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28-Feb-03 Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Opinion on the results of the Risk Assessment of Chromium trioxide (CAS No. 1333-82-0); Sodium chromate (CAS No. 7775-11-3); Sodium dichromate (CAS No. 10588-01-9); Ammonium dichromate (CAS No. 7789-09-5); Potassium dichromate (CAS No. 7778-50-9) carried out in the framework of Council Regulation (EEC) 793/93 on the evaluation and control of the risk of existing substances - Opinion expressed at the 36th plenary meeting, Brussels, 6 February 2003 ( 136KB)
  Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health (Section : Animal Nutrition)
Agenda : Meeting of 19 March 2003 (131KB)
27-Feb-03 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 17 December 2002, adopted on 26 February 2003 (106KB)
  Standing Committee on Community Plant Variety Rights
Short report of the Standing Committee on Plant Variety Rights held on 17 February 2002 (86KB)
  Safety of Food Products
Acrylamide in Food : A database to summarise the research activities within the EU has been prepared by the Commission in close collaboration with the European Food Safety Authority
  Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health (Section : Plant Health)
Short report of the meeting held on 26 February 2003 (03/01) (146KB)
26-Feb-03 Scientific Committee on Animal Nutrition
Update of the report on the safety of protein-rich biomass derived largely from cells of methanotrophic bacteria grown using natural gas as carbon source (bioprotein®) (adopted on 14 february 2003) PDF (108KB)
Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health
Agenda of the meeting of 05 March 2003 - Section Animal Health and Animal Welfare (144KB)
25-Feb-03 Speeches
Speaking note of David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection, "BSE", Agriculture Council, Brussels, 28 January 2003
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BSE
Monthly reports of Member States on BSE and Scrapie updated
Contamination of Food and Feed Materials Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Germany from 19 to 23 August 2002 in order to evaluate the relevant control systems in place, in the light of the recent findings of nitrofen in food and feedingstuffs (8686/2002)
24-Feb-03 Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Denmark from 21 October to 1 November 2002 in order to evaluate the operation of controls over the traceability of beef and beef products (8671/2002)
Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Opinion on the results of the Risk Assessment of PHENOL - Environmental part (CAS N°: 108-95-2; EINECS N°: 203-632-7) carried out in the framework of Council Regulation (EEC) 793/93 on the evaluation and control of the risk of existing substances (Opinion expressed at the 36th plenary meeting, Brussels, 6 February 2003)
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Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Opinion on the results of the Risk Assessment of BENZENE - Environmental part (CAS N°: 71-43-2; EINECS N°: 200-753-7) 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 36th plenary meeting, Brussels, 6 February 2003) ( 139KB)
Scientific Committee on Food
136th Plenary meeting - Brussels, 3-4-5 March 2003 - Draft agenda (97KB)
21-Feb-03 Press release
Results of the Agriculture Council of February 2003, 21 February 2003
Plant Protection Products
Legal framework updated
20-Feb-03 Press release
FMD control concerns cause EU to ban beef imports from Paraguay, 20 February 2003 de fr
Press release
Preparation Agriculture Council of February 2003, 19 February 2003
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in the Netherlands from 16 to 20 September 2002 in order to evaluate the implementation of certain EC measures aimed at the eradication, control and prevention of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSE) (8633/2002)
Safety of Food Products
Rapid Alert System for Food Products : Report for the year 2002 (160KB)
19-Feb-03 Speeches
Address by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection, "Health, Nutrition and Labelling", to the Environment, Public Health and Consumer Protection Committee of the European Parliament, Brussels, 19 February 2003
Press release
Travelling with pets: simplified EU system approved, 19 February 2003 de fr
Plant Protection Products
New section : Plant Variety Property Rights and Genetic Resources DE fr
18-Feb-03 Scientific Committee on Plants
Minutes of the Thirthy seventh meeting - Brussels, 30 January 2003 (133KB)
Scientific Committee on Food
Members updated
Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health
Summary record of the 4th meeting held on 19 December 2002 (119KB)
17-Feb-03 Scientific Committee on Veterinary Measures relating to Public Health
Opinion on Verotoxigenic E. Coli (VTEC) in foodstuffs (adopted on 21-22 January 2003) ( 636KB)
Safety of Food Products
Dietetic Foods : Foods for infants and young children DE fr updated
14-Feb-03 Veterinary Inspections
Report of a mission carried out in Austria from 16 to 20 September 2002 in order to evaluate the implementation of certain EC measures aimed at the eradication, control and prevention of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSE) (8632/2002)
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in El Salvador from 30 September to 4 October 2002 concerning the conditions of production and export of fishery products to the European Union (8717/2002)
International Food Safety Issues
Codex Alimentarius : TFAF - ad hoc Intergovernmental Task Force on Animal Feeding updated
Scientific Committee on Food
Minutes of the 135th Plenary Meeting held on 2/3/4 December 2002 (198KB)
Scientific Committee on Animal Nutrition
Agenda : 147th SCAN meeting - 19-20 February 2003 pdf (87KB)
Scientific Committee on Animal Health and Animal Welfare
Draft Agenda of the plenary meeting of 26 February 2003 (72KB)
13-Feb-03 BSE
Monthly reports of Member States on BSE and Scrapie
updated
BSE
Opinions on GBR in EU countries (all except Greece) updated
BSE
Opinions on GBR in third countries updated
