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29-Nov-02 Animal Welfare
Animal Welfare during transport : YOUR OPINION: The European Commission invites citizens and interested parties to participate in our online consultation on animal transport open from 2 to 15 December 2002
Speeches
Speaking note of David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection  "BSE", Agriculture Council, Brussels, 28 November 2002 PDF
Press release
Commission launching online public consultation on animal protection during transport, 02 December 2002 (38KB)
Press release
Commission proposes new uses of food additives and improved rules for flavourings, 29 November 2002 de fr
Press release
Commissioner David Byrne welcomes political agreement of Council on further labelling requirements for GMOs in food and feed, 28 November 2002
Press release
Outcome of the Agri/Fisheries Council of 27-28 November 2002, 28 November 2002
Safety of Food Products
Food additives de fr updated
Safety of Food Products
Flavourings
de fr updated
Pesticides Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Italy from 4 June to 7 June 2002 in order to evaluate the actions taken by the Italian competent authorities following rapid alerts on Chlormequat in carrots and to follow up a mission regarding control systems for the placing on the market and use of plant protection products and for residues in foodstuffs of plant origin (8639/2002)
28-Nov-02 Press release
Zoonoses: Commissioner David Byrne welcomes Council endorsement of proposals to combat food-borne diseases like salmonella, 28 November 2002 de fr
Press release
EU Plant Health Regime improved to reduce risk of importing harmful organisms, 28 November 2002 de fr
Press release
Hygiene package: Commissioner David Byrne welcomes political agreement on animal health rules, 28 November 2002 de fr
Scientific Committee on Food
135th Plenary meeting - Brussels, 2-3-4 December 2002 - Draft agenda (92KB)
Documents
New section : Scientific Cooperation Task Reports (SCOOP)
Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health
Draft Agenda : Meeting of Tuesday 3 December  2002 - Phytopharmaceutical Section (75KB)
Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health
Draft Agenda : Meeting of Tuesday 10 December 2002 - Phytopharmaceutical Section (54KB)
Scientific Steering Committee
Draft agenda of the Meeting of 05-06 December 2002 pdf (70KB)
27-Nov-02 Press release
Import of fresh pig meat from the Slovak Republic authorised, 27 November 2002 (68KB)
Genetically Modified Food Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Sweden from 15 April to 19 April 2002 in order to evaluate official control systems on foods consisting of or produced from genetically modified organisms (GMO) (8605/2002)
Standing Committee on Agricultural, Horticultural and Forestry Seeds and Plants
Short report of the meeting held on 07 November 2002 pdf (127KB)
Plant Protection Products
Regulation (EC) No 2076/2002 - Official Journal L 319, 23.11.2002 - Commission regulation of 20 November 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)
Plant Protection Products
Decision 2002/928/EC - Official Journal L 322, 27.11.2002 - Commission Decision of 26 November 2002 concerning the non-inclusion of benomyl in Annex I to Council Directive 91/414/EEC and the withdrawal of authorisations for plant protection products containing this active substance pdf.gif (423 bytes)
Plant Protection Products
Directive 2002/18/EC - Official Journal L 55, 26.02.2002 - Commission Directive of 22 February 2002 amending Annex I to Council Directive 91/414/EEC concerning the placing of plant-protection products on the market to include isoproturon as an active substance
Plant Protection Products
Directive 2002/37/EC - Official Journal L 117, 04.05.2002 - Commission Directive of 3 May 2002 amending Council Directive 91/414/EEC to include ethofumesate as an active substance (Text with EEA relevance)
Plant Protection Products
Directive 2002/48/EC - Official Journal L 148, 06.06.2002 - Commission Directive of 30 May 2002 amending Council Directive 91/414/EEC to include iprovalicarb, prosulfuron and sulfosulfuron as active substances
Plant Protection Products
Directive 2002/64/EC - Official Journal L 189, 18.07.2002 - Commission Directive of 15 July 2002 amending Council Directive 91/414/EEC to include cinidon-ethyl, cyhalofop butyl, famoxadone, florasulam, metalaxyl-M and picolinafen as active substances
Scientific Committee on Animal Nutrition
145st SCAN meeting - 2-3-4 December 2002 pdf (101KB)
Scientific Committee on Animal Nutrition
Opinion on : Benzoic acid PDF (190KB)
26-Nov-02 Speeches
Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection, delivered by Paola Testori Coggi, Director, Health and Consumer Protection Directorate-General, "Food Information and Health Claims", European Voice  Conference, 25 November 2002
Press release
