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31-Jul-02 Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Greece from 15 to 19 April 2002 to evaluate the measures introduced to give effect to the contingency plans for foot-and-mouth disease and classical swine fever (8551/2002)
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Spain from 4 to 8 March 2002 in order to evaluate the bovine brucellosis eradication programme (8524/2002)
Scientific Committee on Animal Nutrition
Report on the safety of the enzymatic product Belfeed B1100 MP/ML ® for use as feed additive for turkeys for fattening ( 107KB)
Scientific Committee on Animal Nutrition
Report on the safety of the enzymatic product Belfeed B1100 MP ® for use as feed additive for pigs for fattening ( 108KB)
Scientific Committee on Animal Nutrition
Report on the safety of the enzymatic product Belfeed B1100 ML ® for use as feed additive for chickens for fattening ( 106KB)
30-Jul-02 Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Brazil from 4 to 14 March 2002 in order to evaluate animal and public health controls over the production of fresh pigmeat (8529/2002)
Veterinary Inspections
Rapport final d'une mission effectuée au Portugal du 28 janvier au 8 février 2002 afin d'évaluer les opérations de contrôle effectuées sur la traçabilité des viandes fraîches et des produits bovins depuis l'élevage jusqu.à la mise sur le marché (8526/2002)
29-Jul-02 Scientific Steering Committee
Preliminary Guidance document on the information needed for the risk assessment of genetically modified plants and derived food and feed ( 283KB)
The Commission services invite comments from interested parties. Please send your comments before 12 September 2002 to the following e-mail address: michael.walsh@ec.europa.eu or maud.feuillet@ec.europa.eu
26-Jul-02 Special Topics
DG Health and Consumer Protection today publishes new pages giving an overview of Community legislation on Novel Foods de fr . In addition you'll find on these pages a 'Discussion Paper on the Evaluation of Regulation (EC) N° 258/97 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 January 1997 concerning novel foods and novel food ingredients'. All interested parties are invited to sent their comments on this paper until 30 September 2002
Scientific Committee on Animal Health and Animal Welfare
Summary record of the meeting of the Scientific sub-Committee on Animal Health held on 11 July 2002 in Brussels, adopted 25 July 2002 (83KB)
25-Jul-02 Press Release
Result of the Standing Committee on the Food chain on MPA-contamination , 24 July 2002 de fr
Scientific Committee on Food
Minutes of the 132nd Plenary Meeting of the Scientific Committee on Food held on 15/16/17 April 2002 in Brussels (158KB)
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) updated
Scientific Committee on Food
Statement on a Report on 2alkylcyclobutanones (expressed on 2 July 2002) ( 113KB)
Scientific Committee on Food
Opinion on Food on quassin (expressed on 2 July 2002) ( 176KB)
Scientific Committee on Food
Opinion on pulegone and menthofuran (expressed on 2 July 2002) ( 260KB)
24-Jul-02 Main Subject Areas
Food Labelling updated
Standing Veterinary Committee
Short report of the meeting (2002/06) held in Brussels on 19-20 February 2002 - Public Health (163KB)
23-Jul-02 Press release
Commission proposes new rules for controls on food of animal origin, 23 July 2002 de fr
22-Jul-02 Scientific Steering Committee
Opinion on azole antimycotic resistance adopted on 27 -28 june 2002 (204KB)
Standing Committee on Plant Health
Short report of the meeting held on 27-28 June 2002 (06/02) (150KB)
Standing Committee on Agricultural, Horticultural and Forestry Seeds and Plants
Short report of the meeting held on 04-05 July 2002
pdf (120KB)
Standing Committee on Propagating Material and Ornamental Plants
Short report of the of the meeting of the Standing Committee on "Seeds And Propagating Material For Agriculture, Horticulture and Forestry" held on 4-5 July 2002 pdf (90KB)
Food Irradiation
National authorisations es da de el fr it nl pt fi sv pdfallowing the irradiation of certain foods within Member States can be maintained until the completed EU-wide list of products authorised for irradiation enters into force updated
19-Jul-02 Speeches
Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection, "FVO: an excellent example of the practical work to protect consumer health", Opening of the new premises of the Food and Veterinary Office in Grange, Co Meath, Grange, 19 July 2002
Press release
New building for Commission's Food and Veterinary Office officially opened in Ireland, 19 July 2002 de fr
Press release
Commission proposes reduction of sweetener cyclamate in food, 19 July 2002 (8KB)
Scientific Committee on Plants
Minutes of the Thirthy third meeting - Brussels, 24 April 2002 (163KB)
18-Jul-02 Press release
BSE: Export rules under the Date-Based Export Scheme changed, 18 July 2002 (63KB)
Press release
Commission adopts new labelling rules on caffeine and quinine, 18 July 2002 de fr
Press release
Food: Commission proposes EU-wide safety assessment and authorisation of smoke flavourings, 18 July 2002 de fr
Food and Veterinary Office
Food and Veterinary Office (FVO) Annual Report (2001) pdf (1878KB)
