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31-Mar-03 International Food Safety Issues
Codex Alimentarius : CCFL - Codex Committee on Food Labelling
updated
  Plant Protection Products
Legal framework
updated
  Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health (Section : Plant Health)
Draft Agenda : Meeting of 14 and 15 April 2003 - Phytopharmaceutical Section (68KB)
28-Mar-03 Animal Health / Prevention and Control of Animal diseases
Avian Influenza - Chronology of outbreak in the Netherlands starting 28 February 2003 PDF (164KB) updated
  International Food Safety Issues
Codex Alimentarius : CCGP - Codex Committee on General Principles updated
  Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Spain from 3 to 13 June 2002 concerning eggs and egg products (8583/2002 )
  Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health (Section : General Food Law)
Draft agenda of the 5th meeting of 08 April 2003 PDF (81KB)
  Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health (Section : Toxicological Safety of the Food Chain)
Draft agenda : Meeting of Monday 07 April 2003 (64KB)
  Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health (Section : General Food Law)
Draft Commission decision of […] authorising the placing on the market of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) - rich oil from the microalgae Schizochytrium sp. as a novel food ingredient under Regulation (EC) N° 258/97 of the European Parliament and of the Council (Sanco/0089/2003-Rev.4) PDF(134KB)
  Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health (Section : General Food Law)
Draft Commission decision of […] authorising the placing on the market of "noni juice" (juice of the fruit of Morinda citrifolia L.) as a novel food or novel food ingredient under Regulation (EC) N° 258/97 of the European Parliament and of the Council (Sanco/0921/2003-rev.2) PDF (119KB)
26-Mar-03 Scientific Committee on Food
Tolerable upper intake levels for vitamins and minerals UPDATED IN MARCH 2003
  Scientific Committee on Food
137th Plenary meeting - Brussels, 2-3-4 April 2003 - Draft agenda (89KB)
  Scientific Steering Committee
Draft agenda of the Meeting of 10-11 April 2003 pdf (95KB)
  Standing Committee on Seeds and Propagating Material of Agriculture, Horticulture and Forestry
Short report of the meeting held on 13 March 2003 pdf (95KB)
26-Mar-03 Press release
Question and Answers on the regulation of GMOs in the EU , 04 March 2003 fr (400KB)
  Press release
Avian influenza in the Netherlands: Some restrictions lifted, 26 March 2003 de fr
25-Mar-03 Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Argentina from 18 to 29 November 2002 in order to evaluate the controls in place over foot and mouth disease and to assess public health controls over the production of fresh meat (8715/2002)
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Germany from 4 to 8 November 2002 in order to evaluate the controls over the production, processing and placing on the market of casein and other milk-based products, including milk-based products not intended for human consumption (8730/2002)
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Grenada from 19 to 22 November 2002 for follow up and assessment of the conditions of production of fishery products intended to be exported to the European Union (article 11 of Council directive 91/493/EEC) (8706/2002)
Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health (Section : Animal Nutrition)
Summary minutes of the meeting held on 19 March 2003 (101KB)
Standing Committee on Propagating Material and Plants of Fruit Genera and Species
Short report of the Meeting held on 14 March 2003 pdf (118KB)
24-Mar-03 Scientific Committee on Food
Opinion on Erythritol (opinion expressed on 5 March 2003) (307KB)
Scientific Committee on Animal Nutrition
Opinion on Nifursol (2003) (122KB)
Scientific Committee on Animal Nutrition
Opinion on Zinc (2003) (268KB)
  Food and Veterinary Office
Food & Veterinary Office - Annual inspections programme 2003 pdf (54KB)
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Ireland from 25 to 29 November 2002 in order to evaluate the system of checks for animal welfare during transport and at the time of slaughter (8678/2002)
Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health
Short report of the meeting held in Brussels on 18 February 2003 (107KB)
  Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health
Short report of the meeting held in Brussels on 22-23 January 2003 (136KB)
Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health
Short report of the meeting held in Brussels on 20 February 2003 (109KB)
Animal Health / Prevention and Control of Animal diseases
Chronology of outbreak in the Netherlands starting 28 February 2003 PDF (147KB) updated
21-Mar-03 Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission to Austria from 3 to 12 June 2002 concerning border inspection posts (8562/2002)
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Luxembourg from 16 to 20 December 2002 in order to evaluate the measures introduced to give effect to the contingency plans for foot-and-mouth disease and classical swine fever (8655/2002)
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Indonesia from 9 to 16 October 2002 assessing the conditions of production of bivalve molluscs (Council Directive 91/492/EEC) (8723/2002)
20-Mar-03 Press release
Commissioner Byrne looks forward to busy programme in Latin America, 20 March 2003
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission to Belgium from 28 to 29 November 2002 concerning border inspection posts (8737/2002)
Standing Committee Seeds and Propagating Material of Agriculture, Horticulture and Forestry
Agenda of the meeting of 31 March and 01 April 2003 - Addendum
PDF (56KB)
Animal Health / Prevention and Control of Animal diseases
Chronology of outbreak in the Netherlands starting 28 February 2003
PDF (146KB) updated
Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health
Illegal use of nitrofurans in poultry farms in Portugal, 19 March 2003 (63KB)
19-Mar-03 Speeches
Speaking note of David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection, "Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSEs)", Agriculture Council, 18 March 2003 PDF
Speeches
Speaking note of David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection, "Nitrofurans: monitoring plans and results", Agriculture Council, 18 March 2003 PDF
Speeches
Speaking note of David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection, European Parliament, Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development, 18 March 2003 PDF
Press release
Outcome of Agriculture/Fisheries Council of March 2003, 19 March 2003
Press release
EU contribution to the spring 2003 vaccination campaign against foot-and-mouth disease in Turkish Thrace, 19 March 2003 (64KB)
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Cyprus from 31 September to 2 October 2002 in order to assess compliance with the relevant community requirements for imports into the EU for poultry meat, poultry meat products, live poultry and hatching eggs and ratites meat and live ratites (8690/2002)
Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health
Agenda of the meeting of 25 March 2003
(99KB)
18-Mar-03 Press release
No avian influenza in Belgium, 18 March 2003 de fr NL - Annex : Statement of the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal health and of the Belgian Delegation (50KB)
Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health
Short report of the meeting held on 12 March 2003 (1/2003) - Pesticides Residues (116KB)
Plant Protection Products
Legal framework updated
Plant Protection Products
List of active substances and notifiers for which a notification in accordance with Article 4 of Commission Regulation (EC) No 1112/2002 has been assessed and appears to be admissible (4th stage), 17March 2003 pdf.gif (423 bytes) (572 KB)
17-Mar-03 Press release
EU contribution for operational costs to eradicate FMD in France, Ireland and the Netherlands in 2001, 14 March 2003 (64KB)
International Food Safety Issues
Codex Alimentarius : CCPR - Codex Committee on Pesticides Residues updated
Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health
Short report of the meeting held in Brussels on 03-04 December 2002 (Section : Controls and import conditions and Animal Health and Animal Welfare) (222KB)
Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Draft agenda of the 37th plenary meeting, 01 April 2003 pdf (122KB)
Scientific Committee on Animal Health and Animal Welfare
Summary record of the meeting of the Scientific sub-committee on Animal Health held on 29-30 January 2003, adopted on 12 March 2003 (99KB)
Plant Protection Products