320 pesticides to be withdrawn in July 2003, 26 November 2002 (66KB)
Press release
Préparation du Conseil Agriculture/Pêche de novembre 2002, 25 November 2002
Safety of Food Products
Food additives DE fr updated
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Luxembourg from 3 to 7 June 2002 in order to evaluate the implementation of certain EC measures aimed at the eradication, control and prevention of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSE) (8568/2002)
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Belgium from 27 to 31 May 2002 in order to evaluate the implementation of certain EC measures aimed at the eradication, control and prevention of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSE) (8569/2002)
Special reports
General Report on the implementation of protection measures against bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in Member States 2001
25-Nov-02 Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health
Short report of the meeting held in Brussels on 20 September 2002 (144KB)
Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health
Short report of the meeting held in Brussels on 08-09 October 2002 (201KB)
Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health
Short report of the meeting held in Brussels on 24 October 2002 (115KB)
Scientific Committee on Food
Minutes of the 134th Plenary Meeting held on 24/25/26 September 2002 (151KB)
International Food Safety Issues
Codex Alimentarius : CCRVDF - Codex Committee on Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Foods updated
Contamination of Food and Feed Material Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Spain from 8th to 12th April 2002 in order to assess the control measures in place for vegetable oil production and in particular for the assessment of controls on PAH (Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons) contamination of such oils (8600/2002)
Veterinary Inspections
Rapport final d'une mission effectuée en Italie du 17 au 28 juin 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 (8547/2002)
Special reports
Overview of the results of a series of missions carried out during 2000 - 2002 to evaluate controls over game and rabbit meat production in Member States (9003/2002)
Special reports
Overview of the results of a series of missions carried out during 2000-2001 to evaluate controls over meat products, minced meat, meat preparations and casings in Member States (9004/2002)
Special reports
Overview of the results of a series of missions carried out during 2000-2001 to evaluate controls over pig meat production in Member States (9005/2002)
Special reports
General report on the outcome of a series of missions carried out during 2001 to evaluate the progress of ovine/caprine brucellosis eradication programmes in certain Member States (9006/2002)
Special reports
General report on the outcome of a series of missions carried out during 2001 to evaluate the controls in place over waste food from prohibited sources and the feeding of swill to farm animals (9007/2002)
21-Nov-02 Press release
Byrne welcomes Parliament vote on safer rules for feed additives - prohibition of antibiotics as growth promoters confirmed, 21 November 2002 de fr
Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Members updated
Scientific Committee on Cosmetic Products and Non-Food Products intended for Consumers
Members updated
20-Nov-02 Press release
Green light for the import of more products of animal origin from China, 20 November 2002 de fr
Scientific Committee on Veterinary Measures relating to Public Health
Draft Agenda of the meeting of 27-28 November 2002 pdf (54KB)
Scientific Steering Committee
Opinion on a programme for the evaluation of rapid post mortem tests to detect TSE in small ruminants adopted by the Scientific Steering Committee at its meeting of 7-8 November 2002 (137KB)
Plant health / Pesticides Safety
New section : Seeds
Plant health / Pesticides Safety
EU MRL's sorted by crop PDF (1342KB) updated 20/11/2002
Plant health / Pesticides Safety
EU MRL's sorted by pesticide PDF (1203KB) updated 20/11/2002
Plant health / Pesticides Safety
EU MRL's sorted by food commodity PDF (1349KB) updated 20/11/2002
19-Nov-02 Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health
Summary minutes of the meeting held on 13-14 November 2002 (118KB)
Scientific Committees
Agenda updated
Standing Committee on Plant Health
Agenda : meeting of Thursday 21 and Friday 22 November 2002 fr PDF (58KB)
International Food Safety Issues
Codex Alimentarius : CCGP - Codex Committee on General Principles updated
18-Nov-02 Press release
Commission report compares EU animal welfare standards with third country trading partners deterioration to be avoided despite disparities, 18 November 2002 de fr
Press release
Commission launching wide public consultation on animal protection during transport, 18 November 2002 de fr
