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30-Apr-03 Press release
Questions and Answers on animal by-products , 30 April 2003 de fr
  Animal Health / Prevention and Control of Animal diseases
Avian Influenza : Chronology of outbreak in the Netherlands and Belgium starting 28 February 2003 PDF (227KB) updated
  Scientific Steering Committee
Final Report on Setting The Scientific Frame For The Inclusion of New Quality of Life Concerns in The Risk Assessment Process (340KB)
  Scientific Steering Committee
The Second Report on Harmonisation of Risk Assessment Procedures (772KB)  - Appendices : 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7
  Scientific Committee on Veterinary Measures relating to Public Health
Opinion on Staphylococcal Enterotoxins in milk products, particularly cheeses (adopted on 26-27 March 2003) ( 1330KB)
  Scientific Committee on Veterinary Measures relating to Public Health
Summary record of the SCVPH plenary meeting of 14-15 April 2003  (approved on 24 April 2003) (133KB)
29-Apr-03 Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health - Section : Animal Nutrition
Summary minutes of the meeting held on 22-23 April 2003 (126KB)
  Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health - Section : Plant Health
Short report of the meeting held on 15 April 2003 (2/2003) (124KB)
28-Apr-03 Press release
Avian influenza: Byrne visits crisis centre in the Netherlands , 28 April 2003 de fr NL
  Scientific Committee on Animal Health and Animal Welfare
Summary record of the meeting of the Scientific sub-committee on Animal Health held on 02 April 2003, adopted on 24-25 April 2003 (101KB)
  Scientific Committee on Animal Health and Animal Welfare
Summary record of the meeting of the Scientific Scientific sub-committee on Animal Welfare held on 04 March 2003, adopted on 24-25 April 2003 (101KB)
  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 26 February 2003, adopted on 24-25 April 2003 (108KB)
  Scientific Steering Committee
Minutes of the Scientific Steering Committee Meeting of 10-11 March 2003 (218KB)
  Scientific Committee on Food
Revision of the opinion on the irradiation of food (expressed on 4 April 2003) (289KB)
  Scientific Committee on Food
Tolerable upper intake levels for vitamins and minerals updated
25-Apr-03 Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health - Sections : Animal Health and Animal Welfare, Controls and import conditions
Short report of the meeting held in Brussels on 25 March 2003 (101KB)
  Contamination of Food and Feed Materials Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in France from 21 to 30 October 2002 in order to assess the control measures in place for import controls on products of plant origin, and in particular for the assessment of mycotoxin, pesticide residues and 3-MCPD contamination and for the monitoring of irradiated foodstuffs and to monitor compliance with Commission Decisions imposing special conditions on the import of certain products regarding mycotoxin contamination (8687/2002)
  International Food Safety Issues
Codex Alimentarius : CCRVDF - Codex Committee on Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Foods updated
  Pesticides Inspections
Annual EU-wide Pesticide Residues Monitoring Reports : Explanatory summary of 2001 report DE FR pdf(80KB)
24-Apr-03 Press release
New feed hygiene requirements: the missing link to guarantee food safety , 24 April 2003 de fr
  Press release
Newcastle disease in the USA: existing export restrictions extended to more States, 24 April 2003 (61KB)
  Press release
EU enlargement: Questions and Answers on food safety issues , 23 April 2003 ES DA DE el FR IT NL PT FI SV
  Pesticides Inspections
Monitoring of Pesticide Residues in Products of Plant Origin in the European Union, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein - 2001 Report
  Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health - Section : Animal Health and Animal Welfare
Agenda of the meeting of 06-07 May 2003 (129KB)
23-Apr-03 Press release
Update on avian influenza in the Netherlands and Belgium, 23 April 2003 de fr NL
  Animal Health / Prevention and Control of Animal diseases
Information Note of Commissioner David Byrne to the Commission : Avian Influenza in the Netherlands and Belgium (situation as of 22 April 2003) PDF (84KB)
  Animal Health / Prevention and Control of Animal diseases