Assessment of the relevance of metabolites in groundwater, 25 February 2003 PDF (2 74KB)
14-Mar-03 Press release
Pesticides: consumer protection to be boosted via harmonisation of maximum residue levels, 14 March 2003 de fr
Press release
Scientific Steering Committee adopts new rapid BSE tests and a guidance document on GMOs, 14 March 2003 de fr
Press release
Preparation Agriculture/Fisheries Council of March 2003, 14 March 2003 (62KB)
Food Contaminants and Residues (chemical, pharmaceutical)
Reports of residue monitoring results in food from animal origin in the Member States
de fr updated
Standing Committee on Plant Health
Agenda : meeting of Thursday 20 and Friday 21 March 2003 fr PDF (63KB)
International Food Safety Issues
Codex alimentarius : CCRVDF - Codex Committee on Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Foods updated
13-Mar-03 Press release
Avian influenza in Belgium and the Netherlands, 13 March 2003 (41KB)
Animal Health / Prevention and Control of Animal diseases
Chronology of outbreak in the Netherlands starting 28 February 2003 PDF (126KB) updated
Veterinary Inpsections
Final report of a mission carried out in Austria from 15 to 19 April 2002 in order to verify the implementation of the Community food safety rules in relation to eggs and egg products (8578/2002)
Veterinary Inspections
Rapport final d’une mission effectuee en Autriche du 7 au 18 octobre 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 (8658/2002)
Scientific Committee on Medicinal Products and Medical Devices
Summary report of the 21st meeting held on 26 September 2002 in Brussels adopted on 13 February 2003 (159KB)
Safety of Food Products
Flavourings de fr
Scientific Steering Committee
Final Report on the assessment of the Geographical BSE-Risk (GBR) of Singapore – 2003 ( March 2003) (271KB)
Scientific Steering Committee
Final Report on the assessment of the Geographical BSE-Risk (GBR) of New Caledonia – 2003 ( March 2003) (197KB)
Scientific Steering Committee
Opinion on the Geographical risk of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (GBR) in Singapore (adopted on 06 March 2003) (153KB)
Scientific Steering Committee
Opinion on the Geographical risk of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (GBR) in New Caledonia (adopted on 06 March 2003) (155KB)
Scientific Steering Committee
Opinion on the field trial evaluation of two new rapid BSE post mortem tests Results achieved using the LIA Test (Prionics) and the aCDI Test (InPro) in the field trial (adopted on 6 March 2003) (140KB)
Scientific Steering Committee
Minutes of the Scientific Steering Committee Meeting of 16-17 January 2003 (206KB)
Scientific Steering Committee
Opinion on BSE risk of the bovine autonomic nervous system (adopted by the Scientific Steering Committee at its meeting of 6-7 March 2003) (305KB)
Scientific Steering Committee
Opinion on the potential requirement for designation of specified risk materials in pigs (adopted by the Scientific Steering Committee at its meeting of 6 – 7 March 2003) (214KB)
Scientific Steering Committee
Opinion on the feeding of wild fishmeal to farmed fish and recycling of fish with regard to the risk of TSE (adopted by the Scientific Steering Committee at its meeting of 6-7 March 2003) (233KB)
Scientific Steering Committee
Updated Opinion on the safety with regard to TSE risks of gelatine derived from ruminant bones or hides (adopted by the Scientific Steering Committee at its meeting of 6-7 March 2003) (232KB)
Scientific Steering Committee
Updated opinion and report on the safety of dicalcium phosphate (DCP) and tricalcium phosphate (TCP) from bovine bones, used as an animal feed additive or as fertiliser (submitted to the Scientific Steering Committee at its meeting of 6-7 March 2003) (269KB)
Scientific Steering Committee
Opinion on Chronic Wasting Disease and tissues that might carry a risk for human and animal feed chains (Scientific Steering Committee Meeting of 6 – 7 March 2003) (116KB)
Scientific Steering Committee
Report on Chronic Wasting Disease and tissues that might carry a risk for human food and animal feed chains (488KB)
Scientific Steering Committee
Final report on the risk assessment for animal populations with emphasis on wild life (adopted by the scientific steering committee at its meeting of 6-7 march 2003) (308KB)
Scientific Steering Committee
