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30-Sep-03 Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission to Italy from 6 to 14 March 2003 concerning border inspection posts (9031/2003)
  Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Spain from 24/02/03 to 28/02/03 in order to evaluate official control systems on foods consisting of or produced from genetically modified organisms (GMOs) (9103/2003)
  Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Spain from 5 to 9 May 2003 in order to evaluate the bovine tuberculosis eradication programme (9094/2003)
  Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Opinion on the results of the Risk Assessment of: Zinc Metal (CAS NO. 7440-66-6), Zinc Chloride (CAS NO. 7646-85-7), Zinc Sulphate (CAS NO. 7733-02-0), Zinc Distearate (CAS NO. 557-05-1, 9105-01-3), Zinc Phosphate (CAS NO. 7779-90-0), Zinc Oxide (CAS NO. 1314-13-2) - Human Health Part. 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 39th plenary meeting of 10 September 2003 (160 KB)
29-Sep-03 Press release
Questions and Answers about GMOs in seeds , 29 September 2003 de fr
  Press release
FMD: Byrne welcomes new EU legislation to control outbreaks , 29 September 2003 de fr
  Press release
Zoonoses: Commissioner David Byrne welcomes new legislation to combat food-borne diseases such as salmonella , 29 September 2003 de fr
  Safety of Food Products
Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed : Weekly overview of alert and information notifications - week 39 (136KB)
  International Food Safety Issues
Codex Alimentarius : New Codex Committee : CCCLP - Codex Committee on Cereals, Pulses and Legumes
  International Food Safety Issues
Codex Alimentarius :  CCFH - Codex Committee on Food Hygiene updated
26-Sep-03 Speeches
Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection, "Local production in a globalised market", West Cork Leader Seminar, Kinsale, 26 September 2003
  Press release
Préparation du Conseil Agriculture/Pêche de septembre 2003, 26 September 2003
  Safety of Food Products
Food Contact Materials : " Note for Guidance" (549KB) updated
  Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Finland from 2 to 6 June 2003 in order to evaluate the disease contingency plans for epizootic diseases (in particular foot and mouth disease & classical swine fever) (9100/2003)
25-Sep-03 Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health - Section : Plant Health
Draft Agenda : Meeting of 13-14 October 2003 - Pesticides - Residues (7KB)
  Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission to Ireland from 3 to 6 June 2003 concerning border inspection posts (9160/2003)
24-Sep-03 Press release
€ 10 million advance payments for the eradication of avian influenza in the Netherlands , 24 September 2003 (63KB)
  Food Labelling
Information note :  Food without fear: new food labelling rules will improve consumer information on food ingredients, in particular allergens, 23 September 2003 de fr (79KB)
  International Food Safety Issues
Codex Alimentarius : CCMAS – Codex Committee on Methods of Analysis and Sampling updated
22-Sep-03 Speeches
Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection, "Food safety and third countries", Informal Agriculture Council Taormina, 22 September 2003
  Safety of Food Products
Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed :
Weekly overview of alert and information notifications - week 38 (152KB)
  BSE
BSE testing - BSE cases in cattle over the last 12 months
pdf (83KB)
  BSE
BSE testing - Cumulative table from January to June 2003 pdf (71KB)
  BSE
BSE testing - June 2003 pdf (62KB)
  BSE
BSE testing - May 2003 pdf (62KB)
  BSE
TSE testing in sheep - Cumulative table from January to May 2003 pdf (64KB)
  BSE
TSE testing in sheep - May 2003 pdf (64KB)
  BSE
TSE testing in goats - Cumulative table from January to May 2003 pdf (64KB)
  BSE
TSE testing in goats - May 2003 pdf (64KB)
19-Sep-03 Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a review carried out in Romania from 2 to 6 June 2003 on the operation of controls of the export of live sheep and horses to the European Union, undertaken during FVO mission DG(SANCO)/9095/2003 in order to review the follow-up action taken by the competent authorities with regard to the upgrading of certain classes of food processing establishments and associated live animal controls and to review additional public health and animal health controls (9226/2003)
  Special reports
Overview report of a series of missions carried out in all Member States during 2002 in order to evaluate the operation of controls over the traceability and labelling of beef and minced beef (9505/2003)
  Special reports
Final report of a series of missions to evaluate the operation of foot-and-mouth disease and classical swine fever contingency plans in Member States, 1999-2002 (9502/2003)
  Contamination of Food and Feed Materials Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Italy from 24 to 28 March 2003 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 and to follow up on the recommendations made in report SANCO 1258/2000 on food hygiene in the retail sector (9131/2003)
  Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Opinion on the results of the Risk Assessment of: monochloroacetic acid (MCCA) - Environmental Part . 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 39th plenary meeting of 10 September 2003 (128 KB)
  Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Opinion on the results of the Risk Assessment of: Tetrasodium Ethylenediamine Tetraacetate (NA4EDTA) - Environmental Part  (CAS No.: 64-02-8). 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 39th plenary meeting of 10 September 2003 (98 KB)
  Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Opinion on the results of the Risk Assessment of: Ethylenediamine Tetraacetate (EDTA) - Environmental Part (CAS No.: 60-00-4 EINECS No.: 200-449-4). 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 39th plenary meeting of 10 September 2003 (138 KB)
18-Sep-03 Press release
Food safety: Meeting of David Byrne and Thai Agriculture Minister , 19 September 2003 (62KB)
  Veterinary Inspections
