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31-Jul-03 Press release
FMD in Swaziland and Botswana: imports again fully authorised , 31 July 2003 (63KB)
  Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health - Section : Animal Health and Animal Welfare
- Short report of the meeting held in Brussels on 23 April 2003 (133KB)
- Short report of the meeting held in Brussels on 18 March 2003 (112KB)
  Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health - Sections : Biological Safety of the Food Chain, Controls and import conditions
Short report of the meeting held in Brussels on 18-19 March 2003 (141KB)
30-Jul-03 Animal Welfare
Legislation in force on animal welfare during transport (list of staging points) updated
  International Food Safety Issues
Codex Alimentarius : CCFFV – Codex Committee on Fresh Fruit and Vegetables updated
29-Jul-03 Safety of Food Products
Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed : Weekly overview of alert and information notifications - week 30 (118KB)
  Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Opinion on the non-food aspects of "Assessment of the risks to health and the environment posed by the use of organostannic compounds (excluding use as a biocide in antifouling paints) and a description of the economic profile of the industry." Report version: Final Report 19 July 2002. (Adopted by the CSTEE during the 38th plenary meeting of 12 June 2003) (241 KB)
28-Jul-03 Animal Health / Prevention and Control of Animal diseases
Avian Influenza : Chronology of outbreak in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany starting 28 February 2003 PDF (310KB) updated
  Standing Committee on Plant Health
Short report of the meeting held on 16-17 June 2003 (06/03) (138KB)
25-Jul-03 Animal Welfare
Ongoing initiatives on animal welfare during transport updated
  Food Labelling
Proposal for a Regulation on the use of nutrition and health claims (COM(2003)424) es da de el fr it nl pt fi sv (+/-300KB)
  Plant Protection Products
Existing active substances : Number of dossiers to be submitted pdf.gif (423 bytes) (50 KB) updated
  Plant Protection Products
Evaluation of new active substances : Number of dossiers to be submitted (52KB) updated
24-Jul-03 Press release
David Byrne, Honorary FRCP , 24 July 2003 PDF (59KB)
  Animal Health / Prevention and Control of Animal diseases
Avian Influenza : Chronology of outbreak in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany starting 28 February 2003 PDF (310KB) updated
23-Jul-03 Press release
GMOs: Commission publishes recommendations to ensure co-existence of GM and non-GM crops , 23 July 2003 de fr
  Safety of Food Products
Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed : Weekly overview of alert and information notifications - week 29 (130KB)
  Food Irradiation Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Turkey from 03/03/03 to 05/03/03 in order to evaluate a food irradiation facility (9114/2003)
22-Jul-03 Press release
European legislative framework for GMOs is now in place , 22 July 2003 ES DE fr IT NL PT FI SV
  Press release
Better food hygiene: Commissioner Byrne welcomes political agreement about official controls on food of animal origin , 22 July 2003 de fr
  Press release
European Commission lifts systematic control of Indonesian shrimp imports , 22 July 2003 (62KB)
  Press release
Council and Parliament prohibit antibiotics as growth promoters: Commissioner Byrne welcomes adoption of Regulation on feed additives , 22 July 2003 de fr
  Plant Health Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in the Netherlands from 28/01/03 to 31/01/03 in order to assess the situation on phytophthora ramorum and the implementation of Commission Decision 2002/757/EC (9024/2003)
18-Jul-03 Press release
Foot-and-mouth disease: Paraguay and Argentinia , 18 July 2003 (61KB)
  Press release
Préparation du Conseil Agriculture/Pêche de juillet 2003, 18 July 2003
  Animal Health / Prevention and Control of Animal diseases
Avian Influenza : Chronology of outbreak in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany starting 28 February 2003 PDF (310KB) updated
  Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Ireland from 28 April to 2 May 2003 in order to evaluate the bovine tuberculosis eradication programme (9086/2003)
  Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Germany from 31 March to 4 April 2003 in order to evaluate the disease contingency plans for epizootic diseases (in particular foot and mouth disease) (9087/2003)
17-Jul-03 Contamination of Food and Feed Materials Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Turkey from 3rd to 8th March 2003 in order to assess the control systems in place to prevent aflatoxin contamination in hazelnuts and dried figs intended for export to the European Community and to follow up recommendations made in report SANCO/1256/2000 (9105/2003)
16-Jul-03 Press release
Commission proposes radical overhaul of animal transport rules , 16 July 2003 de fr
  Press release
Commission proposal on nutrition and health claims to better inform consumers and harmonise the market , 16 July 2003 de fr
  Food Labelling
On 16th July 2003, the Commission adopted a proposal for a Regulation on nutrition claims and health claims de fr (270KB) (with reference COM(2003)424)