BSE
SSC Opinions on animal by-products and the safety of certain animal tissues updated
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in St Pierre and Miquelon from 9 to 13 September 2002 concerning the application of Council directive 91/493/EEC (fishery products) - (8716/2002)
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a FVO mission carried out in French Polynesia from 9 to 12 April 2002 concerning the inspection of fishery products (DIR. 91/493/EEC) - (8590-2002)
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Kenya from 14 to 22 March 2002 assessing the conditions of production of fishery products (Council directive 91/493/EEC) and the verification of the measures on pesticides in fish (8586/2002)
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Peru from 20 to 24 May 2002 bivalve molluscs (follow-up to mission DG SANCO /3238/2001) - (8645/2002)
Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health
Short report of the meeting held in Brussels on 16 December 2002 (174KB)
11-Feb-03 Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Denmark from 12 to 14 August 2002 concerning Newcastle disease (8722/2002)
Standing Committee on Seeds and Propagating Material for Agriculture, Horticulture and Forestry
Agenda of the meeting of 24 February 2003 PDF (62KB)
Standing Committee on Community Plant Variety Rights
Agenda of the meeting of 17 February 2003 (48KB) - Note to participants (54KB)
Standing Committee on Plant Health
Agenda : meeting of Thursday 20 and Friday 21 February 2003 fr PDF (56KB)
Scientific Committee on Plants
Opinion on specific questions from the Commission concerning the evaluation of Simazine in the context of Council Directive 91/414/EEC (Opinion adopted by the Scientific Committee on Plants on 30/01/ 2003) PDF (222KB)
Scientific Committee on Plants
Opinion on the draft Guidance document on Environmental Risk Assessments of Active Substances used on Rice in the EU for Annex I Inclusion (Opinion adopted by the Scientific Committee on Plants on 30/01/2003) PDF (226KB)
Scientific Committee on Plants
Opinion on specific questions from the Commission concerning the evaluation of Atrazine in the context of Council Directive 91/414/EEC (Opinion adopted by the Scientific Committee on Plants on 30/01/2003) PDF (244KB)
Scientific Committee on Plants
Opinion on additional questions from the Commission concerning the evaluation of Isoxaflutole in the context of Council Directive 91/414/EEC (Opinion adopted by the Scientific Committee on Plants on 30/01/2003) PDF (274KB)
10-Feb-03 Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Cape Verde from 15 to 19 July 2002 assessing the conditions of production of fishery products (Council Directive 91/493/EEC) (8589/2002)
Veterinary Inspections
Report of a mission carried out in the Bahamas from 8 to 14 August 2002 assessing the conditions of production of fishery products (Council Directive 91/493/EEC) (8617/2002)
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in denmark from 9/09/2002 to 13/09/2002 in order to evaluate the system for checks of animal welfare during transport and at time of slaughter (8676/2002)
Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Opinion on "potential health risks associated with the use of lead containing candle-wicks" (Opinion expressed at the 36th CSTEE plenary meeting, Brussels, 6 February 2003) ( 125KB)
Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health
Draft Agenda : Meeting of 25 and 26 February 2003 - Plant Protection Products - Legislation Section (93KB)
Plant Protection Products
Contact points
, 06 February 2003
(96KB)
International Food Safety Issues
Codex Alimentarius : CCMPH - Codex Committee on Meat and Poultry Hygiene updated
07-Feb-03 International Food Safety Issues
Codex Alimentarius : CCRVDF - Codex Com
mittee on Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Foods updated
Contamination of Food and Feed Materials Inspections
Final report on a mission carried out in Italy from 27 to 31 May 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 (8602/2002)
Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Minutes of the 35th plenary meeting - 17 December 2002, Brussels, Belgium (202KB)
06-Feb-03 Standing Committee on Agricultural, Horticultural and Forestry Seeds and Plants
Short report of the meeting held on 21-22 January 2003 pdf (139KB)
Scientific Committee on Food
Opinion on Thujone (expressed on 2 December 2002) (216 KB)
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in the United Kingdom from 4 to 8 November 2002 to evaluate the measures introduced to give effect to the contingency plans for foot-and-mouth disease and classical swine fever (8545/2002)
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Greece from 23-27 September 2002 in order to evaluate the progress of the bovine brucellosis eradication programme (8629/2002)
05-Feb-03 Press release
Commission proposes new food and feed controls with teeth, 05 February 2003 DA de fr IT
Press release
Questions and Answers on the proposed Regulation on Official Food and Feed Controls, 05 February 2003 de fr
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Italy from 16 to 20 September 2002 in order to evaluate the implementation of EC measures in the field of animal nutrition regarding the official inspections and the approval and registration of certain establishments and intermediaries (8691/2002)
04-Feb-03 Scientific Committee on Animal Nutrition
New opinions and minutes
Scientific Committee on Medicinal Products and Medical Devices
Draft agenda of the Plenary Meeting, 13 February 2003 pdf (61KB)
03-Feb-03 Scientific Committee on Food
Statement on the re-allocation of some substances for consistency with new SCF guidelines for food contact materials (expressed on 4 December 2002) ( 141KB)
Scientific Committee on Food
Opinion on furfural and furfural diethylacetal (expressed on 2 December 2002) ( 268KB)
Safety of Food Products
Flavourings : Scientific Advice DE fr updated
Scientific Steering Committee
Draft agenda of the Meeting of 6-7 March 2003 pdf (87KB)
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