Report of a mission carried out in Eritrea from 7 to 11 April 2003 for the assessment of the conditions of production of fishery products intended for export to the European Union (article 11 of Council Directive 91/493/EEC) (9145/2003)
  Veterinary Inspections
Report of a mission carried out in the Republic of Croatia from 14 to 22 May 2003 assessing the conditions of production of live bivalve molluscs intended for export to the European Union (article 9 of Council Directive 91/492/EEC) (9128/2003)
  Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Opinion on the results of the Risk Assessment of: BUT-2-YNE-1,4 DIOL - Environmental Part (CAS No.: 110-65-6 EINECS No.: 203-788-6). 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 39th plenary meeting of 10 September 2003 (119 KB)
  Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Opinion on the results of the Risk Assessment of: BUT-2-YNE-1,4-DIOL - Human Health Part (CAS N°: 110-65-6 EINECS N°: 203-788-6). 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 39th plenary meeting of 10 September 2003 (144 KB)
  Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Opinion on the results of the Risk Assessment of: Tetrasodium Ethylenediamine Tetraacetate (Na4edta) CAS N°: 64-02-8 and Edetic Acid (EDTA) (CAS NO. 60-00-4) Human Health Part. 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 39th plenary meeting of 10 September 2003
(159 KB)
  Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Opinion on the results of the Risk Assessment of: Monochloroacetic Acid (MCCA) Human Health Part (CAS N° : 79-11-8 EINECS N° : 201-178-4). 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 39th plenary meeting of 10 September 2003 (149 KB)
17-Sep-03 Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health - Sections : Toxicological Safety of the Food Chain, Animal Health and Animal Welfare
Summary record of the 6th meeting held on 17 July 2003 (124KB)
  Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in the Netherlands from 1 to 5 May 2003 concerning avian influenza (9174/2003)
16-Sep-03 Standing Committee on Plant Health
Agenda : meeting of Thursday 25 and Friday 26 Septembre 2003
fr PDF (64KB)
  Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health, Sections : Biological Safety of the Food Chain, Controls and import conditions
Addendum (89KB) to the Agenda of the meeting of 17 September 2003 (125KB)  
15-Sep-03 Safety of Food Products
Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed :
Weekly overview of alert and information notifications - week 37 (132KB)
  Veterinary Inspections
Report of a mission carried out in Serbia & Montenegro from 12 to 16 May 2003 for the assessment of the conditions of production of fishery products intended for export to the European Union (article 11 of Council Directive 91/493/EEC) (9155/2003)
12-Sep-03 Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Hungary from 11 to 16 April 2003 for the assessment of the conditions of production of fishery products intended for export to the European Union (article 11 of Council Directive 91/493/EEC) (9154/2003)
  Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Minutes of the 38th plenary meeting - 12 June 2003, Brussels, Belgium (227KB)
11-Sep-03 Special reports
General Review Report of the missions carried out in Member States concerning Veterinary Checks at Border Inspection Posts 2000 - 2001 (9001/2002)
  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 17 September 2003 (125KB)
10-Sep-03 Press release
Foot-and-mouth disease outbreak in Argentina , 10 September 2003 (60KB)
09-Sep-03 Animal Welfare
Proposal for a Council Regulation on the protection of animals during transport and related operations ES DA de EL fr IT NL PT FI SV pdf (+/-250KB)
  Safety of Food Products
Administrative guidance for the request of authorisation of a food additive (23KB) updated
  International Food Safety Issues
Codex Alimentarius : CCFFV – Codex Committee on Fresh Fruit and Vegetables updated
08-Sep-03 Safety of Food Products
Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed : Weekly overview of alert and information notifications - week 36 (114KB)
05-Sep-03 Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission to France on 20 May 2003 concerning border inspection posts (9159/2003)
  Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in the United Kingdom from 12 to 16 May 2003 in order to evaluate the implementation of certain EC measures as regards the Date Based Export Scheme (DBES) (9055/2003)
  Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission to 8 Member States from 18 to 29 November 2002 concerning the implementation of safeguard measures and reinforced checks in border inspection posts (8735/2002)
  Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health - Section : Animal Health and Animal Welfare
Agenda of the meeting of 09-10 September 2003 (165KB)
04-Sep-03 Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health - Section : Animal Nutrition
Agenda : Meeting of 24-25 September 2003 (121KB )
  Standing Committee on Seeds and Propagating Material of Agriculture, Horticulture and Forestry
Short report of the meeting held on 24-25 July 2003 pdf (137KB)
  Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Austria from 5 to 9 May 2003 in order to evaluate the disease contingency plans for epizootic diseases (in particular foot and mouth disease & classical swine fever) (9079/2003)
  Special Topics
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
03-Sep-03 Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health - Section : General Food Law
Summary record
of the 6th meeting held on 18 July 2003 (86KB)
  Plant Protection Products
State of the works
, 04 September 2003 (1071KB)
02-Sep-03 Safety of Food Products
Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed : Weekly overview of alert and information notifications - week 35 (141KB)
  Animal Health / Prevention and Control of Animal diseases
Avian Influenza : Chronology of outbreak in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany starting 28 February 2003 PDF (333KB) updated
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