BSE
Report on the monitoring and testing of bovine animals for the presence of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) in 2001, June 2002 pdf (475KB)
17-Jul-02 Press release
Commission decides to refer France to Court for a second time for non-compliance with Court judgment on British beef, 17 July 2002 de fr
Press release
Commission paves way to allow two new intense sweeteners, 17 July 2002 de fr
Press release
Outcome of the Agriculture Council, 15 July 2002, 16 July 2002 
Safety of Food Products
Food additives de fr updated  
Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health
Summary minutes of the meeting held on 10 July 2002 (72KB)
Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Minutes of the 31st plenary meeting - 22 May 2002, Brussels, Belgium (200KB)
Plant Protection Products
State of the works (966KB)
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, July 2002 pdf.gif (423 bytes) (164KB)     (800KB)  updated
Plant Protection Products
Regulation (EC)No 1112/2002 of 20 June 2002 laying down the detailed rules for the implementation of the fourth stage of the programme of work referred to in Article 8(2)of Council Directive 91/414/EEC pdf.gif (423 bytes)
Plant Protection Products
Draft Commission Regulation 1617-2002 extending the time period referred to in Article 8(2) of Council Directive 91/414/EEC and concerning the non-inclusion of certain active substances in Annex I to that Directive and the withdrawal of authorisations for plant protection products containing these substances pdf.gif (423 bytes)
16-Jul-02 Special topics
New special topic : Novel Foods
Press release
Result of the Standing Committee on the Food chain on MPA-contamination, 16 July 2002 de
Scientific Committee on Plants
Draft agenda of the 34th plenary meeting, Brussels, 18 July 2002 (74KB)
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Italy from 21 to 25 January 2002 in order to monitor the progress of the african swine fever, classical swine fever and swine vesicular disease eradication programmes (8523/2002)
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Sweden from 18 February to 1 March 2002 in order to evaluate the operation of controls over the traceability of beef and beef products (8528/2002)
15-Jul-02 Plant Health Inspections
Report on a mission carried out in France from 5 to 9 November 2001 in order to audit the plant health system in the potato sector (3400/2001)
Safety of Food Products
Food Flavourings DE fr updated
Standing Veterinary Commiittee
Short report of the meeting (2002/05) held in Brussels on 05-06 February 2002 - Animal Health (217KB)
12-Jul-02 Standing Veterinary Committee
Short report of the meeting (2002/04) held in Brussels on 25 January 2002 - Public Health (133KB)
Standing Veterinary Committee
Short report of the meeting (2002/03) held in Brussels on 22-23 January 2002 - Public Health (165KB)
Scientific Committee on Medicinal Products and Medical Devices
Summary report of the 19th meeting held on 18 January 2002 in Brussels adopted on 17 June 2002 (156KB)
Scientific Committee on Animal Health and Animal Welfare
Summary record of the meeting of the Scientific sub- Committee on Animal Health held on 20 March 2002 in Brussels, adopted 11 July 2002 (72KB
11-Jul-02 Press Release
Food Chain Committee Discussion on MPA-hormones in feed and food products, 10 July 2002 
Scientific Committee on Veterinary Measures relating to Public Health
Opinion on Criteria for Evaluation of Methods of Salmonella Detection (adopted 19-20 June 2002) ( 147KB)
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Croatia from 8 to 12 April 2002 in order to evaluate the controls over the production and placing on the market of milk and milk-based products destined for export to the E.U.(8531/2002)
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission to the Netherlands from 19 to 23 November 2001 concerning border inspection posts (3386/2001)
Safety of Food Products
Flavourings   updated
10-Jul-02 Food and Veterinary Office
Inspection programme 2002 (second half) pdf (41KB)
09-Jul-02 Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Ireland from 28/01/02 to 01/02/02 to evaluate the measures introduced to give effect to the contingency plans for foot-and-mouth disease and classical swine fever (8511/2002)
08-Jul-02 Scientific Committee on Veterinary Measures relating to Public Health
Opinion on honey and microbiological hazards (adopted on 19-20 June 2002) ( 277KB)
04-Jul-02 Press release
320 pesticides to be withdrawn in July 2003, 04 July 2002 de fr
Food Labelling
Food Labelling updated
International Food Safety Issues
Codex Alimentarius : CNFSDU - Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses updated
Scientific Committee on Food
Opinion on new findings regarding the presence of Acrylamide in food (expressed on 3 July 2002) ( 210KB)
Scientific Committee on Animal Health and Animal Welfare
Draft Agenda of the plenary meeting of 25 July 2002 (55KB)
03-Jul-02 Speeches
Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection, "Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Van Lancker Report", Plenary debate - European Parliament, Strasbourg, 2 July 2002
Press release