Final report on the ecological risk assessment of chemicals (adopted by the scientific steering committee at its meeting of 6-7 march 2003) (740KB)
Scientific Steering Committee
Guidance document for the risk assessment of genetically modified plants and derived food and feed (6-7 March 2003 - Prepared for the Scientific Steering Committee by The Joint Working Group on Novel Foods and GMOs composed of members of the Scientific Committees on Plants, Food and Animal Nutrition) (241KB)
Scientific Steering Committee
Opinion accompanying the guidance document for the risk assessment of genetically modified plants and derived food and feed (expressed on 6-7 March 2003) (116KB)
Scientific Committee on Food
Opinion on Applications for Approval of a Variety of Plant Sterol-Enriched Foods (expressed on 5 March 2003) (170 KB)
Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health
Corrigendum to the agenda of the meeting of 18-19 March 2003 (102KB)
Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health - Section Animal Health and Animal Welfare
Agenda of the meeting of 18 March 2003 (90KB)
12-Mar-03 Press release
Commission adopts control measures to contain possible avian influenza outbreak in Belgium , 12 March 2003 fr nl
Scientific Committee on Veterinary Measures relating to Public Health
Draft Agenda of the meeting of 26-27 March 2003
pdf (56KB)
Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health (Section : Animal Health and Animal Welfare)
Short report of the meeting held in Brussels on 14-15 January 2003
(179KB)
Safety of Food Products
Food irradiation
de fr updated
Scientific Committee on Animal Nutrition
148th SCAN meeting - 26-27-28 March 2003
pdf (85KB)
Scientific Committee on Food
Opinion on Teucrin A, major component of hydroalcoholic extracts of Teucrium chamaedrys ( wild germander)
(202 KB)
Scientific Committee on Food
Opinion on the 21 st additional list of monomers and additives for food contact materials
(250 KB)
Scientific Committee on Food
Opinion on the revision of reference values for nutrition labelling
(540 KB)
Scientific Committee on Food
Opinion on 4-Hexylresorcinol
(168 KB)
Scientific Committee on Food
Opinion on additional information on “energy” drinks
(302 KB)
11-Mar-03 Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health (Section : Animal Health and Animal Welfare)
Agenda of the meeting of 13 March 2003 (95KB)
  Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health (Section : Animal Health and Animal Welfare)
Illegal use of nitrofurans in poultry farms in Portugal, 10 March 2003 (60KB)
Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Angola from 6 to 13 September 2002 for follow up and assessment of the conditions of production of fishery products (Council directive 91/493/EEC) (8708/2002)
  Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health (Section : Plant Health)
Draft Agenda : Meeting of 11 and 12 February 2003 - Residues (62KB)
Plant Protection Products
Contact points
, 07 March 2003
(97KB)
10-Mar-03 Press release
Commission initiative makes new research database on acrylamide in food available online, 10 March 2003 de fr
Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Opinion on “WRc report on the impact on the environment (reduction in eutrophication) that would result from substituting phosphates in household detergents”- WRc Ref: UC 4011, June 2002 - Opinion adopted by written procedure, 10 March 2003 ( 154KB)
07-Mar-03 Animal Health / Prevention and Control of Animal diseases
Factsheet Avian Influenza PDF (152KB) updated
  Animal Health / Prevention and Control of Animal diseases
Chronology of outbreak of Avian Influenza in the Netherlands starting 28 February 2003 PDF (117KB) updated
  Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health (Section : Animal Health and Animal Welfare)
Illegal use of nitrofurans in poultry farms in Portugal, 05 March 2003 (59KB)
  Standing Committee on Seeds and Propagating Material of Agriculture, Horticulture and Forestry
Short report of the meeting held on 24 February 2003 pdf (116KB)
  Standing Committee on Seeds and Propagating Material of Agriculture, Horticulture and Forestry
Short report of the meeting held on 12-13 December 2002 pdf (81KB)
  Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health
Agenda of the meeting of 18 March 2003 - Sections Biological Safety of the Food Chain/Controls and import conditions (110KB)