Avian Influenza : Chronology of outbreak in the Netherlands and Belgium starting 28 February 2003 PDF (215KB) updated
  International Food Safety Issues
Codex Alimentarius : TFFJ - Task Force on Fruit and Vegetable Juices updated
  Scientific Committee on Food
Opinion on an application from ADM for approval of plant sterol-enriched foods (expressed on 4 April 2003) (159KB)
  Scientific Committee on Food
Opinion on an application from MultiBene for approval of plant-sterol enriched foods (expressed on 4 April 2003) (314KB)
  Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission to Germany from 23 to 27 September 2002 concerning border inspection posts (8680/2002)
  Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Austria from 14/10/2002 to 18/10/2002 concerning animal welfare during transport and at the time of slaughter (8677/2002)
22-Apr-03 Press release
Avian Influenza in Belgium: Commission adopts control measures , 16 April 2003 de fr NL (60KB)
  Press release
Imminent implementation of strict rules on animal by-products facilitated , 22 April 2003 de fr
  Animal Health / Prevention and Control of Animal diseases
Avian Influenza : Chronology of outbreak in the Netherlands starting 28 February 2003 PDF (207KB) updated
  Safety of Food Products
Performance and evaluation criteria for laboratory analysis updated
  Safety of Food Products
Performance and evaluation criteria for laboratory analysis updated
  Scientific Committee on Veterinary Measures relating to Public Health
Summary record of the SCVPH plenary meeting of 26-27 March 2003 (approved on 14 April 2003) (135KB)
16-Apr-03 Veterinary Inspections
Report of a mission carried out in Antigua and Barbuda from 11 to 15 November 2002 concerning the conditions of production and export of fishery products to the European Union (article 11 of Council Directive 91/493/EEC) (8732/2002)
  Scientific Committee on Food
Updated opinion on the potential risk to human health arising from the transport in ships' tanks of oils and fats from substances proposed as acceptable previous cargoes (expressed on 4 April 2003) (216KB)
  Scientific Committee on Food
Opinion on Isosafrole (expressed on 4 April 2003) (175KB)
  Scientific Committee on Food
Opinion on Soybean Hemicellulose (expressed on 4 April 2003) (156KB)
  Scientific Committee on Food
Opinion on Glyzyrrhizinic acid and its ammonium salts (expressed on 4 April 2003) (247KB)
  Scientific Committee on Food
Minutes' statement on precursors of hydrocyanic acid in flavourings and other food ingredients with flavouring properties (expressed on 4 April 2003) (56KB)
  Scientific Committee on Animal Nutrition
New opinion
15-Apr-03 Speeches
Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection, "New Horizons for European Integration", Institute of Politics at John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University Cambridge (US), 15 April 2003 PDF
  Animal Health / Prevention and Control of Animal diseases
Avian Influenza : Chronology of outbreak in the Netherlands starting 28 February 2003 PDF (191KB) updated
  Press release
Scientific Steering Committee holds characteristically busy final meeting, 16 April 2003
  Scientific Steering Committee
SSC: A short history of six busy years (90KB)
  Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health - Section : Animal Health and Animal Welfare
Short report of the meeting held in Brussels on 05 Fenruary 2003 (161KB)
  Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health - Section : Animal Health and Animal Welfare
Short report of the meeting held in Brussels on 07 February 2003 (79KB)
  Veterinary Inspections
Rapport final concernant une mission realisée au Togo du 14 au 18 octobre 2002 concernant les conditions de production et d’exportation vers l’Union européenne des produits de la pêche (8698/2002)
  Scientific Steering Committee
- Opinion on the Geographical risk of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (GBR) in Argentina (adopted on 10 April 2003) (177KB)
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Final Report on the updated assessment of the Geographical BSE-Risk (GBR) of Argentina – 2003
( 10 April 2003) (323KB)
  Scientific Steering Committee
- Opinion on the Geographical risk of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (GBR) in Belarus (adopted on 10 April 2003) (171KB)
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Final Report on the updated assessment of the Geographical BSE-Risk (GBR) of Belarus – 2003
