar-02 Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Opinion on the results of the Risk Assessment  Bis(pentabromophenyl)ether.  Human Health Part Report version: Final draft report, October 2001 . Opinion expressed at the 30th CSTEE plenary meeting, Brussels, 22 February 2002 (116KB)
Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Opinion on the results of the Risk Assessment of  Tetrachloroethylene, Environmental Part. Report version : Final report of August 2001 . Opinion expressed at the 30th CSTEE plenary meeting, Brussels, 22 February 2002 (115KB)
Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Opinion on the results of the Risk Assessment of  Naphthalene. Report version: Environment, Final report, October 2001. Opinion expressed at the 30th CSTEE plenary meeting, Brussels, 22 February 2002 (116KB)
Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Opinion on the results of the Risk Assessment of Ethyl acetoacetate. Report version: Environment, Draft of 09.01.2002. Opinion expressed at the 30th CSTEE plenary meeting, Brussels, 22 February 2002 (122KB)
Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Opinion on the results of the Risk Assessment of Dimethyldioctadecylammonium chloride (DODMAC) Report version: Human Health, Draft of 16.07.2001. Opinion expressed at the 30th CSTEE plenary meeting, Brussels, 22 February 2002 (119KB)
Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Opinion on the results of the Risk Assessment of Methyl acetate.  Report version: Human Health, Draft of 18.07.2001. Opinion expressed at the 30th CSTEE plenary meeting, Brussels, 22 February 2002 (139KB)
Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Minutes of the 28th plenary meeting - 7 December 2001, Brussels, Belgium (190KB)
Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Minutes of the 29th plenary meeting - 9 January 2002, Brussels, Belgium (202KB)
International Food Safety Issues
Codex Alimentarius : TFAF - ad hoc Intergovernmental Task Force on Animal Feeding updated
International Food Safety Issues
Codex Alimentarius : CCFAC - Codex Committee on Food Additives and Contaminants updated
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