  Scientific Committee on Cosmetic Products and Non-Food Products intended for Consumers
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Opinion concerning  Zinc Pyrithione Colipa n° P81, adopted during the 24th plenary meeting of 24-25 June 2003 ( 387KB)
- Opinion concerning  Updated Recommended Strategy for Testing Hair Dyes for their Potential Genotoxicity/Mutagenicity/Carcinogenicity, adopted during the 24th plenary meeting of 24-25 June 2003 ( 154KB)
- Opinion concerning Benzoic Acid, 2-[4-(Diethylamino)-2-Hydroxybenzoyl]-, Hexylester, adopted during the 24th plenary meeting of 24-25 June 2003 ( 235KB)
- Opinion concerning Zinc Oxide Colipa n° S 76, adopted during the 24th plenary meeting of 24-25 June 2003 ( 386KB)
- Opinion concerning Update of entry n° 39 of Annex VI to Directive 76/768/EEC on Cosmetic Products : Mixture of 5-Chloro-2-Methyl-Isothiazolin-3(2H)-One and 2- Methylisothiazolin-3(2H)-One Colipa n° P56, adopted during the 24th plenary meeting of 24-25 June 2003 ( 131KB)
- Opinion concerning Methyl Acetate, adopted during the 24th plenary meeting of 24-25 June 2003 ( 142KB)
- Opinion concerning the Safety of Fluorine Compounds in Oral Hygiene Products for Children under the Age of 6 Years, adopted during the 24th plenary meeting of 24-25 June 2003 ( 325KB)
- Opinion concerning Essential Oils, adopted during the 24th plenary meeting of 24-25 June 2003 ( 95KB)
- Opinion concerning Basic Yellow 57 Colipa n° C10, adopted during the 24th plenary meeting of 24-25 June 2003 ( 238KB)
- Opinion concerning HC Yellow n° 7 Colipa n° B80, adopted during the 24th plenary meeting of 24-25 June 2003 ( 227KB)
- Opinion concerning HC Yellow n° 9 Colipa n° B69, adopted during the 24th plenary meeting of 24-25 June 2003 ( 257KB)
- Opinion concerning HC Orange n° 3 Colipa n° B68, adopted during the 24th plenary meeting of 24-25 June 2003 ( 216KB)
- Opinion concerning HC Yellow n° 11 Colipa n° B63, adopted during the 24th plenary meeting of 24-25 June 2003 ( 233KB)
- Opinion concerning 2-Nitro-5-Glyceryl Methylaniline Colipa n° B60, adopted during the 24th plenary meeting of 24-25 June 2003 ( 209KB)
- Opinion concerning 6-Nitro-O-Toluidine Colipa n° B56, adopted during the 24th plenary meeting of 24-25 June 2003 ( 231KB)
- Opinion concerning Disperse Red 17 Colipa n° B5, adopted during the 24th plenary meeting of 24-25 June 2003 ( 233KB)
- Opinion concerning HC Red nº 7 Colipa n° B36, adopted during the 24th plenary meeting of 24-25 June 2003 ( 245KB)
- Opinion concerning HC Yellow n° 13 Colipa n° B102, adopted during the 24th plenary meeting of 24-25 June 2003 ( 208KB)
- Opinion concerning Azole Antimycotic Resistance, adopted during the 24th plenary meeting of 24-25 June 2003 ( 129KB)
- Opinion concerning 2,5,6-Triamino-4-Pyrimidinol Sulfate Colipa n° a143, adopted during the 24th plenary meeting of 24-25 June 2003 ( 241KB)
  Scientific Committee on Cosmetic Products and Non-Food Products intended for Consumers
Minutes of the 23rd Plenary Meeting Brussels, 18 March 2003 PDF (136KB)
15-Jul-03 Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Mexico from 27 January to 6 February 2003 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 egg products (9028/2003)
  Food and Veterinary Office
General guidance for third country authorities on the procedures to be followed when importing live animals and animal products into the European Union es fr (+/-400KB) updated
  Standing Committee Seeds and Propagating Material of Agriculture, Horticulture and Forestry
Agenda
of the meeting of 24-25 July 2003 PDF (83KB)
  Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health - Section : Plant Health
Short report
of the meeting held on 19 June 2003 (3/2003) - Pesticides Residues (92KB)
  Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health - Section : Plant Health
Short report of the meeting held on 04 July 2003 (3/2003) (153KB)
14-Jul-03 Press release
Commission takes four Member States to Court over protection of laying hens , 14 July 2003 de fr
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  Safety of Food Products
Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed : Weekly overview of alert and information notifications - week 28 (141KB)
  Standing Committee on Plant Health
Agenda : meeting of Thursday 17 and Friday 18 July 2003 fr PDF (55KB)
11-Jul-03 Press release
Avian influenza: crisis over , 11 July 2003 (59KB)
  Animal Health / Prevention and Control of Animal diseases
Avian Influenza : Chronology of outbreak in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany starting 28 February 2003 PDF (304KB) updated
  Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health - Sections : Biological Safety of the Food Chain, Controls and import conditions
Short report of the meeting held in Brussels on 20-21 May 2003 (119KB)
  Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health - Sections : Biological Safety of the Food Chain, Controls and import conditions
Agenda of the meeting of 15-16 July 2003 (119KB) - Addendum (97KB)
10-Jul-03 Plant Protection Products
Contact points , 01 July 2003 (100KB)
  Contamination of Food and Feed Materials Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Portugal from 15th to 20th september 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 (8652/2002)
  Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Greece from 11/11/2002 to 15/11/2002 in order to verify the implementation of the community food safety rules in relation to eggs and egg products (8584/2002)
09-Jul-03 Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health - Section : Animal Nutrition
Summary minutes of the meeting held on 25-26 June 2003 (128KB)
  Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Opinion on “Studies concerning the quality of drinking water in selected european cities.”  Opinion expressed at the 38th CSTEE plenary meeting in Brussels, 12 June 2003 (242 KB)
08-Jul-03 Speeches
Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection, "Food for Thought - Nutrition and Public Health Policy", Children and Nutrition Congress, Berlin, 8 July 2003
  Press release
Commission close to completion of pesticide review: 110 additional substances to be withdrawn , 08 July 2003 de fr
  Safety of Food Products
Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed : Weekly overview of alert and information notifications - week 27 (113KB)
07-Jul-03 Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health - Section : Toxicological Safety of the Food Chain
Draft agenda : Meeting of Monday 17 July 2003 (111KB)
  Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health - Section : General Food Law
Draft agenda of the 6th meeting of 18 July 2003 PDF (73KB)
04-Jul-03 Press release
EU co-financing agreed for eradication of Classical Swine Fever in Germany, Luxembourg and Spain, 04 July 2003
  Press release
Aflatoxins: Commission imposes special conditions for import of Brazil nuts in shell from Brazil, 04 July 2003
03-Jul-03 Animal Health / Prevention and Control of Animal diseases
Avian Influenza : Chronology of outbreak in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany starting 28 February 2003 PDF (302KB) updated
  Food Labelling
In January 2003, the Commission launched a consultation among Member States and stakeholders in view of preparing a proposal amending Council Directive 90/496/EEC on nutrition labelling. Please note that this is a consultation document only and does not necessarily reflect future policy orientations of the European Commission. The overall objective for this revision will be to improve the existing nutrition labelling rules in order to facilitate consumer understanding and informed choice. Comments from more than 50 interested parties were received. Following review of these comments, the Commission services intend to prepare a legislative proposal by December 2003
  BSE
Intercomparison study for the determination of processed animal proteins including meat and bone meal in animal feed pdf ( 1,8MB)
  Animal Welfare
Animal Welfare main Community legislative references : Council Regulation (EC) No 1040/2003 of 11 June 2003 amending Regulation (EC) No 1255/97 as regards the use of staging points de fr pdf (103KB)
02-Jul-03 Press release
Wallström and Byrne welcome EP acceptance of a trustworthy and safe approach to GMOs and GM food and feed , 02 July 2003 de fr
  Press release
Question and Answers on the regulation of GMOs in the EU , 01 July 2003 de fr (369KB)
  Press release
Avian influenza: crisis over in the Netherlands , 02 July 2003 (65KB)
  Press release
Temporary measures adopted at EU-level to mitigate risk of FMD spreading from Libya via animal transport vehicles , 02 July 2003 (64KB)
01-Jul-03 BSE
Monthly reports of Member States on BSE and Scrapie : BSE testing - April 2003 pdf (63KB)
  BSE
Monthly reports of Member States on BSE and Scrapie : BSE testing - Cumulative table from January to April 2003 pdf (64KB)
  BSE
Monthly reports of Member States on BSE and Scrapie : TSE testing in sheep - Cumulative table from January to April 2003 pdf (65KB)
  BSE
Monthly reports of Member States on BSE and Scrapie : TSE testing in sheep - April 2003 pdf (64KB)
  BSE
Monthly reports of Member States on BSE and Scrapie : TSE testing in goats - Cumulative table from January to April 2003 pdf (65KB)
  BSE
Monthly reports of Member States on BSE and Scrapie : TSE testing in goats - April 2003 pdf (64KB)
  BSE
Report on the monitoring and testing of ruminants for the presence of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy (TSE) in 2002, July 200 3 pdf ( 2,5MB)
  Safety of Food Products
Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed : Weekly overview of alert and information notifications - week 26 (127KB)
  Veterinary Inspections
Rapport final concernant une mission réalisée en République Algerienne Démocratique et Populaire du 4 au 13 mars 2003 concernant les conditions de productions et d’exportation vers l’Union européenne des produits de la pêche et des mollusques bivalves (article 11 de la Directive du Conseil 91/493/CEE et article 9 de la Directive du Conseil 91/492/CEE) (9073/2003)
  Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Guyana from 27 January to 3 February 2003 assessing the conditions of production of fishery products intended for export to the European Union (article 11 of Council Directive 91/493/EEC) (9019/2003)
  International Food Safety Issues
Codex Alimentarius : CCMPH - Codex Committee on Meat and Poultry Hygiene updated
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