( 10 April 2003) (399KB)
  Scientific Steering Committee
- Opinion on the Geographical risk of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (GBR) in Brazil (adopted on 10 April 2003) (172KB)
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Final Report on the updated assessment of the Geographical BSE-Risk (GBR) of Brazil – 2003
( 10 April 2003) (399KB)
  Scientific Steering Committee
- Opinion on the Geographical risk of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (GBR) in Chile (adopted on 10 April 2003) (168KB)
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Final Report on the updated assessment of the Geographical BSE-Risk (GBR) of Chile – 2003
( 10 April 2003) (333KB)
  Scientific Steering Committee
- Opinion on the Geographical risk of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (GBR) in Costa Rica (adopted on 10 April 2003) (169KB)
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Final Report on the updated assessment of the Geographical BSE-Risk (GBR) of Costa Rica – 2003
( 10 April 2003) (333KB)
  Scientific Steering Committee
- Opinion on the Geographical risk of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (GBR) in Cyprus (adopted on 10 April 2003) (175KB)
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Final Report on the updated assessment of the Geographical BSE-Risk (GBR) of Cyprus – 2003
( 10 April 2003) (78KB)
  Scientific Steering Committee
- Opinion on the Geographical risk of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (GBR) in Estonia (adopted on 10 April 2003) (175KB)
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Final Report on the updated assessment of the Geographical BSE-Risk (GBR) of Estonia – 2003
( 10 April 2003) (74KB)
  Scientific Steering Committee
- Opinion on the Geographical risk of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (GBR) in Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (adopted on 10 April 2003) (160KB)
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Final Report on the updated assessment of the Geographical BSE-Risk (GBR) of Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia – 2003
( 10 April 2003) (238KB)
  Scientific Steering Committee
- Opinion on the Geographical risk of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (GBR) in Lithuania (adopted on 10 April 2003) (160KB)
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Final Report on the updated assessment of the Geographical BSE-Risk (GBR) of Lithuania – 2003
( 10 April 2003) (214KB)
  Scientific Steering Committee
- Opinion on the Geographical risk of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (GBR) in Paraguay (adopted on 10 April 2003) (151KB)
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Final Report on the updated assessment of the Geographical BSE-Risk (GBR) of Paraguay – 2003
( 10 April 2003) (179KB)
  Scientific Steering Committee
- Opinion on the Geographical risk of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (GBR) in Uruguay (adopted on 10 April 2003) (153KB)
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Final Report on the updated assessment of the Geographical BSE-Risk (GBR) of Uruguay – 2003
( 10 April 2003) (179KB)
14-Apr-03 Scientific Committee on Food
Opinion on the 22nd additional list of monomers and additives for food contact materials (expressed on 4 April 2003) (261KB)
  Scientific Committee on Food
Opinion on the 23rd additional list of monomers and additives for food contact materials (expressed on 4 April 2003) (182KB)
  Scientific Committee on Food
Statement on Parabens (expressed on 4 April 2003) (112KB)
  Scientific Committee on Food
Statement on the D-alpha-tocopheryl acid succinate (expressed on 4 April 2003) (123KB)
  Scientific Committee on Food
Statement on L-serine and some amino acid- amino acid salts for use in foods for particular nutritional purposes (expressed on 4 April 2003) (99KB)
  Scientific Committee on Food
Updated opinion on Fumonisin B1, B2 and B3 (expressed on 4 April 2003) (135KB)
  Scientific Committee on Food
Minutes of the 136th Plenary Meeting held on 3/4/5 March 2003 (179KB)
  Plant Protection Products
Contact points , 02 April 2003 (98KB)
10-Apr-03 Scientific Committee on Animal Health and Animal Welfare
Draft Agenda of the plenary meeting of 24-25 April 2003 (72KB)
  Contamination of Food and Feed Materials Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in France from 21st to 30th October 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 (8688/2002)
  Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health - Section : Biological Safety of the Food Chain
Agenda of the meeting of 15-16 April 2003 (124KB)  updated
  Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health - Section : Animal Health and Animal Welfare
Agenda of the meeting of 23 April 2003 (96KB)
09-Apr-03 Press release
Avian influenza in the Netherlands: restrictions extended , 09 April 2003 de fr
  Press release
Results of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council of 8 April 2003, 09 April 2003
  Animal Health / Prevention and Control of Animal diseases
Avian Influenza : Chronology of outbreak in the Netherlands starting 28 February 2003 PDF (178KB) updated
  Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Opinion on the results of the Risk Assessment of: SODIUM PERBORATE - Environmental part (CAS N° 11138-47-9; EINECS N° 234-390-0) carried out in the framework of Council Regulation (EEC) 793/93 on the evaluation and control of the risks of existing substances (adopted during the 37th plenary meeting of 1 April 2003) ( 142KB)
  Scientific Committee on Animal Nutrition
New opinion
  Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Greece from 9 to 13 December 2002 in order to evaluate the progress to the brucella melitensis eradication and control programme and the application of Council Directive 92/46/EEC on the health rules for the production and placing on the market of milk and milk products (8724/2002)
  Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Germany from 26 to 30 November 2001 concerning the inspections of animal welfare standards on pig, calf and laying hen holdings (3382/2001)
  Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Ireland from 11 to 22 November 2002 in order to evaluate the operation of controls over the tracability of beef and beef products (8668/2002)
  Scientific Committee on Cosmetic Products and Non-Food Products intended for Consumers
Opinion concerning wood tars and wood tar preparations, adopted during the 23rd plenary meeting of of 18 march 2003 ( 238KB)
  Scientific Committee on Cosmetic Products and Non-Food Products intended for Consumers
Opinion concerning request for a re-evaluation of hair dyes listed in annex iii to directive 76/768/eec on cosmetic products, adopted during the 23rd plenary meeting of 18 march 2003 ( 152KB)
  Scientific Committee on Cosmetic Products and Non-Food Products intended for Consumers
Opinion concerning methylisothiazolinone colipa n° p94, adopted during the 23rd plenary meeting of 18 march 2003 ( 323KB)
  Scientific Committee on Cosmetic Products and Non-Food Products intended for Consumers
Opinion concerning inorganic sulfites and bisulfites colipa n° p51, adopted during the 23rd plenary meeting of 18 march 2003 ( 220KB)
  Scientific Committee on Cosmetic Products and Non-Food Products intended for Consumers
Opinion concerning ethoxyethanol, ethoxyethanol acetate, 2-methoxyethanol and 2-methoxyethanol acetate (glycol ethers and their acetates), adopted during the 23rd plenary meeting of 18 march 2003 (92 KB)
  Scientific Committee on Cosmetic Products and Non-Food Products intended for Consumers
Opinion concerning basic brown 16 colipa n° c9, adopted during the 23rd plenary meeting of 18 march 2003 ( 198KB)
  Scientific Committee on Cosmetic Products and Non-Food Products intended for Consumers
Opinion concerning basic red 76 colipa n° c8, adopted during the 23rd plenary meeting of 18 march 2003 (213 KB)
  Scientific Committee on Cosmetic Products and Non-Food Products intended for Consumers
Opinion concerning hc green nº 1 colipa n° c129, adopted during the 23rd plenary meeting of 18 march 2003 ( 237KB)
  Scientific Committee on Cosmetic Products and Non-Food Products intended for Consumers
Opinion concerning hc red nº 8 colipa n° c119, adopted during the 23rd plenary meeting of 18 march 2003 ( 233KB)
  Scientific Committee on Cosmetic Products and Non-Food Products intended for Consumers
Opinion concerning 4-amino-2-nitrodiphenylamine-2’-carboxylic acid colipa n° b87, adopted during the 23rd plenary meeting of 18 march 2003 ( 236KB)
  Scientific Committee on Cosmetic Products and Non-Food Products intended for Consumers
Opinion concerning dihydroxyindoline HBR colipa n° a147, adopted during the 23rd plenary meeting of 18 march 2003 ( 246KB)