  Scientific Committee on Animal Nutrition
New opinions and summary record
06-Mar-03 International Food Safety Issues
Codex Alimentarius : CAC - Codex Alimentarius Commission
updated
  International Food Safety Issues
Codex Alimentarius : CCFAC - Codex Committee on Food Additives and Contaminants updated
  International Food Safety Issues
Codex Alimentarius : CCMMP - Codex Committee on Milk and Milk Products updated
  Scientific Committee on Animal Health and Animal Welfare
The use of fish by-products in aquaculture - Report of the Scientific Committee on Animal Health and Animal Welfare (Adopted 26th February 2003) (1066KB)
  Veterinary Inspections
Rapport final concernant une mission effectuée au Luxembourg du 9 au 13 décembre 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 (8674/2002)
  Scientific Committee on Food
Opinion on potential risks from organotin compounds used as catalysts in silicone-coated baking papers (139 KB)
  Scientific Committee on Food
Opinion on the safety in use of isopropyl alcohol and isobutyl acetate for the extraction of beta-carotene from Blakeslea trispora (expressed on 5 March 2002) (82 KB)
  Scientific Committee on Food
Opinion on carrageenan (expressed on 5 March 2002) (156 KB)
  Scientific Committee on Food
Minutes’ statement on food irradiation (expressed on 5 March 2003 at its 136th plenary meeting corresponding to item 10.2 of the agenda) (58KB)
  Scientific Committee on Food
Minutes' statement on smoke flavourings (expressed on 4 March 2003 at its 136th plenary meeting, corresponding to item 7.2 of the agenda) (55KB)
  Animal Health / Prevention and Control of Animal diseases
Chronology of outbreak in the Netherlands starting 28 February 2003 PDF (114KB)
  Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health
Agenda of the meeting of 10 March 2003 - Section Animal Health and Animal Welfare (136KB)
05-Mar-03 Scientific Committee on Animal Health and Animal Welfare
Summary record of the meeting of the Scientific sub-committee on Animal Welfare held on 24 September 2002, adopted on 04 March 2003 (97KB)
  Scientific Committee on Plants
Opinion on the working document from the Commission establishing Annex VI B to Council Directive 91/414/EEC (Opinion adopted by the Scientific Committee on Plants on 30/01/2003) PDF (156KB)
  Press release
Commission proposes extension of transitional measures on BSE , 05 March 2003 (65KB)
  Press release
Committee prolongs control measures to contain avian influenza outbreak in the Netherlands, 05 March 2003
  Animal Health / Prevention and Control of Animal diseases
Statement of the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health on avian influenza outbreak in the Netherlands, 05 March 2003 PDF (97KB)
  Standing Committee on Plant Health
Short report of the meeting held on 20-21 February 2003 (02/03) (142KB)
04-Mar-03 Animal Health / Prevention and Control of Animal diseases
Chronology of outbreak in the Netherlands starting 28 February 2003 PDF (97KB)
  Animal Health / Prevention and Control of Animal diseases
Factsheet Avian Influenza PDF (99KB)
  Pesticide Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Finland from 30 September to 4 October 2002 in order to evaluate control systems for the placing on the market and use of plant protection products and for residues in foodstuffs of plant origin (8702/2002)
  Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Portugal from 28 October to 1 November 2002 in order to evaluate the bovine brucellosis eradication programme (8544/2002)
  International Food Safety Issues
Codex Alimentarius : CCFAC - Codex Committee on Food Additives and Contaminants updated
03-Mar-03 Press release
Commission adopts control measures to contain avian influenza outbreak in the Netherlands, 03 March 2003
de fr NL
Standing Committee on propagating material and plants of fruit genera and species
Agenda of the meeting to be held on 14 March 2003 (48KB)
Standing Committee on Propagating Material of Ornamental Plants
Agenda of the meeting to be held on 13 March 2003 (52KB)
Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health
Short report of the meeting held in Brussels on 16 December 2002 (207KB)
Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health
Short report of the meeting held in Brussels on 05-06 November 2002 (207KB)
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