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission to Italy from 27 to 28 June 2002 concerning border inspection posts (8666/2002)
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in the United Kingdom from 16 to 26 April 2002 in order to evaluate the control of residues in live animals and animal products (8626/2002)
15-Nov-02 International Food Safety Issues
Codex Alimentarius : CCFICS - Codex Committee on Food Import and Export Certification and Inspection updated
Scientific Committees
Agenda updated
14-Nov-02 Press release
Food without fear: amended food labelling Directive allows consumers to discover details on allergens, 14 November 2002 de fr
Press release
Cow tongues, vultures and geographical BSE risk on Scientific Steering Committee agenda, 14 November 2002 de fr
Scientific Steering Committee
Preliminary report on the ecological risk assessment of chemicals discussed by the Scientific Steering Committee at its meeting of 7-8 November 2002 (621KB)
Scientific Steering Committee
Preliminary report on the risk assessment for animal populations discussed by the Scientific Steering Committee at its meeting of 7-8 November 2002 (282KB)
Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health
Short report of the meeting held in Brussels on 21 May 2002 - Sections Biological Safety of the Food Chain/Control and Import Conditions (153KB)
Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Minutes of the 33rd plenary meeting - 24 September 2002, Brussels, Belgium (171KB)
13-Nov-02 Speeches
Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection, "Working together to build the food chain that we all want", European Crop Protection Association Annual Meeting, Brussels, 13 November 2002 PDF
Press release
Questions and Answers on animal by-products, 13 November 2002 de fr
Press release
British beef: Commission satisfied that EU law is now respected, 13 November 2002 ES DA DE EL FR IT NL PT FI SV
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Argentina from 26 june to 5 July 2002 in order to evaluate measures concerning Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) (8565/2002)
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in France from 24 to 28 June 2002 in order to evaluate the systems for checks of animal welfare during transport and at the time of slaughter (8554/2002)
Scientific Steering Committee
Minutes of the Scientific Steering Committee Meeting of 12-13 September 2002 (235KB)
Scientific Steering Committee
Updated opinion and report on a treatment of animal waste by means of high temperature (150°c, 3 hours) and high pressure alkaline hydrolysis (Initially adopted by the Scientific Steering Committee at its meeting of 16 may 2002 and revised at its meeting of 7-8 november 2002) (332KB)
Scientific Steering Committee
Update of the Opinion on TSE Infectivity distribution in ruminant tissues (Initially adopted by the Scientific Steering Committee at its meeting of 10-11 January 2002 and amended at its meeting of 7-8 November 2002) following the submission of (1) a risk assessment by the German Federal Ministry of Consumer Protection, food and Agriculture and (2) new scientific evidence regarding BSE infectivity distribution in tonsils (671KB)
Scientific Steering Committee
Opinion on necrophagous birds as possible transmitters of TSE/BSE (Adopted by the Scientific Steering Committee at its meeting of 7-8 November 2002) (277KB)
Scientific Steering Committee
Opinion on the Geographical BSE risk for sheep and goats (GBR-S) : adaptation of the cattle GBR methodology to small ruminants, in case BSE in small ruminants would become probable or evident under field conditions (Adopted by the Scientific Steering Committee at its meeting of 7-8 November 2002 (287KB)
Standing Committee on Plant Health
Short report of the meeting held on 28-29 October 2002 (09/02) (141KB)
12-Nov-02 Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in the United Kingdom (Northern Ireland) from 24 to 28 June 2002 in order to evaluate the implementation of certain EC measures aimed at the eradication, control and prevention of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSE) and amendments proposed by the UK as regards the Date Based Export Scheme (DBES) (8575/2002)
Plant Health Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Ireland from 12 to 15 March 2002 in order to evaluate the import controls for plant health (8595/2002)
11-Nov-02 Press release
Press welcome to participate at seminar on Animal By-Products Regulation, 11 November 2002 (71KB)
Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Opinion on the results of the Risk Assessment of: Diphenyl ether, octabromo derivative - Environmental and Human Health Part ( CAS No.: 32536-52-0 EINECS No.: 251-087-9).  Carried out in the framework of Council Regulation (EEC) 793/93 on the evaluation and control of the risks of existing substances, adopted on 31st October 2002 ( 183KB)
Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Opinion on the results of the Risk Assessment of: Bis(pentabromophenyl)ether - Environmental and Human Health Part ( CAS No.: 1163-19-5 EINECS No.: 214-604-9).  Carried out in the framework of Council Regulation (EEC) 793/93 on the evaluation and control of the risks of existing substances, adopted on 31st October 2002 ( 103KB)
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Germany from 17 to 28 June 2002 in order to evaluate the operation of controls over the traceability of beef and beef products (8546/2002)
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Denmark from 15 to 19 April 2002 in order to evaluate the implementation of certain measures aimed at the eradication, control and prevention of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSE) (8572/2002)
Animal Health / Prevention and Control of Animal diseases
Written comments of the Community on the report of the meeting of the Bureau of the OIE [Office International des Epizooties] International Animal Health Code Commission [Paris July 2002] and the Fish Diseases Commission [Paris June 2002] to be submitted for adoption and consideration in the 71st General Session to be held in May 2003, 23 October 2002 pdf (1693KB)
08-Nov-02 BSE
Legislation : Animal by-products updated
Scientific Committee on Medicinal Products and Medical Devices
Opinion on revision of the scientific opinion on the effects of xylitol and other polyols on caries development adopted on 2 June 1999.  Adopted by The Scientific Committee on Medicinal Products and Medical Devices On 26 September 2002 ( 116KB)
Scientific Steering Committee
Update of the opinion on the Geographical Risk of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (GBR) ( adopted on 7 November 2002) (69KB)
Scientific Steering Committee
Opinion on the Geographical risk of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (GBR) in New Zealand (adopted on 07 November 2002) (164KB)
Scientific Steering Committee
Final report on the updated assessment of the Geographical BSE-Risk (GBR) of New Zealand - 2002, 07 November 2002 (203KB)
07-Nov-02 Special Topics
Animal Welfare
de fr updated
  Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health
Short report of the meeting held on 21 October 2002 (05/02) (101KB)
  Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health
Short report of the meeting held on 18 October 2002 (04/02) (158KB)
  Press Release
Foot-and-mouth disease: Paraguay and Brazil, 07 November 2002 (76KB)
06-Nov-02 Events
International Colloquium on Food Safety 2002 organised by Pôle européen Jean Monnet de Bruxelles, Centre Bigwood sur l'Alimentation, la Consommation et la Santé Publique, Observatoire sur la consommation et les questions alimentaires, Brussels, 5 and 6 December 2002
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Ireland from 17 to 21 June 2002 in order to evaluate the implementation of certain EC measures aimed at the eradication, control and prevention of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSE)
05-Nov-02 Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Portugal from 9/04/2002 to 11/04/2002 in order to verify the implementation of Commission Decision 2001/218/EC and its amendment and to assess the eradication programme for Bursaphelenchus Xylophilus (8597/2002)
Veterinary Inspections
Report of a mission carried out in the Netherlands from 22 October to 2 November 2001 regarding the implementation of: Council Directive 91/493/EEC (fishery products), Council Directive 91/492/EEC (bivalve molluscs) (3454/2001)
Veterinary Inspections
Report on a mission carried out in China from 29 October to 5 November 2001 in order to assess the monitoring actions undertaken by the Chinese authorities with regard to avian influenza (3461/2001)
Main Subject Areas
Inspection Reports Food and Veterinary Office es da de el fr it nl pt fi sv updated
Standing Committee on Agricultural, Horticultural and Forestry Seeds and Plants
Short report of the meeting held on 11 October 2002 pdf (96KB)
International Food Safety Issues
Codex Alimentarius : CCGP - Codex Committee on General Principles updated
International Food Safety Issues
Codex Alimentarius : CCFICS - Codex Committee on Food Import and Export Certification and Inspection updated
04-Nov-02 Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Greece from 10 to 14 June 2002 concerning animal welfare on pig, calf and laying hen holdings (8522/2002)
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Sweden from 27 to 31 May 2002 in order to evaluate the implementation of certain EC measures aimed at the eradication, control and prevention of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSE) (8567/2002)
International Food Safety Issues
Codex Alimentarius : CCFICS - Codex Committee on Food Import and Export Certification and Inspection updated
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