  Scientific Committee on Cosmetic Products and Non-Food Products intended for Consumers
Opinion concerning hc blue n° 7 colipa n° a130, adopted during the 23rd plenary meeting of 18 march 2003 ( 306KB)
  Scientific Committee on Cosmetic Products and Non-Food Products intended for Consumers
Opinion concerning 5-amino-4-chloro-o-cresol hcl colipa n° a117, adopted during the 23rd plenary meeting of 18 march 2003 ( 243KB)
  Scientific Committee on Cosmetic Products and Non-Food Products intended for Consumers
Opinion concerning dihydroxyindole colipa n° a111, adopted during the 23rd plenary meeting of 18 march 2003 ( 232KB)
  Scientific Committee on Cosmetic Products and Non-Food Products intended for Consumers
Minutes of the 22nd Plenary Meeting Brussels, 17 December 2002 PDF (174KB)
08-Apr-03 Call for Tenders
B-Brussels : assessment of the possible adoption of a new proposal recasting legislation on feed labelling and amending the authorization/withdrawal procedure for some categories of feed materials (2003/S 56-048159) - Contract notice ES DA DE ES FR IT NL PT FI SV
  International Food Safety Issues
Codex Alimentarius : CCFL - Codex Committee on Food Labelling updated
  Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Opinion on the results of the Risk Assessment of Aniline  (Adopted by the CSTEE during the 37th plenary meeting of 1 April 2003) ( 181KB)
07-Apr-03 Press release
Préparation du Conseil Agriculture/Pêche d'avril 2003, 07 April 2003
  Animal Health / Prevention and Control of Animal diseases
Foot-and-mouth disease : Chronology of main events and list of decisions adopted by the Commission (last updated on 08 April 2003) pdf (717KB)
  Scientific Committee on Food
The Working Document « On a generic approach to the safety assessment of micro-organisms used in feed/food and feed/food production » produced by a Working Group consisting of Members of the Scientific Committee on Animal Nutrition, Scientific Committee on Food and the Scientific Committee on Plants of the European Commission is open for comments from interested parties. Please send the comments before 30th June 2003 to the following e-mail address:
sanco-sc2-secretariat@ec.europa.eu
  Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health - Section Animal Nutrition
Agenda : Meeting of 22-23 April 2003 (160KB )
  Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Opinion on the Report on "Risks to Health and the Environment Related to the Use of lead in products" (TNO report, STB-01-39 final) (Adopted during the 37th plenary meeting of 1st April 2003) ( 139KB)
  Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Minutes of the 36th plenary meeting - 6 February 2003, Brussels, Belgium (194KB)
  Scientific Committee on Veterinary Measures relating to Public Health
Draft Agenda of the meeting of 14-15 April 2003 pdf (77KB)
04-Apr-03 Speeches
Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection, "Animal transport - Improvement on the way", Annual General Meeting of the Veterinary Officers Association of Ireland (VOA), Tullamore, 4 April 2003
  Animal Health / Prevention and Control of Animal diseases
Chronology of outbreak in the Netherlands starting 28 February 2003 PDF (167KB) updated
  Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health
Agenda of the meeting of 15-16 April 2003 (124KB)
  Scientific Steering Committee
Draft agenda of the Meeting of 10-11 April 2003 pdf (95KB) updated
  BSE
Monthly reports of Member States on BSE and Scrapie updated
03-Apr-03 Scientific Committee on Animal Health and Animal Welfare
Summary record of the meeting of the Scientific sub-committee on Animal Health held on 12 March 2003, adopted on 02 April 2003 (100KB)
  Safety of Food Products
Questions and Answers on Residues and Contaminants in Foodstuffs , 19 February 2003 (78KB)
  Scientific Committee on Animal Nutrition
New opinions and summary record
01-Apr-03 Scientific Committee on Veterinary Measures relating to Public Health
Summary record of the SCVPH plenary meeting of 21-22 January 2003 (approved on 26 March 2003) (131KB)
  Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Greece from 26 November to 6 December 2002 in order to evaluate the operation of controls over the traceability of beef and beef products (8660/2002)
  Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health (Section : Animal Health and Animal Welfare)
Agenda of the meeting of 08-09 April 2003 (141KB)
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