Commission proposals for a trustworthy and environmentally safe approach to GMOs and GM food and feed backed by European Parliament, 03 July 2002
BSE
DG Health and Consumer Protection today publishes new pages giving an overview of Community legislation on BSE .  In addition, these new pages intend to give comprehensive information on BSE ranging from Questions and Answers documents and speeches of Commissioner David Byrne to BSE related scientific advice and statistical data on the number of BSE cases in the Member States and some Third Countries. The introductory pages are published in English, German and French
Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Opinion on the results of the risk assessment of Bisphenol A - Environmental part (CAS no: 80- 05- 7 EINECS no: 201-245- 8).  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 32nd CSTEE plenary meeting  Brussels, 22 June 2002 ( 132KB)
Plant Health/Pesticides Safety
Contact points, 02 July 2002  (90KB)  
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in the Falkland Islands from 20 to 26 January 2002 in order to review the animal health situation and the official controls in place over the production of red meat intended for export to the European Union (8525/2002)
Standing Committee on Plant Health
Short report of the meeting held on 28 June 2002 (03/02) (SCFA) (141KB)
02-Jul-02 Speeches
Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection, "GM Food and Feed", Plenary Session - European Parliament Strasbourg, 2 July 2002
Press release
BSE: Scientists publish geographical risk assessments (GBR) for seven countries - Bulgaria, Croatia, Iceland, Latvia, San Marino, Turkey and Vanuatu, 02 July 2002 (65KB)
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Portugal from 3 to 7 December 2001 as a follow-up mission to mission DG(SANCO)/1001/2000 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 (3360/2001)
Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health
Summary minutes of the meeting held on 24-25 June 2002  - Animal nutrition
(115KB)
Scientific Steering Committee
Opinion on Triclosan resistance adopted on 27 -28 june 2002 (103KB)
01-Jul-02 Press release
Question and Answers on the regulation of GMOs in the EU, 01 July 2002 de fr
BSE
BSE testing - April 2002
pdf (61KB)
BSE
BSE testing - Cumulative table from January to April 2002
pdf (62KB)
BSE
Nombre de cas d'Encéphalopathie Spongiforme Bovine, 31 May 2002
pdf (72KB)
International Food Safety Issues
Codex Alimentarius : CCMPH - Codex Committee on Meat and Poultry Hygiene
updated
Genetically modified organisms
Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions - Life sciences and biotechnology - A Strategy for Europe  (COM/2002/0027 final)
DE FR PDF (360KB)
Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Opinion on risks to health from Chromium VI in cement. Opinion expressed at the 32th CSTEE plenary meeting Brussels, 27 june 2002
(167KB)
Scientific Steering Committee
Minutes of the Scientific Steering Committee Meeting of 16 May 2002 (250KB)
Scientific Steering Committee
Final Report on the assessment of the Geographical BSE-Risk (GBR) of Bulgaria - 2002 ( June 2002) (281KB)
Scientific Steering Committee
Opinion on the Geographical risk of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (GBR) in Bulgaria (adopted on 27 June 2002) (178KB)
Scientific Steering Committee
Final Report on the assessment of the Geographical BSE-Risk (GBR) of Croatia - 2002 ( June 2002) (108KB)
Scientific Steering Committee
Opinion on the Geographical risk of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (GBR) in Croatia (adopted on 27 June 2002) (178KB)
Scientific Steering Committee
Final Report on the assessment of the Geographical BSE-Risk (GBR) of Iceland - 2002 ( June 2002) (72KB)
Scientific Steering Committee
Opinion on the Geographical risk of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (GBR) in Iceland (adopted on 27 June 2002) (169KB)
Scientific Steering Committee
Final Report on the assessment of the Geographical BSE-Risk (GBR) of Latvia - 2002 ( June 2002) (91KB)
Scientific Steering Committee
Opinion on the Geographical risk of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (GBR) in Latvia (adopted on 27 June 2002) (169KB)
Scientific Steering Committee
Final Report on the assessment of the Geographical BSE-Risk (GBR) of the Republic of San Marino - 2002 ( June 2002) (79KB)
Scientific Steering Committee
Opinion on the Geographical risk of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (GBR) in the Republic of San Marino (adopted on 27 June 2002) (180KB)
Scientific Steering Committee
Final Report on the assessment of the Geographical BSE-Risk (GBR) of Turkey - 2002 ( June 2002) (129KB)
Scientific Steering Committee
Opinion on the Geographical risk of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (GBR) in Turkey (adopted on 27 June 2002) (178KB)
Scientific Steering Committee
Final Report on the assessment of the Geographical BSE-Risk (GBR) of Vanuatu - 2002 ( June 2002) (54KB)
Scientific Steering Committee
Opinion on the Geographical risk of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (GBR) in Vanuatu (adopted on 27 June 2002) (162KB)
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